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Sean Spicer, mocked press secretary, wins laughs at Emmys

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:21 AM

Spicer, who resigned in July in one of the many shake-ups of Trump's White House, is the highlight of host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue which took a heavily political tone

EMMY LAUGHS. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks onstage during the 69th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Scaramucci out as Trump's new chief of staff takes reins

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:48 AM

Scaramucci s firing after John Kelly became White House chief of staff are the latest in a series of personal shifts that have made Trump s White House feel more like a soap opera than a presidential administration

Anthony Scaramucci speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington,  DC on July 21, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

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New White House communications boss deletes old tweets Trump would not love

Jul 23, 2017 - 4:14 PM

In 2012 tweets Scaramucci describes himself as for Gay Marriage against the death penalty and Pro Choice

WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF. Anthony Scaramucci was a senior financial adviser to President Trump before being hired as the new communications chief of the White House. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:14 AM

3rd UPDATE Sean Spicer quits after Trump named Anthony Scaramucci the new White House communications director a role Spicer had hoped to play

SPICER OUT. In this file photo, White House spokesman Sean Spicer arrives to speak at the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

May 20, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Senator Mark Warner of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hoping ex FBI director James Comey s testimony will answer questions President Donald Trump have dismissed

TESTIMONY. JAMES COMEY. Ex-FBI Director James Comey gestures as National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers looks on during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


FBI chief's firing highlights Trump media team chaos

May 14, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Critics of US President Donald Trump blame him for the mixed messaging

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the first daily press briefing of the Trump administration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, January 23, 2017.  Saul Loeb/AFP

Merkel spokesman denounces Hitler comparisons after Spicer reference

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:54 PM

Sean Spicer draws comparisons to Adolf Hitler s actions during the Holocaust and those being carried out now by President Bashar al Assad in Syria sparking outrage during Passover and calls for him to resign

SPICER GAFFE. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the first daily press briefing of the Trump administration at the White House in Washington, DC, January 23, 2017. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump spokesman apologizes for 'insensitive' Hitler reference

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Sean Spicer: Frankly I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive comment about the Holocaust and there is no comparison

In this file photo, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump to skip correspondents' dinner, a first in 36 years

Feb 26, 2017 - 2:47 PM

3rd UPDATE By boycotting the event Trump breaks a tradition that began in 1921 in which journalists invite the US president for a light hearted roast

An empty podium is seen as an off camera briefing is held with a small group of reporters and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer instead of the normal on camera briefing in the White House February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

White House restrictions on media trigger outcry

Feb 25, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED By restricting the access of certain media Donald Trump s White House takes things one step further triggering an outcry

BARRED. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in the Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump sends letter of thanks to China's Xi

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The note appears to be an effort to get on better footing after the US leader enraged China by suggesting US policy toward Taiwan might not remain unchanged

'CONSTRUCTIVE RELATIONSHIP.' US President Donald Trump thanks China President Xi Jinping in a letter. Xi file photo by Oliver Bunic/AFP; Trump file photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP

Trump seeks probe of debunked election fraud claim

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED No public evidence has emerged of large scale illegal voting in the November election and Trump and the White House have failed to substantiate the president s claim

PROBING THE VOTE. President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

White House warns China on trade, South China Sea

Jan 24, 2017 - 9:29 AM

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that President Trump is aware that US firms need access to China s large domestic market but that he is not prepared to accept that current arrangements continue

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the first daily press briefing of the Trump administration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, January 23, 2017.  Saul Loeb/AFP

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Trump, spokesman slam U.S. media over inaugural crowd coverage

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:47 AM

UPDATED Washington city authorities do not provide official crowd counts but TV footage clearly showed the gathering did not stretch all the way to the Washington Monument as Trump asserted

WITH THE SPIES. US President Donald Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on January 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump to CIA: 'I am with you 1,000%'

Jan 22, 2017 - 1:12 AM

UPDATED In his first full day in office Trump moves swiftly to confront simmering tensions left by US intelligence findings that Russia interfered in the US election to try to tip the outcome in Trump s favor

SUPPORT FOR CIA. US President Donald Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on January 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. will 'act in kind' if other countries increase nuke capacity – Trump spokesman

Dec 23, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer says the United States is not going to sit back as other countries are talking about increasing their nuclear capacity

'Trump Whisperer' Conway named White House counselor

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:16 PM

UPDATED Kellyanne Conway 49 the first woman campaign manager of either major political party to win a presidential general election says she is humbled and honored to be named to the position

In this file photo, Republican president-elect Donald Trump along with his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway acknowledge the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP