HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Top Tillerson aide fired ...

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:39 AM

Top Tillerson aide fired after contradicting White House account of firing

Source: The Hill




BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY - 03/13/18 12:23 PM EDT

The White House has reportedly fired an aide at the State Department who contradicted the White House account of President Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The Associated Press first reported the firing of Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein, citing officials.




The firing was reportedly prompted by a statement from Goldstein on Tuesday, responding to Tillerson's firing, in which Goldstein said Tillerson did not speak with Trump before his firing and is "unaware" of the reason behind his dismissal.

The statement strongly suggested that Tillerson found out about his firing from Twitter ó though it differs from published accounts of the decision that cited unnamed White House sources.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/378133-top-tillerson-aide-fired-after-giving-contradicting-account-of-ouster

30 replies, 4316 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 30 replies Author Time Post
Reply Top Tillerson aide fired after contradicting White House account of firing (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
MBS Mar 2018 #1
Ccarmona Mar 2018 #22
apnu Mar 2018 #2
riversedge Mar 2018 #3
Gothmog Mar 2018 #4
Canoe52 Mar 2018 #5
notdarkyet Mar 2018 #29
FarPoint Mar 2018 #6
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2018 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2018 #11
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #16
Cracklin Charlie Mar 2018 #8
duforsure Mar 2018 #9
dalton99a Mar 2018 #12
NastyRiffraff Mar 2018 #13
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2018 #18
Still In Wisconsin Mar 2018 #14
maxsolomon Mar 2018 #23
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #24
sandensea Mar 2018 #15
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #25
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2018 #19
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #26
Maeve Mar 2018 #28
Wednesdays Mar 2018 #30
UpInArms Mar 2018 #20
meadowlander Mar 2018 #21
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #27

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:42 AM

1. This is becoming like the Kremlin. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MBS (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:17 PM

22. Dont Drink the Tea nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:43 AM

2. And the shitshow continues. (nt)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:43 AM

3. first reported the firing of Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein,...Top job

in my estimation- At least by the title would would be pretty high up in State.



.....The Associated Press first reported the firing of Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein, citing officials.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:44 AM

4. Who is surprised by this?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:44 AM

5. tRump issued a blanket statement Tuesday that from now on

anyone speaking the truth would be immediately fired.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Canoe52 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:04 PM

29. They should all leave. I would.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:45 AM

6. tRump rules as an abusive male....

Terrorist in action...

Women who have experienced domestic abuse and left the relationship...they understand.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:45 AM

7. Tillerson was in Africa, he cut the trip short when he heard he was fired

Sounds like another Comey deal, right?

Tillerson's Undersecretary Steve Goldstein was not in Africa, and he hadn't heard that Tillerson was fired.
So what gives here?

It sounds like a massacre to me. Who's next - John Kelly?



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:01 PM

10. Tillerson knew something was up; maybe just not how severe. . . . nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:02 PM

11. Real reason: Tillerson did not find Obama's birth certificate in Kenya. . . . . nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:26 PM

16. Maybe because it was never there

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:49 AM

8. Mr. Mueller III?

Sir, itís time for a perp walk.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:54 AM

9. Tillerson will talk

He knows too much, and knows he has to. Just a matter of time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:02 PM

12. "Only Liars Need Apply"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:08 PM

13. This may well be the biggest Trump mistake yet

and that's saying a lot. First, there's a very good chance Tillerson will talk. Mueller is probably salivating right now. Second, from Trump's POV, this may well piss of his boss, Putin. Vlad does not like being disobeyed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:32 PM

17. Yes let's hope he didn't sign an NDA ;-)

I believe Tillerson knows where the bodies are buried - so to speak. When Trump appointed him to Secretary of State, they had never met. Pootie wanted Tillerson plain and simple. There's a lot going on there that we don't know about.

I'm sure that there would have been a totally different outcome if the Russian sanctions and Exxon / Russia deal had gone the way Putin wanted. Didn't happen and somebody has to be blamed.

So Mueller is already on this I'm sure. He'll have a debriefing session with Tillerson very soon.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:35 PM

18. Putin soured on Tillerson. Said mistake to pin award on him. Plus Tillerson condemned poisoning. .nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:10 PM

14. Can you imagine ANYONE competent taking a job at State in this climate?

I cannot. They're going to have an entire department of TRUMP lackeys and bootlickers by the time his first term is over. Diplomats? BAH! We need red-blooded MAGA men!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:21 PM

23. John Bolton will

he's competent at being an asshole.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:38 PM

24. Well, there might have been one or two competent people left, except.....

Tillerson and Trump so hollowed out the State Department there's hardly anyone left anymore. I think the maintenance personnel are in charge of the North Korea negotiations at the moment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:12 PM

15. Uncle Vlad no happy.

I'd watch my back if I were steve Goldstein.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:41 PM

25. Russian agents are heading to America.....

with their jar of 'Polonium Whip'. Nothing dresses up a sandwich like the zesty taste of Polonium Whip!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:08 PM

19. "Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked ..."

Yeah, that's the level of farce this is now at.

https://www.balloon-juice.com/2018/03/13/those-responsible-for-sacking-the-people-who-have-just-been-sacked/

For those who don't get the reference, a brief interlude and respite:



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:49 PM

26. Now you've done it!

I'm going to have to dig out my 'Holy Grail' DVD, since it's been at least a year or so since I last watched it. That's entirely too long!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:59 PM

28. Yeah, verily!!

But no llamas, please.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Maeve (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:52 AM

30. Dilly, dilly. eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:28 PM

20. I am sick of the twitter thing

On one hand, we are told that it is just the idiotís method of talking to his cult ...

Then, we are supposed to get staff notices and policy from it?

Pick one and rot off, is what I say ... or better yet, STOP USING IT AT ALL

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:38 PM

21. Rachel's going to have to switch to rolling credits

for her "big board" of ex-Trump officials.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to meadowlander (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:51 PM

27. No kidding!

It's rumored there are more "changes" coming later in the week. Her "wall" is going to become a "cube" in no time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread