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Press secretary Sean Spicer confiscating aides phones in search for White House leakers: report

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In an effort to stem a daily flow of leaks about turmoil inside the Trump White House, Press Secretary Sean Spicer called in a dozen of his closest aides and ordered them to turn over their phones to be searched by White House lawyers.

According to Politico, Spicer called a surprise meeting last week where the staffers were told to put their phones on a table for a “phone check,” by the attorneys who were standing by.

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The report states Spicer had become frustrated seeing information discussed in meetings showing up in the press and consulted with White House Counsel Don McGahn for guidance.

Staffers were called into the meeting and, after giving up their phones, were warned that the use of encrypted apps like Confide and Signal would be a violation of the Federal Records Act.

According to sources, staffers were also ordered to turn over any other electronic devices in their possession besides their personal and government-issued phones.


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Republican Martha McSally absolutely destroyed by GOP consultant for her defense of Trump

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Interim-Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was shut down on Twitter on Friday by a top Republican as she tried to defend President Donald Trump on Twitter.

House impeachment managers have argued that America cannot wait until the 2020 election to pass judgment on Trump, as the first article of impeachment was passed because the House of Representatives concluded he was attempting to cheat in the election.

"The president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box. For we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) charged on Friday.

McSally said Schiff was wrong and judgment on Trump should be decided by the voters, even if Trump was caught cheating.

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Mike Pompeo screamed at reporter she couldn’t find Ukraine on a map — she did and the interview was shut down

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went off on an NPR reporter during an interview, according to a transcript of the full interview and the report from Kelly on air.

"All Things Considered" co-host Mary Louise Kelly has reported on national security and foreign policy for decades. Ahead of her interview with Pompeo, she cleared with the State Department that they could discuss Ukraine and Iran as part of their interview. It was approved. Yet, when the moment came, Pompeo lost his cool.

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Mitt Romney whines he’s bored and doesn’t care about impeachment because ‘no one is watching’

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It's clear some U.S. Senators are continuing to breach the oath they took to be impartial and consider the impeachment professionally, according to CNN reporter Mike Warren.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who was once seen as an independent thinker, proved he's over it, when he lamented to other senators he wanted to go home because no one is paying any attention anyway.

Speaking to Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), who has already admitted that Trump is guilty but he doesn't care, Romney was overheard complaining during the last break.

“I think we’ve got another 6 hours," said Braun.

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