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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:41 AM

Acosta Resigns

Source: CNN

Just announced on CNN-- details will no doubt be fast and furious.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/452184-acosta-out-as-trump-labor-secretary

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Reply Acosta Resigns (Original post)
TreasonousBastard Friday OP
milestogo Friday #1
Pachamama Friday #2
OldManTarHeel Friday #3
mitch96 Friday #29
marble falls Friday #4
DippyDem Friday #5
fleur-de-lisa Friday #6
Major Nikon Friday #19
DBoon Friday #28
NewJeffCT Friday #7
Firestorm49 Friday #8
padah513 Friday #9
47of74 Friday #10
PaddyIrishman Friday #15
Chakaconcarne Friday #11
left-of-center2012 Friday #12
MineralMan Friday #13
ArizonaLib Friday #27
dalton99a Friday #14
OKNancy Friday #16
Kali Friday #24
lagomorph777 Friday #17
beachbum bob Friday #18
stillcool Friday #30
beachbum bob Friday #31
stillcool Friday #32
Honeycombe8 Friday #20
dlk Friday #22
BlueIdaho Friday #21
Politicub Friday #23
Scurrilous Friday #25
cstanleytech Friday #26
lindysalsagal Friday #33
pnwmom Friday #34
yellowcanine Friday #35
ehrnst Friday #36

Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:42 AM

1. Good idea.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:46 AM

2. Was there a tweet from Trump?

Saw this in the tea leaves...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12262127

Another slime bag in the Trump administration gone....

I predict however the troubles for Acosta are just beginning and if Trump thinks that his problems in the Epstein Affair go away with Acosta....guess again...

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:46 AM

3. 45 Resigned Acosta . .

. . and another one bites the dust ! ! !


Only the best people.

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Response to OldManTarHeel (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:50 PM

29. "and another one bites the dust ! ! ! "

que the song by Queen... Hell this should be this administrations theme song!!
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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:46 AM

4. Great LBN breaking! Great news, too.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:47 AM

5. Boom! Another one of MF45 finest aides resigns!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:51 AM

6. Ha ha ha ha ha! Drain the SWAMP!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:44 AM

19. Almost...

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:21 PM

28. It's not a swamp

It's a superfund hazmat site

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:51 AM

7. More toxic waste poured into the swamp by Trump

is leaving in scandal and shame

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:52 AM

8. .........and another one bites the dust.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:57 AM

9. Somebody called it!!!

They said he'd be gone by Friday. Who the heck was it?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:58 AM

10. Jumped or pushed?

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:15 AM

15. Will we ever care?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:59 AM

11. His replacement will be worse.....

Already considered not aggressive enough in enacting Trump extremist agenda.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

12. Trump said he would pick only "the best people"

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:03 AM

13. That was pretty predictable.

Whenever Trump praises one of his appointees who is facing criticism from the media, you know that person will be gone shortly.

It happens like clockwork.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:08 PM

27. It is Trump's signal to the exiting appointee to be 'good' on they way out

for future pardons.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:09 AM

14. The enabler and protector of child rapists belongs in prison.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:19 AM

16. Amazing list of all who have left

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:53 AM

24. ooooo!

that is great! thanks!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:23 AM

17. Coming soon: Acosta Accosted by SDNY

I hope!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:30 AM

18. So many other trump admin people need investigated and removed, when

Democrats start doing this? The frustration is rising that giving democrats and pelosi power has been a wasted effort. We will chance being anhilated in nov 2020 if they don't take action soon.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:00 PM

30. How do you propose...

Democrats 'remove' members of the Trump Administration?
"We" won't get annihilated, if people are allowed to vote, and their votes are counted.

Here's your wasted effort....

House investigations of Trump and his administration:
by Alex Moe

At least 14 Democratic-led House committees have been investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump's businesses, campaign and his presidency since the beginning of this year, an NBC News review shows. In all, those committees have launched at least 50 probes into Trump world.

