Six White House staffers were marched out of the building on Thursday after they failed national security background checks. Politico reported that the unlucky half-dozen included one who was the president´s director of scheduling. Caroline Wiles is also the daughter of Susan Wiles, a former chief of staff to Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Trump campaign´s director in Florida. Politico reported that Wiles has told friends she will be reassigned to a job in the Treasury Department. It´s unknown who the other five dismissed aides are. One White House source told DailyMail.com it´s common knowledge that two of them
No kidding #2! There was none of this breathless reporting over every single thing that happened in the Obama regime. How many of them were marched out for failed national security tests? They were probably kept by Obama because to reject them would have been offensive, or racist, or whatever choice of the day.
Did they, #2? Seems to my somewhat iffy memory that many of them didn´t, but nothing was done about it. And remember when cabinet nominee after nominee turned out to be a tax dodger, and only a couple of them were disqualified for it?
The enemedia never pressed those scandals more than one cycle of the news, and then it was on to other stories.... oh, look! A squirrel!
Jeez, Barack Hussein Obama couldn´t pass a security check. Nor could most of his staff. How the heck is this happening? This is pure and unadulterated crapola. Trump has to get rid of these Hussein holdovers in his security agencies. NOW!
This is very typical of what happens in trying to fill federal jobs at every level. People are selected for the jobs and then the background check comes back. Something as benign as credit problems or the kind of tax disputes that result from divorces can scupper a federal secretarial or engineering job. It happens every day. I´m sure the same thing happened many times in the Obama White House but was not reported by the slavering, rabid media. Nothing to see here, move along.
If only I could post a picture of that Choomer-in-Chief Soetoro puffing away on a doobie and filling up that VW bus with marijuana smoke!! Not to mention the bisexual trysts in gay bathhouses in Chicago...Or his cocaine binges....
I guess people´s memory are not what they used to be. Back when Billy Jeff Clinton, or as I call him, the Hillbilly Whorehopper, back when over half his nominations and hires could not pass drug screening, he changed hiring practices and hired all of them under some other classification that did not require any urine, hair, or blood samples. Creepozoids all.
#9, yes but we all know if a person is connected to or related to the right person, exceptions are made. I know this for a fact. Also, the saddest part is that we have Senators and Congresscritters who could not pass the basic background check.
By definition, the President has a security clearance. He also has the prerogative of overriding the decision that someone is a security risk. Along with Obama, I doubt Bill Clinton could have passed a security investigation.
I´m glad PRESIDENT Trump isn´t exerting his authority to keep them in his Whitehouse
I don´t believe the POTUS is required to take or pass this security screening. All other White House positions require passing the background check. I suppose family members not in official positions need not take the test, else Mooch, Malia & Grandma might have failed.
When I was on the inside, foreign nationals did not qualify for a level above SECRET. Barack Obama (may his name be praised) ValJar, and most of the czars would not have seen the inside of the White House. And, as their performance has proven, they were indeed working for the enemy.
The Home Front Command has a contingency plan to evacuate hundreds of thousands of residents who live on the border with Lebanon, a senior IDF officer in the command told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. Close to a million Israelis live in the North; an estimated quarter of a million could be evacuated in case a war breaks out with Hezbollah. “In the past we didn’t think of needing to evacuate whole communities, but now we understand that we will have to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people,” the senior officer said. Hezbollah’s technological abilities and battlefield experience have grown as it fights
THE terrorist attack in London has prompted New York city police to ramp up the security of British sites, in a bid to deter “copycat attacks”. Heavily armed officers, explosives and detecting dogs have been deployed in locations including the British Consulate and the British Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan, senior New York Police Department officials have confirmed. James Waters, the Police Department’s Counter-Terrorism Chief, said: "You´ll see a larger presence of the dogs at these locations, as well as (officers) armed with the long guns.” The assailant drove across Westminster Bridge ploughing into a crowd of people
Armed police have been involved in a raid at a residential property near to a curry house in Birmingham this evening, closing off part of the city for more than two hours. Dozens of officers, some response and some with weapons, were seen swooping an address near to the Bearwood part of the city this evening. Hagley Road was closed for a period of time and then reopened. BBC Newsnight has claimed the vehicle used in the London terror attacks could have been rented from the same road. The road is said to have closed at 11pm and reopened by 2am, with witnesses
One dog has gone from being a mangy stray pooch to a presidential pet... sort of. While Donald Trump doesn´t have a dog, his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lara, have adopted a stray beagle who was so sick when he first came into a shelter that he had to stay at the vet hospital for a month. Ben the beagle was brought to the San Antonio Animal Care Services in April 2016, so covered with mange that much of his fur was gone, with his raw, sore, pink skin showing through. Ben was so sick he spent a month recovering at
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday evening denounced the “sick and depraved” terrorist attack in London. “The full details of exactly what happened are still emerging. But, having been updated by police and security officials, I can confirm that this appalling incident began when a single attacker drove his vehicle into pedestrians walking across Westminster Bridge, killing two people and injuring many more, including three police officers,” she continued. “This attacker, who was armed with a knife, then ran towards Parliament where he was confronted by the police officers who keep us – and our democratic institutions – safe.
