The Entire Senior Staff of the State department just resigned

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Reality Check wrote:I have read that they were fired or more technically correct their letters of resignation were accepted yesterday. The rumor is Trump wants to lift sanctions against Russia and wanted his cronies in place.
I think it is clear now that the purge was related to the Muslim travel ban.
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Tom Cotton and others were for this but 45's ego blocked it.
Trump dumped Abrams over his criticisms during the campaign, sources say
Abrams had said publicly that neither Trump nor Clinton were fit to be president.
By Eliana Johnson 02/10/17 02:36 PM EST

President Donald Trump intervened at the last moment to deny Rex Tillerson his pick to be deputy secretary of state — former deputy national security adviser Elliott Abrams.

The president overruled his secretary of state — following meeting with Tillerson, Abrams and son-in-law Jared Kushner — after reading news reports about their meeting, which included references to Abrams' criticisms of Trump during last year's presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the decision. Though his staff was aware of Abrams' statements, the president was not — until he read news reports about their meeting earlier this week.

“The core point here is that this comes from Trump’s thin-skinnedness,” said a top Republican strategist who supported the Abrams appointment. “He is the problem, this is all he cares about.”
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One Republican senator worried that foreign leaders look to a secretary of state to have a strong personal relationship with the president — and this is not the way to show the strength of that relationship. "Now everybody knows he doesn't have any juice with Trump," said the GOP strategist. "He can't even get his own people in."
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Orlylicious wrote:Tom Cotton and others were for this but 45's ego blocked it.
Trump dumped Abrams over his criticisms during the campaign, sources say
Abrams had said publicly that neither Trump nor Clinton were fit to be president.
By Eliana Johnson 02/10/17 02:36 PM EST

President Donald Trump intervened at the last moment to deny Rex Tillerson his pick to be deputy secretary of state — former deputy national security adviser Elliott Abrams.

The president overruled his secretary of state — following meeting with Tillerson, Abrams and son-in-law Jared Kushner — after reading news reports about their meeting, which included references to Abrams' criticisms of Trump during last year's presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the decision. Though his staff was aware of Abrams' statements, the president was not — until he read news reports about their meeting earlier this week.

“The core point here is that this comes from Trump’s thin-skinnedness,” said a top Republican strategist who supported the Abrams appointment. “He is the problem, this is all he cares about.”
***
One Republican senator worried that foreign leaders look to a secretary of state to have a strong personal relationship with the president — and this is not the way to show the strength of that relationship. "Now everybody knows he doesn't have any juice with Trump," said the GOP strategist. "He can't even get his own people in."
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/e ... ate-234908
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RVInit wrote:
Orlylicious wrote:Tom Cotton and others were for this but 45's ego blocked it.
Trump dumped Abrams over his criticisms during the campaign, sources say
Abrams had said publicly that neither Trump nor Clinton were fit to be president.
By Eliana Johnson 02/10/17 02:36 PM EST

President Donald Trump intervened at the last moment to deny Rex Tillerson his pick to be deputy secretary of state — former deputy national security adviser Elliott Abrams.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/e ... ate-234908
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