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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:40 AM

John Kelly's allies now realize Trump is the one leaking dirt on him to the press: NYT reporter

Source: RawStory

BRAD REED
14 FEB 2018 AT 08:36 ET

There have been several leaks out of the White House recently that paint an unflattering portrait of White House chief of staff John Kelly, and the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman says that Kelly’s allies now believe the leaks are coming from President Donald Trump himself.

Writing on Twitter, Haberman described low morale at the Trump White House and she said that many White House staffers believe that their own colleagues are lying about their roles in the handling of former staff secretary Rob Porter, who was fired after it was revealed that both of his former wives accused him of domestic abuse.

Haberman then said morale had sunk to a low point not seen since the president’s insistence after Charlottesville that there were “very fine people” attending a white nationalist rally — and she said that Kelly’s allies think Trump is trying to oust him through leaking dirt to the press.




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Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/john-kellys-allies-now-realize-trump-one-leaking-dirt-press-nyt-reporter/

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Reply John Kelly's allies now realize Trump is the one leaking dirt on him to the press: NYT reporter (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 14 OP
raging moderate Feb 14 #1
Iliyah Feb 14 #2
irisblue Feb 14 #46
lunasun Feb 14 #3
Zoonart Feb 14 #4
PatrickforO Feb 14 #15
dchill Feb 14 #23
Zen Democrat Feb 14 #30
forgotmylogin Feb 14 #41
FirstLight Feb 14 #42
flibbitygiblets Feb 14 #43
Cha Feb 15 #50
bucolic_frolic Feb 14 #5
kairos12 Feb 14 #6
mulsh Feb 14 #7
populistdriven Feb 14 #45
unblock Feb 14 #8
StevieM Feb 14 #11
unblock Feb 14 #12
NewJeffCT Feb 14 #13
unblock Feb 14 #17
pandr32 Feb 14 #24
Docreed2003 Feb 14 #27
not fooled Feb 14 #37
MGKrebs Feb 14 #31
PatrickforO Feb 14 #16
unblock Feb 14 #18
duforsure Feb 14 #9
fleur-de-lisa Feb 14 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 14 #14
jrthin Feb 14 #19
Dave Starsky Feb 14 #20
DeminPennswoods Feb 14 #21
deminks Feb 14 #22
CanonRay Feb 14 #25
MGKrebs Feb 14 #29
Initech Feb 14 #26
ffr Feb 14 #28
LovingA2andMI Feb 14 #32
Raster Feb 14 #33
niyad Feb 14 #34
grantcart Feb 14 #35
Javaman Feb 14 #36
jmowreader Feb 14 #38
oberliner Feb 14 #39
Turbineguy Feb 14 #40
populistdriven Feb 14 #44
Hassler Feb 14 #47
Stardust1 Feb 14 #48
Cha Feb 15 #49
democratisphere Feb 15 #51
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:41 AM

1. DU Rec.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:41 AM

2. DUH

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:57 PM

46. my first thought.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:46 AM

3. Circle of backstabbing jerks

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:47 AM

4. The phone call is coming from INSIDE the house.

It's like a horror movie at 1600.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:09 AM

15. LOL. Oh, that's good!

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:45 AM

23. Hah! When A Stranger Calls!

Indeed. Who could be stranger?

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:55 AM

30. No honor among thieves. A circular firing squad!

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:10 PM

41. It was that one guy who called the papers...

that one time to report how hot DJT's current girlfriend was, I bet!

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:30 PM

42. TOTALLY!

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:20 PM

43. Ah, you beat me to that one

What was their first clue? Source was named Barron von Poozigraber??

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 03:10 AM

50. Donald Trump admits to using aliases two weeks after denying it

Donald Trump on Jimmy Kimmel: ‘I have used aliases.’

Donald Trump admitted to using aliases in the past during an interview on Wednesday with late-night talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel.

Less than two weeks after denying that he ever pretended to be a publicist named John Miller or John Barron in promoting his business affairs with reporters, Trump admitted on Wednesday that “over the years I have used aliases”. He added “I used the name Barron” and explained that was the inspiration for the name of his youngest son, Barron Trump.


trump's son has a fake name.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/26/donald-trump-publicist-alias-jimmy-kimmel-live

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:47 AM

5. Cannibalizing Management Structure

Heads will roll! Exactly the opposite of what you need in a cooperative endeavor such as government.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:47 AM

6. Hunger Games brought to you by Drumpt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:49 AM

7. As with everyone associated with loser sexual predator don, kelly is a bottom feeder. they only

thing in his favor was his former rank but that got tarnished the moment he accepted a position. It was obliterated the first day he showed up for work.

I refuse to think any one with any integrity would associate with this Kremilin Klan. The evidence it too stacked against that. So Kelly's allies can try as hard as they can they'll never convince me he's nothing more than a washed up has been racist jerk.

Good for loser don continuing to demonstrate to the observant why he's such a loser. wow, I actually wrote something positive about that short fingered vulgarian loser.

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Response to mulsh (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:25 PM

45. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:49 AM

8. so funny. leaking is usually for subordinates trying to influence the president.

if a president leaks, it's usually a policy trial balloon or possibly to try to influence a vote in congress.

but a president leaking to influence a white house hire/fire decision that's totally up to the president?



