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Foolmewunz 2nd July 2019 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12742693)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/01/polit...ims/index.html

Pompeo may be in danger. He's in the Bolton camp when it comes to Iran. He go upstaged by the daughter in Asia and Trump talked him up during the trip. This "scandal" of abuse of power is likely something Trump knew about for a while.

Unless he's found several cousins no one can recall him having I think one or the other is safe, for now. He can't replace both of his warhawks at once. And haven't most of the Kill Kill Kill brigade already been hired and fired? I suppose there's always hope that he'll find some Fox eye candy for one position or the other, but if he puts incompetent stooges in their positions, he's inviting an uber right militarist walk-out and maybe even a primary challenge.

Norman Alexander 2nd July 2019 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz (Post 12742730)
Unless he's found several cousins no one can recall him having I think one or the other is safe, for now. He can't replace both of his warhawks at once. And haven't most of the Kill Kill Kill brigade already been hired and fired? I suppose there's always hope that he'll find some Fox eye candy for one position or the other, but if he puts incompetent stooges in their positions, he's inviting an uber right militarist walk-out and maybe even a primary challenge.

But that's what Trump does. Nobody can be smarter than Godfather Donny. Or they gets the hard goodbye, see!

Trebuchet 2nd July 2019 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Matthew Ellard (Post 12742449)
I'm assuming John Bolton is about to be sacked. Trump sent him to Mongolia and took Ivanka instead.

Entertainingly, Khrushchev sent Molotov, as ambassador, to Mongolia to get rid of him. Perhaps the Russians made the same suggestion to Trump.

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12742461)
Slate's view of Bolton of Mongolia: It's a possible change of political tack for Trump.

Slate suggests Bolton may be on the outer because of geopolitical reasons. Given Trump's hypersensitivity to complaints, and Bolton has been a source of same, I would suggest he is seen as a dead weight for the Trump re-election campaign and that's all. Bugger the world or US affairs of state or anything as unimportant as that. Bolton makes Trump look bad. Ergo he is disposable.

I can't imagine Bolton's happy about Trump's position with North Korea, either. He's more of a "fire and fury" type of guy. And a Chicken Hawk, of course.

Norman Alexander 2nd July 2019 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12742989)
I can't imagine Bolton's happy about Trump's position with North Korea, either. He's more of a "fire and fury" type of guy. And a Chicken Hawk, of course.

Interesting that Bolton is also anti-Russian, and is convinced Russia interfered in the 2016 election. So that may be another reason Trump doesn't want him around from now on. ;) And he is also a shytehawk.

Craig4 2nd July 2019 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz (Post 12742730)
Unless he's found several cousins no one can recall him having I think one or the other is safe, for now. He can't replace both of his warhawks at once. And haven't most of the Kill Kill Kill brigade already been hired and fired? I suppose there's always hope that he'll find some Fox eye candy for one position or the other, but if he puts incompetent stooges in their positions, he's inviting an uber right militarist walk-out and maybe even a primary challenge.

After his failure in Korea (which he likely views as a success) Trump may be happy with a nobody "acting" SECSTATE and let his nit who grew into a lice and her mate perform the role.

Trebuchet 3rd July 2019 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12743676)
After his failure in Korea (which he likely views as a success) Trump may be happy with a nobody "acting" SECSTATE and let his nit who grew into a lice and her mate perform the role.

Have nit (!), must pick: The singular is "louse".

Craig4 6th July 2019 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12744225)
Have nit (!), must pick: The singular is "louse".

I stand corrected.

Foolmewunz 6th July 2019 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12744225)
Have nit (!), must pick: The singular is "louse".

Overheard in a sports bar, couple of guys arguing current politics....

"Hey, one thing about Trump is that he knew how to party. A lot of what he says is just joking around. He's a fun guy."

"I don't want to be picky but it's "fungus" not "fungae"."

pgwenthold 12th July 2019 06:44 AM

Alex Acosta is out.

Doubt 12th July 2019 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 12752997)
Alex Acosta is out.

