Trump would carry secret records in his jacket pocket, risking them being seen by staffers without clearance, former press secretary says

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham with then-President Donald Trump in August 2019. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Stephanie Grisham said she often saw former President Donald Trump "mishandle" secret records. Classified documents are meant to be rigorously guarded, with secure rooms and safes. Grisham said Trump was unconcerned by those rules and risks people […]

Scott Pruitt had staffers book hotels on their personal credit cards and then never paid them back

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt reportedly asked his assistants to pay for his hotel reservations on their personal credit cards, and then refused to pay them back.  In one case, Pruitt failed to reimburse his 26-year-old former scheduling director for a $ 600 hotel reservation she made for Pruitt’s family vacation.  Pruitt […]

Trump reportedly made White House staffers sign NDAs that last beyond his presidency

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Senior White House staffers were pressured to sign nondisclosure agreements, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. One draft NDA viewed by The Post said violators could face $ 10 million penalties. The NDAs also applied to “all times” after President Donald Trump’s term in office. President Donald Trump required senior White House […]

The mood inside the White House is the worst it’s ever been, with staffers calling it ‘the most toxic working environment on the planet’

AP White House staffers are growing anxious and complained that working in the West Wing has become “toxic.” Concerns have grown after officials were seen being escorted out of the building. The recent wave of resignations and firings of White House officials have also done little to calm the mood. The White House is being […]

Several Trump administration staffers are vying for Hope Hicks’ job, but some see her as ‘irreplaceable’

Pool/Getty Images Multiple people inside the White House are vying to take over for Hope Hicks as communications director, while chief of staff John Kelly seeks potential candidates on the outside. The role is seen as particularly challenging because of President Donald Trump’s tendency to overstep is own advisers and throw rhetorical curveballs that frequently […]

'Convenient accident': Twitter reacts after FBI 'lost texts' between Russia investigation staffers

Reactions are rolling in after the FBI reportedly lost five months of text messages between staffers who worked on probes into Hillary Clinton’s emails and alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign. News of the reportedly ‘lost emails’ broke after Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, wrote in a […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Here’s What TPG Staffers Want Most

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Trump told his staffers to portray him as ‘crazy’ to get more out of negotiations with South Korea

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Donald Trump reportedly instructed his staff to portray him as “crazy” to get more out of trade negotiations with South Korea. Trump gave the advice to his top trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, during an Oval Office meeting with top officials in September, according to an Axios report on Sunday that cited people familiar with the conversation. The group was discussing […]