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Posted By: Imright, 2/7/2020 4:21:13 AM

The White House is reportedly weighing options to dismiss Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council (NSC) in an effort to shrink its foreign policy bureaucracy, a report said.Bloomberg reported that the White House plans to frame it as part of an NSC staff downsizing, not a retaliation. Vindman gave testimony last year during President Donald Trump's impeachment proceedings.Vindman was an important witness for the Democrats in July and raised concerns over Trump's phone call with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Proud Texan 2/7/2020 5:02:37 AM (No. 310456)
They should just call the Vindman what it is - a very high security risk to our nation, then give him room and board in an isolation ward in Leavenworth for his own protection.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: watashiyo 2/7/2020 5:20:06 AM (No. 310459)
Just do it!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chase9365 2/7/2020 5:22:41 AM (No. 310460)
Get rid of his leaking twin too while you're at it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 2/7/2020 5:26:21 AM (No. 310464)
They should assign him to San Francisco security and give him a pooper scooper. He can wear his uniform. Maybe the street people will be impressed with him. Vindman is obviously an arrogant jerk who thought he could take on the President of the United States over bureaucratic trivialities that would essentially turn the President into a hand puppet of the Deep State. THAT alone shows a YUGE lack of good judgement. These kinds of screw ups are better left to someone like Rummey, who also displays arrogance, massively bad judgement, moral failing, and probably won't fare too well either.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 2/7/2020 5:29:04 AM (No. 310467)
It amazes me that he is still there if he were anyone in the Obama administration and did what he did he would have been fired immediately or worse.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DCGIRL 2/7/2020 5:32:09 AM (No. 310469)
Vindman should be indicted for being part of the coup. He should be court martialed. Nothing less.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: OldSelzer 2/7/2020 5:46:36 AM (No. 310477)
Why is he still there? He violated his oath of office as an office in our armed forces. I took that oath and administered it to others many times. He must be kicked out and then courts martial should punish him. Failure to do so will inspire other miscreants to follow his 'in-your-face' disrespect and violation of good order. Such cannot stand. .
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Reply 8 - Posted by: buckeye1 2/7/2020 5:55:43 AM (No. 310483)
His twin brother needs to get canned as well
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Reply 9 - Posted by: nina584 2/7/2020 6:11:39 AM (No. 310494)
They need to fire every Obama holdover.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: GO3 2/7/2020 6:13:40 AM (No. 310497)
Who is his immediate uniformed superior? Every service member has one even if they have a civilian boss. He/she is hiding likely shielded by one of the service chiefs. BTW, anyone else notice the brass at the SOTU? They all looked like they had massive indigestion.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Upright2 2/7/2020 6:18:09 AM (No. 310501)
He is a leaker of national security information. He's not the "whistleblower" . He should be charged with leaking classified information.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Upright2 2/7/2020 6:29:04 AM (No. 310505)
Does Vindman hold dual citizenship with the U.S. and Ukraine?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 2/7/2020 6:30:44 AM (No. 310506)
Send him to recruiting duty in Alaska.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 2/7/2020 6:47:18 AM (No. 310515)
Don't fire him - put him in an office with no computer and not phone, and order him to transcribe Trump's SOTU speech repetitively by hand.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 2/7/2020 6:50:20 AM (No. 310517)
All officers serve at the pleasure of the commander in chief. Accept your orders and salute smartly- and lose that gut soldier.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 2/7/2020 6:50:35 AM (No. 310518)
Transfer the treason twins to the bureau in beautiful Alaska. There he can see his beloved Russia, Russia, Russia from his doorstep!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bigken2 2/7/2020 7:01:09 AM (No. 310522)
make him a commander of a weather post in northern alaska
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Reply 18 - Posted by: janjan 2/7/2020 7:02:58 AM (No. 310524)
