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Devin Nunes: John Bolton was warned about Obama holdovers who 'spy' in Trump White House
washington examiner ^ | 1/24/2020 | daniel Chaitin

Posted on 01/26/2020 7:03:45 PM PST by bitt

Former national security adviser John Bolton was advised to purge potentially biased holdovers from the Obama administration from the Trump White House, according to a top Republican in Congress.

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes said on Thursday that he warned Bolton, whom Democrats want to testify in the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump, of an anti-Trump spying operation by members of the National Security Council. The California congressman also said he told H.R. McMaster, who preceded Bolton, and Robert O'Brien, the current national security adviser, to take steps to cull what he called a "den of thieves."

"I have said this over and over and over again. I said this to McMaster, I said it to Bolton, and I said it to the new national security adviser, O’Brien, that they just need to get all those people out of there," Nunes told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. "If you were there and worked for Obama and you were a holdover, just, you know, get a used building somewhere on the other side of the Potomac. Just get them out of there. They have done so much damage to the presidency. I couldn’t agree with you more."

Carlson asked why it appears to be so difficult to remove these officials when a new president is elected and a new government is set up, to which Nunes replied, "I have no idea."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: New York
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1 posted on 01/26/2020 7:03:45 PM PST by bitt
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; bgill; ...

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2 posted on 01/26/2020 7:04:00 PM PST by bitt (A government afraid of its citizens should be afraid.)
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To: bitt

Do what the boss(Trump) would do: FIRE them on the spot.


3 posted on 01/26/2020 7:07:16 PM PST by devane617 (Kyrie Eleison, where I'm going, will you follow?)
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To: bitt

Someone ought to investigate DemocRats and see if they have any ties to the United States.


4 posted on 01/26/2020 7:09:19 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (If gun ownership by private citizens scares DemocRats, the 2nd Amendment is doing its job.)
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To: bitt

“...purge potentially biased holdovers from the Obama administration ...”

That should have happened on Day Two of the administration taking control.

Security clearances should have been yanked, and boot applied to asses on the way out the door.

Ruthlessly.


5 posted on 01/26/2020 7:10:17 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: bitt

The RATs made replacing staff difficult by delaying appointments in the Senate. They maximized the time it took to push them through .


6 posted on 01/26/2020 7:10:46 PM PST by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong ...and Epstein did not kill himself.)
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To: bitt

My general rule of thumb is to never trust anyone whose mustache is a different color than their hair.


7 posted on 01/26/2020 7:11:25 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Trump didn’t want an AG, he wanted a consigliere.)
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To: bitt

This is exactly why you can’t try to be nice. The other side is evil and plays for keeps.


8 posted on 01/26/2020 7:12:46 PM PST by alancarp (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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IDIOTS! You FIRE ALL Obama holdovers on the very 1st day!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully Robert O'Brien will start the cutting!!!!!!!!!!

9 posted on 01/26/2020 7:18:17 PM PST by KavMan
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To: bitt

If Bolton plans to criticize Trump, I wish someone had told him to cull himself from the herd too.


10 posted on 01/26/2020 7:20:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (It's a New Year, and time to up our FR Monthlies by 5-10%. You'll <hardly miss it and it will help.)
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To: bitt

Bolton had began the culling process ... Fiona Hill got the boot...and Richard Hooker....

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-hawk-axed-from-national-security-council-right-before-trump-putin-summit


11 posted on 01/26/2020 7:27:33 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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I have NEVER understood, and NEVER WILL understand why Republicans are so aFRaid to fire Democrat holdovers?

Clinton and Ophonybama holdovers have cost Republican Presidents and the USA dearly!

It is not too late, President Trump! Fire them all!


12 posted on 01/26/2020 7:28:20 PM PST by Taxman (We will never be a truly FRee people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS!)
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To: devane617

That’s the problem, he didn’t for some insane reason. If you are a member of another party’s administration, after he got elected, his first act should have been writing 30,000 or more pink slips thanking them, and warning that any material of property damage, they will be prosecuted.


13 posted on 01/26/2020 7:30:29 PM PST by Bommer (2020 - Vote all incumbent congressmen and senators out! VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!!)
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To: bitt

Bolton had began the culling process ... Fiona Hill got the boot...and Richard Hooker....

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-hawk-axed-from-national-security-council-right-before-trump-putin-summit

... Since Bolton’s arrival in April, several NSC officials his predecessors had hired, including Mideast NSC officials Joel Rayburn, James Sindle, and Mike Bell, have left, as the National reported last week. Politico reported on Friday that Bolton has removed another NSC staffer, Jennifer Arangio of the international-operations office. ...

Sounds like the infestation was just very deep....


14 posted on 01/26/2020 7:32:00 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Taxman

“congressman also said he told H.R. McMaster,“

Well that is laughable McMaster was one of them.


15 posted on 01/26/2020 7:32:23 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: bitt

I hope future Republican administrations are paying attention.


16 posted on 01/26/2020 7:32:59 PM PST by Mr. N. Wolfe
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To: Taxman

They aren’t afraid. They want them there.


17 posted on 01/26/2020 7:33:31 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: DoughtyOne

Check 14...

Now how many people has Nunes and his fellow Senators sent packing? So far talk, talk, talk, they even went pretty soft on their staffer who was sleeping with the press.


18 posted on 01/26/2020 7:38:02 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: bitt

Why would you task John Bolton to do something about snakes when John Bolton is himself a snake?


19 posted on 01/26/2020 7:38:42 PM PST by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: bitt
Why ANY staffers with connections to Ø Hussein remained @ 1600 after the inauguration is simply beyond me.

On my watch, those firings would have been immediate, followed shortly in the weeks ahead, and radiating outward from that adress, with every other such creature in every agency throughout DC.

Absolutely love our President, but allowing those enemies within the gates has been a grevious error that's at the root of all the Derp State sedition ever since.

20 posted on 01/26/2020 7:47:40 PM PST by tomkat
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