Who The Fuck Has Left The Trump Administration


#252

An in depth piece on the Ambassador to Panama who resigned a few months ago but the background on the impact of POTUS actions and policies in foreign relations is informative and interesting, IMO. I found his comment that Trump in person is exactly like you see him on television, interesting. This reaffirms to me that Trump does have a personality quirk that is not good for the US and it really makes me wonder about politicians who can’t see it or choose to overlook it.

I was in Panama for the first time in January, it’s disheartening to me to think of the Chinese having their embassy at the entrance to the canal. ( read the piece).


#253

Kelly Sadler - out!


#254

Two aides thrown under the Pruitt bus (that’s a dirty diesel bus, by the way).

The EPA spokesperson, Jahan Wilcox, declined to comment on the resignations and then told a reporter from The Atlantic, "“You have a great day, you’re a piece of trash.” Classy.


#255

Mick Mulvaney Effectively Fires CFPB Advisory Council

In his latest action, Mulvaney moved on Wednesday to effectively dismantle the agency’s consumer advisory council. “It’s quite clear that we’ve been fired,” said Kathleen Engel, a law professor at Suffolk University and a member of the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board.


#256

Still to be announced…

Joseph Hagin, point person on Korea summit, plans to leave White House soon.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Post that there were no immediate personnel changes to be announced.

Hagin took the deputy chief of staff role the day Trump was inaugurated in 2017. He held the same title from 2001 until 2008 under former President George W. Bush.

Like chief of staff John Kelly, the Post reported, Hagin sought to impose order on a free-wheeling White House staff that was often roiled by chaos and competing factions.

He has been a key player in the administration’s preparations for the June 12 summit between Trump and Kim, which will mark the first ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean premier.

Hagin traveled to Singapore last month with a delegation of U.S. officials, but returned after the North Koreans didn’t show up to the meeting. Trump scrapped the planned summit in late May, citing Pyongyang’s “hostilities” towards the U.S.


#257

WTF, is happenening here?! Seriously, I don’t know if I should laugh or cry. :woman_shrugging:t2:

Lartey, 54, and Young, 48, were career government officials who worked together in records management until this spring, when both were abruptly terminated from their jobs. Both are now unemployed and still full of questions about why they were stripped of their badges with no explanation and marched off of the White House grounds by Secret Service.


#258

Wow…yup, prez just rips it up if he’s done with it. Out of sight, out of mind. BUT why were they fired??

Kafkaesque…that is the clue At the whim of T…was he just covering all leak-able non- loyalists??

He described the firing as traumatic and frustratingly Kafkaesque. “The only excuse that I’ve ever gotten from them,” he said, “was that you serve at the pleasure of the president.”


#259

@dragonfly9 Personally, I think it’s just shear incompetence and a dereliction of duty. Trump is no leader and John Kelly doesn’t know how to be a good administrator. Or maybe they used the wrong kind of tape?


(Scott G) #260

Or maybe T doesn’t want to have someone preserve records for him. Just eliminate the people doing the job and the job will go un-done.


#261

White House aide Steven Cheung leaves communications staff

Special assistant to the president and director of rapid response Steven Cheung’s last day of work was Friday, according to multiple people briefed on his departure. President Donald Trump was abroad along with most of his senior staff, but Cheung’s last day still marked a low-key end of an era of sorts: he was one of the last remaining campaign-era Trump aides still working on the White House campus.


#262

Yes, defy what is. That’s our guy!


#263

A senior career Department of Justice (DOJ) official has resigned, one week after the Trump administration made a controversial announcement that it would argue key parts of ObamaCare are unconstitutional.

A DOJ official confirmed to The Hill that Joel McElvain resigned and his last day is July 6, but declined to comment on whether the resignation was due to last week’s announcement.

According to the Post, McElvain had worked at DOJ for over 20 years and submitted his resignation Friday, the day after DOJ announced it wouldn’t defend parts of ObamaCare. DOJ’s decision reversed years of legal work McElvain and the department had amassed to defend ObamaCare in court.


#264

Well, well, well…some bigly news here.

Sarah “smokey eyes” H Sanders
Raj Shah

They’re done…perhaps there’s going to be more turbulent times ahead…#Indictments&SupoenaesAreDisrupting

Speculation of course :open_mouth:


#265

They’re not done until it’s official, however as we’ve learned this year, many of the rumored departures end up being true. :smirk:


#266

Yes, you are right…but like seeing the groundwork being laid for exit strategies. They are headed to the door, so to speak. :sunny:


(Matt Kiser) #267

#268

@matt You beat me to it, just finished reading that one. :+1:


#269

Remain calm and proceed to the designated exits.
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#270

The White House aide who planned President Trump’s summit with North Korea in Singapore and served as a behind-the-scenes operations guru during the turbulent beginning of the administration is leaving his post, a White House spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Joseph Whitehouse Hagin, the deputy chief of staff for operations for Trump, will leave next month. He orchestrated the administration’s foreign trips, handled operational issues such as security clearances and served as a top ally to Chief of Staff John F. Kelly — though he was distrusted by some Trump loyalists because of his ties to past Republican presidents.


(Matt Kiser) #271

Hagin is out:

White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin is stepping down, leaving behind another hole in the senior ranks of the West Wing.

Hagin, who also served in the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations, is expected to depart next month.