And so it begins. The payback will be severe.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Strike3 2/7/2020 7:29:27 AM (No. 310539)
Vindman is the kind of butt kissing officer that would have thrived under the Kenyan administration. I would suspect that the White House avoided the appearance of obstruction by keeping all of the anti-Trump lapdogs on the payroll but their shield has now been removed. Say goodbye to your cushy careers and Deep State credentials. The article has very little meat.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: PChristopher 2/7/2020 7:31:36 AM (No. 310542)
Assign him to a radar station in the Arctic.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: edgar 2/7/2020 7:37:51 AM (No. 310551)
He apparently shared classified information with people who did not have a need to know. Court martial the SOB! That will take care of your Vindman problem
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Truth Czar 2/7/2020 7:39:46 AM (No. 310553)
Call in the Army and have them administer their version of the Physical Readiness Test on Vindman, then ship him off to a gym in Alaska. An accomplished leaker and traitor, Vindman also should be recognized as a disgusting fat-body.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bluefindad 2/7/2020 7:40:46 AM (No. 310555)
He set himself up for martyrdom during his testimony, sanctimoniously saying that he knew he was taking a huge risk, but was willing to step out for love of country. Firing him would give the left a trove of ammunition. The smartest thing the administration can do is keep him on staff and lock him out from receiving sensitive information and/or set him up by giving him false information to see if he leaks.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/7/2020 7:58:59 AM (No. 310569)
the polygraph act has exceptions, allowing its use for national security matters. Polygraph the fat ukranian, ask him about leaks, pull his security clearance, send him home.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99 2/7/2020 7:59:13 AM (No. 310571)
Don’t forget his brother - the guy who leaked a bunch of nonsense from Bolton’s book in another attempt to Get Trump.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: starsNstripes 2/7/2020 8:01:17 AM (No. 310574)
Time for that soldier to spend some time getting reacquainted with grunt life on the front lines in the desert. Hua!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 2/7/2020 8:01:58 AM (No. 310576)
I look at this guy and all I see is the Pillsbury Dough Boy in a uniform
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Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99 2/7/2020 8:07:34 AM (No. 310582)
Have just read all of the replies and I need to add one more - for those of you suggesting duty in Alaska may I remind you that Alaska has cities and stores and things like central heat and indoor plumbing. I suggest a weather station in Antarctica where there are none of those things. And give him the assignment of cleaning up all of the penguin and seal poop.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/7/2020 8:15:25 AM (No. 310597)
Get the twin, too!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: little guy 2/7/2020 8:16:11 AM (No. 310598)
Aside from the fact he should be facing a firing squad for treason, I hope he's the first of many to be cashiered.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: HotRod 2/7/2020 8:27:38 AM (No. 310613)
I wouldn't foul the air in Alaska with this sorry excuse for a military officer. He should be court martialed and dismissed from the Army.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Daisymay 2/7/2020 8:28:44 AM (No. 310616)
The "White House" (whoever is included in that description) should make a List, check it twice, then fire them all at once. NO need to start leaking who is going and who is staying. Clean House all at once. Have the "New Hires" ready to step in and go to work. Trump has been in offiice long enough to now know who to listen to when people suggest someone to work in the White House. Also, clean house in Intelligence. Seems to me that's where the Rat's Nest is! Put Matt Whitaker in charge of Personnel! He is a True Trump supporter!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/7/2020 8:31:59 AM (No. 310623)
He needs to be gone from Federal service, including the Army. Treasonous b-tard.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Jebediah 2/7/2020 8:46:20 AM (No. 310648)
On the one hand there will be a MASSIVE hew and cry if Vindman is dumped, no matter how valid (his bad talking this Country to Russians and Poles etc., and file notations by his superiors to that effect). On the other hand, there will be a hew and cry about EVERYTHING Trump does in any case. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Jebediah 2/7/2020 8:48:00 AM (No. 310651)
