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Bigger than Vindman: Trump scrubs 70
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Posted By: earlybird, 2/10/2020 9:50:15 AM

President Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council. Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200. Many were loaners from other agencies and have been sent back. Others left government work. The NSC, which is the president’s personal staff, was rocked when a “whistleblower” leveled charges that led to Trump’s impeachment. ....was given a horrendous report by his superior, the man he reported to, who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamboozle 2/10/2020 10:00:49 AM (No. 313813)
A day late perhaps but long overdue. Winning
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Reply 2 - Posted by: pinger 2/10/2020 10:01:23 AM (No. 313814)
POTUS would have better served himself had he done this on Jan. 20, 2017 at 12:01P.M.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: padiva 2/10/2020 10:03:54 AM (No. 313816)
How many more will get huffy-puffy and resign or be terminated?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: felixcat 2/10/2020 10:15:36 AM (No. 313840)
Vindman and his brother were NOT fired! They are active duty military on a detail to the NSC/White House. Not many details last for several years as theirs did. Funny that. Probably no command in the US Army wanted them. Especially the one brother who was openly anti-American and seemingly pro-Ukrainian. And just how he has kept he security clearance after having been disciplined for previous anti-American behavior is beyond me.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2020 10:23:55 AM (No. 313848)
Good news. More isn't always better, and especially when there are backstabbing Obama rats in the mix.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: pros7767 2/10/2020 10:24:17 AM (No. 313852)
Good Riddance to bad trash! Long, long overdue!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2020 10:27:10 AM (No. 313860)
Actually, #4, they were fired from that NSC job. LtCol Vindman went back to his US Army job, but I am pretty sure that his brother is a civilian, so has no job at all, for the moment. But never fear, some extreme left wing, Trump hating outfit will LOVE to hire him, just because Trump fired him, not necessarily because he will be of any real value to them, beyond his political pawn value.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: doctorfixit 2/10/2020 10:31:48 AM (No. 313867)
Good start, should have been done Day One, but still thousands to go.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lucky5 2/10/2020 10:33:02 AM (No. 313870)
You know a quality I see in PT is he seems to want to give people a chance. It is a very nice quality. I think he won the Presidency and he only had a very few people , not from politics with him, and he did not think he needed to clean house. Also remember he is from the outside, he is not a lifelong politician. He would not immediately know the bad guys. I think he sure as heck does now and he is moving on it. Better late than never and get rid of as many as you can. And yank all those security clearances, geez.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 2assume 2/10/2020 10:35:32 AM (No. 313876)
Remember N.Y. Times headline? After election Commander in Chief soothes White House Workers. There was a picture with the article that spoke volumes. I pray that our President has fired every one of them.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 2/10/2020 10:44:18 AM (No. 313888)
It's Monday, let take out the trash. Long overdue.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BGray2 2/10/2020 11:09:30 AM (No. 313928)
President Trump had to learn the hard way that when it comes to modern day democrats, you can't automatically count on them being patriotic citizens, or even really, decent human beings.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/10/2020 11:26:35 AM (No. 313952)
The MSM will probably start tagging this the "Monday Massacre" to liken President Trump to Nixon.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: FunOne 2/10/2020 11:37:04 AM (No. 313966)
I hope this isn't the end of punitive action against Lt. Col. Venom. He failed to follow the designated procedure in his insubordination to the Commander-in-Chief. Someone needs to scour his military fitness reports and when he is verified as an untrustworthy leaker, bring the full force of the UCMJ down on him. I would prefer Leavenworth, but busting him to an E-1 with a dishonorable discharge would be acceptable.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney 2/10/2020 11:37:11 AM (No. 313967)
Great news! I hope there are many more reductions. Trump does not need even 130 NSC bureaucrat advisers. I think get rid of all of them.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird 2/10/2020 11:39:38 AM (No. 313969)
Re #7, Alexander Vindman’s brother, the NSC lawyer, is also a LTC in the Army. He too was probably on loan from the DoD, and has returned there. I imagine both will be watched and watched and watched…..
