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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:22 PM

REPORT: Trump Had Boeing CEO Listen In When He Called Pentagon About Rival Lockheeds Fighter Jets

Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump made two surprise calls to the Air Force general managing the Pentagon’s largest weapons program, the Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 jet. Listening in on one of those calls was Dennis Muilenburg — the CEO of Lockheed’s chief rival, Boeing Co. Trump, who has repeatedly criticized the $379 billion F-35 program as “out of control,” made the highly unusual calls to Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan on Jan. 9 and Jan. 17, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Muilenburg, whose company makes a fighter jet Trump has suggested might be an alternative to the F-35, was in the president-elect’s New York office for a meeting during the second call. He appeared caught off-guard but was able to listen in on the call, according to the people, who asked to remain anonymous discussing sensitive information. One of the people said the call was on speakerphone.

After speaking with Trump, Bogdan wrote two three-page memos, titled “phone conversations with President-Elect,” dated Jan. 10 and 18th and stamped “For Official Use Only,” to limit distribution. They outlined Trump’s questions about the capabilities of Boeing’s Super Hornet fighter and how it might compete against Lockheed’s F-35C, said the people. About a dozen Pentagon officials were alerted to the calls after they occurred, the people said.

http://www.joemygod.com/2017/02/16/report-trump-boeing-ceo-listen-called-pentagon-rival-lockheeds-fighter-jets/

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Reply REPORT: Trump Had Boeing CEO Listen In When He Called Pentagon About Rival Lockheeds Fighter Jets (Original post)
herding cats Feb 2017 OP
Blue_Adept Feb 2017 #1
unblock Feb 2017 #2
bettyellen Feb 2017 #3
MissB Feb 2017 #4
crazylikafox Feb 2017 #5
herding cats Feb 2017 #6
tammywammy Feb 2017 #7
Initech Feb 2017 #8
herding cats Feb 2017 #9
Initech Feb 2017 #10

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:25 PM

1. He just loves pitting people against each other

Makes him feel so superior.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:33 PM

2. the reality show president.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:41 PM

3. Reminds me of bosses I had. The father had been so abusive putting them

 

Against each other hey did the same to their employees all day long. They were fucking up their own company but it didn't matter as long as they had a freak show to
watch 9-6 every day.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:48 PM

4. Oh gosh I worked for one of those places too.

The dad was great- he was probably in his 70s and was great about supporting and developing staff. The three brothers all had their own sections of the company to run with a bunch of employees each.

Two of the three other brothers would sleep worth any woman. Business trips with those guys were decadent as hell. But at work? Each section was its own little world. You didn't want to be in two of those sections because those brothers were incredibly twisted.

Surprisingly they are still in business.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:51 PM

5. Does he own Boeing stock?

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Response to crazylikafox (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:52 PM

6. Who know?

It's not like he'd disclose it if he did.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:05 PM

7. This is such a shitty thing to do.

1. He shouldn't even be calling General Bogdan. Period.

2. WTF?? Calling Bogdan while the fucking Boeing CEO is in the room is soooo fucked up. This is not how federal acquisitions work.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:16 PM

8. WTF is he doing? Who does he think he is?

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:17 PM

9. The King.

He thinks he's the bloody king of the US.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:18 PM

10. Well, we all know what happens to tyrants.

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