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Trump’s Head Will Explode As His Own Director Defies Him And Praises The FBI’s Integrity

When Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) asked FBI Director Christopher Wray about the attacks on his bureau, Wray responded by breaking with Trump and praising the integrity of the FBI. Video: Trump's FBI Director defies Trump and praises the integrity of the FBI. https://t.co/v7f4aa3qlN pic.twitter.com/0sG1L73sdg — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 13, 2018 Wray said, “I […]

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Trump praises former staffer accused of domestic abuse: ‘He says he’s innocent’

President Donald Trump commented publicly for the first time Friday on a White House staffer who resigned this week after allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives became public. The president had only positive things to say about Rob Porter, his former staff secretary, with any concern reserved for Porter’s well being.

“We hope he has a wonderful career and he will have a great career ahead of him,” Trump told reporters. “But it was very sad when we heard about it and certainly he’s also very sad now. He also, as you probably know, says he’s innocent and you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent.”

Trump’s remarks exacerbate the White House’s embarrassing handling of the serious allegations against Porter. While senior White House officials have known about the domestic abuse allegations for several months, the public only became aware this week, when the Daily Mail first reported on them.

Porter’s second wife, Jennifer Willoughby, told the Mail that Porter was verbally abusive and pulled her naked out of the shower after a fight. After Porter allegedly punched a glass door in their home, Willoughby obtained a temporary protective order against him. Porter’s first wife, Colbie Holderness, then told the Mail that Porter kicked her, choked her, and punched her in the face on their honeymoon. Holderness provided photos of her injuries to the media.

Willoughby and Holderness told CNN this week that a girlfriend of Porter’s also reached out to them for advice about how to deal with Porter’s “repeated abuse.” Porter has denied the allegations.

As information continues to come out regarding who knew what, and when, it’s clear several top Trump administration officials were aware of Porter’s history and protected him. Chief of Staff John Kelly knew about the allegations and the fact that those allegations were delaying Porter’s security clearance last fall, the Washington Post reported Thursday night, “but Kelly handed Porter more responsibilities to control the flow of information to the president.” White House Counsel Donald McGahn learned one year ago that Porter’s ex-wives “were prepared to make damaging accusations about him” — he was told four times, in fact — but kept Porter in a highly influential role regardless, the Post reported.

Kelly defended Porter this week, reportedly telling him to “stay and fight,” rather than resign.

In an interview airing Friday night, NBC’s Lester Holt asked Vice President Mike Pence about Kelly’s failure to act on the allegations against Porter. “There is no tolerance in this White House, and no place in America, for domestic abuse,” Pence said, adding that he’d look into the matter when he returns from Asia.

The way the White House seems to have worked to protect and defend an alleged abuser — and the president’s utter lack of concern for the alleged victims — comes as little surprise. At least 21 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, according to a HuffPost list. Trump has repeatedly denied the accusations and he and his administration have worked to smear the alleged victims; Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed last fall that the official White House position is that all of the women are liars.


Grade A suck-up Mike Pence praises Trump's military parade, condemns North Korea's

Mike Pence proved on Friday that he can suck up to Donald Trump from anywhere in the world and at any cost to logic. Speaking to reporters in South Korea, where he was attending the Olympics opening ceremonies, Pence simultaneously praised Trump’s desire for a big military parade and attacked a North Korean military parade:

“I think any opportunity we have to celebrate the men and women of the armed forces of the United States is a great day,” Pence said, supporting Trump’s request to plan a military parade. “I heartily support the president’s call to celebrate our military.”

But Pence continued, calling the North Korean parade “an ongoing provocation.”

“Make no mistake about it, what we witnessed in Pyongyang, and we witnessed again yesterday, on the eve of the Olympics — what [South Korean] President Moon [Jae-in] said last night, he hopes will be an Olympics of peace — was once again an effort on the part of the regime in Pyongyang to display their ballistic missiles, to display a military that continues to make menacing threats across the region and across the wider world.

Provocation, he said?

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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018

Right, Donald Trump would never ever use military displays as a provocation.

Pence criticizes North Korea for throwing military parade, praises Trump for doing the same

Days after the White House unveiled plans to stage a military parade in the nation’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence blasted North Korea for doing the same.

