Monday, 17 December 2018

Tag Archives: White House

Pompeo: No Direct Link Between Crown Prince, Khashoggi Death

CAPITOL HILL: The gulf between the White House and U.S. lawmakers regarding Saudi Arabia grew Wednesday after two top members of President Donald Trump’s national security team provided a classified briefing to the full Senate. Nearly two months after a dissident Saudi journalist was killed at the kingdom’s consulate in ...

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Ivanka Trump used personal email for govt business

WASHINGTON: The US president’s daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for government business in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post reported. The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the discovery was made by White House officials reviewing emails in response to a public records ...

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CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

NEW YORK: A federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on CNN’s lawsuit against Donald Trump’s administration alleging the White House violated correspondent Jim Acosta’s constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president. The White House dismissed CNN’s complaint as “grandstanding” and vowed ...

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White House bars CNN reporter after heated Trump exchange

WASHINGTON: The White House suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who earlier sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, in which the US president branded the journalist an “enemy of the people.” A visibly angry Trump had called reporter Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person,” after the ...

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I’m a victim of sexual assault and rape: White House adviser

WASHINGTON: Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, said that she was the victim of sexual assault and that women who survive such experiences should be heard. “I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape,” Conway told CNN while defending the Supreme ...

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US deports 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard to Germany

The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered his expulsion. In a statement, the White House said the deportation of Jakiv Palij, who lived in New York City, was carried out early on Tuesday. After World ...

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Row over CNN reporter’s White House ban

WASHINGTON: A CNN reporter has been barred from a White House event for asking Donald Trump “inappropriate” questions. Kaitlan Collins said she was excluded from a Rose Garden event after asking about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mr Trump’s ex-lawyer. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the reporter had ...

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Trump admits reimbursing lawyer for porn star payoff

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday admitted he reimbursed his lawyer for a $130,000 payment to a porn star, ending months of White House denial. Trump tweeted that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen used a retainer to pay off Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had sexual relations with ...

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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks to Leave Post

WASHINGTON: Hope Hicks, President Trump’s communications director and one of his longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she planned to leave the White House in the next few weeks. Ms. Hicks, 29, a former model who joined Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign without any experience in politics, became known as one ...

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Trump wants to privatise the International Space Station

WASHINGTON: The White House plans to stop funding for the station after 2024, ending direct federal support of the orbiting laboratory. But it does not intend to abandon the orbiting laboratory altogether, and is working on a transition plan that could turn the station over to the private sector, according ...

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