Author: Samuel Chamberlain

Omarosa ousted by Kelly in White House Situation Room, despite her denials

FOX NEWS White House Chief of Staff John Kelly personally told former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman that her White House employment had been terminated, despite her insistence to the contrary. Fox News has learned that Kelly gave Omarosa — as she is commonly known — the news in the White House Situation Room, a subterranean space under the West Wing where electronic and recording devices must be surrendered at the door. The details of Omarosa’s dismissal emerged Thursday, hours after the reality star denied she was fired in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.” She also denied...

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Steve Bannon rips into Romney at Moore rally

FOX NEWS Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon slammed Mitt Romney at a rally for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore Tuesday night, saying Moore “has more honor and integrity in [his] pinky finger than your entire family has in its whole DNA.” Bannon’s appearance came one week before polling day in a brief, but ugly special election race between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. The campaign has been dominated by accusations of sexual misconduct made against Moore by several women, one of whom claimed Moore molested her when she was 14 years old and he was in...

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Senate passes major tax reform package

FOX NEWS The U.S. Senate voted just before 2 a.m. ET Saturday to pass a sweeping tax overhaul worth roughly $1.4 trillion, putting the Trump White House a big step closer to its first major legislative victory – and many Americans closer to a tax cut. The bill is still not yet finalized. Saturday’s vote means the Senate and House have passed similar tax reform plans, but negotiators from both chambers will have to meet and agree on a single piece of legislation that will be voted on by both chambers before it is sent to President Donald Trump...

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Second House Dem calls for Conyers to resign as sex misconduct outcry grows

FOX NEWS A second Democratic lawmaker called on Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to step down Tuesday over sexual misconduct allegations hours after Conyers’ former deputy chief of staff detailed three occasions when he made unwanted advances toward her. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said in a statement that while she had looked up to Conyers for decades, “I believe these women, I see the pattern and there is only one conclusion – Mr. Conyers must resign.” Jayapal joined Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., as the only two lawmakers who have said Conyers should resign from Congress. In a statement of her...

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Benghazi suspect convicted on four lesser counts, does not face death penalty

FOX NEWS A federal jury found Ahmed Abu Khattala guilty on just four of 18 charges related to the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, precluding him from facing the death penalty. Khattala was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, one count of maliciously destroying U.S. property and placing lives in danger, and one count of using and carrying a semiautomatic weapon during the attack. He faces up to 60 years in prison if given the maximum sentence on all counts. The verdict brought an end to a trial...

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Michael Flynn lawyers cut ties with Trump legal team, reports say

FOX NEWS FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, tne-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC that is advising private equity firms, according to one of his brothers, who says Flynn is “moving on with his life.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Attorneys for former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn have informed President Donald Trump’s legal team that they can no longer discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s...

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Jeff Flake: GOP is ‘toast’ if it becomes party of Trump, Moore

FOX NEWS Sen. Jeff Flake said last month he would not seek re-election to the Senate in 2018.  (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas) Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., was caught on a hot mic Friday telling a Republican mayor that “if we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast.” Flake made the comment to Mesa, Ariz. Mayor John Giles following a town hall event at which Giles had asked Flake about the possibility of running for president in 2020. “Can we start the presidential campaign today?” Giles asked Flake during the event, to scattered laughter from the audience....

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake won’t seek re-election in 2018

FOX NEWS Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., often seen as a critic of President Trump, said Tuesday he won’t seek re-election in 2018. In a statement to the Arizona Republic, Flake said he had become convinced that “there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party.” Flake was up for re-election next year and faced a stiff primary challenge from Kelli Ward, who is backed by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. “This spell will pass, but not by next year,” Flake told the Republic. Flake has...

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