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Exclusive: Key Trump health official spends millions on GOP-connected consultants

Seema Verma employs a team of private consultants who write her speeches, polish her brand and travel with her across the country.

 

"The Trump appointee who oversees Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare quietly directed millions of taxpayer dollars in contracts to Republican communications consultants during her tenure atop the agency — including hiring one well-connected GOP media adviser to bolster her public profile.

The communications subcontracts approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma — routed through a larger federal contract and described to POLITICO by three individuals with firsthand knowledge of the agreements — represent a sharp break from precedent at the agency.

Those deals, managed by Verma’s deputies, came in some cases over the objections of CMS staffers, who raised concerns about her push to use federal funds on GOP consultants and to amplify coverage of Verma’s own work...

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/29/seema-verma-contracts-1306652

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Trump To Recommend Pizza Magnate Herman Cain For Fed Post

 

"........He achieved notoriety with his "9-9-9" tax plan, but dropped out of the race after allegations that he sexually harassed women and cheated on his wife — allegations Cain denied in 2011.

Trump suggested those old claims would not disqualify Cain from a Fed post.

"He's doing some pre-checking now and I would imagine he'd be in great shape," the president said.

Cain has criticized Federal Reserve policies in the past, suggesting in a 2012 Wall Street Journal column that the U.S. should return to the gold standard.......

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/710023657/trump-to-recommend-pizza-magnate-herm

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20 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Trump To Recommend Pizza Magnate Herman Cain For Fed Post

 

"........He achieved notoriety with his "9-9-9" tax plan, but dropped out of the race after allegations that he sexually harassed women and cheated on his wife — allegations Cain denied in 2011.

Trump suggested those old claims would not disqualify Cain from a Fed post.

"He's doing some pre-checking now and I would imagine he'd be in great shape," the president said.

Cain has criticized Federal Reserve policies in the past, suggesting in a 2012 Wall Street Journal column that the U.S. should return to the gold standard.......

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/710023657/trump-to-recommend-pizza-magnate-herm

People often ask what Trump has accomplished.  While not much personally, he has placed people in key government positions and courts that are taking actions that will likely not be reversed for years, if ever, even if Dems take both houses of Congress and the presidency.  Staff reductions, regulatory roll-backs and outright repeals are difficult to overcome.

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29 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Kirstjen Nielsen Is Out As Homeland Security Secretary

Nielsen and Trump had reportedly clashed over enforcement of the nation’s immigration policies.

Trump tweeted Sunday that Nielsen will be leaving her position, but did not specify if the decision was voluntary.

Nielsen’s departure follows several high-profile conflicts that embroiled the department, including the public outcry last year over the Trump administration’s family separation policy.

The secretary had reportedly clashed in private with Trump over the practice of taking children away from parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border without documentation. But Nielsen publicly defended her department and denied that families were being separated at the border as a “policy.”/...........

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homeland-security-secretary-kirstjen-nielsen-resigns_n_5af4c3b6e4b0e57cd9f7b59a?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&amp;utm_source=main_fb&amp;utm_medium=facebook&amp;ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&amp;fbclid=IwAR39v0dtdrFXsgPVIOKx1c0pOu53NMbE_-Bx5DNXJNEn065LPel_F6UYXOg

The Kelly Girl is gone.

 

" She's gone.....

Oh why, what went wrong? "

 

 And trump may have to find a devil to replace her.

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10 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

The Kelly Girl is gone.

 

" She's gone.....

Oh why, what went wrong? "

 

 And trump may have to find a devil to replace her.

Trump is going to appoint Joe Arpaio to the post.      He didn't pardon Joe so he could just retire.

 

 

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NPR PoliticsVerified account @nprpolitics 48m48 minutes ago

 
 

#BREAKING: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned

and will be replaced by Kevin McAleenan, the current commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/07/710870473/homeland-security-secretary-kirstjen-nielsen-resigns?utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=politics&amp;utm_term=nprnews&amp;utm_content=20190407

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-was this approved by Stephan Miller too?? ;)

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On 4/5/2019 at 4:40 PM, jakeem said:

Trump tells a weird story about how Presidents Bush and Obama built a "not good-looking wall" along the Rio Grande, but failed to "put doors on it."