I concur with posters 13 and 14 et al.....give the man a post in some backwater where he can do no harm, demote him on the basis of the statements in his file re: downgrading the U.S. to others.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: mathman 2/7/2020 8:52:19 AM (No. 310659)
Send the Vindman twins to Gitmo. Give them 3 hots and a cot. Let them rot. Remove their U S Citizenship, send them back to Ukraine. We really don't need their service.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Casper27 2/7/2020 8:54:18 AM (No. 310663)
Very simple and legal. Court Martial him for countermanding the COC.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Jethro bo 2/7/2020 8:59:41 AM (No. 310673)
I am really shocked to find the US Army allows classified information to be made public.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: NorthernDog 2/7/2020 9:09:12 AM (No. 310685)
He can be a special envoy for the Ukraine/Russian border region. I heard it's lovely in February.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/7/2020 9:14:51 AM (No. 310691)
Smart move. Show Lt. Col. Vindictive the door. And don't stop with him; there are others that need to be purged.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Trapper 2/7/2020 9:24:41 AM (No. 310716)
Japanese companies used to be famous for not firing executives. Instead, they would move you into an empty office with a desk and a chair. Nothing on the desk, nothing in the drawers, and you were not allowed to bring in a brief case with reading material. Just an empty office and you, and absolutely nothing to do. Even though you were still being paid, most didn't last long with nothing to occupy them and quit. Hint hint.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: GO3 2/7/2020 9:25:25 AM (No. 310719)
#28, Antarctica wouldn't really work either. The US installation is McMurdo Station and it's very built-up. They even have a pub. Check the overhead and street views on Google Earth. However, they could give him daily duty to clean up the penguin and seal poop and could only return to the station for his required four hours of sleep per night.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: john56 2/7/2020 9:46:15 AM (No. 310746)
Send him to Alaska to help protect Trump giving it back to the Russians! I'd prefer an isolated Pacific Island, only visited by two cargo ships per year with rotten cell phone service and limited internet access.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/7/2020 10:16:46 AM (No. 310782)
The CINC can re-assign the Vindman brothers elsewhere anytime. They have no right to hold a position. They are soldiers. That's universally true no matter where they are assigned or what their duties entail.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: msjena 2/7/2020 10:39:44 AM (No. 310814)
You're fired! And so is your twin brother (we hope)!
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Reply 46 - Posted by: snapper451 2/7/2020 10:42:31 AM (No. 310821)
I was thinking more along the lines of court martial, Leavenworth, and firing squad for the Vindman boys and as well as the whistle-blower.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: stablemoney 2/7/2020 10:48:03 AM (No. 310830)
Here's a great plan: Get rid of the NSC altogether, move them all out of the WH, and do it today! Our President does not need the NSC, the State Dept, or Deep State's advice, and I hope he never listens to it.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: walcb 2/7/2020 10:50:01 AM (No. 310834)
I thought Vindman wasn't currently in the military, hence the criticism when he showed up in uniform. Don't know just asking. However they want to justify him gone doesn't matter to me, he needs to be gone.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: NotaBene 2/7/2020 10:58:19 AM (No. 310846)
Secretary of Defense Esper and the Army Chiefs of Staff should have taken care of this transfer long ago. The DoD is complicit in the anti-Trump conspiracy because they paid Stefan Halper blood money.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: weejun 2/7/2020 11:16:27 AM (No. 310875)
#23 is right: this must be done with some thought and strategy. No need to make Vindman any more of a martyr than he already is. At the same time, there are still many deep state/Obama-appointed snakes in the White House and on the NSC staff. As Devin Nunes has suggested, they should all be reassigned to a vacant office building on the other side of the Potomac, with no discernible tasks other than answer the phone when the press toadies call them (and you can bet how long their favored status with the prestitutes will last when they no longer have the ability to spy on the President).
