White House Stenographer Who Quit Speaks Out on CNN: Trump is ‘Lying to the American People’

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota held an interview today with Beck Dorey-Stein, a former White House stenographer who recently shed light on how President Trump breaks protocol and hates having his words recorded. Dorey-Stein began by explaining how Trump could’ve avoided his recent dust-up with British Prime Minister Theresa May if only there was someone recording him in order to provide context for his comments. She also said her fellow stenographers saw a considerable roll back in the Trump Administration because the president apparently doesn’t like being put on the record.
“We quickly learned he does not like microphones near his face, which is difficult because as a stenographer, we often had to do that. His White House and press office often didn’t include us in meetings with the press, so his first interview, there was no stenographer present, and even since then, even if a stenographer is present, he doesn’t
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin is Calling It Quits in July

White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Joe Hagin is leaving the White House. Hagin is a huge loss to the Trump administration after serving in every GOP White House since the Reagan era. He also served the same role in the Bush administration, lending much-needed experience to the West Wing. Most recently, Hagin was instrumental in all the detailed logistics work needed to make Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore happen, a move Trump has taken as a huge win. According to the New York Times, who reported on his departure Tuesday afternoon:

Hagin’s departure comes as the Trump administration continues to set records for staff turnover. More than 60 percent of those who served in senior positions at the beginning of the administration have exited.

Trump, in a statement, says Hagin has been a “huge asset to my administration.”

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WATCH LIVE: White House Press Briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Starting at 1:15 p.m. today, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is holding a White House press briefing. Sanders will likely be questioned by the press corps over the Trump administration’s policy on breaking apart undocumented migrant families at the border, as the issue has led much of the news cycle for the past few days. Reporters will also be able to, yet again, address the administration falsely blaming Democrats for border officials taking children from their parents. Perhaps viewers will see a repeat of last week, in which Brian Kareem of CNN and Sentinel Papers called out Sanders’ lack of “empathy” for the migrant children in the middle of the press briefing. Watch above, via YouTube. [image via screengrab] Follow the author on Twitter (@calebecarma).

CNN’s Brian Karem Doubles Down on WH Briefing Outburst: I’m Sorry I Held My Temper So Long

On Reliable Sources Sunday, CNN contributor Brian Karem — who also serves as a White House correspondent for Playboy Magazine and Executive Editor of the Montgomery County Sentinel — was offered the chance to apologize for his outburst during a press briefing last week where he demanded to know if Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had any empathy for parents being separated from children at the border. Karem did apologize — but not to Sanders. After replying the briefing clip, host Brian Stelter asked Karem, “Do you regret losing your cool?” “I have an apology to make,” said Karem. “I apologize to every human being who has had to suffer, who have less — who has less than I do. And I did not come to the table sooner. I’m sorry to those people for waiting so long and holding my temper.” After the briefing fight, several people on Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Karem Doubles Down on WH Briefing Outburst: I’m Sorry I Held My Temper So Long"

April Ryan on Report of Sarah Sanders Leaving WH: ’Someone Stabbed Her in the Back’

White House correspondent April Ryan has long had a contentious relationship with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. However, speaking to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Friday, Ryan admitted that in wake of a CBS report that Sanders is leaving the White House, she “feels bad” for her, especially since it seems a backstabber leaked that story to the press. “This story was floated by someone within the White House,” Ryan said. “There is turmoil within that White House press shop, you better believe. Yes, there is. There’s in-fighting, and someone stabbed her in the back. The question is who.” She added that she feels bad for Sanders, who seems to be hurting from the leak of her exit. “She is a mother of three kids and I know she takes this personally and she loves her job,” Ryan continued on. “Even though we’ve had our public — interesting moments, Continue reading "April Ryan on Report of Sarah Sanders Leaving WH: ’Someone Stabbed Her in the Back’"

WH Officials Reportedly Saying Trump Misspoke When He Said He Wouldn’t Support ‘Moderate’ Immigration Bill

This morning during his marathon Fox & Friends interview, President Trump indicated he would not support the more “moderate” immigration bill in the House. This set off a teensy bit of confusion today, but the White House is reportedly scrambling to clarify that Trump actually misspoke. Per the AP:
President Donald Trump was confused when he said he wouldn’t support a “moderate” immigration bill that aligns with his administration’s own stated goals. That’s according to a senior White House official speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s thinking… The official said the president believed the interviewer, Steve Doocy, was referring to a separate push by Republican moderates to force a floor vote on a number of immigration bills — not the comprise bill negotiated by the party’s conservative and moderate wings, with the White House’s input.
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WH Officials Reportedly Saying Trump Misspoke When He Said He Wouldn’t Support ‘Moderate’ Immigration Bill

This morning during his marathon Fox & Friends interview, President Trump indicated he would not support the more “moderate” immigration bill in the House. This set off a teensy bit of confusion today, but the White House is reportedly scrambling to clarify that Trump actually misspoke. Per the AP:
President Donald Trump was confused when he said he wouldn’t support a “moderate” immigration bill that aligns with his administration’s own stated goals. That’s according to a senior White House official speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s thinking… The official said the president believed the interviewer, Steve Doocy, was referring to a separate push by Republican moderates to force a floor vote on a number of immigration bills — not the comprise bill negotiated by the party’s conservative and moderate wings, with the White House’s input.
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