5 Wildest Moments From Kanye West’s Oval Office Appearance

Kanye West joined President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, and embarked on what might be the wildest caught-on-camera moment ever broadcast from the White House. West — rapper, producer designer and now Trump supporter — unleashed a 10-minute rant before Trump and a large group of White House reporters gathered in the room. The frenzied monologue touched on everything from his struggle with bipolar disorder to Hillary Clinton, Colin Kaepernick, gun rights and a hydrogen iPlane. The spectacle was astounding simply because it might be the first time Trump was silenced by someone else’s inchoate ranting. One had to wonder, watching the president watch West, if he regretted inviting him to the White House. Then West showered Trump in gooey praise and that wonder completely subsided. Watch the wildest moments below. Kanye calls himself a “crazy motherfucker”

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Senate Sets Public Kavanaugh Hearing for Next Monday

The White House released a statement to the media on Monday night, granting approval to a new hearing so Brett Kavanaugh can address the misconduct charges leveled against him. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was thrown into disarray ever since Christine Ford came forward and accused him of drunkenly sexually assaulting her when they were both in high school. As Senate Judiciary Committee member John Kennedy says that there will be a public hearing for Kavanaugh and Ford to give their sides of the story, the Trump Administration says the aspiring justice “looks forward to a hearing where he can clear his name of this false allegation.”

WATCH LIVE: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Holds Rare Press Briefing Amid White House Turmoil

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold a press briefing at 2 p.m. EST today, which marks her first presser in 19 days. Sanders will likely face numerous questions about the anonymous administration senior official who penned an op-ed for the New York Times listing his grievances against President Donald Trump. The press secretary has already called the op-ed writer “pathetic, reckless, and selfish” and released the following statement, which included a phone number to the Times‘ editorial board:
“The media’s wild obsession with the identity of the anonymous coward is tarnishing the reputation of thousands of great Americans who proudly serve our country and work for President Trump… If you want to know who this gutless loser is, call the failing NYT, They are the only ones complicit in this deceitful act.”
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Ben Sasse Has Had It With White House ‘Drama’: It’s a ‘Reality Show, Soap Opera Presidency’

Following a particularly tough week for the White House as the administration shields itself against scandal from staffers who’ve reportedly organized an internal resistance against President Donald Trump, one lawmaker has had enough. In a Meet the Press appearance Sunday, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) told NBC’s Chuck Todd he was fed up with the commotion. “I don’t have any desire to beat the president up, but it’s pretty clear that this White House is a reality show, soap opera presidency,” he said, adding that “the drama of Omarosa and the drama of Cohen and the drama of Manafort and the drama of the Woodward quotes and the drama of these op-eds” was over-the-top. Days ago, reports emerged on Bob Woodward‘s forthcoming book, Fear, in which certain high-level officials including Chief of Staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis have become frustrated with what they feel is Continue reading "Ben Sasse Has Had It With White House ‘Drama’: It’s a ‘Reality Show, Soap Opera Presidency’"

Trump Asks New York Times Journalists to ‘Investigate Themselves’ Over Op-Ed Written By His One of His Officials

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday evening to ask if New York Times journalists are going to “investigate themselves” over the op-ed written anonymously by one of his administration’s officials. “Are the investigative “journalists” of the New York Times going to investigate themselves – who is the anonymous letter writer?” Trump wrote on Twitter, a few hours ahead of his rally in Billings, Montana. The publication of the stunning op-ed — in which the author, identified only as a “senior Trump administration official, reassures that there is a resistance movement inside the White House working to thwart the president — has put the New York Times in a curious position. There is a wall between the paper’s news and Continue reading "Trump Asks New York Times Journalists to ‘Investigate Themselves’ Over Op-Ed Written By His One of His Officials"

Omarosa Secretly Taped ‘Nearly Every Conversation’ She Ever Had at White House

It wasn’t just the few conversations that she brought to news networks when her book came out that are in Omarosa’s stash of secretly recorded conversations from the White House, apparently. According to Axios, she recorded “nearly every conversation” that she was part of during her time there, especially those with “all of the Trumps,” it seems. Citing a source “who watched her make many of the tapes,” Axios explains that Omarosa used her personal cell phone to record the conversations, including those in the supposedly secure Situation Room in the White House. The source says that Omarosa would keep both her government phone and her personal phone on her person, and use the work phone for conducting business while recording with her own. “She would often press “record” on her personal phone — which she carried in her pocket or in a small purse,” the report says. And more. Continue reading "Omarosa Secretly Taped ‘Nearly Every Conversation’ She Ever Had at White House"

Twitter Flips Over Leaked WH Interns Photo: Enough Whiteness to Burn Your Retinas

White House, white interns. That appears to be the going trend for the Trump administration, which is getting some flak for its nearly all-white class of summer interns. While it hasn’t yet released this summer’s group photo, as would usually happen, Vox’s Emily Stewart got hold of it, revealing it in an article Wednesday. As might have been expected, Twitter immediately took note, brewing a firestorm of controversy. Users began sharing the photo and adding captions suggesting others take a look to see if they noticed anything peculiar, much like like a game of iSpy, except less fun. While there are a few non-white faces in the crowd, they are surrounded by a virtual sea of apparent homogeneity, which prompted a slew of remarks on the administration’s non-diverse selection from a country in which nearly half of millennials are minorities, as Vox noted. One writer at the outlet cautioned anyone Continue reading "Twitter Flips Over Leaked WH Interns Photo: Enough Whiteness to Burn Your Retinas"