David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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President Trump on Friday tweeted that he has named Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff. Mulvaney serves as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley was not impressed by Michael Cohen’s lengthy and, at times, emotional interview with “Good Morning America” Friday.

“Look, quite frankly for the media to give credence to a convicted criminal who has lied on multiple occasions, and self-admitted doing just that, is laughable. The President has maintained and has said many times he has never instructed Michael Cohen to do anything illegal and we stand by that,” Gidley told Fox News.


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