White House ban on personal devices extends to smartwatches like Apple Watch

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At today's White House briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say if Donald Trump will appoint a new Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, after firing all its members over the holidays.

GLAAD tweeted video of the exchange between Johnson and Sanders, along with its response to the administration's inaction.

"We don't see any contradiction in that", she said.

Many White House aides have been notified that they need to decide as soon as possible if they will leave the administration or stay through November midterms, a White House source confirms to CBS News.

Indeed, Trump's former press secretary Sean Spicer suggested past year that something must be done to plug the leaks that were plaguing the White House, while one memo from former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey claims Trump asked about the possibility of imprisoning journalists over information leaks.

Mnuchin, who will lead the US economic delegation to Davos, said the Trump team will discuss the "America first" philosophy and the president will speak there about "reciprocal, free and fair trade", a favorite topic.

She also said the president has a "great understanding" of the program; Democratic lawmakers, disagree, with the House Democratic Whip Office blasting out an email saying the episode was just "the latest example of President Trump undermining American security and not knowing what's happening in Congress".

Kelly similarly sought to downplay the impact Trump's tweets have on his day after the President called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "short and fat" in a tweet during his lengthy trip to Asia in 2017. Sanders would then answer Acosta's question, Sanders said the president has a "great deal of understanding" when it comes to FISA and that's why he issued a presidential memo on it. Acosta has covered the White House for CNN since 2013.

White House chief of staff John Kelly has rolled out a new ban on personal cell phones, laptops and smartwatches within the West Wing - a crackdown that'll take effect January 16, ABC News reported. "We don't. I don't". Democrats have threatened to withhold those votes without an immigration agreement.

After more than 90 minutes passed, Trump posted a second tweet voicing support for reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, which allows the U.S.to monitor communications from foreign targets. From there, the president intends to pivot to his long-promised-but not-yet-delivered, infrastructure overhaul package.