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    This morning's article on Alexander Acosta reminds us, again, of the massive turnover in the Trump administration - an amazing 74%!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/opinion/acosta-trump-epstein.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    This morning's article on Alexander Acosta reminds us, again, of the massive turnover in the Trump administration - an amazing 74%!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/opinion/acosta-trump-epstein.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

    Arizona.it is getting to look like any "banana republic; "vetting" for the job is "optional for just about anyone. Let alone an President; after two and a half years we still don't know of Trump ever paid any taxes or even filed them. Neither if he did lots of "money laundering" via Deutsche Bank. Proper "vetting" seems to be an dirty word in this country.

    The incompetency is sky high, due to the refusal to screen candidates via an professional "vetting" manual/procedure. Everything is painted "political"; far from how it should be done.

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    As you are probably aware, National Security adviser Dan Coates is leaving his job next month.

    https://azdailysun.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/director-of-national-intelligence-dan-coats-stepping-down-trump-tweets/article_212e27f4-0d62-5fbc-a140-8f07162f3ccc.html

    The REAL REASON that he is leaving is that the White House wanted to downplay the involvement of the Russians in the 2016 election - and he didn't. Predictably, Trump picked John Ratcliffe, a Trump loyalist, as his replacement. Ratcliffe has been rated as the second most conservative legislator in the country.

    His bio contains several revealing sentences:

    Ratcliffe is well known for criticizing the FBI and the special counsel investigation as being biased against Trump. Ratcliffe has also alleged that Russian interference may have benefited Trump's 2016 rival candidate Hillary Clinton more than it benefited Trump. A week before Trump's announcement, Ratcliffe had argued that the special counsel investigation put Trump "below the law" because it declined to exonerate Trump.

    "The sum total of his qualifications appears to be his record of promoting Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the investigation into Russian interference and calling for prosecution of Trump’s political enemies." Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Ratcliffe was nominated because of "blind loyalty" to Trump, as exhibited during Ratcliffe's "demagogic questioning" of former special counsel Robert Mueller.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ratcliffe_(American_politician)

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    Ratcliffe interviewed for the job five days before the Mueller testimony. As some pundits are pointing out, Ratcliffe's far out ideas and charges in questioning of Mueller was really an audition for the DNI job. Another sycophant of the same mold as Barr but perhaps worse. He doesn't no shit about intelligence. Nada.
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    Don't the Dem's get it? Until now Trump has replaced just about all the important positions with "super loyalists" even in the IRS and of course Barr. So this is the next one; slowly but surely this is becoming an real "dictatorship" by the person who claims, "He alone can do it", it does not matter who gets appointed, he will dictate what to do in their job. He loves to have incompetent people around him, so then he does not look that awful stupid and can point fingers etc.

    But what are the Dem's doing?; the same as with Kavanaugh, Barr etc. who all got appointed because of McConnell. How come that the "system" is so awful bad that just one guy can corrupt the whole government?

    I've said a million times "redesign" the Constitution ( as an live document) as well the election system and curtail the powers of certain people. But yeah they are too stupid here to do that, because they are hooked on "corruption".

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    Well, I'll be damned ....

    Trump just withdrew John Ratcliffe's name to be National Security Adviser.

    Trump blamed the media for treating Ratcliffe "very unfairly" in a string of tweets sent Friday afternoon, saying Ratcliffe had decided to stay in Congress and withdraw his name from consideration. Trump said he plans to announce an official nominee "shortly."

    The truth, though, is that even the Republicans did not like this guy.

    Can we count this as a victory for the "good guys?".

    https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/455953-trump-withdraws-ratcliffe-as-intelligence-pick

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    No Arizona, it will not make any difference; he'll find another "loyalist" . Enough of them around. Just read my threads on how Trump/McConnell got over 100 judges in place, who were selected on basis of "loyalty". As long as he sits there he will piece by piece replace important positions with "loyalists". Thus the longer the Dem's wait to "impeach" him, the more difficult it will become to remove him.
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    Dutch:

    You have frequently mentioned "vetting" on this site. As it turns out, the REAL reason that Trump withdrew Ratcliffe's nomination was precisely because of vetting by members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans.

    The details of the allegation are vague due to national security concerns, but the email alleges that Ratcliffe promoted a company “accused of being instrumental in the reprisal against a whistleblower and their cybersecurity efforts,” noted The Daily Beast. The government employee facing retaliation is currently being represented by the Government Accountability Project. A source who has seen the whistleblower’s disclosure also noted that Ratcliffe’s third-largest campaign donor in this election cycle is “a company that forced the shutdown of a critical government cybersecurity office.”

    In view of the fact that the 2016 election proved that cybersecurity is more important than ever, Raticliffe is likely the WORST pick to be the head of National Security.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-pulled-ratcliffes-nomination-just-after-senate-gopers-learned-about-his-link-to-whistleblower-scandal-report/?utm_source=push_notifications

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Dutch:

    You have frequently mentioned "vetting" on this site. As it turns out, the REAL reason that Trump withdrew Ratcliffe's nomination was precisely because of vetting by members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans.

    The details of the allegation are vague due to national security concerns, but the email alleges that Ratcliffe promoted a company “accused of being instrumental in the reprisal against a whistleblower and their cybersecurity efforts,” noted The Daily Beast. The government employee facing retaliation is currently being represented by the Government Accountability Project. A source who has seen the whistleblower’s disclosure also noted that Ratcliffe’s third-largest campaign donor in this election cycle is “a company that forced the shutdown of a critical government cybersecurity office.”

    In view of the fact that the 2016 election proved that cybersecurity is more important than ever, Raticliffe is likely the WORST pick to be the head of National Security.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-pulled-ratcliffes-nomination-just-after-senate-gopers-learned-about-his-link-to-whistleblower-scandal-report/?utm_source=push_notifications

    Sorry, No you got it wrong; "vetting" should be done before any "nomination" and done via strict rules; not while no one has all the information and background because it was not researched beforehand. In this country they do everything "backwards. All of this is an "accidental" half ass "vetting", because we still don't have the total picture of the background of this guy, let alone of our President; not the way how it should be done.
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    The latest person to quit Trump's administration is State Department Chuck Park - and he did not go quietly.

    In a withering editorial in the Washington Post, Park denounces America’s diplomat corps for standing idly by as Trump destroys this country, and following his orders without question even when they knew they were morally corrupt.

    “The Complacent State sighs when the president blocks travel by Muslim immigrants; shakes its head when he defends Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; averts its gaze from images of children in detention camps,” Park wrote. “Then it complies with orders.”

    http://dctribune.org/state-department-official-resigns-with-an-angry-letter-about-trump-urges-his-colleagues-to-quit/

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    Thanks for sharing that link. I enjoyed reading about his departure.
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    The deputy of Dan Coates also resigned and is leaving at the same time as Coates. So I guess that more will follow. It is time that people here realize that they invited the "devil" to run the country; be proud of it evangelicals!!!
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    It wouldn't be much of a stretch to say that Donald Trump and Stephen Miller are white nationalists.

    As a result, it should not be much of a surprise that an employee of the State Department was placed on administrative leave yesterday due to strong ties to white nationalist groups.

    Matthew Gebert joined the State Department in 2013 and operated online as leader of the white supremacy organization under the pseudonym “Coach Finstock.” Under his pseudonym, Gebert attended the Charlottesville march and “expressed no apparent regret about what transpired” at the deadly rally.

    https://www.atlasandboots.com/most-dangerous-countries-in-the-world-ranked/

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    And people he does appoint really don't want the job. People who Trump appoints must first show their loyalty to him to keep their job.