North Korean leaders staged a large showing in the capital city of Pyongyang on Thursday, one day prior to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, displaying several new short range and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that officials test-launched late last year. The parade was held to mark the military’s 70th anniversary and was broadcast by North Korean state media.

Speaking with reporters on Friday, Pence, who is in South Korea to lead the U.S. delegation, called the parade “an ongoing provocation.”

“What we witnessed in Pyongyang, and what we witnessed again yesterday on the eve of the Olympics — what [South Korean President Moon Jae-in] said last night he hopes would be an Olympics of peace — was once again an effort on the part of the regime in Pyongyang to display their ballistic missiles, to display a military that continues to make menacing threats across the region and across the wider world,” he said.

However, when confronted with the fact that the White House had itself confirmed plans for a similar military display this week, Pence dodged.

“I think any opportunity we have to celebrate the men and women of the armed forces of the United States is a great day,” he said. “I heartily support the president’s call to celebrate our military.”

Pence then hearkened back to President Trump’s visit to Paris, France last year, for the country’s national day celebration. The city hosts an annual Bastille Day military parade, steeped in tradition and, as the Washington Post pointed out, “deeply rooted in the country’s history and values.”

“I think in the United States of America, just as in France — where the president was impressed on Bastille Day — we can celebrate our troops, not in any way ever be associated with the provocations of the North,” he said.

The Washington Post first reported the White House’s plans for a military parade on Tuesday, citing several anonymous military officials familiar with the matter.

“The marching orders were: ‘I want a parade like the one in France,’” one source said. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

The source added that the parade was still in the planning stages. “Right now, there’s really no meat on the bones,” they said.

Shortly after the Post published its report, the White House and Pentagon both confirmed the claims.

“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated.

A Defense Department spokesman later explained that it would release more details once plans had been solidified. “We are aware of the request and are in the process of determining specific details. We will share more information throughout the planning process,” they said.

Trump has long expressed a desire for a military parade like that of North Korea and other totalitarian regimes throughout history. In an interview with the Post’s Karen Tumulty shortly before taking office last January, Trump explained that he planned to follow through on his campaign promise to “Make America Great Again” by holding military parades in the streets of Washington, D.C.

“Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country. And we’re going to show the people as we build up our military, we’re going to display our military,” he said. “That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades. I mean, we’re going to be showing our military.”

However, the president’s recent plans for a showy parade honoring the military have gone over poorly, both among the public and within the military itself.

“A military parade is third world bullshit. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation,” former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill tweeted on Thursday. O’Neill was a member of the team that took out Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011 and claims to have been the one who fired the kill shot.

A Military Times poll published on Thursday also showed that nearly 90 percent of readers believed the parade was unnecessary.

According to the outlet, readers were asked, “Should there be a parade showcasing troops and military equipment in Washington, D.C.?” Eighty-nine percent of those polled — a vast majority — answered, “No, It’s a waste of money and troops are too busy.” The remaining 11 percent responded, “Yes, it’s a great opportunity to show off U.S. military might.”


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Hailey Baldwin Praises Pal Kylie Jenner as 'Being 20 & Welcoming a Child Is Not an Easy Thing'

Hailey Baldwin has nothing but love and praise for her good friend Kylie Jenner after the reality star welcomed her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott.

Baldwin, 21, congratulated the new mother at the amfAR Gala in New York City on Wednesday night, telling E! News that she is so proud of her friend and “can’t wait” to meet Stormi Webster.

“I’m super excited for her,” the model said of Jenner. “I think that she’s so awesome for doing this the way that she’s done it. I think it was a really mature way for her to have handled this whole thing being 20 and welcoming a child into the world is not an easy thing for anybody, so I mean she’s going to be the best mom ever.”

Baldwin also said Jenner was a “very nurturing type of person.”

The beauty mogul revealed the full name of her daughter on Tuesday in a sweet Instagram post of the proud mom’s thumb held in Stormi’s tiny hand.

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Jenner announced her first child’s birth with a social-media post and accompanying video montage on Feb. 4, writing on Instagram, “I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world.”

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She added, “I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.”

A source recently told PEOPLE that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star loves being a mom and is “still over the moon” about it.

“All she talks about is her baby girl,” the source said. “She is surrounded by her and Travis’ family. Everyone is pitching in and helping Kylie so she can do things like shower. But all she wants to do is hold her baby.”