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Response to unblock (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:55 AM

11. Yeah, this is really weird. I think he is caught up in this mentality as he struggles to find

a reason to fire Rod Rosenstein.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:59 AM

12. he's playing a reality tv show. slam other people and get them booted off the island.

what a bonkers way to run a country.

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Response to unblock (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:08 AM

13. he's too weak to fire most people face to face

i think

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:15 AM

17. true, but more, he wants reporters to agree with him.

real presidents can easily get rid of even popular employees if they have good reason.
find them a job in the private sector, talk to them and say take the job and make nice or i'm firing you.
then announce to the press that he was a good guy but they decided to move on, thank them for their service to the nation and wish them well.

donnie can't even imagine anything like that. he has to destroy people. so he needs to fire people but then be able to have the press say, good job firing him, he was a disaster, he had to go. so he leaks that he's a disaster first, then fires him.


mind boggling that there was a tv show all about people lining up to work for this horrible boss.

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Response to unblock (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:47 AM

24. I think you nailed it!

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Response to unblock (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:24 AM

27. Spot on analysis!

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Response to unblock (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:17 PM

37. Excellent insight

and illustrates that the con DOES have some real abilities--destroying people, exacting revenge, being petty, vindictive and manipulative. Too bad those are the wrong abilities for a president.




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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:57 AM

31. I wonder if he is also a little gun shy after being told

how serious firing Comey was. As detached from reality as he is he must feel adrift, unable to discern between what is justifiable and what is not.
On the other hand, Kelly is probably neck deep in the obstruction inquiry, so maybe Trump is right to be cautious. Firing him cuts any leverage Trump might have over him.

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Response to unblock (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:11 AM

16. He rules by chaos. I'd say that's his character, but he doesn't really have anything

we could actually call 'character.'

So, I'll just say, that's the way he rolls.

I'd actually like to see him roll to a federal penitentiary in an orange jumpsuit, myself.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:16 AM

18. he doesn't *have* a character; he *is* a character.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:51 AM

9. Yet he demands loyalty

Watch how long before more switch and start talking, including Kelly. None of these people are trusted , loyal, and they all know he'll turn on them like this in a minute. Mueller, Mueller.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:51 AM

10. Gee, I wonder why Cheeto and his sycophants want General Kelly out?

Just kididng. I don't wonder at all.

Yes, Kelly is a mysoginist and a racist and an all-around asshole. But I don't believe he is a traitor to his country. I think he despises those who would commit treason.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:08 AM

14. why is he there, then?

If Kelly despises those who would commit treason, then why is he aiding, enabling and protecting those who credibly have, are, or have conspired to commit treason?

TrumPutin and his cohorts began treasonous acts before the election. It is indisputable that TrumPutin provided "aid and comfort" to an enemy of the United States by (a) refusing to enforce sanctions enacted as law by Congress, and (b) providing a list copied from Forbes as substitute for the detailed corrupt oligarchs list that law demanded.


U.S. Constitution - Article 3 Section 3

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

-- https://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A3Sec3.html

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:19 AM

19. Totally agree with your post. nt

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:26 AM

20. He's every bit as disgusting as the rest of them.

I never understood why anyone thought he was going to be some sort of moderating force. He's just another snake in the viper pit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:39 AM

21. And this is somehow a surprise?

nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:44 AM

22. If the phone calls are coming from John Barron, John Miller, or Meredith McIver,

then yes, they are from Donnie hisownself. Maybe he doesn't even use these anymore.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:50 AM

25. Why would anyone in there right mind

work for this lunatic?

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:51 AM

29. The question answers itself!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:56 AM

26. He really is a mad man!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:50 AM

28. Flush them both. Giving aid and comfort to a conservative traitor is as good as being a traitor.

Flush both of these hypocritical conservatives and lock them up!



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:14 PM

32. Let Them Eat Cake!!

All of them in the White House! Who cares if all of their so-called gutter trash reputations are ruined. Get All of Them Out of Our White House, ASAP.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:22 PM

33. Here is something factual, and not a lie, Mr. Kelly...

...YOU ARE A LIAR, and you owe Rep. Frederica Wilson a major apology.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/30/politics/john-kelly-frederica-wilson-apologize/index.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:24 PM

34. is this a surprise to any of us here? honestly, kelly, you KNOW what kind of man you are shoveling

shit for.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:25 PM

35. It was obvious last Friday when the first leak came out minutes after the meeting


I posted it here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210209448#post3

You really wonder how these guys have made it this far they are so dim-witted.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:55 PM

36. tRump is nothing more that a real life heather. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:30 PM

38. Trump may live to regret surrounding himself with Marine generals

Marine generals start as Marine lieutenants, and Marine lieutenants know how to shoot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:48 PM

39. So do we like Maggie Haberman now?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:05 PM

40. When you work for a scumbag....

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #40)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:24 PM

44. scumbag working for a scumbag nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:08 PM

47. It couldn't happen...

To a better lying, racist, immigrant hating, warmonger than "Empty Barrel" Kelly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:54 PM

48. Breaking news!

Corrupt businessman runs government like corrupt business.

In other news, the sky is blue-

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 02:57 AM

49. trump won't be too happy with

haberman for this, will he?

Or is this part of the whole set up?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 05:57 AM

51. It starts from the top down, then pervades the entire WH.

Got to be one HELL of a place to work!



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 07:15 AM

52. Thats how Trump rolls....speading dirt, garbage, and self aggrandizement

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