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.
Jeremy Corbyn is a security risk to Britain because he would refuse to use the nuclear deterrent, Sir Michael Fallon warned today. The Defence Secretary said Mr Corbyn was ´irresponsible´ to campaign for power on a platform that undermines Britain´s commitment to nuclear weapons. The Labour leader is underfire after he used his first major TV interview of the election campaign to make clear he would never use Trident and could even scrap it. Mr Corbyn´s claims are in defiance of official Labour policy and the party has scrambled to insist its position is unchanged. A Labour source told MailOnline today ´there won´t
An experienced halal butcher charged with murder had a one-hour window in which to decapitate his friend and dispose of his body, a court has heard. According to the prosecution, Mohammed Khan drove from his Rockhampton home to the banks of a muddy inlet of the Fitzroy River and brutally murdered fishing buddy and colleague Syied Alam, on the night of April 5, 2016. He then returned home and later went out again with friends, the Brisbane Supreme Court heard on Monday. ´On the prosecution case he managed to do that within this hour time period without leaving any forensic traces in his
Jeremy Corbyn is in Scotland today fighting to stave off an electoral wipeout amid warnings his bungling could guarantee the break-up of the UK. The Labour leader is hoping to revive his party´s fortunes north of the border with a pledge to repeal ´vicious´ Tory trade union legislation. He will urge voters not to write off his chances of winning the keys to Downing Street - despite dire polls and a car-crash interview yesterday in which he made clear he would never use the nuclear deterrent and would stop airstrikes on ISIS in Syria.
RADICAL anti-fascist protesters have clashed with armed police in Paris after hearing the news that Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron appear to have made it through to the run-off in the French Presidential election. Riot police continue to engage in violent clashes with anti fascist groups who seemingly cannot accept the result of the public vote - which shows Mr Macron won 23.3 per cent of support compared to Ms Le Pen’s estimated 21.7 per cent. Reports say tear gas has been used against the hundreds of protesters, who have also been struck with battens. It appears a peaceful
TOULOUSE – Under tight security, the people of France will begin voting for a new president on Sunday after debating for more than a year what the future of their country should look like. The options before them offer starkly different visions and reveal deep fault lines within French society over issues of race, nationalism and their country’s role in forging an inclusive and united Europe. Four candidates lead the pack – a democratic socialist, a far-right nativist, an establishment republican and a young, independent newcomer. Those candidates – Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Marine Le Pen, François Fillon and Emmanuel Macron, respectively –
MARINE Le Pen’s surging campaign will cause chaos among the EU 27 even if she loses the French Presidential election, a German pundit has claimed. Ms Le Pen looks set to take the lead in the first round of voting as polls place her slightly ahead of rivals Macron, Fillon and Melenchon. But Die Welt’s Klaus Gieger claims the far right firebrand will send shockwaves through the bloc even if she loses the election. Mr Gieger said: “After a victory of Macron or Fillon, France, Germany and Europe in general will win nothing at all. "They will be given five
ONE in seven of those who voted Labour at the last General Election will switch to the Conservatives because of Jeremy Corbyn, a Sunday Express poll reveals. in seven Labour voters from the last General Election will vote Tory, according to a poll Party leadership was the main reason for defection on June 8 as the survey put Prime Minister Theresa May 16 points ahead of Labour on 42 per cent, giving the Conservatives a thumping majority of more than 100. Twenty-six per cent of those questioned by polling company Norstat said they would vote Labour, while 10 per cent opted for
FBI Director James Comey distrusted former Attorney General Loretta Lynch because he believed she helped play down the investigation into Hillary Clinton´s private server, according to a new report. Comey ended up plunging the FBI into the center of the 2016 presidential election when he reopened the investigation into Clinton´s emails just weeks before the election. The New York Times revealed that Comey handled the investigations into Clinton and the president-elect at the time, Donald Trump, very differently. According to several government officials, Comey rewrote the script when it came down to the Clinton case, mainly because the FBI believed she would win
e-mail View comments Marine Le Pen was today poised for a historic breakthrough in France’s nail-biting presidential race. The far-Right leader is confident her chances of winning the election’s first round have been strengthened by last week’s terrorist murder of a police officer on the Champs-Élysées. But with the country on high alert as voters head to the polls, 48-year-old Le Pen – dubbed ‘Madame Frexit’ for threatening to follow Britain out of the EU – was accused of using the shooting for her own ends.
