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Trump Mulls Sidney Powell for Top Job at 'Raucous Meeting'

Trump considered naming her special counsel to probe voter-fraud allegations

(Newser) - Sidney Powell, special counsel to oversee voter-fraud allegations? Trump discussed the idea at a raucous White House meeting Friday night and met with some resistance, insiders tell the New York Times . Rudy Giuliani, who attended by phone, spoke out against it. So did White House counsel Pat Cipollone and chief...

Sources: We Were Told to Keep Quiet on Meadows' COVID

White House chief of staff has long pushed back on wearing face masks, and on their effectiveness

(Newser) - Another high-level person in Trump's inner circle has reportedly been infected with the coronavirus. This time it's chief of staff Mark Meadows, who's said to have tested positive on Wednesday, a source tells Bloomberg , which first reported on the development. Another source adds that Meadows informed a...

Meadows Repeats: We Can't 'Control' the Virus

But he says US will defeat COVID with vaccines soon

(Newser) - White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says Joe Biden and other Democrats are taking his comments about COVID-19 out of context. How it's playing out:
  • Original comments: On Sunday, Meadows appeared on CNN and declared the US was "not going to control the pandemic" but would instead

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Mark Meadows Makes Startling COVID Comment

The White House chief of staff admits 'we are not going to control' it

(Newser) - White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is making headlines Sunday with his comments about the coronavirus, CNN reports. "We are not going to control the pandemic," he said on State of the Union. "We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and...

Chief of Staff's New Headache: Daughter's 'Lavish' Wedding

Mark Meadows hosted 70 people at Atlanta event in May, a violation of state rules

(Newser) - President Trump's chief of staff has been taking heat of late over his leadership amid the growing COVID outbreak at the White House, notes Axios . This new controversy probably won't help. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Mark Meadows hosted what it describes as a "lavish" indoor wedding...

Meadows: RNC Hatch Act Worries Are 'a Lot of Hoopla'

'Nobody outside of the Beltway really cares'

(Newser) - The Republican National Convention has featured what analysts say is an unprecedented blurring of the lines between campaigning and governing—but White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has dismissed concerns about violations of the Hatch Act. Legal observers believe the 1939 act, which bans most executive branch employees from...

Pelosi Slams GOP Over New Virus Relief Plan

The House Speaker criticizes White House 'dissaray'

(Newser) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday assailed Republican "disarray" over a new pandemic relief package as the White House suggested a narrower effort might be necessary, at least for now, the AP reports. The California Democrat panned the Trump administration's desire to trim an expiring temporary federal unemployment...

Trump's Chief of Staff Is Now in Self-Quarantine

Rep. Matt Gaetz has also isolated himself

(Newser) - Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Republican lawmaker who tweeted a photo of himself wearing a gas mask on the House floor last week, is now in self-quarantine after possible exposure to the coronavirus. Gaetz didn't wear the mask late last month when he was at the Conservative Political Action Conference...

Meet the White House's New Chief of Staff

GOP Rep. Mark Meadows will be taking over for Mick Mulvaney

(Newser) - In the midst of one of the most daunting crises of his administration, President Trump on Friday announced he'd made a major staff overhaul, replacing his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows. While much of the country was focused on the spreading coronavirus, Trump...

Major Trump Ally in House Is Leaving

Mark Meadows plans to 'work more closely' with the president

(Newser) - President Trump ally Mark Meadows on Thursday became the 21st House Republican to announce he won't run for reelection in 2020. In a statement, the North Carolina rep first elected to Congress in 2012 said the decision—announced one day before the filing deadline in his state—came "...

11 GOP Lawmakers Are Trying to Impeach Mueller's Boss

'We're tired of the Justice Department giving us the finger'

(Newser) - Two extremely conservative House lawmakers are leading a bid to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Robert Mueller. Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan are among 11 Republican lawmakers who filed a resolution Wednesday calling for Rosenstein to be impeached, the Washington Post reports. The men, allies of...

Trump's House Allies Ready 'Last Resort' Move

Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

(Newser) - Democrats warned such a move could be coming. Now, House Republicans allied with President Trump have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who's overseeing Robert Mueller's investigation into links between Trump's campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reports. "It's sickening,"...

GOP Looks Ready to Sacrifice Pre-Existing Condition Safeguards

VP Pence reportedly made offer to Freedom Caucus

(Newser) - "Anybody (especially Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party!" So proclaimed President Trump on Twitter on Sunday, and it wasn't an idle tweet. The AP reports that Vice President Mike Pence...

GOP Struggling to Find Votes for ObamaCare Repeal

Freedom Caucus could kill off bill

(Newser) - With a vote due Thursday on the GOP's replacement for ObamaCare, the conservative House Freedom Caucus is threatening to become the legislation's death panel. The hard-liners say revisions to the repeal-and-replace bill unveiled on Monday don't go anywhere near far enough on the repeal side and are...

Congressman Makes Rare Move to Try to Oust Boehner

But Mark Meadows' 'vacate the chair' resolution is a long-shot

(Newser) - A House conservative who isn't exactly a household name made a surprise move today to try to oust John Boehner as speaker. The long-shot "vacate the chair" resolution comes from North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows, and the Washington Post reports that it's been tried only once before—...

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