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Old 6th June 2018, 12:01 PM   #1081
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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
IMHO even a lot of Republicans think Pruitt has to go, he has just become too much of an embarrassment.
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Old 6th June 2018, 12:13 PM   #1082
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Kelly "He's dying anyway" Sadler is officially gone.
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Old 6th June 2018, 12:49 PM   #1083
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Originally Posted by phiwum View Post
Aside from the fact that Pruitt loathes the EPA, why wouldn't he make it through vetting? I don't recall any scandals of this sort when he was in Oklahoma.

He seems to think that federal dollars are free for the spending, of course.
Yes, aside from loathing the EPA. Which was well known and why, in a normal administration, he wouldn't have passed muster.
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Old 6th June 2018, 01:22 PM   #1084
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Grifty grifters on the grift, like Pruitt, should have to pay back the full valuation of every griftily grifted acquisition immediately upon termination.
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Old 6th June 2018, 02:00 PM   #1085
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Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
Grifty grifters on the grift, like Pruitt, should have to pay back the full valuation of every griftily grifted acquisition immediately upon termination.
Surely you mean grafty grafters.
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Old 6th June 2018, 02:09 PM   #1086
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
Surely you mean grafty grafters.
How many gifts could a grifty grafter grift if a grifty grafter could graft gifts?
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Old 6th June 2018, 02:24 PM   #1087
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State TV is turning on Pruitt.
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Old 6th June 2018, 02:26 PM   #1088
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Originally Posted by chrispy View Post
Yes, aside from loathing the EPA. Which was well known and why, in a normal administration, he wouldn't have passed muster.
As I stated, if you wanted to neuter the EPA, there were much smarter ways to do it.
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Old 6th June 2018, 02:27 PM   #1089
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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
If Faux News is turning on Pruitt, he is not long for the political world....
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Old 6th June 2018, 03:36 PM   #1090
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Originally Posted by chrispy View Post
Yes, aside from loathing the EPA. Which was well known and why, in a normal administration, he wouldn't have passed muster.
Yeah, okay, most presidents tend not to appoint persons who hate their department. I thought you meant that his tendency for scandal was well known.
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Old 6th June 2018, 07:11 PM   #1091
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Seems Donny is going to try to run the place on his own now all his buddies are getting the chop.

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As Trump approaches 500 days in office, unleashing a daily barrage of remarks, tweets, insults, pardons and threats, teeing up a global trade war and chasing an on-off-on meeting with Kim, the restraints are off and the fabled “adults in the room” appear scarcer than ever. It is, critics say, not so much a team of rivals as a team of one. Donald Trump.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ng-white-house
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Old 6th June 2018, 07:49 PM   #1092
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A Pruitt lackey has had enough. Even after he gave her a $28,000 raise.
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Old 7th June 2018, 03:24 PM   #1093
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And yet another Pruitt story:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sc...ort/ar-AAymbrm

Once again, a minor indicent, but fits in with the patteren of a totally corrupt man...
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Old 7th June 2018, 05:15 PM   #1094
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Watching The Bitch Queen of the Briefing Room, I hear the song "Misses Robinson" even louder in the background. She may be off to place where she can stroll the grounds until she feels at home.
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Old 13th June 2018, 05:40 PM   #1095
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Apparently Conservative support for Pruitt is crumbling, with several conservative commentators calling for him to be ousted today.
I think he will be gone by the end of June.
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Old 13th June 2018, 11:18 PM   #1096
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Apparently Conservative support for Pruitt is crumbling, with several conservative commentators calling for him to be ousted today.
I think he will be gone by the end of June.
Even Oklahoma senator Inhofe has had it with Pruitt:

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Senator James Inhofe on Wednesday said he agrees that EPA chief Scott Pruitt, his longtime friend and fellow Oklahoman, is hurting the president, has shown bad judgment and is making the entire administration look bad.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/13/scot...ing-trump.html
To sum it up:

"Even Roy Cohn would tell Trump to fire Scott Pruitt at this point"

https://twitter.com/PreetBharara/sta...47356368474112
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Old 13th June 2018, 11:41 PM   #1097
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What??
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Senator James Inhofe on Wednesday said he agrees that EPA chief Scott Pruitt, his longtime friend and fellow Oklahoman, is hurting the president, has shown bad judgment and is making the entire administration look bad.
What about the incumbent twat at the Resolution desk! He's the worst offender of them all! So when does he get shown the gold-painted door?
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Old 14th June 2018, 12:18 AM   #1098
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I don't mean to be that guy but.....

