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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:55 AM

The Porter thing**secret meeting with the press

This whole secret meeting with the press thing really stinks to high heaven. A couple of points, some related, some not:
1. The secret meeting could not have happened without Hope Hicks allowing it to happen
2. Hope Hicks OR Trump pushed Huckaby Sanders to hold the meeting
3. Porter lied to the press and probably told the FBI the same lie (fighting over a vase)(WHY IS THAT OK, ANYWAY?)(How upset can one get about a vase?
4. Porter called his ex-wife a "fucking bitch" IN FRONT OF FOUR REPORTERS.
5. Porter cannot contain himself around 4 reporters ... the meeting was set up so that he could clear the air?
6. If Porter lacks self-control in public meetings with reporters, and cannot stop himself from beating up his wives/girlfriends, no one at the White House should have permitted him to work there.
7. The reporters who agreed to the off-the-record meeting should be ashamed. They have to go into that meeting knowing that there is a POSSIBILITY that Porter will confirm his unsuitability for the job .... what exactly were they going to do with the information if he failed the test of credibility? and he absolutely did! That's not the same as someone going off record to bring information to the press to help further an investigation ... going off record to BURY an investigation, for other than national security reasons (leaking plans for DDay, etc.) is unprofessional and unethical
8. Hope Hicks has opened herself up for a lawsuit for sexual harassment. She outranks Porter and is having an affair. The affair is probably what caused her to jeopardize his career ... the man could have been told months ago to get a position outside the White House so that no one would find out about is background report ... the stupid off-the-record meeting with the press jeopardized his career in the federal government
9. At a MINIMUM, Hope Hicks has to resign. She is a target for sexual harassment lawsuits and a liability to the American government.

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MaryMagdaline Feb 14 OP
DURHAM D Feb 14 #1
MaryMagdaline Feb 14 #2
MaryMagdaline Feb 14 #3
global1 Feb 14 #4
hexola Feb 14 #5
MaryMagdaline Feb 14 #6
malaise Feb 14 #7
MaryMagdaline Feb 14 #8
malaise Feb 14 #9
MaryMagdaline Feb 14 #10
malaise Feb 14 #11

Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:57 AM

1. Hope outranks Porter? nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:59 AM

2. Hope Hicks is the highest paid employee in the White House

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:01 AM

3. Should add that I am not sure of the organizational chart but

Hope Hicks is the closest advisor the POTUS; Porter was an adviser to the Chief of Staff and about to be promoted to directly under Chief of Staff. I would think Hope Hicks outranks Porter on organizational chart. In reality we know that she has more power and has a higher salary.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:04 AM

4. Have These Reporters Been Identified And What Is Their Affiliation?.....

What media outlets do they represent? Have they actually reported on this meeting?

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:07 AM

5. Whats the point of presenting info to a reporter - "off the record?"

Just makes no sense...?

Especially for a president who doesn't trust the press!

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:08 AM

6. From Politico

"Sarah Sanders hastily arranged an off-the-record meeting in the West Wing with Porter and four reporters: the New York Timesí Maggie Haberman, the Washington Postís Josh Dawsey, Axiosí Jonathan Swan, and the Wall Street Journalís Michael Bender. In that meeting, which hasnít previously been reported, Porter relayed his version of events and fielded questions from the group."

****From what I have seen, most reporters are more concerned that Axios now has more access than Politico and other news outlets.

I have not seen a justification or attempted justification for why they thought the off-record meeting would ever be appropriate under these circumstances.

Note: Kelly did not know about the meeting ... this was all Hope Hicks and Huckabee Sanders. Doubtful Sanders would have done this without Hope Hicks pushing her

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:12 AM

7. Is there a link for this secret meeting? n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:14 AM

8. Try this one * I think Politico broke the story **this one cites Politico

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:17 AM

9. Oh My!

Thanks for that link

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:29 AM

10. You're welcome - hard to face the horrors alone - have to pass it on to DU!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:39 AM

11. So they hold secret meetings with the

'fake media' as the Con calls them? Too good.

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