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Post by Addie » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:35 am

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W.H. RAPID RESPONSE DIRECTOR IS OUT -- ANDY HEMMING left his job on Monday as the White House director of rapid response, according to multiple sources. A source familiar with the move told us it was a “mutually agreed upon” separation, and Hemming now plans to take a vacation (in which golf may play a big part) and then explore future opportunities.

Right before his departure, he was profiled by Annie Karni (http://politi.co/2g79s6m) as the staffer the White House pays “$89,000 a year to spot and distribute positive stories from the mainstream media.”

HEMMING WAS SENIOR ADVISER for research at the RNC in the 2016 cycle and director of research on the Trump campaign. At the White House, he worked from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every weekday and was a regular in reporters’ inboxes, blasting out stories favorable to the administration.
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by pipistrelle » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:42 am

Addie wrote:Politico
W.H. RAPID RESPONSE DIRECTOR IS OUT -- ANDY HEMMING left his job on Monday as the White House director of rapid response, according to multiple sources. A source familiar with the move told us it was a “mutually agreed upon” separation, and Hemming now plans to take a vacation (in which golf may play a big part) and then explore future opportunities.

Right before his departure, he was profiled by Annie Karni (http://politi.co/2g79s6m) as the staffer the White House pays “$89,000 a year to spot and distribute positive stories from the mainstream media.”

HEMMING WAS SENIOR ADVISER for research at the RNC in the 2016 cycle and director of research on the Trump campaign. At the White House, he worked from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every weekday and was a regular in reporters’ inboxes, blasting out stories favorable to the administration.
Chief Propagandist?

Was he running out of positive stories to peddle?

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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Volkonski » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:44 am

Addie wrote:Politico
W.H. RAPID RESPONSE DIRECTOR IS OUT -- ANDY HEMMING left his job on Monday as the White House director of rapid response, according to multiple sources. A source familiar with the move told us it was a “mutually agreed upon” separation, and Hemming now plans to take a vacation (in which golf may play a big part) and then explore future opportunities.

Right before his departure, he was profiled by Annie Karni (http://politi.co/2g79s6m) as the staffer the White House pays “$89,000 a year to spot and distribute positive stories from the mainstream media.”

HEMMING WAS SENIOR ADVISER for research at the RNC in the 2016 cycle and director of research on the Trump campaign. At the White House, he worked from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every weekday and was a regular in reporters’ inboxes, blasting out stories favorable to the administration.
He was able to find stories favorable to the administration? :o :shock: :o :shock:
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by RTH10260 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:56 am

Volkonski wrote:
Addie wrote:Politico
W.H. RAPID RESPONSE DIRECTOR IS OUT -- ANDY HEMMING left his job on Monday as the White House director of rapid response, according to multiple sources. A source familiar with the move told us it was a “mutually agreed upon” separation, and Hemming now plans to take a vacation (in which golf may play a big part) and then explore future opportunities.

Right before his departure, he was profiled by Annie Karni (http://politi.co/2g79s6m) as the staffer the White House pays “$89,000 a year to spot and distribute positive stories from the mainstream media.”

HEMMING WAS SENIOR ADVISER for research at the RNC in the 2016 cycle and director of research on the Trump campaign. At the White House, he worked from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every weekday and was a regular in reporters’ inboxes, blasting out stories favorable to the administration.
He was able to find stories favorable to the administration? :o :shock: :o :shock:
Must be tiresome to recycle Foxy&Friendly news that potus already has viewed at 3am rather than answering that phone call... :twisted:

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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:30 pm

BuzzFeed News
Trump Adviser Sebastian Gorka Is Leaving The White House

Sebastian Gorka, an adviser to President Trump, has exited the White House. A source told BuzzFeed News that Gorka had resigned.

A White House official, however, disputed that Gorka resigned from his post. "Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House," the official said in a statement to reporters.

Gorka previously worked as an international news editor at the right-wing outlet Breitbart, under the leadership of Steve Bannon — the one time chief strategist to President Trump who has since returned to Breitbart. Gorka, whose title was deputy assistant to the president, was particularly known for his focus on Islamic terrorism and was a frequent face on cable news.

He is the latest White House official to leave his post, after Bannon was ousted earlier this month by Trump's chief of staff Gen. John Kelly. ...

Gorka and his wife Katharine, who works at the Department of Homeland Security and previously served on the Trump transition team, were said to be major drivers of Trump’s foreign policy strategy focusing on Islamic terror. “Our pillow talk is the Islamic State and Al Qaeda,” he once said in a speech. Under Trump, DHS’s task force to counter violent extremism shifted to refocus specifically on Islamic terror groups while putting fewer resources towards combating far-right domestic terrorism, with the assistance of Katharine Gorka.
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:10 pm

Foreign Policy
Top State Department Officials Step Down in “Black Friday” Exodus

The top State Department envoy responsible for overseeing U.S. policy at the United Nations and other international organizations stepped down from her post Friday, continuing an exodus that is thinning the ranks of America’s most experienced career diplomats, according to a U.S. official.

