Empowered by a new chief of staff and goosed by a president angry over a lack of progress, National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is sweeping out some of the White House’s most fervent ideologues and Trump loyalists. But McMaster has to move fast, senior administration officials tell The Daily Beast. The hardline nationalists at the core of Trump’s political base have declared war on the president’s top national security aide, and his own role is by no means secure. “The president hasn’t liked the plans he’s been presented on Iran, Afghanistan, or ISIS,” one of the officials told The Daily Beast. “The process hasn’t worked like it should,” to produce the innovative plans President Donald Trump tasked his team with crafting—plans that look different from what the Obama administration, or even the Bush administration, tried before. So McMaster has been removing anyone on his team who either obstructed his own … [Read more...] about McMaster Goes to War—Against His White House Enemies
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Ronald C. Green, shareholder in the Houston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Development Board. HOUSTON (PRWEB) November 15, 2019 Ronald C. Green, shareholder in the Houston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Development Board. The UTHealth Development Board consists of over 160 community leaders who have committed to advancing the mission and vision of the institution by increasing public awareness and philanthropic support. As a board member, Green will help support this cause and share his knowledge to further guide health care professionals and advance research. Green will also work to identify and secure philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations and to strengthen the organization’s relationship within the community. “The UTHealth … [Read more...] about Greenberg Traurig’s Ronald Green Appointed to UTHealth Development Board
Erik Prince—the notorious former head of Blackwater, a military contracting firm blamed for the killing of Iraqi civilians—is all aboard the Trump Train. He’s done several interviews on Breitbart News’ SiriusXM show over the past few months boosting the candidate, and newly released FEC filings from a pro-Trump super PAC show he made a generous contribution to their efforts. According to the Wall Street Journal, that PAC is helmed by Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of reclusive hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer. The September filings for the Make America Number 1 PAC, filed with the FEC on Oct, 20, disclose that one Erik Dean Prince of Middleburg, Va. gave $100,000 to the group on Sept. 21 of this year. Frontier Services Group, a security contracting company whose board he chairs, didn’t respond to a request for comment on Prince, who the Washington Post notes is a part-time Middleburg resident. And it’s technically possible there are two Erik Dean … [Read more...] about Blackwater Founder Erik Prince, Who Got Rich Off Of Iraq, Now Backs ‘Anti-War’ Donald Trump
An internal White House enemies list of alleged Obama loyalists to be fired early in the Trump administration is a key H. R. McMaster and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, two senior administration officials tell The Daily Beast. Team Trump never acted on the list, the officials said, and now those employees have finished their tenure at the National Security Council and returned to their home agencies. But fallout over the list—and questions about loyalty to Bannon versus McMaster—led the three-star general to fire two of his top aides, an act that’s landed McMaster in the firing line of Bannon’s alt-right media allies and Russian troll bots, both calling for his ouster. It’s the kind of personality Multiple administration sources confirmed to The Daily Beast that these “chats” between Bannon and Harvey and Cohen Watnick vexed Trump’s national security adviser, and contributed to McMaster’s desire to “finally make … [Read more...] about White House ‘Enemies List’ Drove McMaster-Bannon Feud
PARIS - Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate in cities and towns across France on Saturday on the anniversary of the "yellow vest" movement - the impromptu, amorphous uprising against social inequality that caught France off-guard and startled observers worldwide. The movement's shifting cast of representatives insists that the weekly demonstrations that began on Nov. 17, 2018, have continued without interruption. But, even if there is large turnout this weekend, and even if some small gatherings have met with some consistency, the movement has largely dispersed, and its momentum has flagged. Still, a year later, the conversation - or shouting match - that the yellow vests started has continued. And social inequality has emerged as the central domestic policy issue of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, whether or not he acknowledges it. Initially launched in response to a proposed hike in fuel taxes, the yellow vest movement took its name from the high-visibility jackets … [Read more...] about ‘Yellow vest’ anniversary: What happened to the movement that shook France?