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  • Marc Thiessen: Pompeo is close to confirmation and 11 senators are close to making a colossal...

    04/20/2018 10:01:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    Marc Thiessen: Pompeo is close to confirmation and 11 senators are close to making a colossal mistakeFor the first time in the history of the republic, it appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote against the president's nominee for secretary of state. If this happens, it would be a black mark not on Mike Pompeo's record, but on the reputation of this once-storied committee. ~snip~ Last year, all 10 Democrats on the committee voted "no" to Rex Tillerson's nomination, making him the first secretary of state in history to be approved on a...
  • Heitkamp becomes first dem to back Pompeo

    04/19/2018 3:25:56 PM PDT · by Conserv · 11 replies
    for Secretary of State
  • Mick Mulvaney confronted by Democrat over frosted glass on office windows

    04/11/2018 12:09:51 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Acting consumer protection chief Mick Mulvaney on Wednesday defended the decision to put frosted glass on his office at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau against accusations that it sent the wrong message about transparency. Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, confronted Mr. Mulvaney, a former member of Congress who is now the White House budget chief and the acting consumer chief, about the office during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Mr. Ellison displayed a photo of the office with the frosted glass. “You are the champion of transparency, right?” he said. “And yet you have obscured yourself, physically. And I find...
  • Levin: ‘It’s Time for the Attorney General to Step Aside’

    04/09/2018 6:23:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 229 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Apr 2018 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday, talk radio host Mark Levin called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down. Levin said, “I want to make a point here…and it will destroy a 30-year friendship. It’ll destroy it. … But I really do think it’s time for the attorney general to step aside. It’s time for the attorney general to step aside.” He added, “[T]he buck stops on the attorney general’s desk, even if he recused himself, as he did, on the Russia matter, this is not the Russia matter. And the entire department’s out of control now.”
  • To hell with it: Trump increasingly weary of staff advice

    04/09/2018 5:21:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/2018 | ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN
    The speech was written. A cast of relatable Americans with emotional stories was standing by to reinforce the message. But President Donald Trump was in no mood to play along. “The hell with it,” Trump said, recounting the scene with his aides to a West Virginia crowd last week, Trump tossed the staff-prepared remarks on tax cuts in the air and ducked as the paper fluttered to the floor. “I said, ‘This is boring, come on.’ Tell it like it is.” This president has never been one to stick to a script, but that abandoned speech illustrates a new phase...
  • Trump Tweet re: Pruitt

    04/07/2018 8:07:29 PM PDT · by map · 70 replies
    Trump Twitter ^ | President Trump
    While Security spending was somewhat more than his predecessor, Scott Pruitt has received death threats because of his bold actions at EPA. Record clean Air & Water while saving USA Billions of Dollars. Rent was about market rate, travel expenses OK. Scott is doing a great job!
  • Marching Orders for Trump's New VA Secretary

    04/04/2018 8:04:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Since President Trump ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, the question reverberating in Washington is whether Trump's new pick, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, is capable of heading a department with 360,000 employees and 9 million vets under its care. Senate Democrats carp he lacks experience running "a complex organization." Experience is overrated. President Obama's VA Secretary, Robert McDonald, failed miserably, despite having run Procter & Gamble. Vets died on phony wait lists on McDonald's watch. Jackson's last combat role was with a surgical shock trauma unit in Iraq. Sounds like good preparation for battling the killer VA bureaucracy. Jackson also...
  • Trump Dropped Some Twitter Bombs Sunday Morning

    03/25/2018 5:45:16 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 67 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) While so many Trump supporters have spent the last couple of days tossing tantrums about the President’s decision to sign the horrible Omnibus spending bill, some good things have been happening without getting much notice from the fake news media. Tired of all this Winning yet? – Just a few days after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I wrote a piece that laid much of the blame at the feet of an insane Obama-era policy that rewarded school administrators and law enforcement officials for refusing to enforce the law against...
  • McMasters Out Bolton in

    03/22/2018 3:32:35 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 380 replies
    fox news | 3/22/18 | fox news
    Per FOX NEWs. On trumps twitter
  • Mike Pompeo statements on China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Syria

    03/16/2018 6:45:19 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 March 2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    U.S. foreign policy toward adversaries such as Russia, North Korea and Syria may turn more aggressive if CIA Director Mike Pompeo becomes secretary of state. Pompeo has lambasted Moscow's aggression toward the West and other countries: January 2018: "I continue to be concerned not only about the Russians but about others' efforts as well. We have many foes who want to undermine Western democracy. So there's this Washington-based focus on Russian interference. I want to make sure we broaden the conversation." North Korea October 2017: Pompeo said Pyongyang was would soon be able to threaten a U.S. city with nuclear...
  • Capitol Police Arrested Male Dem Operative For Assaulting Female Trump Admin Official

    03/16/2018 12:58:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2018 | Michael Bastasch
    U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a male Democratic operative for assaulting a female Interior Department communications official following a House budget hearing Thursday. The assault happened after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke finished testifying on the department’s 2019 budget proposal before the House Committee on Natural Resources. The suspect identified himself as a reporter with American Bridge and pushed a female Interior Department communications official to the floor, chasing after Zinke, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned. Interior communications director Laura Rigas was “greatly alarmed and extremely irate that a female senior member of my DOI Communications team was physically assaulted...
  • Trump may be floating a plan to fire Jeff Sessions...