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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird 2/10/2020 11:41:45 AM (No. 313972)
(hit submit too soon) Who knows what the Army will have in store for the Vindman brothers - or at least Alexander the Arrogant. Some have talked of court martial.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Strike3 2/10/2020 11:48:40 AM (No. 313982)
Looks like the Soetoro Shadow Government is being dismantled. I hope he is also focusing on the Foggy Bottom operation and their Flying Monkeys in the CIA.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Heraclitus 2/10/2020 12:00:30 PM (No. 313999)
Donald Trump is an experienced businessman. He has also known how much the Dems and many Repubs despised (and still do despise) him. He had a very sparse bundle from which to choose staffing for large and extremely important agencies. It seems that once the plot to overthrow his Presidency was identified (at the very least, suspected) then grew and spread, he really should have purged previous Administrations' staffers. POTUS had a lot of trouble replacing ambassadors, too. I still wonder: what happened with all of BO's "czars"? We never knew who most of them were, or what they were doing; they were appointees and not under Congressional scrutiny.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/10/2020 12:02:10 PM (No. 314001)
president Truman created the NSC. Did he do it because he didn't trust the State Department?? Henry Kissinger accepted the position of Secretary of State back in 1972 with the condition that he also hold his position of National security advisor, thus controlling the NSC at the same time. was that an indication that kissinger viewed the nSC as a rogue outfit??
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Reply 21 - Posted by: snapper451 2/10/2020 12:13:53 PM (No. 314009)
Anyone who voted for Obama should be removed from the government.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: greggojo 2/10/2020 12:16:00 PM (No. 314013)
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Reply 23 - Posted by: 3XALADY 2/10/2020 12:22:00 PM (No. 314018)
I too wondered about #19's question re the 'czars.' They probably disappeared with their government pension. Who would have thought there would be twin Ukrainian brothers both working for the NSC in Washington? Who was their sponsor? Obola?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: john56 2/10/2020 12:30:43 PM (No. 314025)
Any wise military mind knows that the Vindman brothers are back-stabbers. Anyone who deals with them are pre-warned and do so at their own risk. And don't cut in line at chow in front of them, that could be dangerous.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/10/2020 12:34:26 PM (No. 314027)
Given that they would have leveled charges of obstruction at him had he moved to fire all those people during the Mueller investigation, Trump had to wait until all the democrat debris was gone before he could clean house in the NSC. He would have been impeached had he been charged with obstruction during the Mueller witch hunt. We know it was all bogus, but the dems would have jumped on it like a duck on a June bug. I suspect this is simply round one of the firing game, and boy I hope to see more of these pink slips flying. Like a Pink Snow storm hitting DC.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: chase9365 2/10/2020 12:40:21 PM (No. 314032)
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Reply 27 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/10/2020 12:43:18 PM (No. 314037)
After more than three years the place gets scrubbed of Obama holdovers. That's one major problem with "outsiders", they have no coterie of followers to install. Those places needed complete sweeping out on Day One. If PDT has an Achilles heel, it's personnel. Anyone pining to bring back Rex?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: rosefenn 2/10/2020 12:55:36 PM (No. 314051)
I just can't stop grinning. I have been grinning for over 3 solid years now! God bless our President Trump, who has put a smile on my face every single day since June 2015.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: George R. 2/10/2020 1:08:35 PM (No. 314064)
too damn little too damn late!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: XCenturion 2/10/2020 1:15:38 PM (No. 314073)
Oh my God, this is retribution, and I love it!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: TXknitter 2/10/2020 1:32:09 PM (No. 314099)
