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#21 Post by Hype » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:23 am

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Hype wrote:This might be a stupid thing to ask, but... has anyone gone back and compared this rate of attrition to previous presidents? :noclue:
I saw a few days ago on Twitter, some political historian was discussing it.

There's no way I would be able to find it again.

But the breakdown was basically that Trump has already lost as many people in his first year as Obama, Clinton, and George W did in their entire 8 year terms.
Yeah, the link SR posted says the next highest turnover rate was Reagan in 81', at half of what Trump's is.

I have friends who work on the concept of political stability. This is a pretty good case study in a certain kind of instability and its consequences.

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#22 Post by Artemis » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:01 pm

Another one gone...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43311581
Gary Cohn: Key Trump economic policy adviser resigns

US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said.

It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump's team.

There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a supporter of free trade, was angered by Mr Trump's plans to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports.

In a statement released by the White House, Mr Cohn said it had been "an honour to serve my country".

The 57-year-old former president of the Goldman Sachs bank helped Mr Trump push through his sweeping tax reforms late last year.

However, the two were not believed to be close.

In August 2017, Mr Cohn criticised Mr Trump over his reaction to a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the administration "can and must do better". He was reported to have drafted a resignation letter after the event.

"It has been an honour to serve my country and enact pro-growth economic policies to benefit the American people, in particular the passage of historic tax reform," Mr Cohn said in his statement.

"I am grateful to the president for giving me this opportunity and wish him and the administration great success in the future."

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#23 Post by Hype » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:21 am

Hype wrote:
Six7Six7 wrote:
Hype wrote:This might be a stupid thing to ask, but... has anyone gone back and compared this rate of attrition to previous presidents? :noclue:
I saw a few days ago on Twitter, some political historian was discussing it.

There's no way I would be able to find it again.

But the breakdown was basically that Trump has already lost as many people in his first year as Obama, Clinton, and George W did in their entire 8 year terms.
Yeah, the link SR posted says the next highest turnover rate was Reagan in 81', at half of what Trump's is.

I have friends who work on the concept of political stability. This is a pretty good case study in a certain kind of instability and its consequences.
Vox decided to answer my question today.


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#24 Post by SR » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 am

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chaos wrote:I just heard on the news that McMaster is leaving.
shocked he ever got on board. He looked completely contemptuous of the loon as he was introduced. Kelly Anne and tillerson have been mia recently....gone, but not gone. :eyes:
....and Tillerson out :drop mic:

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#25 Post by chaos » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:32 am

:lol:

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#26 Post by chaos » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:31 am

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-per ... nbfiwGPKa1

Trump’s Personal Assistant Fired Over Security Issue
By Michael C. Bender
Updated March 13, 2018 9:19 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said. The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue, said a third White House official with knowledge of the situation.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to comment saying, “We don’t comment on personnel issues.” Mr. McEntee didn’t return a call seeking comment.

Tuesday morning, the Trump presidential campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. McEntee will join the 2020 effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

Mr. McEntee was one of the longest-serving aides to Mr. Trump, dating back to the earliest days of the campaign when some of the only aides around the then-candidate included Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser; Stephen Miller, the president’s policy director; White House communications director Hope Hicks, who announced her resignation two weeks ago; and Dan Scavino, who is the White House director of social media.

In additional staff turnover, Mr. Trump on Tuesday said Rex Tillerson was out as secretary of state, after months of speculation over his fate, and that Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo would be nominated to lead the State Department.

Mr. McEntee wasn’t as well known as the others, but had been a constant presence at Mr. Trump’s side for the past three years. He made sure Mr. Trump had markers to sign autographs, delivered messages to him in the White House residence and, over the weekend, ensured that the clocks in the White House residence were adjusted for daylight-saving time.

“It’s not going to be great for morale,” one White House official said about Mr. McEntee’s departure.

Mr. McEntee was removed from the White House grounds on Monday afternoon without being allowed to collect his belongings, a White House official said. He left without his jacket, a second White House official said.

It wasn’t clear exactly why Mr. McEntee was fired Monday. He indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background.

Several White House officials have lost their jobs over the past month since White House Chief of Staff John Kelly imposed a stricter security-clearance policy. Those changes were prompted by the departure of staff secretary Rob Porter, who quit after accusations of domestic violence were made public. Mr. Porter has denied the accusations, which had delayed final approval of his security clearance.

Mr. Kelly told reporters earlier this month that when he joined the White House as chief of staff this summer, he realized a large number of staffers still held interim clearances after more than seven months in the administration.

His review turned up “a couple spreadsheets worth of people” at the White House operating with interim security clearance after the first nine months of the Trump administration. He also found at least 35 officials who were inappropriately given top secret clearance.

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#27 Post by chaos » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:44 am

Statement issued by Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steve Goldstein regarding Tillerson:
The Secretary had every intention of staying because of the critical progress made in national security. He will miss his colleagues at the the [sic] Department of State and the foreign ministers he has worked with throughout the world.