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Reply 51 - Posted by: felixcat 2/7/2020 11:17:30 AM (No. 310881)
Vindman testified under oath before Congress that three times he was offered the position of Minister of Defense for Ukraine. How the heck does she still have a security clearance? You cannot has a security clearance if you have dual loyalties. Well, at least that is how it was when I had a security clearance. Trump's head of the NSC, AG Barr, etc. need to start dealing with these people. Screw saving the reputations of these institutions. They've been trashed by their own employees.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Heraclitus 2/7/2020 11:24:47 AM (No. 310896)
Vindman has been reprimanded for speaking insultingly to Russian (I think) soldiers about US soldiers. LONG long past due to clean out the BO people AND MORE. Whatever happened to the BO czars? are they all gone? who were they, anyway? What were they doing for 8 years? why did he get away with this? We have heard with our own ears how these bureaucrats think about the nature of their "service." heh. what "service"? It's their privilege, and our obligation and duty to give proper obeisance. A herculean task, but purge those Augean Stables NOW.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: Right Time 2/7/2020 11:27:02 AM (No. 310898)
FIRE VINDMAN! Fire him now! Who cares if the Left claims retaliation. Obama never cared. He fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin for reporting on corruption.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: earlybird 2/7/2020 11:36:44 AM (No. 310909)
Get rid of the current NSC. Everyone goes. Then start over if a small agency or group (Council implies group) is really needed.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: Red Ghost 2/7/2020 12:10:17 PM (No. 310946)
Lt. Colonel Vindman (Oh Say Can You See) should be sent to the front lines of Afghanistan. Why he isn't there now is a mystery. Goodbye Lt. Colonel Vindman (Oh Say Can You See).
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Reply 56 - Posted by: GO3 2/7/2020 12:17:02 PM (No. 310956)
#55, you wouldn't want to do that since Vindman hasn't been doing infantry stuff for years. He's been a foreign area officer for a long time and would get a lot of soldiers killed. Or maybe he could just be the staff vector control officer.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: DVC 2/7/2020 12:28:03 PM (No. 310971)
I am surprised that the two traitorous brothers haven't already been reassigned to latrine duty at Fort Greely, AK.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: XCenturion 2/7/2020 12:46:13 PM (No. 311009)
Reassign the Lieutenant Colonel to a listening post in the Arctic. It was unconscionable for a military officer to leak information to spies in the White House in the attempted coup.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: NikolasNotion 2/7/2020 12:48:29 PM (No. 311014)
I have a much better suggestion. He's an active duty military officer. Reassign his sorry fat rear end to Greenland.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: udanja99 2/7/2020 1:22:27 PM (No. 311059)
Well, #56, we could send him there and he just might get fragged.
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Reply 61 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/7/2020 1:51:59 PM (No. 311105)
#51, dual citizenship is a disqualifying factor for a top secret security clearance. my father was born in Poland, which caused the security investigator, an FBI agent, to do some extra work. But i did receive my top secret clearance, and that was back in the 1960s. The polish constitution, created in the early 1990s, grants citizenship to children whose parent was born in Poland, so that applies to me. If I were to be submitted for a Top Secret clearance today, the U.S./Polish dual citizenship would disqualify me.
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Reply 62 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 2/7/2020 1:57:24 PM (No. 311111)
I’m coming after YOU, Vindman! (Hat tip to Rambo)
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Reply 63 - Posted by: akudaq 2/7/2020 3:10:08 PM (No. 311182)
Please refrain from wishing to send this wanna-be perfumed prince to my beautiful state. I like the suggestion to send him to Gitmo for clean out the cells duty. https://www.alaska.org/alaska-photos/view/palmer-wasilla-area
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Reply 64 - Posted by: bighambone 2/7/2020 3:46:59 PM (No. 311222)
The President’s current National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has publicly stated that it is his intention to reduce the number of policy advisor employed by the National Security Council at the White House that was expanded to well over 200 by former President Obama will be reduced by half to maybe less than 100. That is bound to mean that all the Obama holdovers will be returned to their permanent federal agencies in the near future. Remember the President is entitled to have a National Security Council that will not leak National Security information and not spy on him for partisan political purposes.
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Reply 65 - Posted by: pensom2 2/7/2020 4:29:30 PM (No. 311260)
I'm with #23 & #50. Be careful not to make a martyr of Vindman. Assign him somewhere where he has no access to secret information. Let him fade away. He likely became an intelligence officer solely because he could speak and write Ukrainian and Russian. If he wants to return to the Urkaine and accept their offers of employment, let him do it.