Yes, indeed it all sounds good for us to say Trump should have done this Day 1. I felt that way too. However, right after taking office, our Trump was really really new to Washington. He was being guided by GOPe types that he thought he could trust and he was detested by his own party’s leaders. Miss Lindsey, McCain and others would have blasted him for a wholesale purge and would have made life needlessly harder during a very delicate time. Now, three years later, Trump has the political capital to do pretty much whatever and GOPe now understands what peril they might be in themselves should they hurt our President. No, now we have the gang of however many it is out there criticizing Trump’s perfect right to get an NSC team HE can trust. Good job President Trump.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: TXknitter 2/10/2020 1:35:18 PM (No. 314105)
Well #27, you mean Rex my fellow Texan who helped destroy Boy Scouts of America? No.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: iamshazzam 2/10/2020 1:37:39 PM (No. 314110)
Drain it. There is NO reason for any obama holdovers to be in our government now. Clean out the State department too.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: TXknitter 2/10/2020 1:38:07 PM (No. 314111)
Dear staff: My #30 reply made no sense. Delete please with apologies.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: wilarrbie 2/10/2020 1:46:13 PM (No. 314117)
And we should expect the same when next a dem get in. And they will.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: kennedylaw 2/10/2020 2:23:24 PM (No. 314155)
How DARE he? Who does Trump think he is, the President of the United States? Oh, that's right. He is still our President.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: DennisM 2/10/2020 2:38:59 PM (No. 314170)
President Trump should have dumped them on day one. A lot of problems would have been avoided.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: GO3 2/10/2020 2:43:11 PM (No. 314172)
Strictly from the Army's perspective, there is another bigger issue and that is how many officers are excess to the current force structure. The active Army needs a certain percentage of over staffed officers for replacements in time of war. Traditionally, these came from qualified combat arms folks in training base billets and individual ready reserve, etc. IMO the Goldwater Act in the late 80s requiring joint billets for advancement, while a good idea, has morphed into assignments and details of officers who become so divorced from their basic jobs they would be a danger if deployed overseas. The nation does not need these guys hiding out in the WH or the dozens of other activities to "help" with national security. A need exists, but not to the extent of the bloated structure we have now in the NCR, so a scrubbing needs to be done in the services also.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry 2/10/2020 4:44:14 PM (No. 314300)
According to some reports, Alexander V. is slated for enrollment in the Command and General Staff School. It is a prerequisite for attaining the rank of General and is considered a career plum.That is an assignment that should be scrubbed since he is totally unqualified for any rank above Pvt. E-2. In looking at his ribbons--difficult because of poor video images---besides various duty stations, he seems to have a Bronze Star, but lacking the "V Device". That is the equivalent of a Good Conduct Medal for an enlisted soldier. And he has a Purple Heart. (Big deal. I have one, too and got mine 50 years before he did, when a combat injury ended my Army career.) This Vindman schlub seems like the Army's latter day version of John Kerry, who, incidentally, served in Vietnam. They deserve about the same amount of respect; namely ZERO.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: red1066 2/10/2020 5:53:36 PM (No. 314346)
So what took him so long?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: GO3 2/10/2020 8:32:09 PM (No. 314473)
#39, as a LTC, Vindman would have already attended CGSC. If selected, his next school would be the War College at Carlisle Barracks. Given recent events, I doubt he would be going there.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: SALady 5/28/2020 10:48:34 PM (No. 424889)
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Reply 43 - Posted by: judy 5/29/2020 1:05:24 AM (No. 424939)
Obama did say he had his own little army. O'Brien is doing a great job.
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***Live Updates*** Trump Holds Mount
Rushmore Independence Day Celebration
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Posted by Imright 7/4/2020 2:18:50 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump will hold an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on Friday evening.A fireworks show will follow Trump’s remarks.Trump and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) have been ripped for not requiring masks and social distancing at the event. Activists are also protesting the existence of Mount Rushmore, saying it was built on stolen land by a KKK sympathizer, and warning that the fireworks show (the first since 2009) could cause wildfires.Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern. (Tweet/Video)
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