The investigations include whether Trump obstructed justice in the Russia probes, whether his businesses inflated their assets, how his daughter and son-in-law obtained their security clearances, whether he used his power to interfere with mergers, how his actions might have slowed aid to Puerto Rico, and conflict of interest allegations involving cabinet members. The NBC review shows the busiest committees appear to be the Judiciary and Oversight panels. Some of the inquiries might have gone dormant, and some are cross-committee ó meaning they're being investigated jointly by more than one committee ó so they are listed under those committees, but are only counted once in the NBC investigation total.

Here's a look at the probes that have been made public, organized by committee:

HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS
JUDICIARY: Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.

Oversight of the administration's family separation policy
Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitakerís appointment, his involvement in the Mueller investigation, and his conversations with Trump and involvement with World Patent Marketing
Voting rights and Department of Justice actions on voter ID, census cases
Easing of sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Trump's national emergency declaration
The president's "threats to the rule of law," covering three main areas:
Obstruction of justice, including the possibility of interference by Trump and others in a number of criminal investigations and other official proceedings, as well as the alleged cover-up of violations of the law;
Public corruption, including potential violations of the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, conspiracy to violate federal campaign and financial reporting laws, and other criminal misuses of official positions for personal gain;
Abuses of power, including attacks on the press, the judiciary, and law enforcement agencies; misuse of the pardon power and other presidential authorities; and attempts to misuse the power of the office of the presidency.
Trump's interference in Time Warner merger
Threats to relocate migrants to sanctuary cities
Reports that the president said he would pardon acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan if he illegally closed the southern border to migrants
Firings of senior leadership at DHS
The administration's decision to stop defending the Affordable Care Act in court
OVERSIGHT AND REFORM: Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

Oversight of the Trump administrationís family separation policy
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's involvement with World Patent Marketing
Reports that the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman was failing failing to carry out statutory duties to help those applying for legal immigration programs
White House security clearances
Inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census
Easing of sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Delayed back pay for federal workers impacted by the government shutdown
Michael Cohen hush-money payments
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' efforts to replace her agency's acting inspector general
Transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia
Child separation actions at DOJ, DHS and Health and Human Services
Communications between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump
Michael Cohen's claims that Trump was improperly inflating financial statements
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's schedules
Trump's threats to relocate migrants to sanctuary cities
Use of private email accounts by Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and other White House officials, and use of messaging apps like WhatsApp
Gag orders on White House staff
Title X gag rule regulatory review process
Potential lobbying conflicts of interest involving Environmental Protection Agency head Andrew Wheeler
Interior Department's handling of FOIA requests
Abandoning plan to move FBI HQ building from Washington to suburban location
Firings of senior leadership at DHS
Trump Administrationís response to hurricanes in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Trump Administrationís decision to stop defending ACA
INTELLIGENCE: Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Russia investigation, including the scope and scale of the Russian government's operations to influence the U.S. political process, and the U.S. government's response, the extent of any links and/or coordination between the Russian government, or related foreign actors, and individuals associated with Trump's campaign, transition, administration or business interests, whether any foreign actor has sought to compromise or holds leverage, financial or otherwise, over Trump, his family, his business, or his associates; whether Trump, his family, or his associates are or were at any time at heightened risk of, or vulnerable to, foreign exploitation; and whether any actors ó foreign or domestic ó sought or are seeking to impede, obstruct, and/or mislead authorized investigations into these matters
Whether lawyers for Trump and his family obstructed committee's Russia probe
Trump's personal finances, including loans from Deutsche Bank
Use of intelligence to justify building a wall at the southern border
Easing of sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Communications between Putin and Trump
WAYS AND MEANS: Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass.

Easing of sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Trump administration's use of user fees generated by the Affordable Care Act
Rule on short-term insurance plans
Trump administrationís decision to stop defending ACA
The president's personal and business tax returns
ENERGY & COMMERCE: Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J.

