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January 17, 2019 | Via Washington Post

Georgia Man Charged with Plotting to Attack the White House

A Georgia man was charged Wednesday with plotting a terrorist attack on the White House, after he allegedly told an undercover FBI agent he “wanted to do as much damage as possible” and hoped to be a martyr, according to court papers. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, is accused of attempting to damage or destroy the White House by means of fire or an explosive, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Atlanta. The court papers said the FBI began investigating Taheb in March, when an unidentified citizen told law enforcement officials that he had “become radicalized.”

December 24, 2018 | Via CNN

Trump Announces Mattis’ Early Replacement

President Trump announced on Sunday that he will replace James Mattis as Defense Secretary at the beginning of 2019 two months earlier than planned. Trump announced that Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will take Mattis’ place. The replacement comes after Mattis announced his resignation on Thursday saying his views were not aligned with Trump’s.

December 21, 2018 | Via Fox News

Defense Secretary Mattis Resigns Amid Syria Troop Withdrawal

Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned on Thursday after President Trump’s sudden withdrawal of US troops from Syria. Mattis wrote a resignation letter advising Trump to replace him with someone ‘whose views are better aligned with yours.’ Mattis will close out a 2-year working relationship with Trump remaining in his position until February 28, 2019.

December 11, 2018 | Via Business Insider

Search for New Chief of Staff Continues

With John Kelly leaving his post by the end of the year President Trump said he will make a decision ‘soon’ on a new chief of staff. Nick Ayers the leading candidate to replace Kelly announced on Sunday that he will not take the position. Ayers and Trump were reportedly unable to agree on terms.

November 20, 2018 | Via USA Today

Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email for Government Business

A White House review of Ivanka Trump’s emails revealed that she used a personal account to send ‘hundreds’ of messages discussing government business in 2017. The Presidential Records Act requires all official White House records and communications to be preserved. The spokesman for Trump’s ethics counsel claimed her emails never contained classified information.

November 14, 2018 | Via BBC

CNN Sues Trump Administration Over Press Credentials

CNN filed a lawsuit against the White House following the suspension of CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials. The White House stripped Acosta of his ‘hard pass’ which allowed entry to White House events without daily access permission. CNN claims the move violates the network’s and Acosta’s constitutional rights.

November 8, 2018 | Via CBS News

Trump Pushes Out Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired on Wednesday by President Trump. Trump announced that Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will step in as the acting attorney general. Sessions sent a formal resignation letter to President Trump, saying ‘at your request, I am submitting my resignation.’ Whitaker will likely take charge of the Russian investigation.

October 12, 2018 | Via CBS News

Trump Plans Sessions’ Replacement and Meets with Kanye West

President Trump believes Jeff Sessions will leave his post as attorney general at the end of the year and has five possible replacements in mind. Tensions have existed between Trump and Sessions since the Russian election meddling investigation began. Rapper Kanye West met President Trump on Thursday, saying the president is on a ‘hero’s journey.’

October 10, 2018 | Via CNN

Haley Resigns as US Ambassador to UN

After nearly two years in the post, Nikki Haley announced her resignation from her position as US ambassador to the UN. Haley did not provide an explanation for her departure. President Trump appeared alongside Haley during her announcement and said she did ‘an incredible job.’ Trump said a replacement will be named within three weeks.

October 9, 2018 | Via NBC News

President Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh and Has No Firing Plans

President Trump apologized to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for ‘the terrible pain and suffering’ he and his family were ‘forced to endure’ throughout his confirmation process as a result of sexual assault allegations against him. President Trump said he does not plan to fire deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein who reportedly secretly recorded Trump.

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