Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) erupted into cheers when they heard the news that President Donald Trump’s White House has parted ways with chief White House political strategist Stephen K. Bannon.
CNBC broke the news live and microphones captured the sound of elated cheers.
On Thursday, news that senior White House adviser Gary Cohn might resign over Trump’s mishandling of the administration’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, VA sent shockwaves through the market. Cohn and Bannon were known to be at odds over economic policy.
The nationalist faction in Trump’s White House holds a much more isolationist economic policy than the so-called “globalist” group, headed by Cohn.
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Why a conservative columnist thinks Republicans’ impeachment strategy will blow up in their faces
It remains to be seen whether Republicans will maintain their U.S. Senate majority in November’s election. If Democrats are able to flip four GOP-help seats while holding onto all of the seats they are defending, Mitch McConnell would cease to be Senate majority leader in January 2021. And conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a scathing column published on Friday morning, argues that Senate Republicans — with their appalling behavior during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial — are giving Democrats plenty of material for attack ads against incumbent GOP senators who are seeking reelection this year.
Ohio vice police officers fired for wrongfully arresting Stormy Daniels
Two US vice squad police officers were fired for wrongfully arresting porn star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed an affair with President Donald Trump, city officials in Columbus, Ohio confirmed on Friday.
Officers Whitney Lancaster and Steven Rosser were ordered dismissed by Columbus Director of Public Safety Ned Pettus on Thursday, according to documents provided by Pettus' office.
Two other officers were suspended for the 2018 strip club arrest of Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, at the Sirens Gentlemen's Club on sexual misdemeanor charges.
Daniels had charged in a lawsuit that she was arrested for political reasons related to her claim before the 2016 election that Trump had sought to buy her silence over an affair a decade earlier, to avoid it affecting his prospects in the presidential contest.
GOP senator blows off new evidence against Trump — days after whining that there was no new evidence
An explosive report from ABC News on Friday morning detailed an audio recording purportedly of President Donald Trump demanding the firing of Marie Yovanovitch, in which the president instructs his henchmen to "get rid of her" and "take her out."
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), when asked by reporters about this new evidence Friday afternoon, blew it off as not a big deal.
"There will be new evidence every day!" he said in shrugging off the purported recording of the president. "There will be something new that comes out every day!"