The Secretary did not speak to the President and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and still believes strongly that public service is a noble calling.

We wish Secretary Designate Pompeo well.
Annnnnnnd, Steve Goldstein has been fired.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... 3d6c33ba5f

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#28 Post by SR » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:15 pm

Not fired, but gone.....leading ICE rep, James Schwab, from NoCal leaves essentially outing the disinformation engaged by the AG to terrorize. Meanwhile in China, Russia, and North Korea,..... :banana: The EU, not so much.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

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#29 Post by Artemis » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:19 pm

Wow. All crass, no class.

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#32 Post by chaos » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:11 am

John Bolton will replace H.R. McMaster.

This is the reason Trump hesitated with regard to Bolton's appointment?! :lol: (We are watching Rome burn in real time :lostit: )
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/us/p ... olton.html
Mr. Bolton, who will take office April 9, has met regularly with Mr. Trump to discuss foreign policy. Though he has been on a list of candidates for the post since the beginning of the administration, officials said Mr. Trump has hesitated, in part because of his negative reaction to Mr. Bolton’s walrus-style mustache.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/opin ... viser.html
Yes, John Bolton Really Is That Dangerous


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John Bolton speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference last year.CreditJoshua Roberts/Reuters

By The Editorial Board
March 23, 2018

The good thing about John Bolton, President Trump’s new national security adviser, is that he says what he thinks.

The bad thing is what he thinks.

There are few people more likely than Mr. Bolton is to lead the country into war. His selection is a decision that is as alarming as any Mr. Trump has made so far.

Coupled with his nomination of the hard-line C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo, as secretary of state, Mr. Trump is indulging his worst nationalistic instincts. Mr. Bolton, in particular, believes the United States can do what it wants without regard to international law, treaties or the political commitments of previous administrations.

He has argued for attacking North Korea to neutralize the threat of its nuclear weapons, which could set off a horrific war costing thousands of lives. At the same time, he has disparaged diplomatic efforts, including the talks planned in late May between Mr. Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. He not only wants to abrogate the six-party deal that, since 2015, has significantly limited Iran’s nuclear program, he called for bombing Iran instead. He has also maligned the United Nations and other multilateral conventions, as Mr. Trump has done, favoring unilateral solutions.

Over a 30-year career in which he served three Republican presidents, including as United Nations ambassador and the State Department’s top arms control official, Mr. Bolton has largely disdained diplomacy and arms control in favor of military solutions; no one worked harder to blow up the 1994 agreement under which North Korea’s plutonium program was frozen for nearly eight years in exchange for heavy fuel oil and other assistance. The collapse of that agreement helped bring us to the crisis today, where North Korea is believed to have 20 or more nuclear weapons.

While Mr. Trump’s criticism of the Iraq war during the campaign raised the possibility that he might take a less aggressive stance on foreign policy, no one was a more vociferous proponent of that disastrous invasion than Mr. Bolton, a position he has not renounced. At the time, Mr. Bolton said Iraqis would welcome American troops and the United States’ military role would be over quickly as Iraqis exercised their new freedom from Saddam Hussein and established a democracy. It was the sort of simplistic and wrongheaded position he takes on most policies.

Mr. Bolton will replace H.R. McMaster, the three-star general who had cautioned against jettisoning the Iran nuclear deal without a plan for what came next, among other policy differences with the president. Mr. Bolton would be the third national security adviser in Mr. Trump’s 14 chaotic months in office.

While General McMaster never had a smooth time in the White House, Mr. Bolton already has a relationship of sorts with Mr. Trump since he has met with the president a number of times and is a commentator on Fox News, which the president spends much of his time watching.

He campaigned hard for the job, even after Mr. Trump previously rejected him for both that position and secretary of state, in part because the president didn’t like his bushy mustache — seriously.

The national security adviser is the person who makes sure the president hears the views of all the national security agencies, including the State Department and Defense Department, and drives policy toward a decision. It is hard to see Mr. Bolton playing the honest broker. Mr. Bolton is known to play a ruthless inside game as he maneuvered to win bureaucratic battles and freeze out people he thinks crossed him. He has been such a lightning rod that he couldn’t get confirmed as United Nations ambassador in 2005 so President George W. Bush gave him a recess appointment, and he stayed in the job about a year. It was considered unlikely that the Senate could have confirmed him as secretary of state, but the national security adviser job doesn’t require confirmation.

Bringing on the fiery Mr. Bolton now, at a delicate moment with North Korea, is a terrible decision. While Mr. Trump has often threatened North Korea with military action, he accepted Mr. Kim’s invitation to a summit, brokered by South Korea’s president, who is eager for a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis.

Mr. Bolton, by contrast, told Fox News earlier this month that talks would be worthless and has called South Korean leaders “putty in North Korea’s hands.” On February 28, he insisted in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that “it is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current ‘necessity’ posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons by striking first.”

