Indian-American Raj Shah makes White House press briefing debut
Feb 10, 2018, 05:59
Shah held his first press briefing following the resignation of White Housestaff secretaryRob Porter over domestic abuse allegations, USA media reported. Willoughby also said Porter was verbally abusive. His daughter Ivanka Trump, serving as a White House senior adviser, was also deeply disturbed by the allegations, particularly by photographs of the alleged abuse, the sources said. "I went back and forth with him for an hour or so about what language I would be comfortable with, and ultimately, the language he asked I wasn't comfortable with".
The episode is a staffing embarrassment for Trump and could threaten Kelly's standing in the White House, some say.
Trump's top aides, including Chief of Staff John Kelly, knew about the situation but the White House didn't take action to remove him from the position, the CNN reported.
Kelly has written a letter to White House employees seeking to allay their concerns. White House spokesman Raj Shah admitted Thursday that the administration "could have done better" in responding to the accusations about Porter's past behavior. "We understand the shock, pain and confusion that these allegations have caused in our workplace".
Willoughby said Porter asked her to say she had taken some "liberties with that therapeutic post", but, she said, "when I thought about it, I didn't".
"He was saddened for all of the individuals involved", Shah said. And yet Porter kept rising in the White House. He was bombarded by questions on the White House advisor's sudden exit, the USA media reported.
"In this and many, many other areas, it appears that the Oversight Committee has constructed a wall around the White House in order to prevent any credible oversight whatsoever", he wrote. That doesn't change how serious and disturbing these allegations are. Hicks helped draft some of the early White House responses to the allegations against Porter.
Porter served as a clearinghouse for paperwork moving in or out of the Oval Office. Few aides enjoyed greater access to the Oval Office, or spent more time in the president's company. It also raises the question of who else in the White House knew, including the president himself.
Trump didn't mention Porter when he gathered with lawmakers, members of the military and former Vice President Dick Cheney at the White House on Tuesday evening to watch the movie 12 Strong.
At any rate, the president is reportedly unhappy with the way the White House has handled the Porter story.
Kelly planned to fire those who were denied security clearances, but had not yet done so, according to Politico. Porter had an interim clearance, which means he can travel with the president on Air Force One and present him with classified documents.
But South Korea has been flexible with these rules as it accommodates the North Koreans to the Pyeongchang Games. Now South Korean officials are debating if they can even fuel the ship for the North Koreans .
That process involved two International Olympic Committee panels assessing hundreds of Russians athletes for suspicions of doping. Olympic life bans for those 11 were reduced by CAS to a simple expulsion from the Pyeongchang Games, which open February 9.
But he said he and the other Fed officials will "remain vigilant and we are prepared to respond to evolving risks". Economists widely expect the Fed to hike interest rates three times this year, with the first coming in March.
This makes it 45% more expensive than the Falcon 9, a rocket that has been traditionally used by SpaceX for most of its missions. Described as the world's most powerful rocket built to date, the Falcon Heavy stands at 229 feet and measures 40 feet wide.
Salah's electric pace has frightened Premier League defenders this season, even the most seasoned of pros have been put to shame. Salah is only 25, and has become the main man under Jurgen Klopp following Philippe Coutinho's £142m move to Barcelona .
Frazier hit 27 home runs previous year , while driving in 76 RBI between the White Sox and Yankees with an OBP of.344. His thumbs-down celebration-adapted from the reaction of a New York Mets fan-became a staple for Yankees players.
He also worked for USA Gymnastics. "Good to see officials in MI taking steps with an investigation led by special prosecutor". Michigan State University Athletic Director Mark Hollis has resigned in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.
We, too, are in disbelief and even more so that these alleged actions may have been taken by those whom we called brothers . Zeta Beta Tau have also said it is planning to host educational programs on healthy relationships.
Yet Mahrez has been left hurt by his club's refusal to sell to City, with whom he would have likely won a second league title. In the English top-flight, Coutinho has scored 41 goals in 152 appearances, good for a goal every 3.7 games.
Crude oil prices seeped into negative territory early Wednesday amid expectations of a build in USA crude oil inventories. As a result, the slowdown in US exports could create an additional factor sup-porting fuel prices in the short term.
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'Glee' actor Mark Salling found dead at 35
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Jaitley to table Economic Survey, triple talaq bill in focus
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