MAYOR of London Sadiq Khan has responded to the London terror attack, vowing Londoners "will not be cowed by terrorism" after being criticised for his "deafening silence" after four people were killed in Westminster. Sadiq Khan issued a video statement, vowing "Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism." At least four people have died after a knifeman mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge then stabbed a policeman in front of Parliament before being shot by armed officers. He said: “Today London suffered a horrific attack near Parliament Square which we are treating as a terror attack. “A number of people
President Trump can take heart from Ernest Hemingway… Those last years of his life were a nightmare for Hemingway. In the end he was being zapped with electric currents to bring him back to his senses. Or so the doctors assumed as a solution to his delusions and paranoia. But he suffered greatly from that procedure – and he may not have been so delusional, after all. Certainly he could write no more. Not after his brain was fried. Enfeebled, he could not help but submit to a System that demanded his compliance. Instead of getting better, he got worse,
As Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni militant group which once held territory amounting to a third of those countries is turning to sabotage to ensure its enemies cannot benefit from its losses. As the Syrian army and allied militias advanced under heavy Russian air cover on the ancient city of Palmyra three weeks ago, Islamic State leaders ordered fighters to destroy oil and gas fields. "It is the duty of mujahideen today to expand operations targeting economic assets of the infidel regimes in order to deprive crusader and apostate governments of resources," an article in the
This is the emotional moment a Harry Potter actor broke down in tears as he was reunited with his dog after two weeks in intensive care. Brit Jim Tavare, who played Tom the Innkeeper in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, was involved in a serious ´head on´ car crash on March 6 in Los Angeles. He suffered a punctured lung, broken neck, 15 fractured ribs and multiple other injuries when he crashed with his dog Mr Kippy in the car. On Monday he was wheeled out of hospital in a wheelchair to be reunited with his beloved pet. The heartwarming reunion clip
A ´DEVICE´ which exploded in the Northern Irish town of Strabane was an attempt to kill police officers, the country´s police service has said. The device exploded just after 8.30pm on Tuesday as police were patrolling the area of Townsend Street in the County Tyrone, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said. Police have said the explosion was "an attempt to kill police officers". Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “At this time our assessment is that a device exploded while police were on patrol in the area of Townsend Street shortly after 8.30pm. “The investigation is at an early stage and we have
On the same day that President Trumps´ favoribility rating sank to an all-time low, a new poll found that a majority of young Americans view his presidency as illegitimate. Fifty-seven percent of adults age 18 to 30 believe that President Trump is an ´illegitimate´ leader according to a GenForward poll conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among young adults of color, 74 percent of African Americans and 71 percent of Latinos/as view Trump´s presidency as ´illegitimate´, while a majority of whites (53 percent) view Trump as a ´legitimate´
FBI Director James B. Comey and National Security Agency head Michael S. Rogers are set to testify on Monday on the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and they will also face questions about possible collusion between associates of President Trump and the Kremlin. The hearing before the House Intelligence Committee comes amid the controversy fired up by Trump two weeks ago when he tweeted, without providing evidence, that President Obama ordered his phones tapped at Trump Tower. Comey is expected publicly to debunk that allegation, according to the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff
California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said that she´s ready to impeach President Trump on his 61st day in office. "Get ready for impeachment," Waters tweeted. (Tweet) It´s unknown if Waters was referring to a specific reason to impeach Trump or was just making a general statement. The tweet comes a day after FBI Director James Comey revealed the bureau is looking into any possible contacts between Trump´s campaign and the Russian influence campaign on the presidential campaign. The intelligence community has reported in the past The Kremlin worked against Hillary Clinton´s election and developed a preference for Trump.
