CNN: WH tells career diplomats who oppose Trump to get out. Spicer, who misunderstands State’s “Dissent Channel,” says they can “either get with the program or they can go”

CNN: WH tells career diplomats who oppose Trump to get out. Spicer, who misunderstands State’s “Dissent Channel,” says they can “either get with the program or they can go”

By Elise Labott, CNN Updated 3:38 PM ET, Mon January 30, 2017 The White House spokesman on Monday said career US diplomats who don’t back President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive order should find a new line of work if they don’t get on board. Asked about a draft memo (published by The Washington Post) signed by dozens of […]

NY Daily News: Trump calls Putin for the first time since taking office

NY Daily News: Trump calls Putin for the first time since taking office

By Meg Wagner Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:21 PM President Trump chatted with Vladimir Putin Saturday, his first known conversation since taking office with the Russian leader he frequently complimented on the campaign trail. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted a photo of Trump on the phone in the Oval Office just after noon Saturday. “@POTUS is […]

NYT: Trump’s Chief Strategist Says News Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

NYT: Trump’s Chief Strategist Says News Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM JAN. 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration. “The […]

NYT: Trump Won’t Back Down From His Voting Fraud Lie. Here Are the Facts.

NYT: Trump Won’t Back Down From His Voting Fraud Lie. Here Are the Facts.

By NICHOLAS FANDOS JAN. 24, 2017 CLICK IMAGE FOR LINK TO STORY WASHINGTON — During a private meeting with congressional leaders on Monday, President Trump asserted that between three million and five million unauthorized immigrants had voted for his Democratic opponent and robbed him of a victory in the national popular vote. There is no evidence to support the […]

CNN: Spicer Doubles Down on Trump Voter Fraud Lie. Graham calls him “obsessed.” Allegation will “erode his ability to govern.”

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CNN: Spicer Doubles Down on Trump Voter Fraud Lie. Graham calls him “obsessed.” Allegation will “erode his ability to govern.”

By Kevin Liptak and Dan Merica, CNN Washington Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump believes millions of votes were cast illegally in last year’s election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday, but he wouldn’t provide any concrete evidence for the claim, which has long been debunked. “The President does believe that, I think he’s stated that before, and […]

NYT: ‘Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality. New York Times column footnotes falsehoods by Pres. & Press Sec.

NYT: ‘Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality. New York Times column footnotes falsehoods by Pres. & Press Sec.

investigatingtrump.com editorial note: In what appears to be a new editorial policy for The New York Times, Media Columnist Jim Rutenberg’s piece below contains two footnotes setting the record straight about falsehoods told by President Trump and his Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday. CLICK IMAGE for link to column:  Jim Rutenberg MEDIATOR JAN. 22, 2017 When Donald […]

NBC News: Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman Gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Inauguration Crowd

NBC News: Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman Gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Inauguration Crowd

by ALEXANDRA JAFFE JAN 22 2017, 2:25 PM ET Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said the White House press secretary gave “alternative facts” when he inaccurately described the inauguration crowd as “the largest ever” during his first appearance before the press this weekend. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gathered the press to deliver a […]

Size matters: The President and his Press Secretary blast the media, claiming false reporting on inauguration crowd sizes. Spicer cites NYT pictures which actually prove that he’s wrong.

Size matters: The President and his Press Secretary blast the media, claiming false reporting on inauguration crowd sizes. Spicer cites NYT pictures which actually prove that he’s wrong.

By Peter Lance January 21st, 2017 The Huffington Post. In his first official press conference WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed today that photos of the inauguration were “intentionally framed in a way… to minimize the enormous national support that had gathered (yesterday) on The National Mall.” Asserting that white “floor coverings” to protect the grass […]

Salon.com Trump’s getting what he wants at Mar-a-Lago

Salon.com Trump’s getting what he wants at Mar-a-Lago

Matthew Rozsa Dec. 31st, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump’s copious conflicts of interest haven’t made headlines this week like they have in the past, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything worth noting. This week has revealed quite a bit of new information not only about how Trump has abused power in the past, but how […]