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Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:23 PM

White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a
broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration
officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail
their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the
president’s worldview.

The possible role for Stephen A. Feinberg, a co­founder of Cerberus Capital
Management, has met fierce resistance among intelligence officials already on edge
because of the criticism the intelligence community has received from Mr. Trump
during the campaign and since he became president. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump
blamed leaks from the intelligence community for the departure of Michael T. Flynn,
his national security adviser, whose resignation he requested.

There has been no announcement of Mr. Feinberg’s job, which would be based
in the White House, but he recently told his company’s shareholders that he is in
discussions to join the Trump administration. He is a member of Mr. Trump’s
economic advisory council.


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Can you say "cover-up"? Or "purge"? I bet you can.

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Reply White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies (Original post)
Idoru Feb 2017 OP
C_U_L8R Feb 2017 #1
Idoru Feb 2017 #18
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2017 #31
Achilleaze Feb 2017 #32
GP6971 Feb 2017 #2
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #3
TrumpMania Feb 2017 #29
Corgigal Feb 2017 #4
nikibatts Feb 2017 #5
notdarkyet Feb 2017 #6
Blue Idaho Feb 2017 #7
Corgigal Feb 2017 #8
WinkyDink Feb 2017 #9
Idoru Feb 2017 #10
WinkyDink Feb 2017 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2017 #23
bdamomma Feb 2017 #11
uppityperson Feb 2017 #12
BaronChocula Feb 2017 #13
Zo Zig Feb 2017 #14
WinkyDink Feb 2017 #16
tblue37 Feb 2017 #27
Zo Zig Feb 2017 #36
tblue37 Feb 2017 #39
TranssexualKaren Feb 2017 #17
Kablooie Feb 2017 #20
Cosmocat Feb 2017 #28
JTFrog Feb 2017 #19
BainsBane Feb 2017 #21
Sgent Feb 2017 #24
BainsBane Feb 2017 #25
JustAnotherGen Feb 2017 #26
world wide wally Feb 2017 #22
JustAnotherGen Feb 2017 #30
underpants Feb 2017 #33
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #34
yardwork Feb 2017 #35
Tatiana Feb 2017 #37
Nitram Feb 2017 #38
JTFrog Feb 2017 #40

Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

1. Cerberus

A monstrous multi headed watchdog who protects the gates of hell.

How fitting. What will the fundies think?

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:14 AM

18. Hahaha

I missed that, once again, you can't make this shit up.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:36 AM

31. Cerberus's chairman is John Snow, Treasury Sec under Dubya; Dan Quayle chairs their Global

Investment division. They are thoroughly Republican, and thus thoroughly acceptable to fundies.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:03 AM

32. KGOP sics a freaking monster on America's defenses

Their Russian BFFs will just love this.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

2. That's like Christie

and the law firm that "investigated" Bridgegate".

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:27 PM

3. So tRump is literally

unleashing the hounds of Hell upon our intelligence agencies?! Good luck with that. Can't say it will end well.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:18 AM

29. That fits so perfectly....

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:30 PM

4. And how is this one guy gonna do that?

They have black site/ info that the President isn't even aware of.

Someone is trying to shut it down, good luck with that...

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:30 PM

5. Hey, Intel people. You have the real power. Do not be bullied.

 

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:31 PM

6. He better be vetted, pass a security clearance, agree to a lie detector test

Before, during and after any investigation. Rump has already brought in too many people that are traitors. We can't trust rumps choices or decisions.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:31 PM

7. Provided he can get a security clearance.

I understand if they can't detect a heartbeat - no clearance will be given. That leaves a NY Capital Investment CEO seriously in doubt.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:33 PM

8. And other thing

Unless this guy is also a Russian asset, why would he want this job? Why would anyone?

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:33 PM

9. The IC will DESTROY TRUMP if he tries this, maybe even literally (Think: JFK). AND Melania, Ivanka,

 

Jared for sure, etc.

Think they don't have the tapes?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:36 PM

10. Oh I think this will just make that more certian

Even an attempt to do this will only further their wrath.

Hell, our allies also have these tapes and transcripts. It's only a matter of time.

