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Omarosa Secret Service Says We Gave Her the Electronic Boot

12/13/2017 4:21 PM PST
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Omarosa is officially persona non grata at 1600 Penn ... according to the Secret Service.

The agency confirms it deactivated Omarosa's pass which had granted her access to White House grounds. It's an odd announcement, considering President Trump and WH spokespeople have gone out of their way to say she wasn't fired.

Our sources tell us Omarosa's swift exit was prompted by a blow up during the White House holiday party Tuesday night. The Secret Service denies its agents physically removed her from the event. 

As we first reported he would, Trump tweeted a very brief -- 11 words strong -- but kind send-off Wednesday afternoon.

Like we said, it's just odd -- the Secret Service statement about her access definitely flies in the face of the White House saying Omarosa would stay on until Jan. 20.

Left hand, meet the right?

Anderson Cooper Blame My Assistant ... For Anti-Trump Tweet

12/13/2017 1:43 PM PST

CNN says it's gotten to the bottom of Anderson Cooper's Trump-bashing tweet ... and all signs point to a forgetful assistant.

The mystery was cleared up Wednesday when the network said the message was sent from Cooper's assistant in NYC, while Anderson was in D.C.

CNN says the assistant, who's been on the job for 10 years, left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym, and someone grabbed it and fired off the tweet. He's apparently the only other person besides Anderson with access to the account.

As we reported ... Anderson's verified Twitter account replied to Trump early Wednesday morning -- calling 45 a "tool!" and a "Pathetic loser."

Ted Cruz can relate ... those damn staffers do screw up sometimes

Omarosa Yeah, I'm Out ... But the Prez & I Are All Good!

12/13/2017 11:50 AM PST
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4:00 PM PT -- As expected, Trump issued a statement via Twitter wishing Omarosa well.

Omarosa and her old boss, Donald Trump, are NOT on the outs even though she's out of the White House -- 'cause they were still chummy Wednesday morning ... TMZ has learned.

A well-placed source at the White House tells us President Trump spoke with Omarosa on the phone Wednesday following her resignation/"firing," depending on who you talk to, from Tuesday night.

We're told O and DT spoke for about an hour, and the conversation was warm and cordial. Our source also tells us the Prez will be issuing a statement -- or probably (most definitely) a tweet -- wishing Omarosa well and saying she'll be missed.

We broke the story ... Omarosa and Trump butted heads over a number of issues in his first year as President, including his handling of Charlottesville, beefing with Rep. Wilson and Roy Moore ... not to mention feuding with Chief of Staff General Kelly over access to Trump.

Our source adds that it was, in fact, Omarosa's decision to leave -- like the White House said at first -- and explains Trump himself was not looking to fire her.

All's well that ends well for old pals, we suppose.

Omarosa Battled Trump & Gen. Kelly Prior to White House 'Firing'

12/13/2017 10:23 AM PST
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The White House is officially saying Omarosa quietly resigned, but multiple sources tell TMZ there was plenty of drama between her, Donald Trump and his Chief of Staff prior to her departure.

Sources close to Omarosa tell us she started thinking about resigning back in August after the Charlottesville riots, because she disagreed with Trump's handling of the crisis. We're told she took issue with Trump saying there were good people on both sides ... which, of course, included the neo-Nazis. 

Our sources in Omarosa's camp say she also didn't appreciate Trump beefing with Rep. Frederica Wilson, or bungling a call with an African-American Gold Star widow. We're told Trump's endorsement of Roy Moore was the last straw. 

Now, people in Omarosa's camp say she pulled the trigger on resigning Tuesday night. However, other White House sources tell us she was "fired" by Gen. John Kelly after she tried to get an audience with the Prez following Moore's loss.

Even our Omarosa sources admit she had frequently bumped heads with Kelly. We're told she talked to Trump every other day, and Kelly wasn't happy she had so much access.

Keaton Jones' Father White Supremacist Doing Time

12/13/2017 1:00 AM PST
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Social media pages belonging to Keaton Jones' estranged father are littered with white supremacy propaganda, although he hasn't posted in a while ... because he's locked up in a Tennessee jail.

The father's name is Shawn White and his Facebook features multiple memes with sayings like, "HOLY F*** I LOVE BEING WHITE," "Keep Calm and be White Pride,"  and "Aryan Pride."

The memes we found were all posted in 2014. There was also a selfie profile pic that shows Shawn shirtless with "PURE BREED" tatted on his chest ... and "WHITE PRIDE" on his stomach.

He also has neck ink that reads, "CWB" -- a common abbreviation for a gang called Crazy White Boy.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, White's been in Knox County Jail since May 2015. He's locked up on a probation violation related to a 2012 aggravated assault conviction, and scheduled to get out in 2018.

It's unclear what, if any, relationship Shawn has with Keaton. He last posted a pic with Keaton and his sister in January 2015. We didn't find any record of Shawn marrying Kimberly Jones and, obviously, Keaton has his mom's last name.

Shawn's white supremacy posts are interesting in light of Kimberly's confederate flag photos ... which she's downplayed as "ironic and funny."  

Holly Robinson Peete No Moore Means Dignity's Restored Thanks, Charles Barkley!!!

12/13/2017 7:23 AM PST
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Holly Robinson Peete declared a win for decency after accused pedophile Roy Moore was defeated in Alabama's special election -- and she's giving an NBA great an assist for the victory.

We got Holly at LAX Tuesday night and asked her about Democrat Doug Jones pulling off the stunning win and, for her, America was the real winner Tuesday night. 

Holly gave a special shout-out to Charles Barkley, who campaigned for Jones. She also told us why Moore was strolling down loser's lane long before the allegations he had encounters with teens when he was in his 30s.

