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How Trump’s paranoid White House sees ‘deep state’ enemies on all sides

An extraordinary memo by a former national security official contains a list of Donald Trump’s perceived enemies within, offering an insight into paranoia gripping the White House. The author, Rich Higgins, was ousted last month by the national security adviser, HR McMaster. But the president reportedly saw the memo when it was passed to him […]

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Steve Bannon: Trump is ‘maniacally focused’ on executing promises

Steve Bannon, the man seen as the power behind Donald Trump’s throne, has declared that the president will take the US back from a “corporatist, globalist media” that opposes his brand of economic nationalism. Trump is “maniacally focused” on fulfilling his campaign pledges, Bannon warned, predicting a daily fight against the media he has branded […]

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Donald Trump transition team in disarray after key adviser ‘purged’

Donald Trump’s transition to the White House appeared to be in disarray on Tuesday after the abrupt departure of a top national security adviser and amid continuing questions over the role of his three children and son-in-law. Former Republican congressman Mike Rogers stepped down from the president-elect’s transition team without explanation, but one report attributed […]