The Surgeon General appointed by President Obama stepped down Friday after he was asked to resign by the Trump administration. Dr Vivek Murthy will still serve on the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service. He was confirmed as Surgeon General in December of 2014. He has famously called gun violence a public health issue. Murthy has also said he believes marijuana can be helpful for some medical conditions. He is being replaced temporarily by Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse and the Deputy Surgeon General. She has a doctoral degree in philosophy and a master of science in nursing
Paris (CNN)French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ministry spokesman said. A gunman, who shot three police officers on the Champs-Elysee, killing one, was later claimed by ISIS through its media wing Amaq as an Islamic State "fighter" they dubbed "the Belgian." French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France´s Europe 1 radio Friday that it´s too early to tell what role the second suspect played, if any, in the attack. "There are probably, possible accomplices that need to be arrested which
Scarcely had the starting gun for Britain’s election battle been fired when technology guru Bill Gates waded in with a doom-laden warning to the Prime Minister. The American multi-billionaire, the world’s richest man, was accused of ‘lecturing’ Britain last night after telling Theresa May not to slash the country’s bloated foreign aid budget – claiming that doing so would diminish Britain’s influence in the world and mean many more lives lost in Africa. In an article in the Guardian, he wrote: ‘The big aid givers now are the US, Britain and Germany. If those three back off, a lot of
When we study racial inequality, we tend to consider factors that affect people while they are awake. Differential access to safe neighborhoods with good schools, decent jobs and unbalanced treatment by police and the courts surely have much to do with the stubborn disparities in wealth and well-being among blacks and whites, in particular. Yet it may be just as important to consider what happens when we’re asleep. Race shapes our sleep, a relationship that has surprising roots deep in our national past. African Americans suffer from a “sleep gap”: Fewer black people are able to sleep for the recommended
Fox News host Sean Hannity has been forced to deny he sexually harassed a former contributor. Debbie Schlussel said the prime time anchor invited her back to his hotel in Detroit after a debate. After she turned down his advances, she claims she wasn´t invited back on his show. In an interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, she said: ´This kind of stuff is all over the place at Fox News and anything that has to do with Sean Hannity.´ Her comments came just two days after Bill O´Reilly was fired from Fox News over similar allegations. Hannity
The Obamas have been taking a much-deserved break from politics since moving out of the White House. But next week, it´s back to reality. President Barack Obama will be in Chicago on Monday to discuss community organization and civic engagement. As we all know, the Obamas have impeccable taste in food, so it wouldn´t be surprising to see the former president surveying the Chicago dining scene when he returns stateside. Will he visit the renowned Alinea? Or return to an old Obama favorite, Spiaggia? Last September, my husband and I had a chance run-in with Barack and Michelle, who were in New York City for their last visit as
A review of Donald Trump´s business career would lead one to say that he has always over-promised and under-delivered. Whether his long list of bankruptcies in the ever-profitable casino business, the failures of his "university,´ steak, vodka or clothing lines, there has been a history of putting himself first, while ignoring the needs of his constituents. We may be seeing that play out in his approach to government, as well. As in business, Trump has a constituency of one … himself … just ask his stock and bond investors, his suppliers, contractors, laborers, or even his customers. Unlike Trump, they rarely,
American Airlines suspended a flight attendant after an altercation on Friday in which the attendant took a stroller from a woman traveling with two young children and then argued with other passengers. The episode was captured, in part, on video. The encounter, at San Francisco International Airport, occurred while the woman was boarding a Texas-bound flight. The attendant, whose name was not released by the airline, grabbed the stroller from the woman, who was carrying 15-month-old twins, a passenger who was nearby said.
Outraged Muslims are reportedly planning a May 1 demonstration at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The company is under fire after several Muslim security guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job. The guards contend in a lawsuit filed this week that the subcontractor who employs them does not appropriately accommodate their faith and retaliates against those who speak out. The Service Employees International Union and the guards allege that Amazon grants high-earning tech workers conference rooms to pray in, but they do not provide the same accommodation for contracted security officers
WASHINGTON — The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, and it was time for a decision. Mr. Comey’s plan was to tell Congress that the F.B.I. had received new evidence and was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton, the presidential front-runner. The move would violate the policies of an agency that does not reveal its investigations or do anything that may influence an election. But Mr. Comey had declared the case closed, and he believed
Fox News may have sent former CEO Roger Ailes packing in July of last year, but that has not slowed down the female employees at the network who have come forward alleging that they were sexually harassed by the disgraced executive. Another woman´s name was added to that list on Sunday, when CNN host Alisyn Camerota decided to break her silence and speak out, claiming that she too was one of Ailes´ victims. ´Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me,´ Camerota announced during an appearance in ´Reliable Sources.´ Camerota, 50, worked at Fox News for 16 years before moving over
This week’s edition of Time Magazine named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to its list of the 100 Most Influential People. The list breaks down the chosen 100 into five categories: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Titans, and Icons. Kaepernick appears in the Icons group. In the Time Magazine profile, former SF 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh praised the controversial quarterback’s protest last year of the Star Spangled Banner, “when he boldly and courageously confronted perceived inequalities in our social-justice system by refusing to stand for the national anthem.” Harbaugh made no mention of Kaepernick’s penchant for wearing socks denigrating law
Former President Barack Obama may not be making an endorsement in France´s upcoming presidential election, but his former deputy national security adviser is warning that a win for right-wing leader Marine Le Pen would be "devastating." "A Le Pen victory would be devastating to any mainstream definition of US interests and values since WWII," Ben Rhodes said in a tweet Saturday. (Tweet) Rhodes´ warning is quite a bit more drastic than the measured statement former President Barack Obama´s spokesman put out last week about his conversation with another French candidate, Emmanuel Macron. While Obama did not endorse Macron, spokesman Kevin
What could possibly motivate Maxine Waters to claim twice that she never called for Donald Trump´s impeachment when the video evidence is so compelling? It is one thing for conservative websites to call her out, but even MSNBC, the broadcast leader in Trump-hatred, is taking notice of the absolute falsity of her claim. Yesterday, in an on-air discussion among Hallie Jackson, Craig Melvin, and Mark Murray, the California congresswoman was explicitly called out for her denial of reality: JACKSON: "... pretty strong words from somebody else on the other side of the aisle. Maxine Waters, right? The congresswoman [indecipherable] during that interview
A federal air marshal misplaced her loaded service weapon in the bathroom of a transatlantic flight earlier this month before it was ultimately found by another passenger, according to multiple reports. The incident happened abroad Delta Flight #221 on April 6 as the aircraft traveled to New York City from Manchester, England, CNN and the New York Times each reported this week citing several unnamed sources. (Snip) Both outlets described the unidentified air marshal as a relatively new hire who failed to notify her superiors about the incident until several days later. She reportedly remains on the job, however.