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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:06 PM

Trump embarks on expansive search for disloyalty as administration-wide purge escalates

Source: WaPo

By Toluse Olorunnipa, Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey

Feb. 21, 2020 at 8:16 p.m. EST

President Trump has instructed his White House to identify and force out officials across his administration who are not seen as sufficiently loyal, a post-impeachment escalation that administration officials say reflects a new phase of a campaign of retribution and restructuring ahead of the November election.

Johnny McEntee, Trumpís former personal aide who now leads the effort as director of presidential personnel, has begun combing through various agencies with a mandate from the president to oust or sideline political appointees who have not proved their loyalty, according to several administration officials and others familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

The push comes in the aftermath of an impeachment process in which several members of Trumpís administration provided damning testimony about his behavior with regard to Ukraine. The stream of officials publicly criticizing Trumpís actions frustrated the president and caused him to fixate on cleaning house after his acquittal this month.

ďWe want bad people out of our government!Ē Trump tweeted Feb. 13, kicking off a tumultuous stretch of firings, resignations, controversial appointments and private skirmishes that have since spilled into public view.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/were-cleaning-it-out-trump-embarks-on-expansive-search-for-disloyalty-as-administration-wide-purge-escalates/2020/02/21/870e6c56-54c1-11ea-b119-4faabac6674f_story.html#click=https://t.co/dQPRUEPnNu

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Reply Trump embarks on expansive search for disloyalty as administration-wide purge escalates (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Feb 21 OP
CatMor Feb 21 #1
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 22 #21
MFGsunny Feb 21 #2
Haggis for Breakfast Feb 21 #3
Pachamama Feb 22 #20
SayItLoud Feb 21 #4
cstanleytech Feb 22 #7
DENVERPOPS Feb 22 #5
olddad65 Feb 22 #6
DENVERPOPS Feb 22 #10
denem Feb 22 #8
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 22 #12
Dan Feb 22 #9
DENVERPOPS Feb 22 #11
sinkingfeeling Feb 22 #13
DENVERPOPS Feb 22 #19
muriel_volestrangler Feb 22 #14
wiggs Feb 22 #15
mahina Feb 22 #16
bonniebgood Feb 22 #17
DBoon Feb 22 #18
zanana1 Feb 24 #22
Blue_Tires Feb 24 #23

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:13 PM

1. If he wants bad people out of the government ...

he best start with himself. He is the biggest bad ever in our government.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:26 PM

21. +1000

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:29 PM

2. If only he had a small mirror and twirled it around his mango rat's nest ...

.... he'd have a hell of a start on that clean-out!

Hope MF45 doesn't get near playing with a guillotine.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:37 PM

3. The coup is in full stride, folks.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:21 PM

20. +1000000

At a very fast pace....

And so many people are not paying attention or admitting that this is happening and are in denial....

How much longer before no one will be around to tell the truth?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:10 PM

4. Today the purge is aimed at what he calls; Never tRUMPER, tomorrow the purge might be:


all those who don't like the food he likes

those who are Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu...

those who are not white

those who have more than 22 1/2 teeth

those who ....

It's the early days of DICKtator tRUMP.

#Resist . In all ways at all levels.

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:02 AM

7. You forgot to add "those who are elderly" "those who are disabled", "those that are homosexual" and

"those who are poor" because surer than shit that is what he and the Republicans in the House and Senate probably would love to do.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:29 AM

5. We don't need to wait til the election for a tyrannical president

He is already here.....................

Kneel down and kiss my ring, or be put on a hit list and ousted post haste.....

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:48 AM

6. By November, the bogus election will be about as honest ...

As the Senate Impeachment Trial.

Boys and girls, democracy is over.

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Response to olddad65 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:22 AM

10. amen to that OD 65

Dead on..............

I almost went to Canada in February of 1967.

Too old now, sadly.........

For the people who have been following politics since 1980, as I have, and screaming what was happening from the roof tops,
I applaud your 40 years of speaking out.

To all those who haven't really thought about what was happening from Reagan's first day in office, until this last year:
Game is over folks, and on November 4th we are all fucked and so is Democracy.........

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:42 AM

8. trump has learned his lesson all right.

'Anything you say, your majesty'

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Response to denem (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:37 AM

12. That was my thought -- all the Repugs who said impeachment would change Fat Donnie.

All it did was to unleash his inner tyrant. He really is our first mob boss president.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 02:33 AM

9. You know, I am almost ready for the military

To take over the government, because with the GOP Senate we have to acknowledge that they would work with our historical enemies to undermine our republic as long as they have a place at the table.

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Response to Dan (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:34 AM

11. My same thoughts Dan

The one and only thing that can change this mess will be a military coup.

There is no way a Dem Presidential candidate will win.......and by some miracle if the Dems did win, he will proclaim that the dems were discovered cheating the system, not him, declare the election invalid, declare himself the winner, institute martial law and continue from there on to complete his agenda and the agenda of the entire Republican Party.......

Regretfully, with the commanders and generals not saying anything while they too are getting screwed over, doesn't give me much faith that that will be a possibility...........I don't know how many sailors and soldiers are Pro Trump, but I would venture a guess that the majority of them are rah rah Trump........

I'm not sure this country will even make it to the elections with all that we see is going on and actually accelerating since the impeachment.......

WASF

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:59 AM

13. I'm close to 72. Never in my lifetime do I recall a president purging

the government of professional and experienced people because of their disapproval of him. The USA is finished. We're now a banana republic.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 02:01 PM

19. Couldn't agree more SF

People I know call me a fatalist or negative thinker when I say the same thing. We have seen a lot in our 70+ years.
Then these same people run off to their self absorbed lives and continue to bury their heads in the sand........

There will be little consolation for us in being able to say: "I told you so"........

It now has gone past the point of no return.............

WASF

(Side Note: I am totally appalled at the number of people that I run into that have little or no apparent knowledge when it comes to Civics. They shoot their mouths off, not realizing how absolutely ludicrous and insane their comments are concerning how our Democracy runs........100% of these same people trash talk even legal immigrants who have obtained U.S. citizenship. When in fact, they could not pass the test that these people have to pass to become citizens.........
A majority of these people I talk to are college educated, and they speak as if they have had little or no education.
Maybe they opted for the college major called IGNORANCE and a minor in HATE, and blew off history or any science classes........)

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 10:29 AM

14. You mean a ... witch-hunt?

How shocking that, now Trump has his Roy Cohn, he's looking for Un-American Activities in government. Un-American now meaning showing insufficient loyalty to der Fuhrer.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 10:38 AM

15. GOP went insane and conducted investigations when the Clintons replaced

the WH travel staff.

Now?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 10:42 AM

16. Chilling, but it's funny too because

You can either be intelligent or pro Trump so whoeverís left isnít going to be very bright. Or capable.

On the other hand competent people who are terminated for no reason will be in the news.

To everyone on the thread saying the USA is over and we canít win the election I urge you to read On Tyrrany. Dont give up now ffs.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:54 PM

17. Welcome to North Korea and Russia commiunist style Government. NT

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:14 PM

18. Any resemblence to the Soviet Union in the 1930s is intentional

nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 09:50 AM

22. I fear for my country.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 10:34 AM

23. Greenwald and Snowden were unavailable for comment

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