The White House admits that they used the Parkland school shooting as an excuse to cancel press briefings and a distraction away from the Rob Porter scandal. The Washington Post reported: Press staffers cited the tragedy as a reason to cancel on-camera briefings for the remainder of the week, allowing them to avoid questions about […] The post As Children Were Dying In Parkland, The White House Was Relieved That The Rob Porter Heat Was Off Them appeared first on Politicus USA.
A better-not-to-know approach in the White House allowed the Rob Porter problem to fester and raises questions about whether officials are capable of creating a better system.
After flying to Florida to meet with some of the victims of this nation's latest mass shooting and the law enforcement officers who responded to that shooting, Donald Trump's team quietly announced that he would be making the ultimate sacrifice. President Trump reportedly skipped a day at the golf course on Saturday following the Florida school shooting that took place just miles from his Mar-a-Lago resort. White House aides told Bloomberg that the decision not to golf was a show of respect for the victims and grieving families of the school shooting in Florida. Mar-a-Lago is uncomfortably close the Broward County high school at which the shooting took place, and so Trump went to his club both before and after meeting with victims. xPresident Trump and the First Lady stopped by a Studi
Have you ever faced an integrity test? For example: someone reaches into their pocket and when they pull out their hand, a $20 bill slips out and lands or the floor. Or someone ahead of you in line at the grocery accidentally forgets their wallet and leaves it on the counter. Do you immediately alert this person about their potential loss, or do you simply pocket what they’ve carelessly left behind for your own gain? Do you do what’s right, or simply what’s expedient and convenient? If someone behind you in line sees you pick up the item and just before you stuff it in your pocket they say “HEY!”—do you deserve credit for finally giving it back only after you’ve been caught in the act? I think not. We face small and large tests like these all the time. How we respond to them is a tes
After Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three organizations on Friday, Trump and his surrogates have been scrambling to spin the situation in their favor. Hogan Gidley, a spokesman for the White House, continued this effort during a Saturday appearance on Fox & Friends. Gidley insisted that Democrats and the media have […] The post White House Claims Democrats Have Caused More Chaos Than Russians appeared first on Politicus USA.
YIKES! After denying that she slept with Donald Trump on 'CBB,' Omarosa claimed there's someone else who's been getting it on in the White House.
Simpson is out, Shulkin is staying, after Shulkin got busted taking his wife on your dime for a 10-day trip to Europe that consisted of a "significant amount of personal time, including Secretary Shulkin’s attendance at the Wimbledon tennis tournament." The post Trump’s White Male VA Secretary Steals From Taxpayers And Throws A Female Underling Under The Bus appeared first on Politicus USA.
Improving the efficiency of the Department of Veterans Affairs is one of the few points on which both Democrats and Republicans agree. No one wants to see long waits or poor service for veterans. And Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin was one of those rare things in the Trump cabinet—someone who appears to be well-qualified for his role and who was approved by a broad bipartisan vote. Born on an Army base with his father an Army doctor, Shulkin is a Yale grad with a background in healthcare management and a previous role as the president of Beth Israel Medical Center. His choice to head the VA received across the board support from inside and outside the organization, and his actions over the last year have made Shulkin the most popular member of Trump’s team on both sides of the
The changes require F.B.I. officials to directly report to the White House counsel concerns that they uncover during the background investigation of the president’s top aides.