FROM Hadas Gold
Sean Spicer resigns amid White House press shake-up White House press secretary Sean Spicer is out. He'd been keeping a low-level profile recently — with his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders handling many news briefings. But now he's officially handed in his resignation. This ends what's been at times a bumpy relationship between Spicer and the Washington press corps. Exactly six months ago today Spicer was chastising the press for their coverage of President Trump's inauguration. Guest host Chery Glaser talks with Hadas Gold, media reporter for Politico , about Spicer's departure and what it could mean for the Trump Administration and the press.
How the Comey hearing played on different media outlets The cable networks were all airing James Comey’s hearing live, but they built completely different narratives about the Comey-Russia story. One exonerates the president, while the other sees him as a liar who obstructed justice.
Trump meets with the New York Times and blasts the media As we go to air, Donald Trump is meeting with reporters and staff at the New York Times . Yesterday, an off-the-record meeting with TV anchors and executives featured Trump blasting them as "unfair, lying and biased." Hadas Gold, media reporter for Politico , has more on both meetings.
Does Steve Bannon believe the news he published? Incoming White House chief strategist, Stephen Bannon headed Breitbart News before running Donald Trump’s campaign. Critics call him racist, sexist and anti-semitic -- based on stories and headlines he published there. Others say he’s a provocateur or a populist.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.