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The Appointments - Trump's Swamp

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"When Barr argues for a maximalist, unaccountable unitary executive,
 
he is not simply articulating a matter of theory or principle
 
-he is defending himself from an investigation into his own .. direct involvement in the Ukraine bribery-and-extortion plot."
 

The Barr Presidency

The attorney general calls for unchecked executive power as congressional oversight closes in on him.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/11/barr-speech-federalist-society-impeachment.html

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White House Names Controversial Pick To Head Homelessness Office

 

As the executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, it will be Marbut's job to coordinate the 19 federal agencies and departments that have some responsibility for the issue -- including Housing, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Veterans Affairs. The office also works with state and local officials, conveying the administration's philosophy on the best ways to combat homelessness.

But advocates for the homeless worry that Marbut's appointment signals a turn away from the approaches that have worked over the last 20 years, getting more people into housing.

Marbut's strategies, they say, are more like those that prevailed in the 1990s, such as attaching services and housing to good behavior. Critics say his work has shifted taxpayer money away from proven strategies such as permanent and affordable housing, and funneled it instead into large shelters that some have compared to prisons......

"Robert Marbut's approach goes against two decades of research and best practice," wrote Diane Yentel, president of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. She pointed to his opposition to Housing First and an interview in which Marbut says,

"Having a home is not the problem for the homeless." ........

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/05/785129572/white-house-names-controversial-pick-to-head-homelessness-office?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr

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From the Muslim ban to family separations, Stephen Miller has worked to advance white supremacist, anti-immigrant ideologies.
 
This has no place in our country, let alone the White House.
 
Today I'm leading 26 senators in demanding Miller's immediate removal from the White House.
 
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TRUMP'S LEGAL TEAM "TV lawyer Jay Sekulow"

Man about to do a 180 on every view he ever had about impeachment whose name is Ken Starr

Man about to do a 180 on every view he ever had about impeachment whose name is not Ken Starr

An alleged rapist

White House counsel

Lawyer accused of participating in an illegal quid pro quo with Trump when she was Florida AG,

Jane Raskin

And then there's Trump's longstanding NON-IMPEACHMENT LEGAL TEAM:

KEY TRIAL WITNESS (Giuliani) KEY TRIAL WITNESS (diGenova) KEY TRIAL WITNESS (Toensing) KEY TRIAL WITNESS (Parnas) KEY TRIAL WITNESS (Fruman)

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Just found out through The Week magazine that former UN Ambassador and former S.C. governor Nikki Haley is on the board of Boeing Corp.  She has no aeronautical nor corporate expertise, but did help to "engineer" Boeing's establishment of a huge non-union plant in S.C.  

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On 8/19/2019 at 6:45 PM, mr6666 said:

Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of Trump

How he became a heartland evangelical—and the President’s most loyal soldier.

......"There will never be any daylight publicly between him and Trump.” The former official said that, in private, too, Pompeo is “among the most sycophantic and obsequious people around Trump.” Even more bluntly, a former American ambassador told me, “He’s like a heat-seeking missile for Trump’s ****.”

Pompeo’s transformation reflects the larger story of how the Republican Party went from disdaining Trump to embracing him with barely a murmur of dissent......

 

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/26/mike-pompeo-the-secretary-of-trump

 

 

Pompeo Won't Say Whether He Owes Yovanovitch An Apology. 'I've Done What's Right'

"........Michael McKinley, a former senior adviser to Pompeo, said he resigned from the department in part over what he interpreted as a "lack of public support for Department employees."

"I'm not going to comment on things that Mr. McKinley may have said," Pompeo said........

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/24/799244678/pompeo-wont-say-whether-he-owes-yovanovitch-an-apology-i-ve-done-what-s-right?utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social

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Wow. After pressing him on Ukraine, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly says he "shouted" at her for longer than the interview lasted,
 
asked if she thought Americans cared about Ukraine, used the word **** & had her point to Ukraine on an unmarked map.
 
He said, "People will hear about this."

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Nahal Toosi

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Susan Pompeo, the wife of Mike Pompeo, is listed in the Munich Security Conference program

as “Special Assistant to the Secretary of State.” (And read the note at the bottom.) #MSC2020

For those having a hard time reading the note at the bottom, the key sentence is:

"Their names, titles and origin are listed in the way each participant has chosen."

 

I've asked the

about Susan Pompeo's title, whether she's getting paid, whether she has an office or an assistant ... they've not responded.

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NYT says Trump is poised to name Richard Grenell as Director of National Intelligence.
 
Here's Lev Parnas telling the Daily Beast that Grenell agreed to give a "heads up" to Kremlin-connected oligarch Dmitry Firtash
if DOJ was about to move to extradite him to face trial here:
 
Firtash is wanted in this country on multiple felony corruption and bribery charges.
 
