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Democratic lawmaker: White House should come forward about party crashers

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Democratic Representative Loretta Sanchez told NBC’s Matt Lauer that she would like to hear from White House social secretary Desiree Rogers. Republican Peter King appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show Friday to say that he wanted to issue a subpoena to Rogers but Sanchez wouldn’t go that far.

“I would certainly like to hear from her what steps are being taken to ensure that, in fact, there is not only a Secret Service agent there with the list, but there is somebody always there from the White House,” said Sanchez.

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“I mean, even Wal-Mart has a greeter. So you know, I would like to hear from her,” she said.

The Huffington Post‘s Sam Stein reports that friends and colleagues have stepped forward to defend Rogers.

“What are the odds she was going to be lackadaisical at the biggest moment of her life?” the source asked. “Zero. That’s why these stories don’t make any sense. Her reputation is at stake.”

The source spoke in defense of Rogers because the social secretary had been told not to speak to the press. “I think the way it is being characterize and the way it is coming off that she is too big a personality for the White House, it just doesn’t make sense,” the source said.

This video is from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast Dec. 4, 2009.

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Trump melts down in cabinet meeting when questioned about ISIS: ‘It was me who captured them’

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President Donald Trump reportedly excoriated members of the media on Monday after he was questioned about his decision to pull troops out of Kurdish areas of Syria.

"Plenty of Turks have been killed because of conflicts on their borders," Trump said, according to a pool report. "ISIS was all over the place... it was me who captured them."

After criticizing President Barack Obama, the president continued.

"I'm the one who did the capturing," Trump insisted. "I'm the one who knows more about it than you people or fake pundits."

NOW: From pool report. POTUS says he captured ISIS and “plenty of Turks” have been killed. ?@realDonaldTrump? pic.twitter.com/AnzDXYlnUt

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The View’s Joy Behar nails ‘sad truth’ about spiteful Trump voters: ‘They don’t want health care if you get it also’

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Joy Behar nailed the "sad truth" about spiteful supporters of President Donald Trump.

"The View" co-host pointed to a New York Times column written by University of Florida professor Darlena Cunha, who spoke with some of her neighbors about their support for the scandal-plagued Republican president.

One man who struck up a conversation with the writer apologized right away for his poor dental health, which he couldn't afford to improve, but said he'd rather do without health care than pay for someone he didn't think deserved it.

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Department of Justice distances itself from Rudy Giuliani in unusual statement

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In an usual statement, the Justice Department on Sunday sought to distance itself from Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of President Donald Trump.

This article was originally published at Salon

The law enforcement agency claimed that Brian Benczkowski, the head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, and other officials would not have taken a meeting with Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, several weeks ago had it known federal prosecutors in New York were investigating two of his business associates.

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