I was thinking he had another week to go. But I guess Friday is trash day and you don't want it sitting around rotting for a week.

kookbreaker 12th July 2019 06:58 AM

They’re Hoping the news gets buried in the weekend cycle.

d4m10n 12th July 2019 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 12752997)
Alex Acosta is out.

Huzzah! We still have shame.

d4m10n 12th July 2019 10:36 AM

https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote/...27347374878720

:D :D :D

dudalb 12th July 2019 11:25 AM

Acosta says he will not resign his office. Given the record of Trump officials who have said that, he will be gone before the Holidays, if that long.
I posted before I saw Acosta was gone. I admit I did not think it would happen THAT fast.

dudalb 12th July 2019 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12743642)
Interesting that Bolton is also anti-Russian, and is convinced Russia interfered in the 2016 election. So that may be another reason Trump doesn't want him around from now on. ;) And he is also a shytehawk.

I admit I share Bolton's opinion of Russia and Putin. But, yeah, the guy is gonerallay a moron.

quadraginta 13th July 2019 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12753011)
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 12752997)
Alex Acosta is out.


Huzzah! We still have shame.


I think you misspelled "expediency".

d4m10n 23rd July 2019 10:07 AM

Moving my chips to DNI Coats

https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/...122700800?s=19

The Great Zaganza 23rd July 2019 10:10 AM

all for Nunes moving to a position from which he can be impeached.

dudalb 26th July 2019 01:35 PM

Peter Navarro, Exonomic Advisor might be in trouble with Trump rejecting Navarro's proposal to devalue the dollar in the Trade war with China.
Navarro is regarded, by almost all economists, regardless of political views, as a crackpot.
Many conservative economists consider his appointment to be one of Trump's worst choiches.

quadraginta 26th July 2019 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12767525)
Peter Navarro, Exonomic Advisor might be in trouble with Trump rejecting Navarro's proposal to devalue the dollar in the Trade war with China.
Navarro is regarded, by almost all economists, regardless of political views, as a crackpot.
Many conservative economists consider his appointment to be one of Trump's worst choiches.


That's an unenviable distinction.

And a really low bar to crawl under.

Safe-Keeper 28th July 2019 11:01 PM

Exit Dan Coats, enter John Ratcliffe.

The Great Zaganza 28th July 2019 11:38 PM

To quote another great leader:

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Back when I was captain all I asked from my men was their complete loyalty. If I had that, then for all I cared they could sit around the whole day drinking beer in their underpants.

Foolmewunz 28th July 2019 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Safe-Keeper (Post 12769406)
Exit Dan Coats, enter John Ratcliffe.

Poor old Devin! The guy's gone through a case of Chapstick in just over two years and whatever new slut catches Donnie's eye gets the available position. Is Devin holding out for Pompeo's or Bolton's job? They're both on thin ice.

Earthborn 29th July 2019 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12743642)
Interesting that Bolton is also anti-Russian, and is convinced Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

He's not that anti-Russian or anti-Putin. He spoke at a totally fake Kremlin organised Russian "gun-rights" conference.

Armitage72 13th August 2019 05:24 AM

Not directly on his staff, but the highest ranking career intelligence official in the country has resigned after being passed over for the DNI position.

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President Donald Trump is quickly losing his top intelligence officials, and his self-inflicted brain drain will continue to have dangerous consequences for US national security. The resignation of Sue Gordon -- the highest-ranking career intelligence official in the country -- after being passed over for the role of Acting Director of National Intelligence, will introduce unnecessary disruptions into an already strained intelligence community.

It was obvious why she didn't have much of a future.

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As an experienced intelligence officer, according to the President, Gordon performed her responsibilities with "candor" -- her job was to tell the President what he needed to hear, not what he wanted to hear, even if he rebuffed the analysis she tried to present.

thaiboxerken 13th August 2019 05:58 AM

Don Jon hates it when people don't tell him what he wants to hear and he especially if it is a woman doing so.