DOJ prosecutors say Firtash is an "upper-echelon associate" of Russian Organized Crime.
 
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This is beyond dangerous.
 
Grenell is a Trump cultist, and Trump will use him to ensure that our intelligence officials act in Trump's personal and political best interest, not America's.
 
He should absolutely NOT be confirmed.
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10 hours ago, mr6666 said:
 
 
This is beyond dangerous.
 
Grenell is a Trump cultist, and Trump will use him to ensure that our intelligence officials act in Trump's personal and political best interest, not America's.
 
He should absolutely NOT be confirmed.

He will never be confirmed because Trump will not even bother to put him forward fr the permanent position.   No experience required.  Just pucker up.

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On 2/19/2020 at 5:16 PM, mr6666 said:
 
 
This is beyond dangerous.
 
Grenell is a Trump cultist, and Trump will use him to ensure that our intelligence officials act in Trump's personal and political best interest, not America's.
 
 
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PS/ That is, Grenell—an FNC radical and longtime Trump fanatic—is seen by the Trumps as the *epitome* of what a Trump family henchman should be, *especially* when Trump and his lackeys want to crime (which Yovanovich was blocking).
 
Now he *runs America's intelligence apparatus*.
 
Grenell will now oversee, presumably, the renewed cybersecurity cooperation with the Kremlin—!—that Trump has ordered.
 
Maybe this sheds new light on why Trump was *so angry* that the intelligence community revealed to Congress on February 13 that Putin is aiding Trump again?
 
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Mick Mulvaney, acting Chief of Staff and OMB Director, is attacking the Republican Party for failing to control the deficit.  He called the GOP hypocritical.  He was speaking at the Oxford Union in England.

This is not new, but what is new is that Mulvaney is attacking the GOP and by extension Trump.  Question is why.  Is he getting ready to leave and move on to something else?  Before taking jobs with Trump, he was a Republican House representative from S.C.

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On 2/14/2020 at 6:15 PM, mr6666 said:

Nahal Toosi

@nahaltoosi

Susan Pompeo, the wife of Mike Pompeo, is listed in the Munich Security Conference program

as “Special Assistant to the Secretary of State.” (And read the note at the bottom.) #MSC2020

For those having a hard time reading the note at the bottom, the key sentence is:

"Their names, titles and origin are listed in the way each participant has chosen."

 

I've asked the

about Susan Pompeo's title, whether she's getting paid, whether she has an office or an assistant ... they've not responded.

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4 hours ago, TheCid said:

Mick Mulvaney, acting Chief of Staff and OMB Director, is attacking the Republican Party for failing to control the deficit.  He called the GOP hypocritical.  He was speaking at the Oxford Union in England.

This is not new, but what is new is that Mulvaney is attacking the GOP and by extension Trump.  Question is why.  Is he getting ready to leave and move on to something else?  Before taking jobs with Trump, he was a Republican House representative from S.C.

Welcome him back! LOL.

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17 hours ago, mr6666 said:
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PS/ That is, Grenell—an FNC radical and longtime Trump fanatic—is seen by the Trumps as the *epitome* of what a Trump family henchman should be, *especially* when Trump and his lackeys want to crime (which Yovanovich was blocking).
 
Now he *runs America's intelligence apparatus*.
 
Grenell will now oversee, presumably, the renewed cybersecurity cooperation with the Kremlin—!—that Trump has ordered.
 
Maybe this sheds new light on why Trump was *so angry* that the intelligence community revealed to Congress on February 13 that Putin is aiding Trump again?
 
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Another DUMP Azz kisser in an acting job....... I'm sure we'll be getting GREAT intelligence! LOL.

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On 2/20/2020 at 5:06 AM, Bogie56 said:

He will never be confirmed because Trump will not even bother to put him forward fr the permanent position.   No experience required.  Just pucker up.

YEP!

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5 hours ago, Hibi said:

Another DUMP Azz kisser in an acting job....... I'm sure we'll be getting GREAT intelligence! LOL.

What's really tragic is that he will continue to be US Ambassador to Germany!

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New: Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician
 
whom the U.S. later accused of corruption.
 
His own office’s policy says that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail.
 
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7 hours ago, mr6666 said:
 
New: Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician
 
whom the U.S. later accused of corruption.
 
His own office’s policy says that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail.
 
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The next Oval Office meeting.

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"Hail, hail Moldovia ... Land of the ...."

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On 2/21/2020 at 5:24 PM, TheCid said:

What's really tragic is that he will continue to be US Ambassador to Germany!

LOL.

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