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  • More Than One Mad Dog in Washington

    06/11/2020 11:14:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2020 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- One of the most alarming aspects of the present fevers is the utterance of total untruths by notables in high places. Do they not know what the truth is? Or do they not care about the truth? Do they believe their notoriety will overcome a totally erroneous statement? For instance, consider Gen. James Mattis' statement in The Atlantic, which is highly misleading. History is clear. Past presidents have used the military repeatedly in states with or without a governor's invitation. To deny it is an example of what President Donald Trump has called "fake news." Has Mattis never...
  • Nicolle Wallace Has 'Burning Rage' Top Brass Didn't Criticize Trump Sooner

    06/06/2020 12:32:00 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You might have thought it was surprising, shocking, perhaps even inappropriate, that retired military brass, particularly those like James Mattis who served as aides to President Trump, have spoken out in criticism of him. You might also have thought that Trump-hater par excellence Nicolle Wallace would have been thrilled by their statements. But Wallace is apparently a tough person to please. On her MSNBC show this afternoon, Wallace expressed her "burning rage" that the military leaders didn't speak out sooner!Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Military chiefs denounce Trump (barf alert)

    06/05/2020 5:14:27 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    Press Reader ^ | 5th June 2020 | Ben Riley-smith
    DONALD TRUMP was yesterday facing questions about whether military chiefs fully back his handling of the anti-racism protests after an excoriating rebuke by his former defence secretary gained the support of a Republican senator. The US president tried to wave away a searing critique by Jim Mattis, his Pentagon chief until December 2018, by claiming he fired Mr Mattis – who resigned over Syria policy disagreements – and calling him “the world’s most overrated general”. However, Mr Mattis’s 640-word statement, which saw him argue Mr Trump was the only American president in history who tries to divide rather than unite...
  • Kelly: ‘I Agree’ with Mattis on Trump — We Need to Look Harder at ‘Character’ of Who We Elect

    06/05/2020 10:27:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | PAM KEY
    Friday on CNN, host John King played a clip of a new interview between former Trump administration communications director Anthony Scaramucci and former chief of staff John Kelly. Kelly was commenting on former Defense Secretary James Mattis denouncing the Trump administration for using Washington, DC police and National Guard troops to clear out protesters from Lafayette Square for Trump’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church.
  • Is John Kelly joining the generals' mutiny? Former chief of staff calls Donald Trump 'nasty' and 'confused' over attack on Jim Mattis - and lines-up interview with Trump-hating Mooch

    06/04/2020 11:54:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 05 2020 | KATELYN CARALLE
    General John Kelly could be the next retired general to rebuke Donald Trump for calling in active duty military in the midst of George Floyd protests – as the former chief of staff called the president 'nasty' for his comments about General Jim Mattis. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, defended Trump's former Defense secretary on Thursday after Mattis publicly criticized the president's handling of the nationwide protests. He also shot down Trump's claim that he fired Mattis in 2018.
  • John Kelly defends James Mattis after Trump rebuke: 'The president did not fire him'

    06/04/2020 5:26:34 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/4/2020 | Caitlin McFall
    Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that President Trump has “clearly forgotten” the details surrounding James Mattis’ departure after the president attacked him on Twitter this week, saying it was he who had the “honor of firing” the former defense secretary. “The president did not fire him. He did not ask for his resignation,” Kelly, a former Marine General, told the Washington Post. In a series of tweets Wednesday night, Trump berated Mattis, calling him the “world’s most overrated general” and claimed to have terminated him after the former secretary of defense criticized Trump’s leadership, saying...
  • Lara Logan doesn't care for Mattis either...

    06/05/2020 2:14:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Thread Reader ^ | 6/3/2020 | Lara Logan
    Hearing what Gen “Mad Dog” Mattis had to say today, I am reminded of something I learned about Trump’s pick for Sec Def during the transition, as the President-elect was about to take the oath of office. Several sources inside the transition team confirmed... They were shocked by who Mattis wanted as his number 2 - he was pushing for Michelle Flournoy, the same person HRC had reportedly picked to lead DOD in her Administration, acc to sources/articles at the time, such as one Politico published in Nov 2016. They put it this way: “THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION - HILLARY CLINTON’S...
  • Dan Bongino: 2 minute 20 second video explaining concern that top military are openly talking about defying the President

    06/04/2020 5:10:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 147 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/4/2020 | vanity
     Click here to watch the short video in which Dan Bongino explains the apparent talk of mutiny among top military leaders. 
  • A Look Back In Time: Gen. James Mattis is linked to a massive corporate fraud and nobody wants to talk about it

    06/05/2020 8:00:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    VOX ^ | 03/16/2018 | Matthew Iglesias
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis is implicated in one of the largest business scandals of the past decades, described by the Securities and Exchange Commission as an “elaborate, years-long fraud” through which Theranos, led by CEO Elizabeth Holmes and president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, “exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, and financial performance.” Basically, their biotech startup was founded on the promise of faster, cheaper, painless blood tests. But their technology was fake. Mattis not only served on Theranos’s board during some of the years it was perpetrating the fraud after he retired from US military service,...
  • Trump tweets copy of letter from lawyer John Dowd to Jim Mattis

    06/04/2020 6:28:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/4/2020 | j. edward moreno
    President Trump tweeted a copy of a letter from John Dowd, one of the lead lawyers who represented him during the Russia investigation, addressed to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The letter penned by Dowd denounced Mattis for criticizing the president’s approach to protesters in front of the White House. “The peaceful protesters near Lafayette park were not peaceful and are not real. They are terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy,” Dowd wrote, referring to the peaceful protesters at Lafayette Square who were forcefully dispersed. After the protestors fled from the square, Trump walked through the...
  • Lisa Murkowski: Mattis’ Critique of Trump was ‘True, Honest, Necessary, and Overdue’