Tracey Ann Jacobson, 52, a career foreign service officer who served as acting director of the Bureau for International Organization Affairs, announced her plans to take early retirement to her staff on Friday, just three weeks before President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his maiden address before world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate. Jacobson — the recipient of several diplomatic honors, including the Presidential Meritorious Service Award — is expected to continue in her post until early October.

Jacobson’s announcement came on the same day that William Rivington Brownfield, who has been serving as U.S. Assistance Secretary of State of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs since January 10, 2011, told his department that he would also step down by the end of September. It comes about four months after his wife, Kristie Kenney, on of the most senior foreign service officers in the State Department, announced her resignation.

It remained unlikely that Brownfield, a career foreign service officer who has served as George W. Bush’s ambassador to Colombia, Venezuela — where he was repeatedly threatened with expulsion by the country’s late president, Hugo Chavez — and Chile, would be taking on any other top posts in the administration, said one senior official. Foreign Policy reported earlier this month that Tillerson was considering making Brownfield the administration’s top envoy for Latin America. Brownfield — a recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award and the Presidential Performance Award three times — did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:18 pm

CNN: Ousted Trump officials: Where are they now?
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:51 pm

Bloomberg
Trump Punishes Longtime Aide After Angry Phoenix Speech, Sources Say ...

As his surrogates warmed up the audience, the expanse of shiny concrete eventually filled in with cheering Trump fans. But it was too late for a longtime Trump aide, George Gigicos, the former White House director of advance who had organized the event as a contractor to the Republican National Committee. Trump later had his top security aide, Keith Schiller, inform Gigicos that he’d never manage a Trump rally again, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Gigicos, one of the four longest-serving political aides to the president, declined to comment. ...

Gigicos organized all of Trump’s signature campaign events and his occasional rallies since entering office. He left his White House job as director of advance on July 31 to return to his consulting business. But he continued to work for Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Over the past two years, Trump had often assigned the blame -- rightly or wrongly -- to Gigicos when his rally logistics weren’t perfect. But his irritation usually blew over quickly. When his microphone had problems at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, in January 2016, Trump bellowed: "The stupid mic keeps popping! Do you hear that, George? Don’t pay them! Don’t pay them!"
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Post by Suranis » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:55 pm

Yeah its Georges fault that they didn't get enough rally goers to fill the hall, and that people started leaving after 20 minutes of listening to you talk about how great you are.
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Sunrise » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:37 pm

Suranis wrote:Yeah its Georges fault that they didn't get enough rally goers to fill the hall, and that people started leaving after 20 minutes of listening to you rant about how great you are.
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by pipistrelle » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:45 pm

Sunrise wrote:
Suranis wrote:Yeah its Georges fault that they didn't get enough rally goers to fill the hall, and that people started leaving after 20 minutes of listening to you rant rave about how great you are.
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:53 pm

You have to wonder how and why anyone remains loyal to this POS. :evil:
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by pipistrelle » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:56 pm

Addie wrote:You have to wonder how and why anyone remains loyal to this POS. :evil:
GMTA. I have been wondering why they always seem to part on amicable terms.

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Post by Slartibartfast » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:20 am

pipistrelle wrote:
Addie wrote:You have to wonder how and why anyone remains loyal to this POS. :evil:
GMTA. I have been wondering why they always seem to part on amicable terms.
Probably because Trump is so vindictive that they don't want to rile him up.
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Post by Sam the Centipede » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:55 am

Addie wrote:Bloomberg
Trump later had his top security aide, Keith Schiller, inform Gigicos that he’d never manage a Trump rally again, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Once again, the Orange Shitgibbon shows his personal cowardice in getting one of his aides do the dirty work of firing a member of his staff. He is too cowardly to even do his own bullying. Except perhaps of vulnerable women.

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Re: Transition 2016

Post by pipistrelle » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:40 am

Is that $10 paid to people for swelling the crowd paid under the table?

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Post by Foggy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:33 am

Soros was paying them $20 to leave. :lol:
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:21 pm

The Hill
Energy official who claimed online comments were result of hacking resigns: report

An Energy Department appointee resigned Thursday amid controversy stemming from comments he made online and later claimed were the result of hacking.

CNN reported that William Bradford, the director of the Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy, stepped down just two days after the news network reported on inflammatory comments from a user appearing to be Bradford on the online commenting service Disqus.

Bradford told CNN that the comments were the result of "cyber attacks and Internet crimes" that had been going on for several years.

