Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Trump pick for National Security Advisor draws praise

8:31 pm Feb. 20, 2017

A week after one of his closest aides was forced out of the job of National Security Advisor, President Trump filled that post by selecting Army Lt. General H.R. McMaster, as the choice drew praise from both sides of the political aisle.

“I give President Trump great credit for this decision, as well as his national security cabinet choices,” said said Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who has been a frequent critic


Senate silence speaks volumes about Russia probe

8:04 pm Feb. 18, 2017

A surprise meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday with the FBI Director yielded an unusual reaction from Senators, as normally chatty lawmakers said next to nothing about their closed door meeting, raising eyebrows about that discussion and the panel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Usually, the appearance of someone as senior as FBI Director James Comey would have been on the schedule and known about it


2020 campaign begins with Trump rally in Florida

7:30 am Feb. 18, 2017

The announcement of President Trump’s visit to Melbourne, Florida today didn’t come from the White House. What rolled into my email inbox this week was from “Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.,” the


Trump frustrates supporters with inaction on immigration “Dreamers”

4:43 pm Feb. 17, 2017

In the face of widespread calls from Republicans to end a special Obama Administration plan that allowed certain younger illegal immigrants to avoid being deported, President Donald Trump signaled again this week that he is not yet ready to simply shut down the “DACA” program, disappointing some of his supporters, but drawing hopeful expressions of support from lawmakers in both parties.

“We’re going to show great heart,” the President said at