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Trump White House no longer has cybersecurity expert keeping their technology networks secure: report

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While still using his unsecured Android phone the chief information security officer, tasked with the security of networks, communication, devices and data security at the White House has been relieved of his position.

According to ZDNet, Obama appointee Cory Louie “was either fired or asked to resign last Thursday evening, and was escorted out from his office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.”

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One source, however, explained that all Obama administration appointees have “targets on their back” and are fearful of speaking out about anything. The source described the actions as being something like a “witch hunt” for the former administration’s appointees. They described it as a toxic environment. It was alleged that accusations of “poor management” were the excuses given for a forced departure.

Regardless of the reason, the absence of a cyber security expert in the office is concerning in an era of constant cyber attacks, particularly given the cyber attacks during the 2016 election. Others who worked in the cyber security office resigned at the end of the Obama presidency, including Louie’s predecessor Gregory Touhill.

The White House has not yet announced if there is a replacement. Louie has not yet changed his LinkedIn profile, ZDNet reported. His resume boasts experience working at Dropbox and Google and he joined the White House as part of a national action plan on cybersecurity.

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Kellyanne Conway accused of violating Hatch Act at least 50 times this year — on Twitter alone

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According to a report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has "surpassed 50 violations of the Hatch Act on Twitter alone this past year."

Explaining the numbers, the report states, "CREW’s report on Conway’s continued violations outlines five categories of tweets that violate the Hatch Act: attacking or mocking Democratic presidential candidates, attacking the Democratic Party, promoting President Trump's re-election, promoting the Republican Party, and attacking President Trump's political adversaries. Conway has multiple violations in each category," before noting that Twitter's Terms of Service indicates one of Trump's closest aides is in violation and should have her account suspended.

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GOP giving up trying to reclaim House seats as 2020 wipeout looms: report

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Faced with a ticket likely headed by an unpopular president and watching the Democrats rake in campaign cash ahead of the 2020 election, the Republican Party is conceding they will not win back the House by reclaiming seats they lost in the so-called 2018 "blue wave" election.

According to a report from Politico, Democratic candidates have been stockpiling massive amounts of cash to wage war in what is expected to be a high turnout election with Donald Trump as the face of the Republican Party and seats that the GOP thought they might have a shot at now appearing unattainable.

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Trump supporters cry bitter tears after bus company they never bothered paying leaves them stranded

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Hundreds of Trump supporters this week were left stranded by bus company U.S. Coachways after the organizers for a "March for Trump" rally in Washington D.C. failed to pay them.

The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports that the Trump supporters had expected U.S. Coachways to pick them up and bring them to D.C. where they were set to rally against House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. After the buses never showed up, however, Trump supporters claimed that the bus company was part of a "deep state" conspiracy aimed at silencing their voices.

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