Short-term insurance plans
How the administration is spending user fees generated by the ACA
How HHS is caring for children impacted by the Trump family separation policy
EPA clean air rollbacks
EPA political appointees blocking release of a chemical study
EPA rollback of policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change
EPA political appointee steering litigation to benefit former client
EPA Officials ties to Utility Air Regulator Group
Trump Administrationís decision to stop defending ACA
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.

Communications between Putin and Trump
Trump administration's failure to produce Russian sanctions report
FINANCIAL SERVICES: Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

Easing of sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Trump's personal finances, including loans from Deutsche Bank
Trump administration's failure to produce Russian sanctions report
Reported ransom demand from North Korean government related to Otto Warmbier
HOMELAND SECURITY: Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

Easing of sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Administration's border security policies
Investigation into Trump threats to relocate migrants to sanctuary cities
HUD disbursement of Puerto Rico disaster relief funds
Firings of senior leadership at DHS
Reports of ICE tracking Trump protesters
NATURAL RESOURCES: Chairman Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.

HUD disbursement of Puerto Rico disaster relief funds
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's schedules
Agriculture/Interior Department decisions to further construction of a copper sulfite mine in Minnesota
VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Chairman Mark Takano, D-Calif.

Travel expenses of a political appointee in the Department of Veterans Affairs
Potential influence of several Mar-a-Lago members on VA decisions
EDUCATION AND LABOR: Chairman Bobby Scott, D-Va.

DeVos's efforts to replace the acting inspector general
Administration's decision to rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline
Trump administrationís use of user fees generated by the Affordable Care Act
Trump administrationís decision to stop defending ACA
TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE: Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore

Trump Hotel lease of Old Post Office building
Abandoning plan to move FBI headquarters from Washington to suburban location
APPROPRIATIONS: Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.

Use of Pentagon funds for border wall
National emergency declaration and border wall funds
BUDGET: Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky.

National emergency declaration and border wall funds




*Edit to add...there are links within the article that take you to the various committees.


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Response to stillcool (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:13 PM

31. basically you bring impeachment articles against them, and let McConnel sit on the action or not

the public humiliation alone will have many of these officials quit as the legal cost will eat them up as there is a point it comes out their pocket.


Pelosi admits Barr lied to congress time and time again. If lying to congress isn't an impeachable offense, the elction in 2018 was a completely wasted effort and trump keeps on winning


Zero excuse why not a single impeachment inquiry has NOT been called on a number of trump admin officials from Barr to DeVos

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:48 PM

32. it makes no difference..

who you would like to impeach .. It will never see the light of day in the Senate...and that is a perfectly GOOD excuse for why impeachment inquiries have not been started. It's called the Republican party. Do you think Democrats are only doing their investigations if it's on TV?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:51 AM

20. He "resigned," huh? Yeah...Trump's campaign staff got rid of an election liability.

Acosta should have immediately resigned, before they had to get rid of him.

I don't know what it is that people are so greedy and power hungry at that level that they just won't leave the power position they have, even though their common sense tells them they're toast.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:56 AM

22. Acosta was, No Doubt, Thinking of His Next Career Move

Wherever he goes, his lurid history with Epstein will go with him. Not many firms will be interested in that type of negative publicity.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:55 AM

21. There is nothing "stable"

About Trump or his administration.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:13 AM

23. Is he the 44th or 45th person to resign?

Iíve lost count.

Our government is being run by ďactingĒ secretaries.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:55 AM

25. Good news!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:02 PM

26. So will he be facing any criminal charges for his illegal plea deal that he made

or atleast be disbarred for it?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:53 PM

33. It's more proof no one decent will work w frump

He must be discharged in 2020 if for his lack of competant staff, alone.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:42 PM

34. Here's the CNN article.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:08 PM

35. Great but too little too late.

He was allowed to polish the turd for a whole week or more. And at the least he should be disbarred if not prosecuted for not notifying victims.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:10 PM

36. Thank you, Speaker Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for not wasting time and resources

I guess they knew what the hell they were doing when they thought that there was enough on Acosta that he would resign...

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