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BETRAYAL: Trump’s Personal Assistant Resigns After Leaking to Fake News Media

A White House employee close to the President was leaking to the New York Times.

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The President’s personal assistant, Madeline Westerhout, has resigned after being exposed leaking sensitive information to the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman.

Westerhout apparently revealed information related to the President’s family life and White House operations to the mainstream media journalist, while speaking at a supposedly ‘off-the-record’ event with a cabal of legacy media operatives. She resigned abruptly on Thursday, and reports indicate she won’t be allowed to return to the White House.

Sources indicate that MSNBC journo Philip Rucker played a part in exposing Westerhout as a legacy media leaker within the Trump administration.

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Westerhout was one of the White House employees closest to the President, and her resignation/firing is yet another glaring example of troublesome staffing practices within the Trump administration.

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The former RNC employee was apparently known for a dislike of Donald Trump to the point that reports suggest she even cried on the night of the 2016 election, seemingly distraught that Trump-the Republican nominee- won in a historic upset victory.

The President was said to be suspicious of her commitment to his groundbreaking pro-American political platform, but she found a way to lock down an influential and impactful position within the administration regardless. Establishment sympathizers such as former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly were said to use Westerhout in order to stifle the President’s populist agenda, relying on her to block White House access for Trump supporters who actually supported the President’s agenda.

Some of Trump’s loyalists within the administration were pleased to hear of Westerhout’s exit, long suspecting that she didn’t actually support the President who she was working for.

Now that Westerhout has departed, hopefully the President will look to bring in a real Trump supporter as his personal assistant, a White House position with wide-ranging and influential access to the Commander-in-Chief himself.

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BEWARE: New ‘Conservative Economics’ Think Tank by National Review Hack is Another #NeverTrump Grift

Columnist Oren Cass has a history of opposing Trump and denigrating his supporters.

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Public policy analyst and conservative author Oren Cass announced today that he would be establishing American Compass, a thinktank with a focus on populist economics that is set to open in May.

“Delighted to announce the formation of American Compass, whose mission is to restore an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity,” Cass wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

While Cass may act like he wants to offer an “America First” vision for conservatism, his history of writings at National Review indicate that he is another Never Trumper attempting to reinvent himself in order to grift or co-opt the movement Trump is responsible for creating.

“Keeping any distance in the public mind between conservatism and Trumpism — not just checking his executive power, but continually repudiating his demagoguery and standing beside its targets — will require a Herculean effort in the coming years. Perhaps it will be impossible. But we should try, most importantly because it is the right thing to do,” Cass wrote in an article just days after Trump was elected President.

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“Conservatives cannot afford to have their long-standing agenda become indistinguishable from the noxious elements of Trumpism… But to be viable (or deserving of respect) in the long term, Republicans will have to sustain that coalition independent of the antidemocratic and intolerant aspects that Trump leveraged. Some will smirk that this is impossible and guts the core appeal of Trumpism, but if that’s true, then we’ll have to ensure its gutting anyway,” he added.

In a previous op/ed, Cass lauded Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) as the paragon of virtue while denigrating Trump’s brand of politics and insulting his fans.

“The real difference is that Romney held himself each day to the highest standards of decency and felt keenly the burdens of leadership, while Trump is an entertainer committed to delivering whatever irrational blather of insults, threats, and lies will earn the most retweets,” Cass wrote.

“The Trump phenomenon does not deserve elevation to the level of some reasonable response, needed movement, or well-earned comeuppance. It is best regarded as some combination of nihilistic joke and authoritarian fantasy,” he added.

In his latest screed laying out the philosophical basis for his new thinktank, Cass never mentions Trump, or even Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, even once. He instead name drops Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as the model for his brand of conservatism.

“The problems animating America’s resurgent populism are very real. They will be solved neither by the ideological alignments that governed us into the crisis nor by that populism itself, which has demonstrated no ability to formulate or implement a coherent response,” he wrote.

Cass’ new project will create a “coherent response” to mounting societal problems that fits neatly within the parameters of globalism and politics-as-usual. Similar to National Review editor Rich Lowry with his book “The Case for Nationalism,” Cass is another establishment Republican attempting to make himself relevant in a political landscape that has passed him by.

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