Former White House liaison Omarosa Manigault-Newman appeared on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” revealing a recording of her termination conversation with chief-of-staff John Kelly.
The White House Situation Room is generally reserved for staff with certain clearance levels and cell phones are strictly prohibited for security reasons. Still, Newman is said to have brought hers and secretly recording the incident.
Now White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is striking back. In a statement released Sunday, Sanders said Newman has no regard for national security.
“The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security – and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee,” she said.
Bill Barr may have killed probe of Trump’s payoff to Stormy Daniels: Florida prosecutor
A Florida prosecutor called on Congress to examine whether Attorney General William Barr killed an investigation into an illegal payoff to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, said newly released court documents further implicated Trump and his former aide Hope Hicks in the scheme, which has already resulted in a prison term for the president's former attorney Michael Cohen -- who implicated his boss in the campaign finance law violation.
"You and I don't have the benefit of the internal DOJ policy that forbids indicting a sitting president, and I think that is relevant here," Aronberg told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "There are a lot of things going on here. But I think that the public needs to know -- there needs to be public hearings about this. Especially I want to know what Bill Barr's role is."
Trump administration will soon expand ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for migrants to busiest part of the border
So far, asylum-seeking migrants who land in the most heavily crossed patch of the U.S.-Mexico border, in deep South Texas, have been spared from the controversial “remain in Mexico” program that requires applicants to go back across the border to await their fate from an immigration judge.
That’s about to change, officials say.
In coming days, and perhaps as early as Friday, some of the migrants apprehended in the U.S. Border Patrol’s busy Rio Grande Valley Sector are expected to be taken back across the Texas-Mexico border and told to wait for an asylum hearing in a yet-to-be-built courtroom in Brownsville, officials say.
‘An attack on all of us’: Anime fans reel after deadly Japan fire
A devastating apparent arson attack on a renowned Japanese animation firm has left anime fans and insiders heartbroken, with many likening the fire to a terror attack on their community.
The inferno that ripped through Kyoto Animation on Thursday killed 33 people and injured dozens more at a firm that has delighted fans across the world with its animations of popular manga works.d
"Kyoto Animation is home to some of the world's most talented animators and dreamers," Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted after the attack.
"KyoAni artists spread joy all over the world and across generations with their masterpieces."