"I cannot comment on an ongoing federal investigation into multiple cyber attacks and Internet crimes committed against me over the past several years, to include email intrusions, hacking and impostors in social media,” he told CNN. ...

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Wednesday sent letters to the FBI and the Energy Department inquiring about Bradford's hacking claim.
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Post by Dolly » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:41 am

another post about William Bradford.
A Trump Official Just Resigned Over Controversial Insults Towards Obama’s Mother
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Bradford also questioned whether or not Obama’s birth certificate was real, writing in one comment that “The ‘birth certificate’ released online 5 years ago is an obvious fake, and every intellectually honest person knows that. It was probably created to cover up the fact that his mother, Stanley Dunham, had an affair with Frank Davis and tried to fool Obama Sr by having the baby in Kenya.”
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Post by kate520 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:34 pm

Widen's ploy was brilliant!
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:31 pm

Daily Beast
Sheriff Clarke Was In Talks for a Trump White House Job—Then John Kelly Killed It

Sheriff David A. Clarke just lost out on yet another Trump administration job—and he has the president’s chief of staff to thank.

Officials in the West Wing tell The Daily Beast that Clarke had been in consideration for a White House post over the past seven weeks. But on Tuesday, the controversial former Milwaukee County lawman signed on with an outside group instead. He will serve as a spokesman and “senior adviser” for the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action.

Four sources working in and close to the Trump White House said his failure to land a gig in the West Wing or at the Department of Homeland Security, where Clarke unsuccessfully sought a job earlier this year, was in large part the result of opposition from White House chief of staff John Kelly. Kelly led DHS until late July.

Though Clarke had been discussed for a possible White House communications or outreach role, Kelly’s position as chief of staff made the arrangement a “non-starter,” as one senior White House official put it. Earlier this year, while serving as DHS Secretary, Kelly had informed Clarke that an appointment to that department would not happen in part due to scandal surrounding the treatment of inmates in Clarke’s jail, and the ensuing negative media attention. According to two sources familiar with the discussions, this led to Clarke formally “rescinding” his intention to join the Trump administration in mid-June.

Clarke’s continued absence from the Trump administration is a further indication of Kelly’s attempts to limit the impact of fringe elements in the upper echelons of President Trump’s staff. At DHS, Kelly had personally shot down an idea, supported by some officials in the Trump White House, to have immigration ultra-hardliner Kris Kobach as deputy secretary of homeland security. As chief of staff, Kelly had ousted the former comms director Anthony Scaramucci, and curtailed access for close Trump advisers such as Omarosa Manigault.
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by RTH10260 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:08 pm

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For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 02, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:
for a list of names and credentials pleasee continue at :
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-of ... sonnel-key

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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:49 pm

LA Times
Federal Reserve vice chairman to resign, opening another seat for Trump to fill

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer announced Wednesday that he will step down next month for personal reasons, opening another seat on the central bank’s board for President Trump to fill.

Fischer, 73, is a well respected economist and former Citigroup official who headed Israel’s central bank during the 2008 global financial crisis. He has been Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen’s right-hand man since taking office in 2014 after being nominated by President Obama.

Fischer’s departure and three existing vacancies on the Fed’s seven-member Board of Governors give Trump the opportunity to completely reshape the panel.

“It’s the largest potential regime change in the leadership of the Fed since 1936,” said Diane Swonk of DS Economics, who closely follows the central bank. “It introduces a whole new level of uncertainty.”
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Re: Transition 2016

Post by Addie » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:51 am

The Hill
Hope Hicks to become Trumps third White House communications director: report

Hope Hicks, a longtime aide to President Trump, will become the new White House communications director, NBC News reported on air early Tuesday.

Hicks, who is Trump’s director of strategic communications, had been appointed last month to serve as interim White House communications director after the firing of Anthony Scaramucci.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.
Hicks, who previously worked for the Trump Organization and has kept a low profile since entering politics, would be Trump's third White House communications director.

Unlike other Trump aides, Hicks does not appear on cable news representing the president.
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Post by Kendra » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:55 am

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/1 ... 3?cmpid=sf
As a top official in President Donald Trump’s transition team, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn actively promoted a private-sector scheme to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle East known informally in the transition as the "Marshall Plan." But he did not publicly disclose that backers of the plan had paid him at least $25,000.

Flynn communicated during the transition with the backers of the for-profit plan, billed as a way of strengthening ties between the U.S. and Arab allies looking to develop nuclear power capability. Meanwhile, the Trump adviser expressed his support for the plan with people inside the transition —and discussed its merits with others beyond Trump Tower, according to sources within and close to the Trump team at that time.


Flynn’s consulting work for the company has been previously reported, but not the extent of his involvement during the Trump transition, nor the full amount he was paid for it.

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