Scaramucci Promises ‘Dramatic Action’ if Leaks Don’t Stop

By: Zack Duvall   In his first weekend as the new White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, took to multiple cable news outlets to slam the latest leaks coming out of the White House, and vowed swift action in order to halt any future leaks. “If we don’t get the leaks stopped, I am a businessperson, and so I will take dramatic action to stop … Continue reading Scaramucci Promises ‘Dramatic Action’ if Leaks Don’t Stop

Spicer Resigns Amid Shake-Up of White House Communications Team

By: Zack Duvall   White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, resigned from his post in the Trump Administration on Friday, as an apparent shake-up gets underway within the White House’s communication and public relations team. Spicer, the 45 year old former RNC Spokesman, hasn’t backed down from confrontation during his time as Press Secretary, and quickly became one of the Trump administration’s most recognized and … Continue reading Spicer Resigns Amid Shake-Up of White House Communications Team

Report: Trump Considering Mark Esper For Secretary of the Army

By: Zack Duvall   According to various reports, Mark Esper, a Raytheon Co. lobbyist, and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, is the leading candidate for the Army’s top position. Raytheon, a U.S. based missile and defense company, declined to comment on the speculation and differed all questions to Esper’s office. Esper, a gulf war veteran, has held numerous posts at multiple defense industry advocacy groups that … Continue reading Report: Trump Considering Mark Esper For Secretary of the Army

White House Appoints New Legal Council, Will Act as Intermediary in Russian Probes

By: Zack Duvall   In a statement released on Saturday, President Donald Trump announced formerly that experienced and well-known Washington-based lawyer, Ty Cobb, would be representing him and his administration in all Russian-related probes going forward. Cobb, a partner at Washington law firm Hogan Lovells, is expected to be the intermediary between the White House and the various Congressional panels and outside attorneys who are … Continue reading White House Appoints New Legal Council, Will Act as Intermediary in Russian Probes

McConnell Delays August Recess, Says “Legislative Issues” to be Addressed

By: Zack Duvall   As pressure mounted with many in the GOP calling for a delay or complete cancellation of the annual August break for lawmakers, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally announced Tuesday that the Senate will not adjourn until the third week of August. His office released a formal statement shortly after noon on Tuesday citing “important legislative items” and the fact that … Continue reading McConnell Delays August Recess, Says “Legislative Issues” to be Addressed

President Trump’s UK State Visit Pushed Back to Next Year

By: Zack Duvall   Reuters is reporting that a senior Trump administration official has told them that the planned trip for the president to visit the UK for the first time since taking office and meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May, on the heels of announcing a possible bi-lateral trade deal, has been pushed back until at least next year. “It’s just a scheduling … Continue reading President Trump’s UK State Visit Pushed Back to Next Year

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Confirmed by Senate to Head Energy Department

By: Zack Duvall Former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, in a vote of 62-37, to become the new head of America’s Department of Energy, which also oversees the the United State’s nuclear arsenal. Perry, who is the longest serving Texas Governor, has come under staunch criticism from Democrats during his confirmation hearings because of his record of skepticism regarding … Continue reading Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Confirmed by Senate to Head Energy Department

AG Sessions Will Recuse Himself From Investigations Involving Trump Administration and Russia

By: Zack Duvall Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference late Thursday afternoon announcing that he will recuse himself from any investigations involving alleged ties between members of the Trump administration and Russian interference in America’s 2016 election. A defiant Sessions told reporters present for the Thursday afternoon press conference that he would not be involved in “any existing or future investigations” in regards … Continue reading AG Sessions Will Recuse Himself From Investigations Involving Trump Administration and Russia

Investor Wilbur Ross Confirmed as U.S. Commerce Secretary

By: Zack Duvall In what has been one of the easiest confirmation hearings for any nominee to a cabinet position that the Trump administration has put forth, 79-year old billionaire investor Wilbur Ross was confirmed by a Senate vote of 72-27. The confirmation, of the man who is widely expected to become the Trump administration’s “trade czar”, comes just as officials begin what the President … Continue reading Investor Wilbur Ross Confirmed as U.S. Commerce Secretary

Navy Secretary Appointee Withdraws, Citing “Private Financial Interests”

By: Zack Duvall The Trump administration’s pick to head the Department of the Navy, Philip Bilden, withdrew his name from consideration for the position, citing potential concerns regarding his private investments and holdings. “After an extensive review process, I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethic’s requirements without undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family’s … Continue reading Navy Secretary Appointee Withdraws, Citing “Private Financial Interests”