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Re: Trump Administration* - Fired / Quit

Unread post by Whack9 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:16 pm

Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater?

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:45 pm

US envoy to anti-IS coalition quits over Trump's Syria move

Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a U.S. official said, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security figures.

Only 11 days ago, McGurk had said it would be "reckless" to consider IS defeated and therefore would be unwise to bring American forces home....
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:45 pm
US envoy to anti-IS coalition quits over Trump's Syria move

Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, a U.S. official said, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security figures.

Only 11 days ago, McGurk had said it would be "reckless" to consider IS defeated and therefore would be unwise to bring American forces home....
Yeah, I read that story earlier today. I think Mattis was put in an impossible position and this is the sort of thing where trickle down really does happen.

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Unread post by Whack9 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:07 am

Add Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke to the list.

Also of note - his resignation letter was written in a red sharpie.

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:34 pm

Whack9 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:07 am
Add Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke to the list.

Also of note - his resignation letter was written in a red sharpie.
Old news... I know it's hard to keep up with the revolving doors.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:14 am

The firings and fury
The biggest Trump resignations and firings so far


Not sure how many of these we missed, but it's good to have a recap of the major ones, anyhow.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:30 pm

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:16 pm

Another adult leaving the room?
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JUST IN: Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, USN (Ret.), has stepped down as chief of staff to the secretary of Defense.

"After two years in the Pentagon, I've decided the time is right to return to the private sector."
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:34 am

GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Another adult leaving the room?
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JUST IN: Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, USN (Ret.), has stepped down as chief of staff to the secretary of Defense.

"After two years in the Pentagon, I've decided the time is right to return to the private sector."
Ah, well. As any admiral knows, there's basically only three courses of action in any given situation; batten down the hatches, walk the plank, or go down with the ship. :)

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:14 am

neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:34 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Another adult leaving the room?
NBC Politics
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JUST IN: Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, USN (Ret.), has stepped down as chief of staff to the secretary of Defense.

"After two years in the Pentagon, I've decided the time is right to return to the private sector."
Ah, well. As any admiral knows, there's basically only three courses of action in any given situation; batten down the hatches, walk the plank, or go down with the ship. :)
I think abandoning the ship is more likely here 😁
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:28 am

There's also mutiny.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:53 am

Blog post, not fully verified by me, but none of the names stood out as being inaccurate:
In the last two years, the list of former Trump administration staff members no longer with the White House goes on…

Former White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon,
Former National Security Adviser and Traitor Michael Flynn,
Former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault,
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,
Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis,
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions,
Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster,
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer,
Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus,
Former Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price,
Former Director of National Economic Council Gary Cohn,
Former Chief of Staff John Kelly,
Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks,
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci,
Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley,
Former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter,
Former FBI Deputy Direction Andrew McCabe,
Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt,
Former Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke,
Former Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert,
Former Deputy National Security adviser Mira Ricardel,
Former US Veteran’s Affairs Secretary David Shulkin,
Former National Security Official Dina Powell,
Former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka,
Former Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub,
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates,
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh.
There's also major campaign staff:

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort,
Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski,
Kevin Kellems, campaign's surrogate operations,
Erica Freeman, worked with surrogates.

And:

Chris Christie as leader of the transition team.
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:52 am

I don't know why, but I just finished reading Spicer's book "The Briefing" and will report that he's just as dense now as he was then....no remorse.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:19 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:52 am
I don't know why, but I just finished reading Spicer's book "The Briefing" and will report that he's just as dense now as he was then....no remorse.
Firing people or forcing them to quit has been the only good thing that POSPOTUS has done for the economy.
Chris Christie Tears Into Donald Trump’s White House: ‘Amateurs, Grifters, Weaklings’
The former New Jersey governor appears to be settling scores with his upcoming memoir.


Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly delivers a savage critique of President Donald Trump’s inner circle in his upcoming book, Let Me Finish.