Last summer he wrote in the Journal, “The U.S. should obviously seek South Korea’s agreement (and Japan’s) before using force, but no foreign government, even a close ally, can veto an action to protect Americans from Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons.”

On Iran, Mr. Bolton and the president are in sync, with both arguing that the United States should withdraw from the nuclear agreement by a May deadline. In March 2015, he argued in a New York Times op-ed that only military action like Israel’s 1981 attack on Saddam Hussein’s Osirak reactor in Iraq or its 2007 destruction of a Syrian reactor “can accomplish what is required.”

Going to war in either of these cases would not only create unnecessary bloodshed, it would be disastrous for the United States and its allies, South Korea and Japan. The Iran deal has substantially halted the nuclear program and needs to be maintained. Negotiations between the United States and North Korea, given a new impetus by Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim, need to be tested.

Mr. Bolton’s position on Russia, that NATO must have a strong response to the Kremlin-linked poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, is somewhat better than Mr. Trump’s. But his rejection of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and endorsement of a book by the anti-Muslim activist Pam Geller are unacceptable positions for a top American official.

Mr. Bolton is certain to accelerate American alienation from its allies and the rest of the world. Congress may not be able to stop his appointment, but it should speak out against it and reassert its responsibilities under the Constitution to authorize when the nation goes to war.

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#33 Post by Hype » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:27 am

Loudly and repeatedly describing an asshole as an asshole seems like a really good way to force an asshole's hand and make them continue to act the way you've already described them.

Bolton, like Trump, or anyone else, is a human being (okay, more mustache than man, but still). Media and constituencies need to put pressure on everyone around these frightening characters to refuse to tolerate their abject stupidity and dangerous attitudes. I'm not sure it's warranted, but I suspect a lot of people in this current administration already feel this way, and have been working, and are continuing to work, on ways to get around the stupidity and chaos at the highest levels. At least, I hope that's what's happening.

When Trump tried to claim the US had a trade deficit with Canada, and our (honestly, not very experienced or intellectually savvy) Prime Minister responded by simply stating what the reality is... I think he had it right. Trump's bullshit can't work if people simply have confidence in the truth they already know. It only works as a popularity device because it feeds uncertainty and fear and anger.

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#34 Post by Six7Six7 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:01 pm

https://www.vox.com/2018/3/28/17120292/ ... ny-jackson

David Shulkin is out as secretary of veterans affairs

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#35 Post by farrellgirl99 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:43 pm

impatiently waiting for that schumuck pruitt to get fired or resign. his evil is trump's speed tho so taking longer than it should

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#36 Post by chaos » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:15 pm

:mad:

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#37 Post by chaos » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:56 pm

Sooo, how long before Nikki Haley is given her twitter slip? :lol:

I don't particularly like her, but I'm glad she isn't going to take DT's crap.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/with-all-d ... sanctions/

By KATHRYN WATSON CBS NEWS April 17, 2018, 6:58 PM
Nikki Haley responds to White House claims: "I don't get confused"

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley pushed back against a White House official's claim that she experienced "momentary confusion" over the future of additional Russia sanctions in response to Russia's failure to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

On CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Haley said the U.S. was preparing additional Russia sanctions that would be announced Monday. But President Trump held off on the White House's plan for new sanctions against top Russian companies tied to Syria's alleged chemical weapons program.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders insisted more sanctions were merely under consideration. On Tuesday, top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Haley "got ahead of the curve."

"She's done a great job," Kudlow said of Haley. "She's a very effective ambassador. There might have been some momentary confusion about that. But if you talk to Steve Mnuchin at Treasury and so forth, he will tell you the same thing. They're in charge of this. We have had sanctions. Additional sanctions are under consideration but not implemented, and that's all."

Haley, speaking for the first time since the White House dialed back her claims, rejected the idea that she was confused.

"With all due respect, I don't get confused," Haley said in a statement read by Fox News' Dana Perino and confirmed by CBS News Tuesday.

Haley has taken a hard line against Russia, calling out the Russian government for what she has called its "unilateral responsibility" for using chemical weapons in Syria. The U.S. carried out strikes against Syria at 4 a.m. Saturday local time, in response to last week's alleged chemical weapons attack that the U.S. blames on Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

"The Russian Federation has asked us to discuss what it calls 'unilateral threats' related to Syria," Haley said at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday. "What is strange is that Russia is ignoring the real threat to international peace and security that has brought us here. And it is ignoring its own unilateral responsibility for it. What we should discuss today is the use of deadly chemical weapons to murder innocent Syrian civilians."

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#39 Post by chaos » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am

AXIOS is reporting that Rod Rosenstein just gave his verbal resignation to John Kelly. O M G :scared:

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#40 Post by Six7Six7 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:46 pm

Has anyone made a comprehensive list of everyone who has resigned?

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