"We are filling up those big gaping wounds in this wall... a wall and big holes in it."

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That was the Secretary of Homeland Security in the background with trump at the southern border on Friday inspecting a renovation in the existing border wall.

 

 

 

46 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Kirstjen Nielsen Is Out As Homeland Security Secretary

Nielsen and Trump had reportedly clashed over enforcement of the nation’s immigration policies.

Trump tweeted Sunday that Nielsen will be leaving her position, but did not specify if the decision was voluntary.

Nielsen’s departure follows several high-profile conflicts that embroiled the department, including the public outcry last year over the Trump administration’s family separation policy.

The secretary had reportedly clashed in private with Trump over the practice of taking children away from parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border without documentation. But Nielsen publicly defended her department and denied that families were being separated at the border as a “policy.”/...........

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homeland-security-secretary-kirstjen-nielsen-resigns_n_5af4c3b6e4b0e57cd9f7b59a?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&amp;utm_source=main_fb&amp;utm_medium=facebook&amp;ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&amp;fbclid=IwAR39v0dtdrFXsgPVIOKx1c0pOu53NMbE_-Bx5DNXJNEn065LPel_F6UYXOg

Nielsen was one of three women in trump's cabinet.

The remaining two are Mrs Mitch McConnell, Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation and

CIA Director Gina " Waterboarding" Haspel.

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How many people have either resigned or been fired by Trump?  Rachel Madmouth used to keep a big board on this, but I think it got so big they could not get it in the studio or even on a screen.

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15 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

That was the Secretary of Homeland Security in the background with trump at the southern border on Friday inspecting a renovation in the existing border wall.

 

 

 

Nielsen was one of three women in trump's cabinet.

The remaining two are Mrs Mitch McConnell, Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation and

CIA Director Gina " Waterboarding" Haspel.

You forgot about Betsy "Who cares about funding for Special Olympics?" DeVos, Secretary of Education.

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Trump is removing US Secret Service director Alles-

 

United States Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles is being removed from his position, multiple administration officials tell CNN.

President Donald Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles. Alles remains in his position as of now but has been asked to leave.
The USSS director was told two weeks ago there would be a transition in leadership and he was asked to stay on until there was a replacement, according to a source close to the director.
Secret Service officials have been caught by surprise with the news and are only finding out through CNN, according to the source...
 
"There is a near-systematic purge happening at the nation's second-largest national security agency," one senior administration official says. ..........
 
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Stephen Miller, Trump’s Right-Hand Troll-

"........ Inside the White House, Miller has emerged as a staunch ideologue and an immigration hawk championing an agenda of right-wing nationalism. But people who have known him at different points in his life say his political worldview is also rooted in a deep-seated instinct for trolling.

Miller represents a rising generation of conservatives for whom

“melting the snowflakes” and “triggering the libs” are first principles. ......

 

Trump was the manifestation of everything Miller cared about: an opponent of political correctness, a hard-liner on immigration, an enemy of the political establishment

—and a world-class troll. ............

 

a review of (Miller's) record thus far leaves little doubt about the agenda he’s trying to advance, from more aggressive law enforcement to a conservative-nationalist economic policy.

Notably, he’s emerged as one of the most strident immigration restrictionists in an administration known for such draconian measures as forcibly separating children from their parents at the border. ..

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/stephen-miller-trump-adviser/561317/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_content=edit-promo&amp;utm_term=2019-04-08T20%3A24%3A20

 

 

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

5 hours ago, jakeem said:

Republicans are urging Trump to stop purging leadership at DHS after a frantic four days of bloodletting

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/08/trump-hill-dhs-1262097

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With Homeland Security out of control, it doesn't make you feel very secure.

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On 4/8/2019 at 2:41 AM, jakeem said:

It's going to take at least a year and a half to find all the migrant children who were split up from their families at the border. Officials didn't track all the kids as they were separated, so now they have to review everyone in the system one by one.

Migrants reunited with their children after four months apart waited for buses in July. A federal judge has said up to thousands more families may need to be located so they can be reunified.

 

On 4/8/2019 at 2:42 AM, jakeem said:

Matt Katz Retweeted Hannah Dreier

Nielsen’s legacy

 trump ordered it.

