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Secret Service instructed to ban Gorka from White House prior to resignation going public: report

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On August 25, The Federalist got a huge scoop — controversial White House aide Sebastian Gorka’s resignation letter. Soon after, however, the White House confirmed that Gorka was no longer employed as an assistant to the president, but that he had not resigned.

On Monday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes offered another piece of the puzzle — an email, reportedly from White House security, that said Gorka should not be allowed on the premises. The email was sent an hour before Gorka’s resignation went public.

“Over an hour before The Federalist broke the news reporting Gorka resigned, there was already an order from the White House security system not to let Gorka into the building,” Hayes said.

The first email alerting Secret Service to Gorka’s banning from the White House was reportedly sent at 6:45 PM on Friday. At 7:14 PM, another email was sent warning them that Gorka likely still has his pass to get in because the order to bar him from the White House came when he was offsite.

“We spoke with two former White House staff members who said an email like this is not remotely normal, saying they had never seen a directive like this for an employee who was voluntarily departing,” Hayes said.

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“This does not prove that Gorka was fired,” he concluded. “But he’s definitely not allowed back.”

Gorka’s resignation came after months of speculation about his alleged ties to anti-Semitic groups in his home country of Hungary.

Watch the segment below, via MSNBC.

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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.

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Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

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