    03/14/2018 7:13:31 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 147 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar 14th 2018 5:23PM | SONAM SHETH
    President Donald Trump has been formulating a plan to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Vanity Fair reported on Wednesday. Sessions has been a target of Trump's ire since he recused himself from the FBI's Russia investigation last March, following reports that he was not forthcoming during his Senate confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign season. Sessions' recusal is a key point of frustration for Trump, who once reportedly asked why he couldn't order "my guys" at the "Trump Justice Department" to do what"weak" and McCabe, whom Trump described as "a Comey friend who McCabe...
  • Back From Kiev in 2014, Mike Pompeo Said: Putin Wants to 'Control Ukraine'

    03/14/2018 11:11:41 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2014 | John Gizzi
    Following a recent trip to Ukraine, Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas told Newsmax that while the final outcome of the ongoing crisis is "impossible to predict," Russian President Vladimir Putin's long-term mission "is to control Ukraine." "It could easily go on from there to Belarus or Moldova," he added, referring to two other independent states in the former Soviet Union that have large Russian-speaking populations. Two-termer Pompeo, a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, is part of the growing number of younger Republicans in the House urging the administration to take a harder line against Russia on the economic...
  • Tillerson Fired Over Rogue Bid to Save Iran Nuke Deal

    03/14/2018 8:47:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-13-2018 | Adam Kredo
    The abrupt firing Tuesday of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson follows months of infighting between the State Department and White House over efforts by Tillerson to save the Iran nuclear deal and ignore President Donald Trump's demands that the agreement be fixed or completely scrapped by the United States, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. In the weeks leading up to Tillerson's departure, he had been spearheading efforts to convince European allies to agree to a range of fixes to the nuclear deal that would address Iran's ongoing ballistic missile...
  • Trump plans to name Larry Kudlow his top economic advisor, replacing Gary Cohn: Sources

    03/14/2018 9:49:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07-14-2018 | Eamon Javers - Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump plans to name Larry Kudlow as his top economic advisor, sources told CNBC. Trump could announce his decision to choose Kudlow as his National Economic Council chairman as soon as Thursday. The CNBC senior contributor and on-air personality would replace Gary Cohn, who left the White House earlier this month amid disagreements about tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
  • Rex Tillerson’s firing was necessary to national security

    03/14/2018 7:55:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | Hugh Hewitt
    On my first show for MSNBC last June, I sat down at Langley with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, now President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state. A quick read of the transcript will not only explain the sudden change at Foggy Bottom but also should reassure any fair-minded person that a much-needed infusion of talent and presidential trust is on the way. It’s been hard to find anyone in the White House to say a bad word about the character or personality of Rex Tillerson or a good word about his leadership at State. The friction between the White House...
  • Trump eyes Rick Perry to replace VA secretary

    03/13/2018 3:15:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | March 13, 2018 | Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak
    President Donald Trump has grown irritated with his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, and is now making plans to remove him from his post, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN. Trump has eyed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as a possible replacement, a person familiar with the matter said. Trump and Perry discussed the possible move during a lunch at the White House Monday.
  • Tillerson firing set to showcase just how little the media know (Here's what's really going on)

    03/13/2018 1:36:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2018 | Monica Showalter
    It's coming...just wait for it. Any minute now, the press will declare President Trump's ouster of secretary of state Rex Tillerson as "chaos" and "disarray." Such baloney. Tillerson was a good man, and he ably served the country in getting the Saudi Arabians to turn hard toward the West as the Iran threat loomed. That's a real achievement. The result we now see – from Saudis allowing women to drive to Saudis changing their stance toward Israel in a friendly direction to Saudis putting the screws to the local billionaire princeling financiers of Osama bin Laden and other lunatic forces,...
  • Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

    03/13/2018 7:43:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 131 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 13, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do "a fantastic job". Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a year ago. The president also nominated Gina Haspel to become the first woman director of the CIA. The Department of State said Mr Tillerson had not spoken to the president and was "unaware of the reason" for his firing. Under Secretary Steve...
  • What’s Not to Love? Far Left Groups Outraged at Pompeo’s Promotion – Proving He’s the Right Man

    03/13/2018 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: What’s Not to Love? Far Left Groups Outraged at Pompeo’s Promotion – Proving He’s the Right Man for the Job The far left Right Wing Watch is not happy that Mike Pompeo will be the next Secretary of State. RWW says he’s too hard on Islamists and too much of a Christian. he American left believes Christians are a threat to societ while denying. Pompeo, who would become the country’s top diplomat, has repeatedly framed the fight against terrorism as a war between Christianity and Islam, as The Intercept reported in detail when he was nominated to head...