The White House is under construction as Trump is away for his first ‘work-vacation’ as president. The Oval Office of the White House sits emptied of all furniture, carpet and other decor during renovations. Hey, don’t forget to remove those bugs planted by Obama.
WHITE HOUSE STILL PLAUGED WITH LEAKS: WaPo – Trump advisers aboard Air Force One discussed strategy about Trump Jr.-Russia hysteria
- Latest leak: Trump’s advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation that Trump’s oldest son had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign .
- What Trump advisers did is NOT A CRIME, admits Washington Post – but they know the memo: the deranged media must report it as if it’s a crime.
From Daily Caller:
In Trump’s first 126 days in office, from Jan. 20 to May 25, there were at least 125 news articles based on classified information that were published in prominent national news outlets, according to a report published Thursday by the Republican side of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
A 24 page senate report, “State Secrets: How an Avalanche of Media Leaks is Harming National Security,” exposed a stunning number of White House leaks to left-wing media outlets like New York Times ( owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Sim ) and Washington Post ( owned by Jeff Bezos, another anti-Trump billionaire and founder of Amazon ).
President Trump’s advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation that Trump’s oldest son had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.
… Although misleading the public or the news media is not a crime, advisers to Trump and his family told The Washington Post that they fear any indication that Trump was seeking to hide information about contacts between his campaign and Russians almost inevitably would draw additional scrutiny from Mueller.
Sabotage is over! Leaker is out of the White House.
On Friday afternoon, Reince Priebus was wisely replaced by General John Kelly as Chief of Staff. Kimberly Guilfoyle told Pres. Trump over WH dinner that an anonymous source revealed ‘problem’ Reince Priebus was the administration’s leaker.
Priubus got fired a day after new WH communications director Anthony Scaramucci challenged the alleged to leaker to disprove the accusations.
Washington Examiner reports:
“If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that,” Scaramucci said on CNN.
His comment came hours after Scaramucci tweeted that he was going to be contacting the FBI about the leak of his personal financial information, and ended his tweet “@Reince45.”
Some saw that as a sign that he thinks Priebus is a leaker who should be investigated.
Ex-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has long been accused of leaking White House inner workings to the press. Over dinner with President Trump, Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle revealed ‘problem’ Reince Priebus was the administration’s leaker.
The Five co-host was invited, along with her colleague Sean Hannity and former Fox News Executive Bill Shine, to the White House Wednesday night to dine with the president. And a report from The New York Times alleges that Guilfoyle told Trump that his Chief of Staff was ‘a problem’ and ‘a leaker’ during that dinner. According to an anonymous source who was briefed on their conversation, Guilfoyle also told the president that Priebus was “someone who was not serving his agenda.”
On Thursday night, Guilfoyle confirmed to her co-hosts on The Five that she did have dinner with the president. And while she refrained from going into detail about her conversations with Trump, she claimed that he was in a “very, very good mood” and was “enthused” about his agenda going forward.
Guilfoyle didn’t go after Priebus on-air, but she did say that “something needs to be done” regarding to the numerous White House shakeups.
Priebus farewell statement to Trump:
REINCE PRIEBUS: “It as been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this President and our country. I want to thank the President for giving me this special opportunity. I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President’s agenda and policies. I can’t think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God’s blessing and great success
SCARAMUCCI HAS DIGITAL PROOF OF LEAKERS, TELLS TRUMP THAT PRIEBUS ABOUT TO LAUNCH ANTI-TRUMP CAMPAIGN
- “I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the fucking Department of Justice.”
- Scaramuccsi told Trump that Priebus will launch a campaign against the president
- Priebus didn’t know Scaramucci is reporting directly to Trump.
The New Yorker reported:
He reiterated that Priebus would resign soon, and he noted that he told Trump that he expected Priebus to launch a campaign against him. “He didn’t get the hint that I was reporting directly to the President,” he said. “And I said to the President here are the four or five things that he will do to me.” His list of allegations included leaking the Hannity dinner and the details from his financial-disclosure form.
I got the sense that Scaramucci’s campaign against leakers flows from his intense loyalty to Trump. Unlike other Trump advisers, I’ve never heard him say a bad word about the President. “What I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” he told me.
He cryptically suggested that he had more information about White House aides. “O.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,” he said. “This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the fucking Department of Justice.”“What?” I interjected.“Well, the felony, they’re gonna get prosecuted, probably, for the felony.” He added, “The lie detector starts—” but then he changed the subject and returned to what he thought was the illegal leak of his financial-disclosure forms. I asked if the President knew all of this.“Well, he doesn’t know the extent of all that, he knows about some of that, but he’ll know about the rest of it first thing tomorrow morning when I see him.”Scaramucci said he had to get going. “Yeah, let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some shit to make this guy crazy.”
