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'Booby-trapped': Obama 'detailees' led
Trump opposition on National Security Council

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 11/13/2019 4:57:46 AM

Trump backers say the president has strong opposition from his National Security Council because he chose foreign policy experts instead of his loyalists as top advisers in the beginning and the staff was full of Obama supporters. Most Obama-era NSC “detailees” — the term for temporary agency transfers — remained as the new White House was rocked by destabilizing anti-Trump leaks to the liberal media. “Obama clearly left the White House booby-trapped,” Michael Caputo, a campaign adviser, told The Washington Times. The NSC workforce’s size and loyalties have come into sharp focus now that a former staffer has filed a nine-page whistleblower complaint against President Trump.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: anniebc 11/13/2019 5:34:29 AM (No. 233676)
So, why didn't PDT automatically assume that anyone who worked for ovomit was not to be trusted. Oh, and ovomit can't even define booby-trap, so let's just get that straight.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/13/2019 7:43:20 AM (No. 233766)
My, my. Obie and his WH moles have certainly been busy, no? It will be a lot of long days and lots of work, but, it is time for the President to beef up the hiring/vetting process of WH staff. May The Purge again quickly and bigly.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: tootall 11/13/2019 7:51:21 AM (No. 233772)
Laura Ingraham was saying five years ago, that the Obama Admin replaced Government managers down two or more levels with Political activists that were not appointees, but were 'lifer' moles who actual run the Government. This needs to be addressed, as it is the very definition of a hidden government. These employees, stall, obfuscate, and misdirect the current Administration's Policies and directives.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Krause 11/13/2019 8:03:01 AM (No. 233791)
In the end, though, they may have booby-trapped the whole coup operation by their over-zealousness, ineptness and having too many people involved.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymay 11/13/2019 8:27:18 AM (No. 233822)
Trump should have HIS people slashing and burning in these agencies. First of all, we don't NEED that many people! Clean House! There are millions of REPUBLICANS who support Trump. Hire them!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 11/13/2019 8:30:20 AM (No. 233826)
I just finished reading a great book written by former Delta Operator Eric Haney called "Inside Delta Force." Apparently State and the CIA have been running foreign policy for decades and have been mucking it up beyond anything we have known before. All of the trouble in Central and South America was caused by our financing and picking and choosing which geurilla groups to support and which to fight. Most of the turmoil in the Middle East has been caused by these clowns and they get the Defense Department to send in teams of Delta or the SEALs to try to repair the damage. It wasn't just Obama and Hillary that screwed up the world, it has been going on long before that. There is a first person account of the planning and errors that led to the disaster during the attempt to rescue hostages from Tehran during the Carter years that will absolutely floor you. Haney was aboard the plane that was rammed by a helicopter. I highly recomment it. The government has been screwed up far worse than we thought.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Franz 11/13/2019 9:07:41 AM (No. 233885)
I feel for President Trump. His big mistake was assuming these people had a degree of honesty and integrity. If they felt they could not support the President they could have returned to their agencies. Instead they stayed to sabotage the President. Not since Benedict Arnold has this country seen such treachery.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/13/2019 9:17:12 AM (No. 233900)
Part of the reason for Trump's delay I suspect was the hand tying and avoiding a charge of obstruction by Mueller for two years. They would have dearly loved any excuse, no matter how small, to drop that on him. Then the impeachment could have gone on full speed ahead with actual charges. Trump, Barr and Pompeo can now fire at will, and I dearly hope they do so. All those Obama holdovers on the NSA and other intel agencies are now being cycled out and replaced by Trump people. I suspect we are about to see a whole new ball game, one that will hopefully burn down the house of Obama.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDConservative 11/13/2019 9:25:47 AM (No. 233910)
PDT was a neophyte in government operations. It's not the same as business. The game is much different, played by different rules to maintain the veneer of "national interest". These guys aren't haggling over some simple payoff for permits at City Hall. Plus, Trump had zero on his bench. An outsider was elected, to find everyone is an "insider", and their oaths to protect and defend the nation are meaningless, in fact, used to justify their insubordination. Let's look at those PDT hired...from Rex Tillerson to Nikki Haley to John Bolton. I wouldn't (and don't) trust any of them. They have not been faithful to the man or his policies. And they are far from the only ones...and supposedly on "our side".
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/13/2019 10:03:56 AM (No. 233967)
Charge them under the RICO statute.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kate318 11/13/2019 10:41:58 AM (No. 233991)
I think President Trump thought he could handle corruption, as I’m sure he dealt with it in NYC politics and business, and in Hollywood. I think he was totally unprepared—as would be any decent, non-political person be—for just how corrupt the US government is, and it set him reeling. He is a fast learner, and is trying to catch up, but the evil nature of this hideous beast is pervasive, persistent and deep beyond all comprehension. I pray daily for this man, and for our country. And, finally, I never thought I could hate a president more than Bill Clinton, but I despise Barack Obama with every fiber of my being. I don’t believe in reincarnation, but I sincerely hope there is such a thing as karma.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 11/13/2019 12:33:23 PM (No. 234100)
Which is why ALL hold overs from Obama on NSC need to be gone within the next week or two. 100%. Gone. And NOT to some other position in the administration - gone as in unemployed by any government entity.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/13/2019 1:05:00 PM (No. 234131)
You can BET that the next time America suffers through the affliction of having another Democrat president, it will be one who for certain gets rid of any leftover Trump or Republican hold-over by any means necessary. The handwriting is on the wall
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Reply 14 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 11/13/2019 5:21:07 PM (No. 234286)
Why is it that Republicans refuse to fire all employees appointed by the previous administration when they succeed Democrats? Their naivete has always astonished me. They want to believe that Democrats also want what's best for America, despite all the evidence that the contrary is true. The Democrats never have any compunction in cleaning house when they follow a Republican administration . At least the Left, through their Trump hatred, has demonstrated the folly in this approach to the point that even a moron can recognise it.
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