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Old 14th June 2018, 12:19 AM   #1099
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What??
What about the incumbent twat at the Resolution desk! He's the worst offender of them all! So when does he get shown the gold-painted door?
Come on, don't you know article 1 of the US constitution?

"When the president does it, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s legal or not because he can just pardon himself anyway."
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Old 14th June 2018, 01:15 AM   #1100
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I don't mean to be that guy but.....

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You were, and I happily stand corrected.

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Old 14th June 2018, 06:00 AM   #1101
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Moving my chips over to Sanders.

https://twitter.com/TPM/status/1007217222769692672
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Old 14th June 2018, 06:13 AM   #1102
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
Moving my chips over to Sanders.

https://twitter.com/TPM/status/1007217222769692672
"Sanders has told friends that she will leave the Trump administration by the end of the year"

I'm keeping pruitt in front of her. They keep gunning for him...
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Old 14th June 2018, 06:32 AM   #1103
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They?
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Old 14th June 2018, 10:26 AM   #1104
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You, know, They. As in "That's what They want you to think".
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Old 14th June 2018, 10:43 AM   #1105
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They?
Many dems and even some republicans keep voicing Opposition to him, and the press has been pretty relentlessly on him as well.

Sorry to be unclear who/what I meant.
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Old 15th June 2018, 04:47 PM   #1106
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A lot of reports surfacing that Pruitt will be gone by the end of next week.
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Old 15th June 2018, 05:43 PM   #1107
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A lot of reports surfacing that Pruitt will be gone by the end of next week.
They just need to settle on a nominee who hates the environment even more than Pruitt. Who, by the way wants to bring back asbestos. His boss (for the moment) agrees.

The best people.
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Wilbur Ross has timed his scandal hitting the news quite well.

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...Ross promised to divest from almost all his holdings upon entering government, drawing bipartisan praise en route to an easy confirmation. “You have really made a very personal sacrifice,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut. “Your service has resulted in your divesting yourself of literally hundreds of millions of dollars.” In November 2017, Ross confirmed in writing to the federal Office of Government Ethics that he had divested everything he promised.

But that was not true. After weeks of investigation, Forbes found:
  • For most of last year, Ross served as secretary of commerce while maintaining stakes in companies co-owned by the Chinese government, a shipping firm tied to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, a Cypriot bank reportedly caught up in the Robert Mueller investigation and a huge player in an industry Ross is now investigating. It’s hard to imagine a more radioactive portfolio for a cabinet member.
  • To this day, Ross’ family apparently continues to have an interest in these toxic holdings. Rather than dump them all, the commerce secretary sold some of his interests to Goldman Sachs—and, according to Ross himself, put others in a trust for his family members. He continued to deal with China, Russia and others while evidently knowing that his family’s interests were tied to those countries.
  • In addition, five days before reports surfaced last fall that Ross was connected to cronies of Vladimir Putin through a shipping firm called Navigator Holdings, the secretary of commerce, who likely knew about the reporting, shorted stock in the Kremlin-linked company, positioning himself to make money on the investment when share prices dropped.
  • Absurdly, maintaining all those conflicts of interest appears to be entirely legal—a reflection of ethics laws woefully unprepared for governing tycoons like Donald Trump and Wilbur Ross.
  • Ross appears to have broken one law, however: submitting a sworn statement to federal officials in November saying he divested of everything he had promised he would—even though he still held more than $10 million worth of stock in financial firm Invesco, his former employer. He also continued to hold a short position in a bank called Sun Bancorp, a company he had promised to divest. The next month, Ross got rid of interests in both.
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