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Friday, February 9, 2018
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1/ The Justice Department's No. 3 official resigned.
2/ Top White House officials knew about the allegations of Rob Porter's verbal and physical abuse for months.
3/ Trump is frustrated with Hope Hicks' role in the Porter scandal and is placing much of the blame on John Kelly.
4/ Meanwhile, Trump said the allegations of domestic abuse are "very sad," but that he wishes Rob Porter "well" because "he did a very good job while he was in the White House.
5/ Trump has recently asked advisers what they think of Mick Mulvaney as a possible replacement for John Kelly as chief of staff.
6/ Trump doesn't read the President's Daily Brief, which outlines the most important information collected by U.S. intelligence agencies from around the world.
7/ The government shut down for five hours last night, the second shutdown in three weeks.
The FBI was monitoring Carter Page when he spoke to Steve Bannon about Russia in January 2017.
Dozens of White House employees still don't have permanent security clearance.
Tim Kaine wants Trump to release a secret memo outlining his interpretation of his legal authority to wage war.
Trump said the White House would release a letter regarding the possible release of the Democrat's memo.
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