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(David Bythewood) #594

Fallout from Eddie Gallagher’s shameful exoneration continues.

The commander of the Navy SEALs who found himself at odds with President Donald Trump over disciplining a notorious member of his force has informed the Navy that he will step down a year early, according to three people familiar with the decision.

SEAL Commander Who Clashed With Trump to Leave Early


White House Weighs Ouster of Aide Who Testified Against Trump

The White House is weighing a plan to dismiss Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council after he testified in President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, preparing to position the move as part of a broader effort to shrink the foreign policy bureaucracy, two people familiar with the matter said.

Any moves would come after the Senate on Wednesday acquitted Trump on a near party-line vote at the conclusion of the two-week impeachment trial. The White House intends to portray any house-cleaning as part of a downsizing of the NSC staff, not retaliation, according to the people.

(David Bythewood) #596

Trump just re-tweeted the post below a little bit ago, showing his intention to punish Lt. Col. Vindman and his belief that nobody is allowed to question him.


Story to come


NYT confirms

The Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump


Key impeachment witness Vindman fired from White House job

His twin brother Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, a National Security Council attorney, was also fired and walked off the White House grounds alongside him.

Both of the Vindman twins were fired today. :flushed:


OMG. Can you imagine Mark Meadows as chief of staff? It’s just mind boggling!


It does get him out of office, tho. :smirk: I say he should go for it, let him watch the Trump sausage being made. That has to be the worst job in the world. Good luck to him. :rofl:


Trump Fires Gordon Sondland Hours After Dismissing Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman

“I was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,” Mr. Sondland said in a statement just hours after Colonel Vindman’s dismissal. He expressed gratitude to Mr. Trump “for having given me the opportunity to serve.”


I hope Sondland donates heavily to 45’s opponents if any party. And I hope his rich friends follow suit.

(David Bythewood) #605

Given Trump just screwed over the Global Entry status of many of them…


Potential new target for firing…Michael Atkinson, IG- Intelligence


Major cuts to National Security Council staff expected as soon as next week, sources say

National security adviser Robert O’Brien is expected to make major cuts to the National Security Council staff as early as next week, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

Some people with knowledge of the impending change previously said once President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial had concluded, O’Brien was expected to oust about a dozen or so officials as part of an effort to streamline the NSC, which critics charge has become too large.


Thread - from Lisa Page to Benjamin Wittes


And another thread from Walter Shaub, former Ethics ‘watchdog’ for the government who resigned just after T’s administration took over.


Jessie Liu, who previously headed the US attorney’s office in Washington, submitted her resignation to the Treasury Department…

The US attorney whose nomination for a top Treasury Department job was yanked because she ran the office that oversaw Roger Stone’s prosecution has resigned, an administration official tells CNN.

Jessie Liu, who previously headed the US attorney’s office in Washington, submitted her resignation to the Treasury Department, effective Wednesday evening. She went to the Treasury Department with the intention of filling a Senate-confirmed position, which is no longer available after her nomination was withdrawn earlier Wednesday, the official said.


Hope comes back to the White House, this time, to work for Kushner.


On the day Liu left, the Justice Department submitted a softer sentencing recommendation for Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The new filing said prosecutors believed probation would be an appropriate sentence for Flynn. They had previously asked that he spend up to six months behind bars.

A similar scenario played out in a more spectacular way in Stone’s this case week. After prosecutors on the case recommended a 7 to 9 year sentence for Stone on Monday, the U.S. attorney’s office abruptly changed course the next day, saying that amount of time would be “excessive” and that Stone should get a lesser sentence.

Stone’s entire prosecution team resigned from the case in protest.

The 180-degree turn came after Trump had tweeted overnight that the proposed sentence was “disgraceful!”

Liu’s office also handled the criminal investigation into former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was accused by the Justice Department’s inspector general of lying to investigators. McCabe has not been charged, despite calls by Trump for him to go to prison.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has called for the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate what pressure Trump and Barr might have exerted behind the scenes. He said the rule of law "is just being totally perverted to Donald Trump’s own personal desires and needs and it’s a disgrace."

(David Bythewood) #614

Did a little post about just who Jessie Liu is and what the Trump regime has put her through: