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High-ranking official admits no one will be at the wheel of the White House soon: ‘I don’t know who is going to be here’

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Los Angeles Times reporter Eli Stokols revealed one high-ranking White House official is concerned President Donald Trump won’t have any staff left by the end of January.

During an MSNBC discussion, Stokols noted the president is closing out 2018 in a “much weaker position” than he began the year.

“You think of Kavanaugh being the biggest success for him in the past year,” Stokols said. “But the elections delivered the verdict in November and it was an obvious setback for Republicans. A referendum on this president at a very controversial administration. A lot of these policies. And Democrats picked up 40 seats in the House. And the president as a result of that is going to have to deal with a whole lot of investigations, not just into the Russia matters that we’ve heard about for two years but into personal financial issues in terms of decisions that he made or didn’t make. Relaxing of sanctions. The Khashoggi stuff.”

Democrats have already indicated that they intend to subpoena White House documents as well as personal documents from the president.

“And there’s been an exodus of the people hanging on in this administration trying to rein in this president to direct him in a more positive focused direction,” he continued. “A lot of those people are leaving. I talked to someone in the last week or two who said, a high-ranking official, said, ‘I don’t know who is going to be here at the end of January.'”

He recalled the two top choices of the White House who have already turned down the chief of staff position. That position is generally seen as a very high-status position in Washington, and Stokols said it’s “generally” not turned down.

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“It just tells you about what people close to the president, Republicans, are anticipating heading into next year,” he closed. “They’re not anticipating it being a whole lot of fun.”

Stokols even described it as a gathering of “darkening clouds hovering over this White House.”

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‘Squish brained’: Trump brutally mocked for claiming Medal of Honor recipient killed insurgent ‘wearing a wardrobe’

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In a bizarre moment of awarding the Medal of Honor to an Iraq War veteran, President Donald Trump pivoted from his remarks to say that the soldier was attacked by someone "wearing a wardrobe." Typically when Trump fumbles his remarks, he restates them. In this case, he said the correct phrase and then changed it to something strange.

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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Here is how Republicans are reacting when confronted with the new rape allegation against Trump

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Once again, President Donald Trump has been accused of a sexual assault — one of the most severe charges yet, in fact — and yet the Republican Party continues to make clear that it will not take these allegations seriously.

Journalist E. Jean Carroll detailed her account of Trump raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room more than two decades ago in an article, in her new book, and in TV interviews. New York Magazine reported that it contacted two of her friends who confirmed that she told them about the assault shortly after it happened.

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