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Response to Idoru (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:59 PM

15. Exactly. "The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine." We hope and trust.

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:58 AM

23. "Those the gods wish to destroy they first drive mad (crazy)"

tRump is not a god and he is not up against gods, but measuring the skills and understanding of the two sides, it is as if he has declared war on gods.

tRump is half-mad already. For one thing, he is now obsessed. For another, his out-of-control narcissism make him think that it is more important to stop leaks against him than it is for him to stop leaking US intelligence -- witness the Mar-a-Lago breach of security and the security key info left on Oval Office desk in the presence of reporters and photographers. That's not even getting into the content of Flynn's calls and the "constant contact with Russian intelligence during the election".

The biggest leak is that the intelligence and wisdom and smarts that so recently graced the Executive Branch from the top down have been leaking / draining out.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:39 PM

11. They are not too

desperate to quash intelligence agencies huh?

I wouldn't mess around with these agencies.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:40 PM

12. K&R for wtf

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:43 PM

13. This frog-skinned limpwit

wants to go to war with the IC? Hold up while I make a sandwich.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:48 PM

14. Cerberus

Is on par with the Carlie Group, lender of last resorts, vampire squids of Wall Street.

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Response to Zo Zig (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:00 PM

16. Vampire. Squids. Whoa. Awesome image!

 

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Response to Zo Zig (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:33 AM

27. Do you mean Carlyle Group? nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:15 AM

36. Yes

Thanks

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Response to Zo Zig (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:48 AM

39. It could be worse. Your autocorrect gives you "Carlie." Mine gives m stuff like "Cararallylilie." nt

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:34 PM

17. Hay, he can't do that!!!

Our intelligence community is part of the commons...creating fascism!

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Response to TranssexualKaren (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:54 AM

20. Sure he can if Congress doesn't object.

It's so depressing that our whole government controlled by people who don't care about the US and are willing to destroy the world's greatest democracy just to grab more power for themselves.

I don't see what can stop them unless the CIA or FBI brings them down very, very soon. If they wait their ability to do so will be eliminated.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:07 AM

28. Yep

nm

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:45 AM

19. Lol. Because we can believe the co-founder of the corrupt neo-con controlled hedge fund over intel.

 

Shut the fuck up Donny!

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:25 AM

21. Without a high security clearance

What can he really find out? He's probably there to administer a loyalty test.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:07 AM

24. Security clearance is easy

one signature of DJT gives him carte blanche.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:12 AM

25. Not true

Flynn couldn't get a security clearance for his pick for deputy, and that was with Trump's support. The intelligence agencies aren't disclosing their most sensitive info to Trump. They sure aren't going to roll over for a hedge fund billionaire on Trump's command. They may give the appearance of cooperation, which is quite different from actual cooperation.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 04:31 AM

26. +1

I think - *think* - they will have forked tongues while taking their loyalty oath.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:34 AM

22. Talk about a bad joke

There is bullshit and there is absolute bullshit.
Guess which category this falls under.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:22 AM

30. This won't end well

For Trump.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:40 AM

33. Just about to post something like that. They are NOT going to like this AT ALL.

He's down and he's still trying pick a fight with the guy standing over him.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:05 AM

34. The same Cerebus that had 51% stake of GMAC

and got a TARP bailout after its earlier chair Ezra Merkin was tied up with Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme.

M-kay.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:11 AM

35. Looks like the swamp is growing.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:28 AM

37. How is this legal? How will he get the security clearance?

They will never give it to him.

Waiting for information about Feinberg to leak....

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:20 AM

38. Trump lost this battle before it even started. He's a lame duck and he made the mistake

of dissing the intelligence services before he even took office. Fatal mistake.

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Response to Idoru (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:11 AM

40. "We try to hide religiously,"

 

The men of the private equity generation want no such thing. "We try to hide religiously," explained Steven Feinberg, the CEO of a takeover firm called Cerberus Capital Management that recently drove one of its targets into bankruptcy after saddling it with $2.3 billion in debt. "If anyone at Cerberus has his picture in the paper and a picture of his apartment, we will do more than fire that person," Feinberg told shareholders in 2007. "We will kill him. The jail sentence will be worth it."

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-true-story-of-mitt-romney-and-bain-capital-20120829?page=4


These fucking neocons have got to be exposed. Not a fucking ounce of credibility between the lot of them.

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