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.
Hundreds of defiant Britons today watched the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace as it resumed after the Manchester terror attack. Jubilant children gazed from their parents´ shoulders as tourists took selfies under the blue skies of the year´s hottest day so far. Resplendent pictures outside the palace show F Company the Scots Guards marching to replace the old guard of the Queen´s Colour Squadron, RAF. The daily 11.30am ceremony also resumed at Windsor Castle where armed police followed the guards as they marched through the Berkshire streets as temperatures approached 29C. It comes as Britain remains on high alert with armed
Barack Obama jetted into Edinburgh today to attend a £5,000-a-table charity dinner, amid tightened security after the Manchester terror attack. The former US President, who served eight years in the White House, will address business leaders and take part in a Q&A at the event during his first trip to Scotland. Security is expected to be tight in the capital as police step up resources around major events in the wake of the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people on Monday. The politician, looking casual in a shirt and sunglasses, appeared to be in great spirits as he touched down despite
Donald Trump started his first overseas presidential journey as a rock star, walking down a red carpet when he arrived in Saudi Arabia and leaving the country with a coveted $100 billion arms deal. One week and three countries later, the president risked losing his momentum in liberal Europe – where it was his predecessor, Barack Obama, who once received a hero´s welcome. The setting could hardly be more dramatic: Friday´s G7 meetings will kick off in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, an ancient Greek stone amphitheatre on the island of Sicily that dates from the 3rd century B.C. His first meeting before
Bozeman, Montana (CNN)Republican Greg Gianforte is leading Democrat Rob Quist in the special election for Montana´s open US House seat, capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours that saw Gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter. With 72% of precincts reporting, Gianforte has 148,145 votes -- or 50.0% of the vote, compared to Quist who has 130,527 votes -- 44.1% of the vote, according to Edison Research. Gianforte was considered the favorite heading into Thursday´s election to fill the seat once held by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, but that was before he allegedly "body-slammed" a reporter during his final campaign event
Donald Trump proved once again that diplomacy is not his strong suit after he told European leaders that Germans are ´very bad´. The president met with the President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, and President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to discuss trade on Thursday in Brussels. But Trump pulled no punches when he went on the offensive about the USA´s $65 billion goods trade deficit with Germany. ´The Germans are bad, very bad,´ Trump told the EU leaders, according to a German magazine which used the word böse - which can also translate as nasty or evil.
PRINCE Andrew has been spared embarrassment after a court case dealing with allegations he slept with a teenage “sex slave” was scrapped. Virginia Roberts, 33, who claims she slept with the Duke of York three times in the early 2000s, agreed to settle a libel action she had brought against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. Ms Roberts alleged she had been recruited by Ms Maxwell, daughter of the late tycoon Robert Maxwell, as an underage “sex slave” for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted paedophile and former friend of Andrew. When Ms Maxwell insisted it was all lies, Ms Roberts sued for libel. The trial,
A man armed with three handguns, a shotgun, ammunition and some knives was arrested at Phoenix Comicon, police say. The 30-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday afternoon - the first day of the convention - after a brief struggle with police officers. Nobody was injured during the incident and the man´s name has not been released. Held at the Phoenix Convention Center in the downtown area, prop weapons carried into the four-day event are supposed to be inspected by security staff. However, Sergeant Mercedes Fortune revealed the man´s weapons weren´t checked. Police also believe the man acted alone and that this is an
Attorneys for Donald Trump have asked a federal court judge to pause the ongoing legal battle between protesters and his campaign, saying the president needs to focus on running the country. Earlier this month, a judge ruled the case can proceed after Trump sought to dismiss the lawsuit brought on by three protesters who say they were roughed up by his supporters at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky. Court documents obtained by Dailymail.com state Trump´s legal team is now demanding the suit be put on hold because it can ´impose a substantial burden on the Trump defendants and society
I didn’t think I could ever feel angrier than I did on Tuesday when I first heard an ISIS suicide bomber had deliberately targeted, murdered and maimed young girls as they left a pop concert. It’s impossible to imagine a more heinous, sickening and pathetically cowardly act on so many vulnerable, innocent and defenceless people. Yet today my initial rage has manifested into cold fury and revulsion that the medieval barbarian who committed this atrocity wasn’t stopped long before he ever had the chance to detonate his death and destruction. It’s not unusual after these terror attacks for details to emerge from
THIS is the moment the Prime Minister of Luxembourg was forced to look away as Donald Trump blasted fellow European leaders over their contribution to the Nato budget. Xavier Bettel appeared to whisper to the French President Emmanuel Macron as the US leader berated fellow member states for failing to contribute. The pair are seen looking at each other during the uncomfortable speech, with Mr Bettel covering his mouth during the address. President Trump used his speech outside the new Nato headquarters to pressure "23 of the 28 member nations" who are failing to meet the commitment to spend two per cent
RAF crew scrawled a message on a missile on its way to blast ISIS targets in Syria that read ´Love from Manchester.´ The defiant note was initially believed to be a social media hoax but RAF bosses confirmed its veracity later today. It is understood it was the brainchild of a drone squadron based at a secret location in the Middle East, in response to Monday night´s terror attack at Manchester Arena that claimed 22 innocent victims. The picture appeared on Twitter with the caption: ´RAF Armourer on a Reaper UAV
House Speaker Paul Ryan had harsh words for the Republican congressional candidate who last night ´body slammed´ a reporter, with the GOP leader saying Greg Gianforte should apologize. Ryan, however, didn´t call for the tech mogul to drop out. ´I do not think that is acceptable behavior,´ Ryan said at a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday, though added, ´but the choice will be made by the people of Montana.´ Voters head to the polls today on the heels of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs being grabbed and allegedly slammed to the ground by Gianforte, who´s running for the seat vacated by Trump´s Interior Secretary
Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his ´favorite partners´ during his presidency. Obama´s trip comes at the same time President Trump is making his inaugural excursion to Europe as president, visiting the European Union today. Security was tight in front of the German capital´s iconic Brandenburg Gate, where Obama and Merkel appeared on a podium before thousands of people attending a gathering marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Police helicopters patrolled the skies and snipers with balaclavas watched the scene
The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he is alleged to have slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the eve of the state’s special election, breaking his glasses and shouting, “Get the hell out of here.” Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, was asking Greg Gianforte, a tech millionaire endorsed by Donald Trump, about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate allegedly “body-slammed” the reporter. GOP candidate Greg Gianforte has financial ties to US-sanctioned Russian companies Read more “He took me to the ground,” Jacobs said by phone from the back of an ambulance. “I
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Thursday that he won’t be voting for the president’s budget plan because of the cuts it makes to foreign aid for U.S. allies like Jordan that could jeopardize the war on terror. “For eight years, President Obama presented a budget, which was a proposal, and got zero votes in the United States Senate or the United States House. It’s fair to say we’re going to continue that trend,” Graham said, laughing. “You might get one, but it won’t be mine, and let me tell you why.” First, Graham
Pop megastar Katy Perry made an impassioned plea for people to “co-exist” and said that “barriers” or “borders” could detract from that goal in an interview following the terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K. on Monday night that claimed the lives of at least 22 people and injured dozens of others. (Snip) “Whatever we say behind people’s backs, the Internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fan bases go but I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other,” Perry said, adding, “No barriers, no
Guilt by association. That’s what Andrea Mitchell believes. Despite the fact that Donald Trump is on another continent, the Andrea Mitchell Reports anchor thinks that the assault against a journalist by a Montana congressional candidate is an “extension” of the President. Talking about Greg Gianforte’s attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, the MSNBC host connected, “There is so much hostility, frankly, to the press, a lot of it generated by the Donald Trump rallies.” Mitchell declared, “And a lot of my colleagues faced the blowback from that. So, this is kind of an extension of that.” MSNBC has pretty much
Talk to anyone who has tried to run a business and ask them how hard it is. I can speak from experience when I tell you that it isn´t easy. Long hours, sleepless nights, and concerns you never even thought about as an employee are the norm. Add in the fact that you get paid last, which can mean some very lean times, and the challenges of owning a business become rather obvious. Now, you may also have to consider the idea that Social Justice Warriors think you have the wrong DNA for your line of work, because they´re horrible. Bad link repaired*
THE BIG IDEA: Greg Gianforte admitted to attacking a reporter and apologized during his victory speech last night, as he kept Montana’s sole House seat in Republican hands. Now he and his party’s leaders are trying to move on. On the eve of the special election, the wealthy technology entrepreneur flipped out when the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs asked him about the CBO’s score of the health care bill. He now faces misdemeanor assault charges for reportedly throwing Jacobs to the ground and breaking his glasses. “I made a mistake,” the congressman-elect said at his party in Bozeman. “Not in our minds!” yelled
Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday’s special election for the U.S. House in Montana, defeating Democratic challenger Rob Quist despite being charged with misdemeanor assault the day before. Gianforte will now take over former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke’s House seat. Zinke vacated the seat when he accepted the post of Secretary of the Interior in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The election results — with Gianforte winning over 50% of the vote and leading by a seven-point margin — were a major blow to Democrats’ anti-Trump efforts, and to the media’s expectations, after Gianforte had allegedly “body-slammed” a reporter before his final
Bozeman, Montana - Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana´s open US House seat, CNN projects, defeating Democrat Rob Quist and capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours of the campaign that saw Gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter. With 83% of precincts reporting, Gianforte had 171,149 votes -- or 50.3% of the vote, compared to Quist who has 149,138 votes, 43.9% of the vote, according to Edison Research. Gianforte was considered the favorite heading into Thursday´s election to fill the seat once held by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, but that was before he allegedly "body-slammed" a
Hillary Clinton suggested her campaign rival President Trump will get impeached, in sharp remarks in a commencement address Friday where she brought up ´obstruction of justice´ and warned of the steps to authoritarianism. Speaking to gowned graduates at the school where she addressed students in 1969, Clinton referenced the resignation of President Richard Nixon and a House committee´s impeachment investigation – but it was clear to graduating students what she was really talking about. ´We were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice,´ the
Former President Barack Obama struggled over his failure to stop the brutal war in Syria as president, telling an audience that at least he tried. “As president I didn’t always have the tools I wanted to affect those changes, but at least we tried,” he said, referring to the conflict in Syria. Obama made his remarks during a panel conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, admitting that the two leaders were unsuccessful in stopping the conflict, “despite our best efforts.” He assured the audience that the atrocities in Syria “have haunted me since we first started seeing the
The Obama administration allowed at least 16 teenage foreigners into the United States even though it knew they were members of the so-called ´MS-13´ gang, according to a Republican senator. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin who heads the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said internal documents showed that the teenagers were sent to juvenile homes across the US, The Washington Times reported on Wednesday. Johnson said he received the documents from a whistleblower who obtained documents from Customs and Border Protection dated 2014. The documents include details about the 16 people who were caught crossing the border from Mexico.