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Reply 66 - Posted by: LoyalReader 2/7/2020 4:38:32 PM (No. 311264)
Report confirms he has been escorted OUT of the Whitehouse in last hour. Hip Hip Hooray !!!
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Reply 67 - Posted by: bighambone 2/7/2020 4:47:26 PM (No. 311269)
It was just reported that Alexander Vindman has been fired from the White House NSC and has been escorted off the White House grounds. Now all he has to deal with will be the Army higher ups and you can bet that will not be fun for Vindman, since the Army apparently told him not to wear his Army uniform when he testified before the congressional committees. The next step is to get rid of all the Obama holdovers at the NSC, as the President is entitled to a staff that will not leak national security or other classified information, tattle the President’s conversations to partisan Democrats, or spy on him and his family.
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The most important thing that happened during President Trump’s post-impeachment rant at the White House didn’t happen at the lectern. Yes, as usual, he called me a sleaze and scum and a dirty cop and said he likely would no longer be president if he hadn’t fired me. Although I still can’t follow the logic of that last bit, it doesn’t matter. The important thing was what happened in the audience, where there were plenty of intelligent people of deep commitment to religious principle. They laughed and smiled and clapped as a president of the United States lied, bullied, cursed and belittled the faith of other leaders. That was the deeply disturbing
White House considering plan to
dismiss Alexander Vindman: report
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Posted by Imright 2/7/2020 4:21:13 AM Post Reply
The White House is reportedly weighing options to dismiss Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council (NSC) in an effort to shrink its foreign policy bureaucracy, a report said.Bloomberg reported that the White House plans to frame it as part of an NSC staff downsizing, not a retaliation. Vindman gave testimony last year during President Donald Trump's impeachment proceedings.Vindman was an important witness for the Democrats in July and raised concerns over Trump's phone call with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Why I’m Not Upset with Mitt Romney 61 replies
Posted by Toledo 2/7/2020 10:02:41 AM Post Reply
Before you crucify me for not condemning “the traitor,” please hear me out. My position has nothing to do with whether I agree with Romney’s “guilty” vote on the first article of impeachment. And it has nothing to do with whether I believe he is a true conservative. Or even a loyal Republican for that matter. It has to do with something far deeper. Are you willing to hear me out? I’m quite aware of the litany of charges against Mitt Romney’s past political record and business dealings (see here and here and here and here).
EXCLUSIVE: Chicago subway video
captures man being attacked by 11
teens
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Posted by JunkYardDog 2/7/2020 1:26:14 PM Post Reply
CHICAGO -- The brutal beating of a 68-year-old man by 11 teens on a passenger train here Monday was captured in a disturbing, graphic video obtained by Fox News. The Chicago Police Department told Fox News the beating is under investigation, but no one is in custody because the victim “was unable to identify his attacker(s) due to his injuries.” A police source told Fox that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office “wouldn’t touch” the case if the victim can’t identify those accused or is unable to cooperate. When reached about prosecuting the case, state’s attorney's office responded: "We are unable to comment."
‘We Have A Racist Society From Top
To Bottom’: Sanders Interrupts Candidates
Fighting Over Who Has More Of
The Black Vote
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Posted by Imright 2/8/2020 5:40:36 AM Post Reply
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that “we have a racist society from top to bottom.” The Vermont senator spoke Friday evening at ABC’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire, where he discussed racism in the United States as former Vice President Joe Biden and billionaire Tom Steyer argued over who has more support from black voters. “We have a racist society from top to bottom,” Sanders said, adding that this “racist society” is “impacting health care, housing, criminal justice, education — you name it.”
