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Who The Fuck Has Left The Trump Administration



Bolton is toast. :hugs:

Bolton replies on twitter,

The final straw seems to be the peace deal with the Taliban.

Mr. Bolton’s departure comes as Mr. Trump is pursuing diplomatic openings with some of the United States’ most intractable enemies, efforts that have troubled hard-liners in the administration, like Mr. Bolton, who view North Korea and Iran as profoundly untrustworthy.

He spent much of the last week waging a last-minute battle to prevent Mr. Trump from signing off on a peace agreement with the Taliban militant organization, which he viewed as anathema — a deal that the president was preparing to finalize by inviting the Taliban leaders to Camp David.

Mr. Bolton urged Mr. Trump to reject the agreement, arguing that the president could still withdraw troops from Afghanistan to fulfill his campaign promise without getting in bed with an organization responsible for killing thousands of Americans over the last 18 years.

Mr. Trump ultimately did scrap plans for the Camp David meeting and said on Monday that talks with the Taliban were now “dead.” But he was irritated by Mr. Bolton, who was feuding with Mr. Pompeo for months.

Mr. Bolton saw his job as stopping Mr. Trump from making unwise agreements with America’s enemies. “While John Bolton was national security adviser for the last 17 months, there have been no bad deals,” a person close to Mr. Bolton said minutes after the president’s announcement on Tuesday, reflecting the ousted adviser’s view.

To Mr. Bolton’s aggravation, the president has continued to court Kim Jong-un, the repressive leader of North Korea, despite Mr. Kim’s refusal to surrender his nuclear program and despite repeated short-range missile tests by the North that have rattled its neighbors. In recent days, Mr. Trump has expressed a willingness to meet with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran under the right circumstances, and even to extend short-term financing to Tehran, although the offer has so far been rebuffed.

(David Bythewood) #535

Good-bye John Bolton, aka Walrus of Doom.

We will not miss thee.

Not at all.
#anotheronebitesthedust #BestPeople #JohnBolton


Can’t resist reupping this one:

(David Bythewood) #537

Trump says he was fired. Bolton says otherwise. It’s a damn circus.



This is the problem with trying to keep track of the comings and goings of every high level official that leaves the administration, there are also deputies and support staff that go with them. It’s not always clear who and how many are leaving. :thinking:

There should more transparency for the taxpayers. :unamused:

Three top aides to former national security adviser John Bolton submitted their resignations on Wednesday a day after Bolton and President Donald Trump parted ways.

Garrett Marquis, Bolton’s top spokesman, Sarah Tinsley, his communications director, and scheduler Christine Samuelian all resigned in what a source called an amicable fashion.


The greatest hits…l o n g. L i s t…:dizzy_face:


William Happer, the White House architect of a stalled plan to attack the established science of climate change, is leaving the Trump administration on Friday, according to three people familiar with his plans.


The White House on Tuesday fired John Mitnick, the general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, after months of shake-up at an agency responsible for carrying out President Trump’s immigration agenda.

“We thank John for this service, and we wish him well,” a department spokeswoman said Tuesday night.

The White House this year has turned the Department of Homeland Security — which oversees securing the country’s borders, disaster relief efforts and addressing domestic terrorism and cybersecurity threats — into a revolving door of officials, creating a void of permanent leadership.

A Trump administration official said Tuesday evening that Chad Mizelle, an associate counsel to the president, would replace Mr. Mitnick. But a Department of Homeland Security official said later that Joseph B. Maher, the department’s principal deputy general counsel, would be taking over.

In April, the White House purged multiple senior homeland security officials, including the secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen and the acting deputy secretary, Claire Grady.


Gilbert Kaplan - Undersecretary for International Trade/Commerce Dept
John Mitnick - Dept Homeland Security (already reported)

@rusticgorilla spreadsheet