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Donald Trump promises mystery press conference — after bailing on last one

  • On Tuesday evening, Trump teased a “general news conference” to be held on Jan. 11 in New York.
  • Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed in an email to Mic that the president-elect’s team did “anticipate” a discussion of how the president-elect would remove himself from his international business empire as one topic that might be raised at the conference. Read more

Omarosa, former ‘Apprentice’ star, reportedly joining Donald Trump administration

  • Former The Apprentice star Omarosa Manigualt is set to join Trump’s administration, the Associated Press reported.
  • According to the AP, Manigault, who worked as director of African-American outreach during Trump’s campaign, will have a job involving public engagement. Read more

Donald Trump trusts Julian Assange over his own US intelligence officers

  • In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump repeated the claim Assange made to Fox News that it was not the Russians who gave him the hacked emails of John Podesta.
  • Members of Trump’s own party called Trump out for taking Assange’s side over the U.S. intelligence community.
  • U.S. intelligence officials have roundly concluded that Russia was behind the hack. Read more