    06/04/2020 10:45:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 04 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) asserted Thursday that former Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling President Donald Trump a threat to the U.S. Constitution was “true, honest, necessary, and overdue.” Murkowski, one of the Senate’s most left-leaning Republicans, made the comment while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill. Asked whether she supports President Trump, the lawmaker replied,” “I am struggling with it [ and] I have struggled with it for a long time.” On Wednesday, Mattis attacked President Trump in a statement to The Atlantic by accusing the president of violating the Constitution over the clearing of Lafayette Park on Monday...
  • Trump Tweet regarding General Mattis

    06/03/2020 6:07:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jun 3, 2020 | President Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General. I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was “Chaos”, which I didn’t like, & changed to “Mad Dog”... ...His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom “brought home the bacon”. I didn’t like his “leadership” style or much else about him, and many...
  • Mattis 'angry and appalled’ as he unloads on Trump, says president ‘does not try to unite the American people'

    06/03/2020 5:05:44 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2020 | Gregg Re
    James Mattis, who served as President Trump's first Secretary of Defense, excoriated the president in a statement to The Atlantic published on Wednesday -- urging Americans to "reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution." Mattis has largely stayed out of the public eye since resigning in December 2018, when he opposed Trump's abrupt troop pullout from Syria. The retired Marine Corps general had said he wanted to give the administration an "opportunity" to govern, rather than criticize the president in the press. On Wednesday, though, Mattis made clear that Trump's response to...
  • James Mattis, former defense secretary, defends Pentagon IG fired by Trump

    04/08/2020 4:34:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 08 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Former Defense Secretary James Mattis went on record Tuesday to defend Glenn Fine, the Pentagon inspector general relieved of his duties by President Trump earlier in the day. “Mr. Fine is a public servant in the finest tradition of honest. Competent governance,” Mattis wrote in an email to Yahoo News. “In my years of extensive engagement with him as our Department of Defense’s acting Inspector General, he proved to be a leader whose personal and managerial integrity were always of the highest order.” Mattis, 69, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, served as defense secretary from January 2017 to January...
  • BOMB PLOT: Mattis Blasts Obama For Ignoring Iranian Threat To US Soil

    09/07/2019 9:34:10 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | September 6, 2019 | Wes Walker
      With his resignation and a new book coming out the Left was eager to hear Mattis snipe at Trump. They weren’t expecting him to jackhammer their ‘Scandal-Free’ golden boy.One of the most controversial decisions of Obama’s presidency was the Iran deal.Obama had to give up a HELL of a lot to make his Iran deal happen, and every new revelation makes that ‘deal’ he struck look even worse. Prior be being Secretary of Defense under Trump, Mattis served as commander of U.S. Central Command under Obama and Biden. Mattis had predicted that Iran would continue to provoke the...
  • Mattis Deflects MSNBC Host’s Invitations to Slam Trump 'Andrea, I'm going to frustrate you here'

    09/07/2019 4:49:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 | David Rutz
    Former secretary of defense James Mattis repeatedly refused MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell's invitations to criticize President Donald Trump in an interview Thursday. Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, resigned in December over policy differences with Trump, specifically the president's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria. Mattis, an advocate of cultivating alliances and American engagement, said he had "no choice" but to depart. Mitchell quoted a portion of Mattis's new book Call Sign Chaos that criticized the Obama administration—including former vice president and 2020 candidate Joe Biden—for leaving the Middle East in "disarray" and "our friends confused." "Aren't we at...
  • 'I’m going to frustrate you here': Mattis refuses to bad-mouth Trump during MSNBC interview

    09/07/2019 4:20:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | September 05, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    During former Defense Secretary James Mattis's MSNBC interview with Andrea Mitchell, he refused to criticize President Trump, even though she pressed him firmly to do so on various issues. Mitchell tried to get Mattis to say Thursday if he thinks he is "normalizing" decisions Trump makes by not saying how he truly feels about them, such as when former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired via Twitter. Each time, Mattis maintained that it is inappropriate for former military men and administration officials to undermine the current commander in chief. "Your personal library has thousands, thousands, 7,000 books in it....
  • Media Cancel James Mattis After They Learn His Book Criticizes Obama

    09/06/2019 12:47:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 6 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | September 05, 2019
    The current story is that Mattis is writing his memoir and that got the media press corp really excited. You see, because Mattis left on rocky terms from the Trump administration, including a fairly forward resignation letter, the expectation was that he was going to blast Trump. So you got headlines like The Man Who Couldn’t Take It Anymore from The Atlantic and The Man Trump Wishes He Were from The New York Times. You could almost see the foam forming around their collective mouths. They were about to get another tell all they could fluff for weeks, and if...
  • Alleged 9/11 mastermind open to aiding victim lawsuit to avoid execution

    07/29/2019 1:09:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/19 | Zack Budryk
    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has expressed willingness to aid a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by victims of the attack if the federal government does not seek the death penalty against him, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mohammed’s offer was first made public in a filing Friday as part of the federal lawsuit, which seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks, a charge the Saudis have denied. Lawyers for the plaintiffs reportedly reached out to three of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of conspiring in the...
  • Senate confirms Esper as new Secretary of Defense in 90-8 vote

    07/23/2019 10:13:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/19 Published 31 mins ago | Ronn Blitzer
    The Senate confirmed former Army Lt. Col. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense Tuesday, making him the first permanent Pentagon boss since James Mattis resigned last December. Esper, who served 10 years on active duty and 11 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve, was Acting Secretary before his nomination, and Patrick Shanahan had been Acting Secretary prior to that. The vote was not close, with the Senate confirming Esper by a vote of 90-8. The no votes included 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.