President Donald Trump and some of his friends are growing frustrated by the restrictions and discipline imposed by new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, prompting some Trump loyalists to nickname him "the church lady," The Washington Post reported on Aug. 31.
U.S. Navy/Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl
Allies of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon intensified their battle against national security adviser H.R. McMaster this week as McMaster began asserting more control over the National Security Council and fired officials appointed by his immediate predecessor, Michael Flynn.
Anything happening recently on the military and diplomatic front? Funny you should ask. It’s been a week, let’s put it that way. It seems the road to Armageddon is paved with tweets. Time to roll up our sleeves and try to make sense of it.
White House officials leaking inside information is nothing new. They do it to push certain policies, to spin reporters, to sway public opinion, and sometimes just to gossip. Such off-the-record conversations happen every day — hence all the “senior government officials” quoted in news articles — and as often as not, the quotes come from the very top.