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Omarosa says Trump's most 'egregious' tweets forced White House aides to scrap hours of work 'and we would have to go with his stuff'

  • Omarosa Manigault Newman, the firebrand communications director of the White House's public liaison office who was fired in December, said President Donald Trump's prolific use of Twitter sometimes forced aides to scrap their meticulously-crafted plans, according to a Wall Street Journal report published on Monday.
  • But what Trump sees as a platform to speak directly with the public, some White House officials viewed as a liability.
  • Trump has previously wrestled with aides over his phone use, which extend beyond his frequent musings on Twitter, according to news reports.
  • In the past, aides were reportedly unaware that Trump gave out his personal cell phone number to foreign leaders and made official calls without informing them.
  • Trump's presidential campaign filed arbitration proceedings in light of her book, claiming she breached a nondisclosure agreement for her role in the White House and on the campaign.

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Black in the White House: Meet Ja'Ron Smith

  • Washington (CNN) - In the wake of Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure from the West Wing in December and recent tell-all book rollout replete with accusations of racism, a senior White House official was asked simply: Who is the most senior black aide on President Donald Trump's staff?
  • Even as Smith has played a role in the White House's public efforts to demonstrate engagement on issues that matter to communities of color, he still does not work in the West Wing, nor does he hold the title that Manigault Newman did before her departure: Assistant to the President, a title that comes with the maximum salary of $180,000.
  • Daris Meeks, who worked as a domestic policy adviser to Vice President Mike Pence rejoined the private sector and Mary Elizabeth Taylor, who was the deputy director of Legislative Affairs of Nominations has been nominated for a State Department position.

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Trump is reportedly eager to revoke more security clearances and is doubling down on that threat

  • President Donald Trump reportedly believes that his decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance was strong and decisive, and he's eager to yank some more, according to a Washington Post report published Thursday.
  • Trump could soon take action on several current and former officials whom he believes either criticized him or were involved in the Russia investigation, a possibility that has worried some White House aides, The Post reported.
  • The aides were reportedly scrambling to assess Trump's list of officials, which include former director of national intelligence James Clapper, former NSA director Michael Hayden, and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates.
  • Despite aides telling Trump that some former officials who were on his list, like former FBI director James Comey and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, already lost their security clearances when they were fired, Trump reportedly insisted they be included, senior officials told The Post.

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