The Great Zaganza 13th August 2019 06:38 AM

More than a few people in the IC are currently ******** their pants knowing that another critical grownup has left the administration.

d4m10n 13th August 2019 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12785570)
More than a few people in the IC are currently ******** their pants knowing that another critical grownup has left the administration.

Hard to believe that the beneficiaries of a foreign active measures campaign along with a handful of directed cyberattacks wouldn't be motivated to shore up our intelligence bureaus.

Stacyhs 13th August 2019 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 12785526)
Not directly on his staff, but the highest ranking career intelligence official in the country has resigned after being passed over for the DNI position.




It was obvious why she didn't have much of a future.

She wasn't his type?

Norman Alexander 13th August 2019 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Safe-Keeper (Post 12769406)
Exit Dan Coats, enter John Ratcliffe.

Er, no. Ratcliffe didn't even make it to the dugout let alone a chance to hit out. Even the repugnant Repubs found him too horrible to contemplate. Buh-bye, we hardly knew ye...and a good thing too.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019...withdraw-trump

Beelzebuddy 13th August 2019 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12786195)
Even the repugnant Repubs found him too horrible to contemplate.

We don't know that.

Norman Alexander 13th August 2019 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy (Post 12786317)
We don't know that.

Yeah we do. They are the people who "advised" the WH administration that Ratcliffe would not pass even their Golden Slippery-dip vetting process that put "Bro" Kavenaugh in the SCOTUS.

Beelzebuddy 14th August 2019 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12786322)
Yeah we do. They are the people who "advised" the WH administration that Ratcliffe would not pass even their Golden Slippery-dip vetting process that put "Bro" Kavenaugh in the SCOTUS.

As far as I'm aware, that was speculation.

I'm not trying to be disagreeable; I genuinely think if they told Trump his toadie wouldn't pass muster it would only make him double down. He's all about the self-destructive loyalty tests.

I find it more likely that someone from intelligence had a sit down with Ratcliffe and made it clear he would be completely in over his head in the role.

Delphic Oracle 15th August 2019 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy (Post 12786494)
As far as I'm aware, that was speculation.



I'm not trying to be disagreeable; I genuinely think if they told Trump his toadie wouldn't pass muster it would only make him double down. He's all about the self-destructive loyalty tests.



I find it more likely that someone from intelligence had a sit down with Ratcliffe and made it clear he would be completely in over his head in the role.

Your theory is every bit as speculative.

Beelzebuddy 15th August 2019 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 12787813)
Your theory is every bit as speculative.

Never said it wasn't.

d4m10n 28th August 2019 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12736764)
Harland Sanders is safe, however. Trump needs his KFC.

Sarah Sanders, meanwhile, has been promoted from the White House to the state news propaganda channel.

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1164562899190341632

The Great Zaganza 28th August 2019 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12801492)
Sarah Sanders, meanwhile, has been promoted from the White House to the state news propaganda channel.

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1164562899190341632

That's actually interesting, as she can't have quite the oppressive NDA all once-WH-now-Campaign officials had to sign.
When Fox gives her the green light, she might have a lot of juicy stories to tell.

Segnosaur 29th August 2019 10:42 PM

Another loss from the White House:

From: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/29/polit...out/index.html
Madeleine Westerhout resigned as executive assistant to the President on Thursday after Trump learned she had shared information with reporters at a recent off-the-record meeting

Not exactly a political figure. But, she had apparently been quite loyal for several years.

shemp 30th August 2019 07:37 AM

But, apparently, not loyal enough.

It's going to become harder to replace people if the general perception is that his ship is sinking.

Segnosaur 30th August 2019 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by shemp (Post 12803583)
But, apparently, not loyal enough.

From what little I know about the situation (which admittedly isn't much), I don't think it was a question of 'loyalty'... I think it was more an issue of carelessness.
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It's going to become harder to replace people if the general perception is that his ship is sinking.
Trump's ship is not sinking, like the titanic... its soaring, SOARING I tell you, like the Hindenburg.


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