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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Rob Porter has resigned from his role as White House staff secretary after his first ex-wife told DailyMail.com that he choked and punched her during their marriage, breaking down her confidence so badly with his verbal and emotional abuse that she took an extended leave of absence from grad school.

Colbie Holderness, 37, who is a senior analyst for the U.S. government, spoke on the record to DailyMail.com about her five-year marriage to Porter, detailing physical and mental abuse.

'These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described,' Porter said in a statement Wednesday.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to comment however on his security clearance and dodged a question on why President Trump would accept his resignation given previous comments about the trust and faith the administration had in Porter. read more

WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to four people briefed on the matter, raising the specter of a months long court battle over whether the president must answer questions under oath.

His lawyers are concerned that the president, who has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself, could be charged with lying to investigators.

Their stance puts them at odds with Mr. Trump, who has said publicly and privately that he is eager to speak with Mr. Mueller as part of the investigation into possible ties between his associates and Russia's election interference, and whether he obstructed justice. read more

President Trump on Wednesday highlighted newly released texts from FBI agents who suggested President Obama wanted updates on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

President Trump on Wednesday highlighted newly released texts from FBI agents who suggested President Obama wanted updates on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

"NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!" Trump tweeted. read more

President Trump's vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House, where officials say they have begun to plan a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America's armed forces. Trump has long mused publicly and privately about wanting such a parade, but a Jan. 18 meeting between Trump and top generals in the Pentagon's tank -- a room reserved for top-secret discussions -- marked a tipping point, according to two officials briefed on the planning. read more

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to GOP accusations that the FBI misled a secret surveillance court. President Trump now has five days to decide whether the information becomes public. The vote means the political rancor roiling Congress is likely to continue. Both parties have accused the other of misrepresenting sensitive intelligence surrounding the ongoing probe into whether any Trump associates coordinated with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The panel's senior Democrat, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), announced the vote results, saying GOP attacks on the Justice Department and the FBI show desperation on the part of the president's defenders. read more




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