Stephen Miller created it.

 

*But it was Nielsen who faced the public and defended it.

*It was Nielsen who personally directed and implemented it.

* And it will be Nielsen who will go down in history as the public face of it.

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On 4/4/2019 at 6:40 PM, mr6666 said:

Trump To Recommend Pizza Magnate Herman Cain For Fed Post

 

"........He achieved notoriety with his "9-9-9" tax plan, but dropped out of the race after allegations that he sexually harassed women and cheated on his wife — allegations Cain denied in 2011.

Trump suggested those old claims would not disqualify Cain from a Fed post.

"He's doing some pre-checking now and I would imagine he'd be in great shape," the president said.

Cain has criticized Federal Reserve policies in the past, suggesting in a 2012 Wall Street Journal column that the U.S. should return to the gold standard.......

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/710023657/trump-to-recommend-pizza-magnate-herm

Pre-checking his sexual harassment?

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On 4/8/2019 at 5:08 PM, mr6666 said:

 

Stephen Miller, Trump’s Right-Hand Troll-

"........ Inside the White House, Miller has emerged as a staunch ideologue and an immigration hawk championing an agenda of right-wing nationalism. But people who have known him at different points in his life say his political worldview is also rooted in a deep-seated instinct for trolling.

Miller represents a rising generation of conservatives for whom

“melting the snowflakes” and “triggering the libs” are first principles. ......

 

Trump was the manifestation of everything Miller cared about: an opponent of political correctness, a hard-liner on immigration, an enemy of the political establishment

—and a world-class troll. ............

 

a review of (Miller's) record thus far leaves little doubt about the agenda he’s trying to advance, from more aggressive law enforcement to a conservative-nationalist economic policy.

Notably, he’s emerged as one of the most strident immigration restrictionists in an administration known for such draconian measures as forcibly separating children from their parents at the border. ..

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/stephen-miller-trump-adviser/561317/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_content=edit-promo&amp;utm_term=2019-04-08T20%3A24%3A20

 

 

Creeps of a Feather........(DUMP, Miller)

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Burgess EverettVerified account @burgessev 2h2 hours ago

 
 

Why is Cain in such trouble?

1. Runs pro-Trump super PAC

2. Viewed as a partisan

3. Sexual harassment allegations

4. Moore nomination already bothering GOP

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Republicans press Trump to drop Herman Cain’s Fed nomination

The resistance comes amid Senate GOP opposition to Trump’s DHS purge and potential auto tariffs.

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/09/herman-cain-federal-reserve-trump-1264072

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady has offered the President her resignation, effective tomorrow. For the last two years, Claire has served @DHSgov w excellence and distinction. She has been an invaluable asset to DHS – a steady force and a knowledgeable voice.

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:

Kaitlan Collins Retweeted Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen

This means Trump’s pick, Kevin McAleenan, can take over tomorrow. As acting deputy secretary, Grady was in line to take over when Nielsen resigned. Some speculated she’d force the admin to fire her.

DHS = Utter Chaos

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

Spying? Really, with no evidence. We’re watching Bill Barr’s reputation as a careful attorney go down the drain. His spying testimony before the Senate today could have been given by Sean Hannity. His embracing GOP conspiracy theories is embarrassing. He’s now untrustworthy!

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:

LOLGOP Retweeted John Dean

Here's the problem: People thought he had a reputation to lose.

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Attorney General William Barr has been "going off the rails" in congressional hearings this week: "He is the attorney general of the United States, not the attorney general of Donald Trump" https://cbsn.ws/2P27FwZ 

Image result for pelosi
 
 

Another One Bites the Dust.....

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

Senate votes to confirm David Bernhardt, a former fossil fuel lobbyist to be Interior secretary https://cnn.it/2KuxWVS 

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

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9 hours ago, jakeem said:

Well, if Ivanka can't find the time to run the World Bank, I hear that trump has an alternate candidate.

He's well educated, has even been to the 8th grade and ciphers real good.

Yes, Jethro Bodine will be a good second choice if Ivanka can't make it because he's very good with numbers too.

As his Uncle Jed gave trump a million dollars for his re-election campaign,That might be enough to make trump forget his baby girl. LOL

 

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