Impeachment witness Vindman fired, escorted
out of White House after Trump acquittal
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Posted by Hazymac 2/7/2020 5:11:31 PM Post Reply
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who made waves as a witness during the Trump impeachment proceedings, was fired Friday by the National Security Council and escorted off of the White House grounds, Fox News has confirmed. Vindman was on detail to the National Security Council from the Department of Defense, and it is expected he will return there. It comes just two days after President Trump was acquitted in the Senate on the impeachment charges brought by the House last year over his dealings with Ukraine. In a lengthy statement, Vindman’s attorney, David Pressman, confirmed that Vindman had been escorted out of the White House on Friday. “There is no question
White House Fires Alexander Vindman 32 replies
Posted by earlybird 2/7/2020 4:46:46 PM Post Reply
Lt. Col Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the House Democrats’ partisan impeachment inquiry, was fired from the National Security Council and escorted out of the White House on Friday, CNN first reported. Vindman’s attorney, David Pressman, confirmed his client’s termination and subsequent removal from the White House. “Today, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was escorted out of the White House where he has dutifully served his country and his President. He does so having spoken publicly once, and only pursuant to a subpoena from the United States Congress,” Pressman said in a statement.
Poll: New Hampshire Democrats would prefer an
extinction-causing meteor over Trump reelection
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Posted by NorthernDog 2/8/2020 2:34:58 PM Post Reply
A majority of New Hampshire Democrats said in a new poll that they would rather a "giant meteor strikes the Earth, extinguishing all human life" than see President Trump reelected. The University of Massachusetts Lowell survey of 400 Democratic voters asked which candidates they would support in the state's primary Tuesday, with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tying for first place at 23 percent support. But voters were also asked in the online survey conducted by YouGov: "Which of the following outcomes would you prefer occur on November 3, 2020? Donald Trump wins re-election or
Buttigieg blames Trayvon death on ‘white
supremacy’
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/7/2020 7:26:57 AM Post Reply
Hoping to fan racial flames in his direction before the South Carolina primary, Pete Buttigieg tweeted out his support for Trayvon Martin on the occasion of what would have been Martin’s 25th birthday, February 5. “Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today,” Mayor Pete tweeted. “How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?” Buttigieg threw in a Black Lives Matter hashtag just to make sure black voters knew he was down for the struggle. This tweet would have been unfortunate six months ago. Today, it is unforgivable. In December, attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch,
‘We will bring the fire’: 'Squad' member Ayanna
Pressley threatens those who ‘don’t see the
light’
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/7/2020 5:54:34 PM Post Reply
Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she intends to "bring the fire" if Americans don't adopt her political ideology during a conversation with NPR's Democracy Now as part of the nonprofit organization Rising Majority's conversation with "the Squad." "As I said when we were at the border, we're going to keep telling and elevating these stories with the hopes that you will see the light," said Pressley. "And if you don't see the light, then we will bring the fire. That's just how it progresses." Pressley made the comments in a panel discussion at Howard University in Washington with Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib, all Democrats.
MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch: Elizabeth Warren’s
Problem Is She’s Too Strident and Unlikable
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Posted by NorthernDog 2/8/2020 9:00:28 AM Post Reply
Morning Joe regular Donny Deutsch claimed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s decline in popularity over the past couple of months is due to her being strident and unlikable—all while making sure everyone knew he wasn’t peddling a sexist trope. Following her third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses and polls currently showing her lagging ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough asked Vice correspondent Shawna Thomas what may be behind Warren’s “precipitous decline over the past two months.” “You know, just two months ago we were talking about what a stellar campaign she had
‘The Most Radical Piece of Immigration Legislation’:
Experts, GOP React To Democratic
‘New Way Forward’ Bill
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Posted by cThree 2/8/2020 6:24:43 AM Post Reply
Immigration experts and House Republicans are balking at the New Way Forward Act, a Democratic bill that is being described as an embrace of “open borders” and likely to be the most “radical” legislation ever introduced in history. Democratic Illinois Rep. Jesús García, along with several other progressive House members, introduced the New Way Forward Act in December 2019, to seemingly little fanfare. The bill, among many things, calls for the decriminalization of illegal immigration, would make it more difficult to deport convicted criminal aliens, empower immigration judges to nullify deportation orders, and also calls for the return of previously deported illegal aliens.
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