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White House Walks Back Trump Tweet on UCLA Players

UCLA player's father says he's likelier to thank Xi

(Newser) - President Trump was merely making a "rhetorical response" to criticism when he said he should have left three UCLA basketball players in a Chinese jail , according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She said Monday that Trump was "happy to intervene" in the case and had... More »

White House Speaks Out on Moore Allegations

'Very troubling'

(Newser) - The White House has made its first remarks on the Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations since President Trump got back from Asia—and they stopped a long way short of calling for Moore to step aside, as many senior Republicans have done. Trump believes allegations against the Senate candidate are... More »

Trump Stands on 'Right Side of History,' Grants Shipping Waiver

Roadblock to getting supplies to Puerto Rico has been lifted, for at least the next 10 days

(Newser) - The Trump administration is waiving federal restrictions on foreign ships transporting cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, the AP reports. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday on Twitter that President Trump had "authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico." She said Trump was responding... More »

ESPN Host Assailed for Calling Trump 'White Supremacist'

White House says 'SportsCenter' host Jemele Hill's comments are a 'fireable offense'

(Newser) - An ESPN host who tweeted about President Trump is finding herself in the White House's crosshairs, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling the comments a "fireable offense," per CNN . The offending tweet by SportsCenter host Jemele Hill, which she posted Monday: "Donald Trump is a... More »

White House: Trump Helped With Son's Russia Statement

'Like any father would'

(Newser) - Seemingly contradicting the president's own lawyer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that President Trump "weighed in" on his son's misleading statement regarding a 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney, Politico reports. Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, has said Trump "was not involved in the drafting of... More »

White House Calls Spicer 'Team Player' for Resignation

Sarah Huckabee Sanders named as Spicer's replacement

(Newser) - During the first White House press briefing since Sean Spicer's resignation—and first on-camera briefing this month—new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci named Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Spicer's permanent replacement for press secretary. Both Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci had praise for "team player" Spicer and... More »

Press Briefings to Have Much Less Sean Spicer This Week

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is filling in

(Newser) - Something was missing from Sean Spicer's regular press briefing Wednesday: the White House press secretary himself. CNN reports Spicer is at the Pentagon this week fulfilling his US Navy Reserve duty by serving on the media staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Filling in for him this... More »

This 34-Year-Old Is a Rising Star in Trump's Orbit

Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't flinch when grilled over wiretapping claims

(Newser) - Faced with aggressive on-air questioning about the president's wiretapping claims, Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't flinch , she went folksy. Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, she pulled out a version of an old line from President Lyndon Johnson: "If the president walked across the Potomac, the... More »

WH Rep: Trump Hasn't Budged, Believes He Was Wiretapped

Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets a lot of pushback from Stephanopoulos

(Newser) - The alleged wiretapping story inched forward—or backward, depending on your perspective—Monday morning by way of a Good Morning America interview with White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She tells George Stephanopoulos she doesn't believe President Trump buys reports that FBI chief James Comey thinks the allegations are... More »

Ex-DNI Clapper on Trump's Wiretap Claim: 'I Can Deny It'

James Clapper says he would have known if FISA had authorized such a move

(Newser) - The man who was the director of national intelligence until January 20 wasted little time in shooting down President Trump's claim that former President Obama's administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, reports the AP . "There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the... More »

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