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Old 26th November 2019, 09:21 AM   #2201
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That we know of.
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Old 26th November 2019, 09:45 AM   #2202
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I read today that Tucker Carlson was saying on his show that he's rooting for Russia over the Ukraine. So maybe he'll be next in line for a chance to please Trump.
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Old 26th November 2019, 09:48 AM   #2203
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I read today that Tucker Carlson was saying on his show that he's rooting for Russia over the Ukraine.
...bu... but... but, why?
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Old 26th November 2019, 10:24 AM   #2204
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
...bu... but... but, why?
*insert gif with the little blonde girl shrugging her shoulders*

I honestly have no idea. I guess towards the end of his show he said it was for the lulz but he has to know that even that is sketchy as hell. It *shouldn't* be well received, and for what it's worth I think I saw it on Newsweek. So at least a right leaning publication is talking about it.
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Old 2nd December 2019, 10:03 AM   #2205
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
...bu... but... but, why?
Russia backed up his guy, obvs.


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Old 2nd December 2019, 10:26 PM   #2206
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
...bu... but... but, why?



Sometimes you have to lift the level of trolling to get out of the monotony of everyday trolling.
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Old 3rd December 2019, 10:30 PM   #2207
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/polit...nia/index.html

Oh but this is delicious. Melania and Ivanka are at odds. Will one have to go? Will Trump have to choose between the daughter for whom he has a sexual appetite or the wife who denies his advances?
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Old 4th December 2019, 03:02 PM   #2208
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BTW, the hit film Knives Out has some pretty nasty satiric stabs (no pun intended) at Trump supporters.
And the major Trump supporter in the film is played by the actor who was the psych Prohibition agent in "Boardwalk Empire" and was Zod in "Man Of Steel".
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Old 4th December 2019, 10:31 PM   #2209
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/polit...nia/index.html

Oh but this is delicious. Melania and Ivanka are at odds. Will one have to go? Will Trump have to choose between the daughter for whom he has a sexual appetite or the wife who denies his advances for whom he does not?
Hmmm?
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Old 5th December 2019, 06:43 PM   #2210
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I think Duncan Hunter, one of the first GOP congressmen to support Trump, will be gone frm the House by Christmas after his convicntion on corruption charges.
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Old 6th January 2020, 11:20 AM   #2211
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SecDef CoS stepping down

https://twitter.com/FridaGhitis/stat...35970742214657
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Old 6th January 2020, 11:40 AM   #2212
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He's setting up a "Presidential Cabinet of Theseus" defense for his impeachment.
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Old 7th January 2020, 09:21 AM   #2213
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
He's setting up a "Presidential Cabinet of Theseus" defense for his impeachment.
The numerous and sundry links from resignations to impeachment seem ineluctable these days.

https://www.newsweek.com/five-key-uk...chment-1471109

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Tim Morrison—the National Security Council's Russia and Europe director—stepped down from his role days before testifying to House investigators.
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Earl Matthews, another senior National Security Council official who was present at several meetings now being investigated by House Democrats, has also left his position.
We've already discussed Rick Perry, John Bolton, and Gordon Sondland upthread and elsewhere. All five of these guys were featured in the Ukraine / VPOTUS meetings prior to the whistleblower doing his whistle-blowing thing.

ETA: Photo from the meeting, via Maddow
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Matthews and Morrison are sitting behind Perry and Bolton (respectively) and Sondland is hard to miss.
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Old 7th January 2020, 12:00 PM   #2214
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
I think Duncan Hunter, one of the first GOP congressmen to support Trump, will be gone frm the House by Christmas after his convicntion on corruption charges.
"Shortly after the Holidays, I will resign from Congress. It has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years," he said in a statement.https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...plan-to-resign

He didn't say specifically which Holidays.
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Old 7th January 2020, 04:36 PM   #2215
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Originally Posted by Jungle Jim View Post
He didn't say specifically which Holidays.
Today is Christmas in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, so probably after that.
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Is this another one going?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9290911.html
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"People are saying" he spent a night with Russian hookers and lost his government phone in the process.
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Old 21st January 2020, 06:24 PM   #2218
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"People are saying" he spent a night with Russian hookers and lost his government phone in the process.
He spent the night with Trump and Giuliani?
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Putin must be scratching his head. Just how easy does it get?
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Old 30th January 2020, 04:21 AM   #2220
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Article analysing every departure in the first three years of Trump's presidency
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Impressive article. However, it doesn't answer the question of how the Trump administration turnovers compare to past presidents which would put the analysis into context.
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I asked this in another thread.

Outside of Pence has he achieved full turnover yet? He's got to be getting close if not.
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Originally Posted by Jungle Jim View Post
Impressive article. However, it doesn't answer the question of how the Trump administration turnovers compare to past presidents which would put the analysis into context.
"Trump has more turnover in his Cabinet in the first two and a half years of his presidency than any of his five immediate predecessors did in their entire first terms."

https://time.com/5625699/trump-cabinet-acosta/
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
I asked this in another thread.

Outside of Pence has he achieved full turnover yet? He's got to be getting close if not.
A surprising (to me) number of his cabinet are still originals: Mnuchin, Perdue, Ross, Carson, Chao, and DeVos.
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Some Rumors that Mick Mulvaney is on his way out...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/07/polit...ump/index.html
Trump effectively lost confidence in his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, months ago, but was convinced not to act by close aides, who argued a leadership change in the White House during impeachment could cause unnecessary chaos....According to several sources familiar with the matter, the President -- who has never graduated Mulvaney from his "acting" role -- often ignores Mulvaney's input...It's not clear when or if Mulvaney will depart his post, and sources were split on whether his exit was now imminent or he would remain in place through November's election. But discussions about his future have ramped up among staffers as the post-impeachment chapter of the Trump era begins.

