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White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigns

WASHINGTON: White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a brief, turbulent tenure that gained global notoriety, after President Donald Trump named adviser and Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his top communications official. A White House official said Spicer, 45, had resigned. Spicer's departure reflected turmoil within Trump's legal and communication teams amid a widening investigation into possible ties between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, a problem undermining the White…

White House bars some news organisations from briefing

WASHINGTON: The White House excluded several major U.S. news organisations, including some it has criticised, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were not allowed into the session in the office of press secretary Sean Spicer. Spicer's off-camera briefing, or "gaggle," replaced the usual televised daily news briefing in the White House briefing room. He did not say why those particular news…

Dissident US diplomats defy Trump on travel ban

WASHINGTON: A group of US diplomats declared their opposition to President Donald Trump's travel ban Tuesday, despite the White House warning that they should get behind his agenda or resign. A large group of diplomats from posts around the world submitted a "dissent memo" through an official State Department channel, a spokeswoman confirmed. When it was reported on Monday that such a memo was being prepared, Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer issued an extraordinary warning that the officials "should either get with the…

Did White House press secretary accidentally tweet his own ‘password’?

WASHINGTON: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is apparently going through ‘hate-hate’ relationship with the media for calling work of reporters ‘shameful’ in his recent remarks. And since then Spicer is under the radar of mediamen. Earlier on Thursday (Jan 26), Sean Spicer posted on his Twitter ‘n9y25ah7’ – which looks an awful lot like a password. Of course it could be a garbled pocket tweet, but it’s not exactly filling anyone with confidence. And the tweet ensued mixed response from the users, with some of…

US will ‘act in kind’ if other countries increase nuke capacity: Trump spokesman

WASHINGTON: The United States under Donald Trump's presidency will not allow other countries to increase their nuclear capability without responding in kind, a spokesman for the president-elect said on Friday. "There are countries around the globe right now that are talking about increasing their nuclear capacity," Sean Spicer, the incoming White House press secretary, told CNN. "And the United States is not going to sit back and allow that to happen without acting in kind," he said, when pressed to explain a Trump…