Tim Allen Glad I Don't Live In 'Bama Both Candidates Sucked!

12/13/2017 7:54 AM PST

Tim Allen is a bigger fan of the dessert menu at Craig's than the two guys Alabama had to pick from for U.S. Senator.

We got Tim and his wife, Jane, along with Mary Hart and husband/producer Burt Sugarman leaving the WeHo hot spot Tuesday night right after Roy Moore's stunning defeat to Doug Jones.

When we asked about the results, Tim's answer was simple: the ice cream was good.

Tim has long been one of Hollywood's outspoken Republicans, but on this election night he didn't swing right. He also didn't swing left.

Omarosa I'm Outta Here!!! Quits White House Gig

12/13/2017 7:03 AM PST
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Omarosa's breaking up with Donald Trump -- she's quit her post ... according to the White House.

WH spokesman Sarah Sanders says Omarosa officially resigned on Tuesday to "pursue other opportunities." She had been serving as Trump's Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison -- but it had been a bumpy road.

The 'Apprentice' alum famously bumped heads with Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly. It's unclear what prompted her sudden departure, but interesting that it coincides with the Alabama Special Election.

Omarosa's resignation is not effective until Jan. 20 ... which means she'll get a full year under her belt.

Anderson Cooper It Wasn't Me!!! Hacker Slammed Trump

12/13/2017 6:49 AM PST
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Anderson Cooper called President Trump a "Pathetic loser" -- or so about 10 million people thought for an hour Wednesday morning.

The slam on 45 was tweeted from the CNN anchor's verified Twitter account in response to Trump tweeting he knew Roy Moore was going to lose all along. But what seemed like a great Twitter war in the making was not to be.

It was a hack ...according to Anderson.

He says, "just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account." Anderson says he hasn't posted anything in days, and he's trying to find out who's behind the hack.

See? Sometimes the Internet does disappoint.

Charles Barkley Praises Alabama for Roy Moore Defeat We're Not Just Rednecks!

12/13/2017 6:05 AM PST
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Charles Barkley is now a prime political commentator on CNN -- and after the election Tuesday night, he WENT OFF about how Alabama isn't just "rednecks" and "ignorant people."

Sir Chuck -- who's from Alabama (he played college ball at Auburn) -- had been campaigning hard for Doug Jones ... and after he took down Roy Moore last night, Barkley didn't hold back.

"You know, we've been stuck in a time warp for a long time," Charles said ... "This is just a great night for Alabama and for Doug Jones."

"Roy Moore was an embarrassment. Hey listen, if any other man had 8 women accusing him of sexual harassment ... talking about how he really enjoyed slavery ... he thinks people who are homosexuals should go to jail, they wouldn't have even been in this election."

Barkley says he's extremely proud of Alabama ... adding, "We got some amazing people here."

"Yeah, got some rednecks and a bunch of ignorant people ... but we got some amazing people here and they rose up today."

Roy Moore Loses Alabama Senate Election Against Doug Jones

12/12/2017 7:36 PM PST
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The contentious and highly publicized race for Alabama's vacant Senate seat is finally over ... and the victor is Doug Jones.

Roy Moore lost the special election for the seat left open by Jeff Sessions Tuesday night, to his Democratic opponent Jones, by a slim margin ... amidst the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

Moore and his campaign chairman appeared on stage shortly after Jones' acceptance speech to announce they'd continue to watch votes come in, hoping the margin of victory is less than .5% for Jones to trigger an automatic recount ... but that seems very unlikely.

As we reported ... Moore rode in horseback to cast his ballot Tuesday -- and the showmanship apparently didn't pay off. It's unclear if his spokesman's TV appearances had any effect.

President Trump weighed in on Moore's loss by seemingly taking the high road.

BLM's DeRay McKesson Sues Jeanine Pirro ... She Lied, Now I'm in Danger!!!

12/12/2017 6:03 PM PST
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6:15 PM PT -- A FOX News spokesperson tells TMZ ... “We informed Mr. McKesson's counsel that our commentary was fully protected under the First Amendment and the privilege for reports of judicial proceedings. We will defend this case vigorously.”DeRay McKesson -- one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement -- is suing FOX News personality Jeanine Pirro for saying he directed protesters to attack a police officer.

McKesson says Pirro was on "FOX & Friends" on September 28, discussing a lawsuit filed by the cop against BLM. According to the suit, Pirro made a series of outrageous and false statements about him.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, DeRay says Pirro blamed him for directing the violence, and added, "You've got a police officer who was injured, he was injured at the direction of DeRay McKesson."

DeRay believes Pirro made her statements knowing they were false -- and it's damaged his rep and endangered him as a civil rights activist. As we reported, a federal judge ruled McKesson was expressing his right to free speech at the demonstration, and it wasn't his fault the officer got hurt. 

DeRay's suing both Pirro and FOX News for defamation.

Roy Moore Spokesman Left Silent on Live TV By Bible, Law Lesson

12/12/2017 3:22 PM PST

Roy Moore's spokesman was a deer in the headlights when he got into a brief, but epic, debate with CNN's Jake Tapper about Muslims swearing on Bibles.

Ted Crockett was a guest on Tapper's show Tuesday when Tapper asked him why Moore doesn't believe Muslims can serve in Congress. Crockett fired off a shaky explanation related to Muslims and the Bible -- but, when Jake dropped some legal knowledge on him ... there was super awkward silence. Like, biblical.

Things got even more uncomfy when it came to the topic of homosexuality.

Less than 2 hours to cast your vote, Alabama!

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