You might almost feel some sympathy for the guy... taking on a role that should be a highlight of his career, then finding your contributions minimized before getting dumped altogether.

Then you realize... this is a supporter of Trump, a man who has done his best to enable the worst of Trump's excesses. So, screw him. I hope he gets kicked out and spends the rest of his career bitter and unhappy.
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Trump must be beating away qualified candidates with a stick - everyone wants the job where you have to tell him what he can and can't do.
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Some Rumors that Mick Mulvaney is on his way out...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/07/polit...ump/index.html
Trump effectively lost confidence in his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, months ago, but was convinced not to act by close aides, who argued a leadership change in the White House during impeachment could cause unnecessary chaos....According to several sources familiar with the matter, the President -- who has never graduated Mulvaney from his "acting" role -- often ignores Mulvaney's input...It's not clear when or if Mulvaney will depart his post, and sources were split on whether his exit was now imminent or he would remain in place through November's election. But discussions about his future have ramped up among staffers as the post-impeachment chapter of the Trump era begins.

You might almost feel some sympathy for the guy... taking on a role that should be a highlight of his career, then finding your contributions minimized before getting dumped altogether.

Then you realize... this is a supporter of Trump, a man who has done his best to enable the worst of Trump's excesses. So, screw him. I hope he gets kicked out and spends the rest of his career bitter and unhappy.
Mulvaney is also Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Would he be out in both roles?
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Alexander Vindman, and his twin brother Yevgeny fired and escorted from the White House. That was inevitable after Trump's acquittal; it must have been tough for the his staff to convince him to wait so long. And Ambassador Yovanovitch has retired.
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Alexander Vindman, and his twin brother Yevgeny fired and escorted from the White House. That was inevitable after Trump's acquittal; it must have been tough for the his staff to convince him to wait so long. And Ambassador Yovanovitch has retired.
In related news, TIL that you can be revolted w/o being at all surprised.
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Trump has withdrawn the nomination of Jessie Liu to a Treasury department post because of her work as a US Attorney overseeing the prosecution of Roger Stone. She's resigned from Treasury.
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Hope Hicks is out! Will we miss her?

And two years later she's back.

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And two years later she's back.
After two years, Hope Hicks, former White House communications director, is expected to return to the White House, this time as an adviser.
Have to admit, that seems a bit... strange of her to do so.

She's going back to a president who has been impeached (and for which even many republicans admitted "he did something wrong")...a president who is in the middle of a post-impeachment revenge tantrum... a president that has shown himself to be incapable of listening to advice from others... a president that commonly throws people under the bus when they are not of use to him... a president that usually is more unpopular than popular and is at significant risk of losing the next election.

A logical-thinking person would want to avoid that situation, since it has the really big chance of blowing up in her face and adding a stain to her resume. But there she is, throwing herself back into the fray.
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Have to admit, that seems a bit... strange of her to do so.

She's going back to a president who has been impeached (and for which even many republicans admitted "he did something wrong")...a president who is in the middle of a post-impeachment revenge tantrum... a president that has shown himself to be incapable of listening to advice from others... a president that commonly throws people under the bus when they are not of use to him... a president that usually is more unpopular than popular and is at significant risk of losing the next election.

A logical-thinking person would want to avoid that situation, since it has the really big chance of blowing up in her face and adding a stain to her resume. But there she is, throwing herself back into the fray.
If your career goal is to be a celebrity then your resume is improved by being famous or infamous.
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A logical-thinking person would want to avoid that situation, since it has the really big chance of blowing up in her face and adding a stain to her resume. But there she is, throwing herself back into the fray.
She's a woman in Trump's orbit. By definition, she's not that bright.
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Mulvaney is also Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Would he be out in both roles?
Anyone with a sense of personal dignity would leave after being humiliated in the CoS role. Mulvaney doesn't have any personal sense of dignity so the disgusting little lickspittle might stay on just so he can keep kissing the Trumpenfueher's boots.
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Another foreign policy guy (who warned Trump about delaying aid to Ukraine) is gone...

From: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/19/polit...art/index.html
John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, is the latest senior national security official involved in the Ukraine controversy to be forced out...Officials tell CNN that Rood has differed with the administration on a number of issues including Afghanistan and Ukraine....
One official said some examples of Rood's differing views from some of Trump's key policy stances included being skeptical about peace talks with the Taliban as well as the administration decision to scale down military exercises with South Korea during talks with North Korea and him pushing for a more aggressive approach to Russia by supporting Ukraine.
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Speculation that Trump has soured a little on Barr....
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Old 20th February 2020, 01:22 PM   #2238
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Speculation that Trump has soured a little on Barr....
It's pure theater. Trump loves his new fixer.
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Speculation that Trump has soured a little on Barr....
It's pure theater. Trump loves his new fixer.
Yeah, I suspect that any sort of "disagreement" between the 2 of them is just theatrics, in order for Barr to pretend like he is independent.
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Yeah, I suspect that any sort of "disagreement" between the 2 of them is just theatrics, in order for Barr to pretend like he is independent.
I suspect Barr is actually annoyed that the Tweeter-In-Chief keeps saying the quiet part out loud.
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