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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:06 PM

Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney

Source: The Hill

President Trump has reportedly been threatening to fire acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney for weeks over recent missteps amid the House’s impeachment investigation.

Three people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post that the president has griped about Mulvaney’s appearance at an Oct. 17 press conference in which he admitted military aid to Ukraine was withheld to pressure Kyiv to launch investigations into 2016 election meddling and former Vice President Joe Biden, a chief political rival of Trump’s. He later backtracked, clarifying that there was “absolutely no quid pro quo.”

Senior aides have reportedly advised that firing Mulvaney at such a pivotal moment during the House’s impeachment inquiry could be risky, particularly given Mulvaney’s role in the decision to temporarily freeze the aid and the chaos that would ensue in trying to find a replacement for him.

“I don’t think you’ll see him going anywhere until after December,” one Trump adviser told The Post. “But the president was very unhappy with that press conference. That was a very bad day for the president.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/470200-trump-threatening-to-fire-mulvaney-report?__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Nov 12 OP
elleng Nov 12 #1
NanceGreggs Nov 12 #5
dweller Nov 12 #2
Scarsdale Nov 12 #3
captain queeg Nov 12 #6
RainCaster Nov 12 #7
captain queeg Nov 13 #11
Captain Zero Nov 13 #21
quakerboy Nov 13 #15
Skittles Nov 13 #17
Scarsdale Nov 13 #22
FakeNoose Nov 13 #24
lagomorph777 Nov 13 #25
riversedge Nov 13 #26
Skittles Nov 13 #30
BlueIdaho Nov 12 #4
onecaliberal Nov 12 #8
DeminPennswoods Nov 12 #9
pbmus Nov 13 #10
Skittles Nov 13 #18
Perseus Nov 13 #12
eppur_se_muova Nov 13 #13
edbermac Nov 13 #14
pecosbob Nov 13 #16
Canoe52 Nov 13 #19
pecosbob Nov 13 #20
bucolic_frolic Nov 13 #23
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 13 #27
Nitram Nov 13 #28
lagomorph777 Nov 13 #29
Nitram Nov 14 #31

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:08 PM

1. which is how he keeps everyone's attention (and 'devotion,')

as if no one can live without 'his' jobs.

BUNCH of CHICKENS

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:20 PM

5. Didn't you know?

Everyone who speaks out against Trump does so because they 'begged' him for a job in his administration, and he refused.

No wonder Trump - ever on lookout for corruption - never noticed the corruption among his own staff. Apparently he was too busy hearing the on-the-knees pleas from the thousands of people who were begging to be part of his shit-show.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:15 PM

2. ehh...

he'll get over it


✌🏼

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:16 PM

3. I think tRump will live to

rue the day he even thought of running for the presidency. He had his scams going, pretending to be a millionaire, etc. Now, he has been exposed for the fraud that he is and has been his whole life. His "kids" have been shown to be really not too bright. His marriage is a sham. Nothing about him is genuine. He is a total failure. Unfortunately, these people protecting him are not doing this country any favors.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:27 PM

6. I hope Trump lives to see himself and his name vilified and mocked

His name ought to enter into the common speech to mean all the things that obviously apply to him; liar, cheater, phony, and on and on. Hopefully there will be additional meaning associated with his name to be synonymous with a spectacular, public failure. And it should last for years so that his spawn are ashamed to use it in public.

Can’t leave this to check my thesaurus, but I think that refers to the vernacular? Or maybe there’s a better definition for when that happens.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:35 PM

7. The Urban Dictionary says...

trumped

Defrauded, duped - fooled to believe a person when in fact they are using the person for their own personal gain
The American people were trumped in the 2016 election


https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trumped

This was the top definition, there are six more that are even worse.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 12:10 AM

11. Ah, just so

I hope it all becomes thoroughly mainstream.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:06 AM

21. OK Trumper

something like that...

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 03:04 AM

15. He owed too much money

To not take the shot, and now he's there hes between a rock and a hardplace. Does secret service protection continue for a president who has been impeached, convicted, and removed from office? Or if they are later jailed?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:15 AM

17. Melania is a fraud too

remember when people thought she was a highly educated and spoke five languages? What a crock.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:09 AM

22. She likely knows how to

name her price in 5 languages!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:27 AM

24. There's something about Melania ... I just can't place it



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:58 AM

25. She needs a red dress.

Or at least some kind of clothing.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:10 AM

26. good gawd!!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 05:04 PM

30. she was creepy even back then

robotic

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:18 PM

4. Trump's Fatal Flaw

Demanding absolute loyalty from others and giving none in return. No matter how much his minions sacrifice their morals, their self respect, and their honesty - Fatso will throw them under the bus to save his skin. “How about a Presidential pardon?” “Sorry, the Don is on the golf course but I’m sure he’ll give you a call when he’s done...” “Hello - New York Times? I have a story to tell you...”

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:42 PM

8. Mulvaney accidentally told the truth. Dump is allergic to truth.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:42 PM

9. On Deadline:WH, they discussed a WaPo

story about WH infighting. The two camps are Mulvaney and Cippolone. Cippolone reportedly blames Mulvaney for holding that presser against Cippolone's advice. This story, then, has Cippolone's fingerprints all over it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 12:05 AM

10. Like a good mob boss...unhappy with his goons...

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Response to pbmus (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:19 AM

18. John Cazale was amazing

so good

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 12:17 AM

12. I advise trump to fire Mulvaney. Please do, then make sure to say vile things about the guy

he not only deserves it, but it would be nice if that helps him make up his mind to go ahead and testify.

I really hope he fires him. Time for Mulvaney to find out he is not special, that he too has a future under the bus.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 12:36 AM

13. One more fired, one more flipped. DO IT !!! nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 01:56 AM

14. Trump borrowing a line from The Godfather.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:13 AM

16. Who's he gonna hire next...Pee Wee Herman?

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:28 AM

19. Do you really have to insult Pee Wee like that?

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:35 AM

20. I did have momentary regrets, but only monentary

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:41 AM

23. Slick Mick's been the evil accounting genius behind many a GOP radical policy

Hope for more than a decade of legal problems for him and some serious jail time

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:20 AM

27. tRump intimidating a witness. . . . nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:08 PM

28. Please, please, please fire Mulvaney! We need him to testify.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 05:00 PM

29. Mulvaney's been running around saying "He can't fire me! I know too much!"

I'm not making that up; saw it on teevee last night.

Hey, Muck: dead men tell no tales, know what I mean? Stay away from balconies and perfume bottles.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:55 AM

31. And what ever you do, don't get jailed. You might get the Epstein treatment.

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