The “must-run” piece aired on March 21 and featured Sebastian Gorka, the former adviser to President Donald Trump, lamenting the existence of a Deep State—a popular conspiracy theory among some circles that longtime career public servants in the government are working to subvert the U.S. government. Trump has repeatedly complained about such a mysterious rogue network.
The report accounts for total deaths in the five military operations since the war on terror began following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks through 10 a.m. EST Thursday. Over 17 years of combat, the U.S. has lost 6,929 soldiers. Including Department of Defense civilians killed overseas, that number grows to 6,950.
Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, as well as the rest of the White House aides working under highest interim clearances, have all been downgraded from Top Secret/SCI-level to Secret level, three sources with knowledge of the decision told Politico. “SCI-level” is an acronym for secret compartmentalized information. The administration staff was informed of the decision in a memo on Friday.
Dozens of employees have been working at the White House and handling sensitive information without permanent security-clearance, according to a new report. The staffers have been granted temporary approvals while the FBI completes the backlog of background checks, U.S. officials told The Washington Post.
In the spring of 2017, the newly elected president met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. During that meeting, one of the members mentioned to Trump that welfare reform would be detrimental to her constituents— adding, “Not all of whom are black,” according to NBC.