In an exclusive excerpt of the tell-all memoir that was obtained by Axios, Christie wrote that Trump has a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals” working for him in the White House.

They are “amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons” who “were hustled into jobs they were never suited for, sometimes seemingly without so much as a background check via Google or Wikipedia,” he added in the tome, which is due out Jan. 29.

Christie, who was axed from the Trump transition team just days after the 2016 election, also said the president “trusts people he shouldn’t, including some of the people who are closest to him.”

“They set loose toxic forces that have made Trump’s presidency far less effective than it would otherwise have been,” he wrote. “If this tragedy is ever going to be reversed, it is vital that everyone know exactly how it occurred.”

In another excerpt published by British newspaper The Guardian on Tuesday, Christie accused Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner of conducting a revenge political “hit job” on him.

Christie prosecuted Kushner’s father, Charles Kushner, for witness tampering and tax evasion in 2005.
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:20 am

Apparently Raj Shah the deputy press secretary slipped out the back door on January 14. There goes their one person of color.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:53 am

GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:20 am
Apparently Raj Shah the deputy press secretary slipped out the back door on January 14. There goes their one person of color.
:D

I guess he had a change of heart, and now another one.

His replacement is Hogan Giggley.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:15 am

It looks like we somehow missed one, Cliff Sims.
Vrede too wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:19 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:52 am
I don't know why, but I just finished reading Spicer's book "The Briefing" and will report that he's just as dense now as he was then....no remorse.
Firing people or forcing them to quit has been the only good thing that POSPOTUS has done for the economy.

Chris Christie Tears Into Donald Trump’s White House: ‘Amateurs, Grifters, Weaklings’
The former New Jersey governor appears to be settling scores with his upcoming memoir.
New tell-all book depicts 'out of control' Trump White House staff

An upcoming book portrays a White House staff under President Donald Trump that was "absolutely out of control" at times and often at each other's throats, according to excerpts published on Tuesday.

"Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House," which goes on sale next week, was written by Cliff Sims, who served as a special assistant to the 45th president.

The Washington Post, National Public Radio and Axios published excerpts from the 384-page book by Sims, who worked on Trump's campaign before joining the White House as Director of Message Strategy.

According to the Post, the book features "expletive-filled scenes of chaos, dysfunction and duplicity among the president, his family members and administration officials." ...
Director of Message Strategy for POSPOTUS does not enhance a resume.
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Unread post by O Really » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:22 am

Apparently the Mooch couldn't make it past the first week on "Celebrity Big Brother" either. The attempt to create a different side was a failure and he remained clearly the same asshole as ever.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:28 am

I can't find a news article to confirm this, but it seems legit:
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Activism works!

Last week, Social Security Works members demanded the resignation of Donald Trump’s Acting Associate Commissioner of the Social Security Administration for his harmful misogynistic and homophobic claims. And this week, thanks to you, Trump appointee Robert W. Patterson is no longer employed at SSA!

Social Security was built around the promise of universal fairness. In order to administer this critical and beloved program, we need professionals who will uphold the values of honesty and equality, not appointees who seek to divide us and undermine the future of the program.

In the coming days, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a full 6-year appointment for the new Commissioner of the Social Security Administration – this will impact the future of Social Security for generations to come.

Trump’s nominee, Andrew Saul, has no background in Social Security. In fact, his only qualification to lead the Social Security Administration is his hostility toward Social Security. Saul previously served on the board of the right-wing Manhattan Institute which publishes articles advocating for drastic cuts to our earned benefits.

Like Trump, Saul also believes that his wealth and privilege should make him above the law: In 2007, Saul was forced to drop out of a New York Congressional race due to unethical campaign contributions. And in 2012, Saul tried to lie “his way out of a trespassing rap by falsely identifying himself as a police commissioner.” We cannot entrust our Social Security system to this man....

Together, we must bring critical pressure to U.S. Senators and demand that they reject Saul’s nomination.

Thank you for fighting to protect and expand the earned benefits of millions of Americans.

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