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  • James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

    06/03/2020 3:36:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 248 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/3/2020 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    James Mattis, the esteemed Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018 to protest Donald Trump’s Syria policy, has, ever since, kept studiously silent about Trump’s performance as president. But he has now broken his silence, writing an extraordinary broadside in which he denounces the president for dividing the nation, and accuses him of ordering the U.S. military to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens. “I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis writes. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is...
  • 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...
  • Marine Corp Commandant order Confederate items removed from bases.

    The Commandant of the Marine Corp, General David Berger, has ordered "the removal of fall Confederate-related paraphernalia from Marine Corp installations. Story at Source URL
  • Trump faces revolt of the generals

    02/14/2020 6:21:52 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2020 | Peter Bergen
    Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly said at an event at Drew University on Wednesday that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman did the right thing when he raised concerns about President Donald Trump's call to the Ukrainian president in late July, according to a report in The Atlantic.
  • Trump Tweets concerning John Kelly

    02/13/2020 9:03:33 AM PST · by McGruff · 176 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 13, 2020 | President Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump When I terminated John Kelly, which I couldn’t do fast enough, he knew full well that he was way over his head. Being Chief of Staff just wasn’t for him. He came in with a bang, went out with a whimper, but like so many X’s, he misses the action & just can’t keep his mouth shut,. ...which he actually has a military and legal obligation to do. His incredible wife, Karen, who I have a lot of respect for, once pulled me aside & said strongly that “John respects you greatly. When we are no...
  • John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump

    02/13/2020 4:07:30 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 135 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/13/20 | Peter Nicholas
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide and impeachment witness President Donald Trump fired Friday, was just doing his job, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told students and guests at a Drew University event here Wednesday night. Over a 75-minute speech and Q&A session, Kelly laid out, in the clearest terms yet, his misgivings about Trump’s words and actions regarding North Korea, illegal immigration, military discipline, Ukraine, and the news media. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, said that Vindman is blameless and was simply followed the training he’d received as a soldier; migrants...
  • Haley: Top Trump aides tried to get me to undermine him

    11/10/2019 1:10:01 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 10 2019 | Rebecca Klar
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claims two of President Trump’s former senior advisers tried to get her to undermine him to “save the country,” The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing Haley’s upcoming memoir and an interview with her. According to the newspaper, Haley said former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly would try to get her to work around the president. “Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley wrote, according to...
  • Nikki Haley reveals Tillerson, Kelly privately discussed resisting Trump: ‘It was offensive’

    11/10/2019 2:28:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley blasted former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, recalling a private conversation where they defended resisting President Trump, telling her they did so out of necessity. […] Haley said that the two men “confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country” and how “Tillerson went on to tell me the reason he resisted the president’s decisions was because, if he didn’t, people would die….” Haley, however, was not impressed. “It should’ve been,...
  • Marines end longstanding ban on umbrellas

    11/07/2019 9:36:38 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 Nov 2019 | Louis Casiano
    “Marines can carry an all-black, plain, standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms,” according to a new All Marine Corps message, the site reported. Previously, only female Marines were allowed to use umbrellas while in their service or dress uniforms. They are required to carry it in their left hand so they are free to salute with their right.
  • Former Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly Says He Would Have Worked for Hillary Clinton If Asked

    03/07/2019 6:17:48 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 60 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | March 7, 2019 | Colby Hall
    ABC News has obtained audio of former White House Chief of staff John Kelly during a Wednesday appearance at Duke University in which he revealed that would have worked for Hillary Clinton if she had won the White House. During a Q&A session, Kelly was asked about a scenario in which Trump’s former Democratic rival had won the presidency and asked him to serve in her administration. “If Hillary Clinton had called me, I would have done it,” Kelly said. Kelly was also asked what advice he would give his successor Mik Mulvaney, to which Kelly quipped “run for it”...
  • Trump unloads on James Mattis, says he 'essentially' fired defense secretary

    01/02/2019 11:56:25 AM PST · by detective · 76 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/2/2019 | Steven Nelson
    President Trump denounced former Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday, saying at a cabinet meeting he "essentially" fired the former Marine Corps general from the top Pentagon post. "What's he done for me? How had he done in Afghanistan? Not too good," Trump said, according to a Bloomberg News journalist, who reported a quote relayed by a colleague in the room. "As you know, President Obama fired him, and essentially so did I," Trump said at the meeting, attended by Mattis' replacement, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
  • John Kelly Confirms He Was Lying All Along: The White House Is in Chaos

    12/30/2018 11:36:00 PM PST · by brent1a · 93 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2018 1:10PM ET | Peter Wade
    It will come as no surprise that the White House is in chaos, but what is shocking is that this fact is being confirmed by President Donald Trump’s outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly. In an exit interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kelly admits that the White House is not quite the “well-oiled machine” that Trump loves to brag about. Two specific instances he cited as chaotic were the implementation of the travel ban and the “zero-tolerance” family separation policy at the Mexican border.
  • Outgoing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defends his rocky tenure

    12/30/2018 5:36:31 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 30, 2018 | MOLLY O'TOOLE
    [snip] ...he presided over some of the Trump administration’s most controversial immigration and security policies. In the phone interview Friday, Kelly defended his rocky tenure, arguing that it is best measured by what the president did not do when Kelly was at his side. It was only after Kelly’s departure was confirmed Dec. 8, for example, that Trump abruptly announced the pullout of all U.S. troops from Syria and half the 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, two moves that Kelly had opposed. Kelly’s supporters say he stepped in to block or divert the president on dozens of matters large and small....
  • Q Anon: 12/26/18 Trust Trump's Plan

    12/26/2018 10:08:01 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2,211 replies
    qmap.pub ^ | 12/26/18 | FReepers, vanity
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  • Trump says John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year

    12/08/2018 10:36:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2018
    President Trump on Saturday said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his position at the end of the year. Developing