- White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci discovered senior people in the communications department are asking “junior people to leak for them.”
- Scaramucci hint he may fire more people from the communications department
Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, said Wednesday night that he knows who is orchestrating leaks among the communications department and will take “dramatic steps” to stop them.
“I know I’m in a cesspool called Washington, or a swamp called Washington, so it will be virtually impossible to get rid of every leak, but I think we can take dramatic steps to get rid of leaks,” Scaramucci told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Scaramucci said that he’s discovered senior people in the communications department who are asking “junior people to leak for them.”
He said next week he will host a meeting with the 40 or so members of the communications team to address the issue of leaks.
Scaramucci also continued to hint he may fire more people from the communications department, although he says he’s concerned of a “civil war” that may erupt amongst staff if he instigates a significant shake-up.“We’re going to let the people go if we have to,” he said. “Unfortunately, we let somebody go yesterday. I’ve told people that if there’s a civil war, and people are fighting internally, we have to dial that down.
Anthony Scaramucci: REINCE PREIBUS BEHIND LEAK OF ANTHONY’S FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE, WILL SEEK FBI PROBE
( Breitbart ) The White House’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, Tweeted on Wednesday evening that he believes the leak of his financial disclosure form is a “felony” and that he will be contacting the FBI and Justice Department seeking an investigation.
In the Tweet, Scaramucci tagged White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and included a hashtag: “#swamp.”
Politico’s Lorraine Woellert wrote late Wednesday:
The incoming White House communications director earned $4.9 million from his ownership stake in SkyBridge in addition to more than $5 million in salary between Jan. 1, 2016, and the end of June, when he joined the Export-Import Bank, according to a financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics.The disclosure form hasn’t been previously reported.
According to the Politico report—which Josh Dawsey of Politico’s White House team contributed to—Scaramucci also has a number of high-worth assets. Woellert goes on:
In his disclosure, Scaramucci listed assets worth as much as $85 million. He has several real estate investments, including single-family rental homes on Long Island. A minority stake in the New York Mets is worth as much as $5 million. He also is an investor in Juice Press, a chain of snack and smoothie shops in the Northeast. Scaramucci earned $200,000 in income from a majority stake in Hastings Capital Group, according to his financial disclosure. That ownership share also will be sold as part of the SkyBridge deal with RON and HNA. As a contributor to Fox News, Scaramucci earned about $88,000, according to his financial disclosure. He has three mortgages with U.S. Bank for a total liability of $2.5 million to $7 million.
Scaramucci’s decision to tag Priebus in the Tweet has set off a firestorm on Twitter and among some members of the media.
SHOCKING! MELANIA HAS 5 WH STAFFERS, MICHELLE HAD 24; TRUMP HAS 377, OBAMA HAD 487 – TOTAL $22 MILLION SAVINGS!
- Trump White House has 377 employees, Barack Obama had 487
- Melania Trump has 5 staffers, Michelle Obama had 24
- Michelle Obama had 24 “assistants, advisors, schedulers, directors, deputies, advance aides, associates, social and press secretaries and other helpers.”
White House budget is projected to save American taxpayers $22 million over the next four years
High-maintenance Michelle Obama had 24 White House staffers.
Melania Trump only has 5.
Forbes reports that the Trump administration’s annual report – released to Congress on Friday – covers 377 White House employees and projects a $5.1 million in payroll cuts for the financial year of 2015.Overall will save taxpayers $22 million over the next four years.
Meanwhile, Obama administration’s payroll had 110 more payees, according to government watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com)
Forbes states, “savings come from President Trump’s refusal to take a salary as well as big reductions in other areas including the absence of czars, expensive ‘fellowships,’ and spending on FLOTUS staff.”
“Our review of the Trump White House payroll confirms five staffers dedicated to First Lady Melania Trump,” Forbes states, adding that Michelle Obama had 24, including “assistants, advisors, schedulers, directors, deputies, advance aides, associates, social and press secretaries and other helpers.”
Forbes lists Melania Trump’s staff as containing a chief of staff, director of communications, social secretary, deputy chief of staff of operations and deputy director of advance.
Of the “fellowship” positions, Breitbart’s Warner Todd Huston describes such positions as “shady” and reports that said employees were “responsible for such special programs as Michelle Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative and others.”
“Some of these ‘fellowship’ candidates in Obama’s administration made up to $158,000 annually,” Huston continues.
Such positions appear to have been eliminated in the Trump administration’s budget.