WASHINGTON — Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee, according to an attorney for the first daughter. Since President Donald Trump took office, his eldest daughter has been a visible presence in the White House, where her husband, Jared Kushner, already serves as a senior adviser. On Friday, she participated in a meeting on vocational training with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser
Comments: More on, or from, Jamie G. here as though her sudden presence in the administration is the most normal and natural thing in the world.
Very disturbing. Gorelick was architect of The Wall that prevented FBI and Cia from sharing info that left us open to WTC terrorist attack. She also helped hide BJC failures eading to 9/11 Why wasn´t Berger sent to jail for stealing National Archive documents? Why is Gorelick in Trump WH?
I wonder how many leaks she´s gonna provide us with over the next few years? Or maybe as an attorney she can recommend some fine examples for the new office. Can you get any further left or anti-American than Jamie Gorelick? Really??
I don´t want her in the White House. I don´t want her given security clearance. I want the president to rely on the expertise and advice of the mostly conservative, mostly excellent cabinet appointments he made. Not a socially liberal daughter. Does she get a salary, btw? A staff? What exactly IS this?
This move, plus the revelation if gorelick´s involvement in the administration and with Kushner, makes me very nervous. Don´t like it one bit.
What in God´s holy name is Jamie Gorelick doing anywhere near the Trump White House?
This is the same Jamie Gorelick who:
* was Deputy AG under Janet Reno from ´94 to ´97. * was paid $26 million while "working" at Fannie Mae from ´98 to ´03. The same Fannie Mae that was being run (down) by Franklin Raines. (Think CRA loan bundling, and the debacle that followed). * Responsible for the ´wall´ between intelligence agencies, which prevented critical information being shared in the lead-up to 9/11. Her own testimony in 1995 was that she was "going beyond what was legally required of the FISA law. * In spite of the ´wall´ she built, Gorelick was then named to the 9/11 Commission. * Even more bizarre is that she was somehow named to a short list in Obama´s administration to become Director of the FBI.
Draining the swamp? When does that start, Mr. President?
Being friends with and declaring she will remain friends with c clinton, raised RED flags for me. Jamie Gorelick being involved tells me my concern is warranted. This sets an alarm going off for me. this is bad news
#14, I could certainly be mistaken, but I don´t think the OP has been on Lucianne.com for anything approaching 20 years. And I´m not sure what site longevity has to do with an opinion on Ivanka Trump anyway.
I´m not an Ivanka fan. She´s lovely and accomplished, but she is very liberal and has an unfortunate influence on her father. We´ll see how this works out.
#14, you have mistaken me for someone else. I´ve been on the site for maybe 15 years, under 3 successive names (including ´Bliss´--I don´t remember the first one), but I´ve only been posting articles for a couple years and never had it in for Sarah though was not an ardent fan. If you check the other article I posted about Ivanka a few articles back, you´ll see that I said I was glad she had an official role now though I expressed concern about the sudden appearance of Gorelick. I will continue to post a range of articles, including some from writers who may not be as crazy about the President as you are, so I suppose you will continue to resent me, and for that I am very sorry. I wish you a nice day.
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The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that he sees evidence Russia might be supplying the Taliban in an effort to undermine the United States, in what could be a significant turning point in the Afghanistan conflict. "I´ve seen the influence of Russia of late, increased influence in terms of association and perhaps even supply to the Taliban," Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the head of the U.S. military´s European Command and the Supreme Allied Commander for NATO, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Scaparotti did not specify what Moscow may have been supplying to the insurgents. Until now,
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WASHINGTON -- On the campaign trail in August, President Trump appealed for African-American votes during a rally in a Lansing, Mich., suburb. "You´re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed -- what the hell do you have to lose?" Trump said. So when the Congressional Black Caucus finally met with Trump at the White House on Wednesday, they handed the president a 125-page report titled "We Have a Lot to Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the 21st Century." The meeting included Trump, Vice President Pence, Omarosa Maginault and three
The international media´s animus against patriotic conservatives is on display every day, but this lede on a Reuters story about French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen´s reaction to yesterday´s Muslim atrocity in London takes the cake: Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday said the lone-wolf attack outside parliament in London underscored the need for tighter border controls, as France shuddered at an incident that reopened wounds inflicted by similar assaults at home. Security is a major campaign issue ahead of next month´s close-fought presidential election, in which Le Pen is seen reaching the second round on a nationalist, anti-immigration platform. Wednesday´s attack
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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee said Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to lawmakers for sharing information about surveillance on members of Donald Trump´s campaign with the White House before the full panel was briefed. Nunes, who was a member of Trump´s transition team, said Wednesday he had been presented with information from an unidentified source that intelligence officers had "incidentally" listened in on conversations between Trump advisers and unknown individuals, then spread that information to others in the intelligence community. The allegation, if true, could at least partly confirm Trump´s unsubstantiated claim he was the subject of government-sanctioned spying before
Sears is on the verge of declaring bankruptcy. All department stores have faced increased competition from Amazon.com, but Sears is out of cash and about to fail. Why? Because the CEO, Eddie Lampert, is a guy with nutty ideas who treated Sears like a dotcom, conveniently forgetting that it has physical stores that need maintaining. (snip) It´s closing hundreds of stores. Others are in shambles, with leaking ceilings and broken escalators. In some, employees hang bedsheets to shield shoppers from sections that stand empty. Before Sears and Kmart, Lampert had no experience in retail. The big plan he hoped would transform Sears
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British Lawmaker Lord Digby Jones does not believe the religion of the London attacker is pertinent, The Washington Post reports. Jones comments come in the wake of a tweet by Donald Trump Jr. criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan for once telling citizens that terrorist attacks are “part and parcel” part of living in a big city. Some British lawmakers drew offense from the tweet, saying Trump was attacking the mayor in the midst of a terrorist situation. “You’re safer in London than you’ve ever been,” Jones declared. He continued, “If this turns out to be an act of Islamic terrorism,
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
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President Trump is facing the first crucial test of his presidency — repealing and replacing Obamacare — and he needs to apply the negotiating chops and deal-making skills he bragged about in his bestselling book, “The Art of the Deal,” to fixing our broken health-care system. And given his low approval ratings, he needs a win. Dealing with the Obamacare mess has been the core focus of the Republican party for the past 7 years — not to mention a major campaign promise that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. So it’s imperative that the president seal the deal and
Alphonse Maddin worked as a truck driver for TransAm Trucking. Like a lot of Americans, he did the kind of hard work that puts food on the table, and pays the bills and the taxes. The work that people like Maddin do every day may not receive lots of media attention, but our economy will not function without it. Such workers do not ask for a lot in return, just to be treated fairly and with dignity under our laws. Unfortunately, even that modest expectation has too often gone unfulfilled in recent years. The Supreme Court has increasingly come down
Democrats plan to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said Thursday. Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday morning, Schumer said Gorsuch -- who is three days into his confirmation hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee -- will need 60 votes to be confirmed. Currently, the Senate has 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats. “After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” he said. “His nomination will have a cloture vote. He will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation. My vote will
David Brock, founder of the left-leaning Media Matters for America non-profit and a longtime Hillary Clinton ally, suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, according to a press release. "David Brock suffered a heart attack while working in the Washington DC office early Tuesday," the release said on Wednesday. It added that he was quickly treated and stabilized. "He was quickly transported to a local hospital, received prompt medical treatment, and we are looking forward to a swift recovery," the release said. Brock is a former conservative journalist who now heads a network of liberal nonprofits aimed at combating Republicans