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‘Don’t ask me about how this looks’: White House staffers hide from press after Russia bombshell

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Once again the White House is in a panic after a self-inflicted mistake and it’s eerily reminiscent of the aftermath of the James Comey firing last week.

President Donald Trump allegedly divulged highly classified secrets to Russian officials inside the Oval Office. The scandal is said to be far worse than what has already been reported.

According to four Daily Beast reporters, the White House dissolved into chaos after the news broke.

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Senior staff we reportedly “hiding in their offices” after the story broke.

“Three senior administration staffers expressed bewilderment and frustration at news that Trump apparently shared highly classified information about ISIS threats against the U.S. homeland with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to Washington last week” the Beast reports.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak met with President Trump in the Oval Office last week, which is the alleged scene of the leak.

“Do not ask me about how this looks, we all know how this looks,” a senior aide told The Daily Beast. The same aide described the scene as like, “a morgue” at the White House.

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“At this point I’m wondering if we’ll ever be able to stop talking about Russia,” a White House staffer told The Daily Beast. “It’s totally self-inflicted. Every time I feel like we’re getting a handle on the last Russia fiasco, a new one pops.”

The White House press corps on Monday overheard screaming between White House press secretary Sean Spicer, chief White House counsel Steve Bannon, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House Communications Director Michale Dubke. The shouting was loud enough, staffers blasted the volume on TVs to try and drown out the back-and-forth.


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Trump encourages China to take advantage of Jay Powell and Fed: They ‘don’t have a clue’

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President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.

The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.

"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."

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Internet pummels Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama instead: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’

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President Donald Trump jealously raged against Barack Obama's post-presidency business deals, which includes a production agreement with Netflix -- and other social media users ridiculed his apparent envy.

Trump questioned that deal and others in a pair of tweets complaining about an impeachment inquiry launched against him last week by the House Judiciary Committee, and he suggested Congress look at Obama's business since he left the White House.

....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!

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Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?

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America's system of government has always worked on the honor system. With so few Senate-confirmed Cabinet and federal agency heads, and so many “acting” officials working in the Trump administration, people who are constantly forced to audition for permanent positions are now under tremendous pressure to protect a president hellbent on breaking every norm of good governance. Now a new possible political scandal could be brewing in the Trump administration that tests the loyalty of these “acting” officials — pitting their allegiance to the nation against their desire to impress their boss.

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