Scaramucci is out as White House Communications Director.
President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, a little more than a week after the former financier was named to the post, three White House officials said on Monday.
The change came at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly, who started Monday, the officials said. It was not clear whether he would take on a new role after leaving the communications job, nor was it immediately clear who would take over the position. More from Politico here.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos illegally delays Obama regulations now sued by Massachusetts and other 18 Democratic attorneys general!
The lawsuit, led by Massachusetts and joined by 18 other Democratic attorneys general, accuses Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of illegally delaying the regulations, which were finalized by the Obama administration and had been set to take effect on July 1.
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia filed suit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday over her delay of regulations meant to protect federal student loan borrowers defrauded by their schools.
The lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in D.C., led by Massachusetts and joined by 18 other Democratic attorneys general, accuses DeVos of illegally delaying the regulations aimed at predatory colleges, which were finalized by the Obama administration and had been set to take effect on July 1. More from Politico here.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blows up at head of the presidential personnel office while top Trump staffers look on. Read: he’s pissed!
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s frustrations with the White House have been building for months. Last Friday, they exploded.
The normally laconic Texan unloaded on Johnny DeStefano, the head of the presidential personnel office, for torpedoing proposed nominees to senior State Department posts and for questioning his judgment. More from Politico here.
Congressional Black Caucus calls out Omarosa Manigault for use of title “Honorable” in connection with Trump invitation.
“As requested by the president, we would like to schedule a follow-up meeting with the entire membership of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss issues pertinent to your members,” Manigault wrote in the invitation, obtained by POLITICO.
But multiple CBC members said they were put off that she signed the invitation as “the Honorable Omarosa Manigault,” saying she hasn’t earned that title nor has she helped raise the profile of CBC issues within the White House as promised. More from Politico here.
Trump’s DOJ switches sides and reverses course in Supreme Court labor case.
The case, NLRB v. Murphy Oil, addresses whether an employment contract that requires the employee to waive his or her right to bring a class-action lawsuit against the employer violates the National Labor Relations Act.
Last year, the Obama DOJ weighed in on the side of the National Labor Relations Board, which had ruled that such arbitration agreements violated federal labor law. Now DOJ will weigh in on the side of Murphy Oil, which argued that they do not. More from Politico here.
Trump fan base appears to be weakening with signs of Bannon departure.
Earlier this week, Vojvodic launched a Facebook group called, “The concerned support base of President Trump,” which quickly drew several dozen sign-ups. She also changed the banner on her Facebook page to a picture of Bannon accompanied by the declaration:
“Mr. President: I stand with Steve Bannon.”
“I’m not so infatuated with Trump that I can’t see the facts,” she said. “People’s belief, their trust in him, it’s declining.”
The swiftness and abruptness of Trump’s shift from bomb-throwing populist outsider to a more mainstream brand of Republican has taken the president’s stalwarts by surprise. More from Politico here.
The Bannon alt-right wing populists are rattled. Trump’s flip-flopping and intervening in Syria this week show signs the right is increasingly becoming alarmed. Now Trump has released a MOAB in Afghanistan and some can hardly contain themselves. What is a alt-right nationalist to do? Where can he possibly go?