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Valin Posted Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Washington Free Beacon:
Support for Gorka not waning in Trump White House in light of media attacks
Obama administration holdovers and loyalists are waging a leak-driven media campaign against a senior counter-terrorism adviser hand-picked by President Donald Trump, with the aim of undermining the Trump administration's national security apparatus, according to multiple senior White House officials and sources close to the administration.
Sebastian Gorka, a longtime national security expert profiled by senior editor Bill Gertz in today's Free Beacon, has been the subject of multiple leaks and negative stories portraying him as a bigot as part of a campaign similar to the one that brought down former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Senior White House officials dismissed the media narratives and said Gorka is well liked and respected by Trump's innermost crowd. Several of these sources would only speak on background because they were not authorized to discuss internal White House workings. They also expressed growing concern about leaks from within the administration that are aimed at undermining Trump's senior advisers.
The media's focus on Gorka comes on the heels of a similar situation in which Obama administration holdovers and loyalists targeted Flynn by planting selective leaks of classified information in newspapers across the country. The Free Beacon first disclosed this effort a day after Flynn was forced to resign.
WestVirginiaRebel Posted Yesterday, 03:02 PM
In an appearance Monday on NBC’s “Today,” former President George W. Bush was asked by show host Matt Lauer about President Donald Trump’s pledge to unify the nation.
“First of all, there’s only within been one month in office — you know, he’s got four years,” he said. “Secondly, I think you have to take the man at his word that he wants to unify the country. We’ll see if he’s able to do so. It’s hard to unify the country with the news media being so split up. When I was president, you mattered a lot more because there were three of you. And now, there’s all kinds of information being bombarded out. And people can say things anonymously. And it’s just a different world.”
When asked if he ever considered the media to be an “enemy” of the people, as Trump had alleged, Bush stressed the importance of the media to hold those in power accountable.
“I considered the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush continued. “That we need an independent media to hold people like me to account. I mean, power can be very addictive. And it can be corrosive. And it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power. Whether it be here or elsewhere. One of the things I spent a lot of time doing, trying to convince a personal like Vladimir Putin, for example, to accept the notion of an independent press. It’s kind of hard to tell others to have an independent, free press and we’re not willing to have one ourselves. ”
It's also important to have a fair and honest press, which Mr. Bush should know all too well that we don't have...
Exclusive — President Trump: Oscars ‘Were Focused so Hard on Politics’ They Could Not Get the Basics of the Ceremony Right
WestVirginiaRebel Posted Yesterday, 03:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News in the Oval Office, said that the Academy Awards failure on Sunday evening was due in large part to Hollywood’s obsessive focus on politics—attacking him, generally speaking.
Trump told Breitbart News in the exclusive interview that the Oscar fail may have been avoided had Hollywood’s finest focused less on attacking him and more on getting the event’s details right.
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” President Trump said. “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”
The Oscars comprised just one part of a lengthy interview, which ranged in topics from healthcare to tax cuts to immigration to trade and more. The rest of the interview is forthcoming here on Breitbart News.
WestVirginiaRebel Posted Yesterday, 02:57 PM
A band of more than one dozen law professors are seeking to disbar Kellyanne Conway, a special counselor to President Donald Trump.
The conduct complaint sent to the D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel alleges that Conway misled the media as well as “misused her position” when she promoted Ivanka Trump’s products from the White House briefing room. The complaint additionally alleged that Conway committed ethics violations with her use of the phrase “alternative facts” and her reference to the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre.”
Signed by 15 law professors from various institutions around the country, the complaint also states that because Conway holds a public office, she has a “higher obligation to avoid conduct involving in dishonest [sic], fraud, deceit or misrepresentation” than other lawyers.
“We do not file this complaint lightly,” the professors wrote. “We believe that, at one time, Ms. Conway, understood her ethical responsibilities as a lawyer and abided by them. But she is currently acting in a way that brings shame upon the legal profession.”
“If Ms. Conway were not a lawyer and was ‘only’ engaging in politics, there would be few limits on her conduct outside of the political process itself,” the letter continues. “She could say and do what she wished and still call herself a politician. But she is a lawyer. And her conduct, clearly intentionally violative of the rules that regulate her professional status, cries out for sanctioning by the DC Bar [sic].”
If working for the President is a criteria for getting disbarred, then Eric Holder should have lost his license a long time ago...
WestVirginiaRebel Posted Yesterday, 02:54 PM
March is shaping up to be the most important month for the Republican Party in more than a decade
For the first time since 2006, the GOP controls the White House and Congress.
That power gives Republicans, who thwarted much of President Obama’s second term, the opportunity to fundamentally change federal policy and win legislative victories desired since the height of the Tea Party movement — if they can unify behind a common agenda.
The wish list begins with passing a budget, reforming the tax code and repealing and replacing ObamaCare.
All three issues are divisive, making the next six weeks key.
The House will be in session for five of them, while the Senate is scheduled only to take a short two-day break in March.
By the end of that intense run, it will be clear that President Trump's agenda is moving along swiftly — or stuck in its tracks.
“The month of March is not a ‘do-or-die' moment, but it is the next closest thing,” says GOP strategist Ford O'Connell. “For the last eight years, Republicans operated as the chest-thumping opposition party, and now is their best chance to show the American people they can in fact govern on some very critical issues."
The big month effectively kicks off on Tuesday, when Trump speaks to a joint session of Congress for the first time.
Don't blow it, kids...
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