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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 10:21 PM

Trump's aides eye moving impeachment witnesses out of White House jobs

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump's aides have explored moving some impeachment witnesses on loan to the White House from other agencies, such as Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, back to their home departments ahead of schedule, according to people familiar with the conversations.

As public hearings bring the officials' allegations to his television screen, Trump is asking anew how witnesses such as Vindman and Ambassador Bill Taylor came to work for him, people familiar with the matter said. He has suggested again they be dismissed, even as advisers warn him firing them could be viewed as retaliation.

The possible move of officials out of the White House could still be viewed by some as evidence of retribution for their testimony. Trump's frustration at his own officials comes as he attacks witnesses on Twitter, including during Friday's public hearing with the ousted ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Trump appears to have adopted a strategy of maligning the officials, despite some allies encouraging him not to.

The uncertain fate and public thrashing of these officials has created a thorny situation for a White House wading through the impeachment process. Trump's impulse to dismiss them hasn't been realized, but he's made clear nevertheless he views them as unwelcome.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/18/politics/donald-trump-never-trump-white-house-staff/index.html

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Reply Trump's aides eye moving impeachment witnesses out of White House jobs (Original post)
True_Blue Nov 2019 OP
mopinko Nov 2019 #1
ProfessorGAC Nov 2019 #16
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #2
tanyev Nov 2019 #3
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2019 #4
gab13by13 Nov 2019 #5
cstanleytech Nov 2019 #6
Mazeltov Cocktail Nov 2019 #7
asiliveandbreathe Nov 2019 #8
Wellstone ruled Nov 2019 #9
meadowlander Nov 2019 #10
Wellstone ruled Nov 2019 #11
central scrutinizer Nov 2019 #12
usaf-vet Nov 2019 #14
PSPS Nov 2019 #13
pecosbob Nov 2019 #15
Floyd R. Turbo Nov 2019 #17

Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 10:26 PM

1. keep digging, you moron.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:31 AM

16. Geez, I'll Get Him A Bigger Shovel, Too!

Then your advice has even more impact!

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 10:32 PM

2. I can't imagine anyone being surprised by this.

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 10:54 PM

3. Yes, those deck chairs would look much better on the port side of the Titanic.

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 11:10 PM

4. MORE witness intimidation. Sheesh

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 11:11 PM

5. The headline is misleading,

it isn't Trump's aides, it's Trump.

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 11:28 PM

6. Sounds like retaliation. nt

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 11:33 PM

7. Trump aides eye moving impeachment target out of the White House job.

There, fixed it for you.

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 11:36 PM

8. Have they read what congress has said in each transcript...

Finally, to restate what I and others have emphasized in other interviews, Congress will not tolerate any reprisal, threat of reprisal, or attempt to retaliate against any U.S. Govennment official for testifying before Congress, including you or any of your colleagues.

Stick it tRump

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 11:54 PM

9. We a talking mega Employment Law suits coming down the road.

 

Tens of millions in settlements. GSA Legals will have their day.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 12:21 AM

10. Your tax dollars at work, Trump voters.

All because you insist on supporting a man so catastrophically stupid he canít understand basic principles of employment law.

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 12:54 AM

11. He does not give a crap about anything or anyone but himself.

 

Again,it will require Deposition's. Which will just cause the dollar factor to increase.

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 01:09 AM

12. I'd be glad to be sent away

Doesnít seem like punishment or retribution compared with having to stay in the middle of that shitstorm. (Unless youíre planning on a book deal)

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:51 AM

14. I agree. An early out from the cesspool of the Trump White House.

For the military folks in the White House, I hope the military will establish a new medal for those who have been assigned to the WH during the Trump reign of corruption. A medal for hazard duty assignment in a foreign environment constantly under attack from Russian allies in the Oval Office.

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 04:54 AM

13. And, in the end, it was only Adolph and Eva in their bunker.

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Response to True_Blue (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:00 AM

15. No, Donnie, you can't send them all to Alaska.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:47 AM

17. He's thinking Siberia!

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