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Anthony Scaramucci out of White House job as John Kelly takes charge

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Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job – and just hours after former Gen. John Kelly took over as President Donald Trump‘s new chief of staff.

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Sarah Sanders replaces Sean Spicer as press secretary

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The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff (all times local): 2:45 p.m. New York financier Anthony Scaramucci has been formally named White House communications director and Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been promoted to press secretary in the Trump White House’s latest shakeup.

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Sean Spicer out as WH press secretary; seeking ‘less public’ role, replacement

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer is seeking to take on a more strategic role that would give him a limited presence in the daily press briefings that have made him a prominent face of the Trump administration. A senior administration official and three people familiar with the potential changes said Monday that Spicer has discussed taking a more senior communications role at the White House. The three people said he has reached out to possible successors at the podium…

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Darryl Paulson: Will Donald Trump be dumped? — The 25th Amendment

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Each day seems to bring more trouble for President Donald Trump. He fired his National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after just three weeks in his position. Then came the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Numerous other individuals in his administration are supposedly on the chopping block, ranging from Press Secretary Sean Spicer to Chief-of-Staff Reince Priebus to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The FBI investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election discovered that at least five members of the…

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Does Donald Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won’t say

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Does he or doesn’t he? Believe in climate change, that is. You’d think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the landmark global accord aimed at combating global warming. But don’t bother asking at the White House. “I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion” with the president, responded Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday. “You should ask him that,” offered White House Counselor…

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No trial balloons: Donald Trump flips script with startling ideas

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Washington policymakers have a time-tested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. President Donald Trump has flipped that script. Big and startling ideas fly out of his mouth or from his Twitter feed. Then the rest of his administration scrambles to catch up — and to figure out when his statements signal…

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggests that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested Tuesday that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. Hitler killed Jews during the Holocaust using gas chambers at concentration camps. Spicer, comparing Hitler to Syria’s Bashar Assad, said Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” An April 4 chemical weapons attack in northern Syria left nearly 90 people dead, and the U.S. has blamed Assad. Turkey’s health minister said Tuesday that test results confirm sarin gas was used. Spicer later tried to…

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