Last week, the British intelligence agency GCHQ took the rare step of debunking as “utterly ridiculous” the Trump administration’s insinuation that Britain spied on Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. On Monday, FBI Director James B. Comey testified plainly that “I have no information that supports” President Trump’s accusations that his predecessor ordered the “wires tapped” at Trump Tower. These false statements from the White House are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior that poses real and potentially profound dangers to U.S. national security. The foundation of the United States’ unrivaled global leadership rests only in part on our military
Chelsea Clinton and a select group of women will be honored next month in New York as Variety’s Lifetime Impact Honorees for humanitarian work. Variety magazine and the Lifetime television network will pay tribute on April 21 to Mrs. Clinton and five other women for their philanthropic endeavors. The 37-year-old will attend the Power of Women: New York luncheon with fellow honorees Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald, and Shari Redstone. “At the heart of New York City is a vibrant community of strong women in entertainment, media, and politics whose commitment to philanthropy is inspirational,” said Michelle Sobrino Stearns,
Armed Police have opened fire and shot an intruder inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament amid reports a car drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Several shots were fired at around 2.35pm moments after a loud bang was heard near the grounds of Parliament. Three bodies were visible on the floor outside Parliament and the Palace was placed on an immediate lock down. Others were seen lying in the road on Westminster Bridge, where reports suggest around six people were knocked down by a car. Prime Minister Theresa May is said to have been bundled into a car by a plain-clothes police
Laurel Hubbard, a 39 year-old transgender who was born male, won her first international women’s weightlifting title in Australia breaking four national records in the process. (Photo) Hubbard beat the competition by 19 kilograms. Transgender weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard wins Gold at Australasian Championships. https://t.co/FeitrqVh8C pic.twitter.com/6Tm9bRHKfw — FloElite (@Flo_Elite) March 20, 2017 -The New Zealand Herald reported: Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has dominated her first major competition, taking out the Australian International in Melbourne on a night she made history as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand. Hubbard, 39, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Melbourne event,
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, is so New Jersey that her Secret Service codename is “Blueberry,” but what many may not know, is her grandfather allegedly belonged to the Mafia in the 80s. Jimmy “The Brute” DiNatale, Conway’s late grandfather, allegedly had mob ties and was a “significant criminal associate" of Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo – the heir to the Bruno crime family based in Philadelphia, according to a memorial service page and law enforcement officials who spoke to the Philly Voice. The page lists Kellyanne Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Conway as his granddaughter and describes DiNatale as “a reputed Bruno-Scarfo
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. on Tuesday said he and his estranged wife Sandi Jackson are $1.8 million in debt thanks to legal bills from their federal criminal prosecution and mounting fees from an acrimonious divorce playing out in courtrooms in two cities. Jackson Jr. talked to reporters during an at-times rambling question-and-answer session following a brief hearing in his divorce case at the Daley Center, opining on the state of Washington politics and the best way to settle the couple’s bills. Neither Jackson nor his wife, former alderman Sandi Jackson, has worked since their release from prison after serving sentences
The family of Seth Rich, a staffer for the Democratic National Committee who was murdered last July in Washington, D.C., has launched a crowdfunding page to raise money for investigating the unsolved case. Aaron Rich, the brother of the victim, created the GoFundMe page on Sunday to draw attention to the unsolved crime that took place July 10 in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest D.C. and raise $200,000. "One thing that no one tells you, and something we weren´t prepared to hear when we lost Seth, is that if a case isn´t solved immediately, it could take months or years before
As Republicans hail Judge Neil Gorsuch as an "outstanding" Supreme Court nominee, Democrats are lining up against him for partisan reasons. "My view is very simple," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday. "And that is, there is a cloud now hanging over the head of the president, and while that´s happening, to have a lifetime appointment made by this president seems unseemly, and there ought to be delay." (Video) (Earlier Tuesday, in remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer said it would be "unseemly" to move forward so fast with confirming Gorsuch while the "gray
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday questioned Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch about what it would take to impeach President Trump. (Snip) "In case President Trump is watching, which he may very well be, one you did a good job picking Judge Gorsuch," Graham said to laughs, "and number two—here´s the bad part—if you start waterboarding people, you may get impeached. Is that a fair summary?" "Senator, the impeachment power belongs to this body," Gorsuch answered.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a delay of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation on Tuesday given the ongoing FBI investigation into potential collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. “You can bet, if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democratic president was under investigation by the FBI, the Republicans would be howling at the moon about filling a Supreme Court seat in such circumstances,” Schumer said on the floor. Schumer’s demand is highly unlikely to gain traction with Senate GOP leaders, who are planning a vote on Gorsuch early next month. But the move
The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, took the extraordinary step on Monday of announcing that the agency is investigating whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Mr. Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee created a treacherous political moment for Mr. Trump, who has insisted that “Russia is fake news” that was cooked up by his political opponents to undermine his presidency. Mr. Comey placed a criminal investigation at the doorstep of the White House and said officers would pursue it “no matter how long that takes.” (Snip) The New York Times and other news organizations