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Bigger than Vindman: Trump scrubs 70 Obama holdovers from NSC

BY:  Paul Bedard

 

President Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council.

 

Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200.

 

Many were loaners from other agencies and have been sent back. Others left government work.

The NSC, which is the president’s personal staff, was rocked when a “whistleblower” leveled charges that led to Trump’s impeachment.

 

Last week, one key official who testified against Trump at a House hearing on the Ukraine affair that led to impeachment was sent packing. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was returned to the Pentagon. His twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, was also given the boot. Trump had expressed displeasure that Alexander Vindman had testified against him when the Ukraine specialist said he did not like the phone conversation between the president and a newly elected president of Ukraine.

Since entering the White House, Trump has relied on staffs smaller than previous administrations and has noted how prior presidents had a much smaller NSC team.

 

O’Brien recently said that former President George W. Bush handled the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with 100 NSC aides, a model he is instituting.

 

“This month, we will complete the right-sizing goal Ambassador O’Brien outlined in October, and in fact, may exceed that target by drawing down even more positions,” John Ullyot, the NSC’s senior director for strategic communications, told Secrets.

 

 

 

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Hard to believe that anyone would praise trump for being vindictive. Seems like they would expect a man that God picked to be understanding and forgiving. But then we are talking about tRump supporters aren't we?


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Part of Jim's link...


Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200.

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It's taking time but our President is getting rid of the many things that Obama did...things he has the power to do like some of his Executive orders.

Just when things in our country are going as good as people think they can get, they are getting better.
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@KidBoy2 wrote:
Part of Jim's link...

Just when things in our country are going as good as people think they can get, they are getting better.

Firing a wounded Vet because he told the truth after he was subpoenaed and sworn to tell the truth, is hardly making things better.  The Cult has a very demented view of reality.


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He wasn't fired, he was reassigned back to the Pentagon. I hoping he's stuck in front of a computer screen, in the corner somewhere.

maybe he'll join us here on occasion?

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@Fishslayer777 wrote:
He wasn't fired, he was reassigned back to the Pentagon. I hoping he's stuck in front of a computer screen, in the corner somewhere.

maybe he'll join us here on occasion?

You're right, sort of.  He was dismissed from his job (fired) and reassigned.


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Centristsin2010:

You're right, sort of.  He was dismissed from his job (fired) and reassigned.

 

 

Gen.Kelly told Trump before he left that he shouldn't surround himself with yes men or he'll be impeached. Lol It seems the vindictive little putz couldn't wait to prove him right.

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All should realize that Trump is moving forwarded in his quest to be full Dictator, and that requires removing all who first loyalty is not  to Trump and only Trump. Once that is done you will have a government  of Trump, byTrump, and for Trump who will only do things that help Trump which means hurts over 90% of the people. N Korea is a current example. Germany is an example under Hitler but even Hitler was broader than Trump. Trump ran a NY style mob for years, and is now bringing that style to Govt. We have no idea how many people have left the entire govt. due to Trump. Just look at everything Trump does and you find the common thread is it helps Trump. Just this evening we find out Rudy is still working with Barr on Ukraine and the key person. A lot of you thought Rudy was in trouble. Well if Trump word and what is taking place turns out correct Rudy is still all powerful in the service of Dictator Trump. We can hopefully end Dictator Trump in Nov., but as we have been told he will not leave if he looses the election, and do not expect the Feds to remove him as he owns the JD, FBI, Military, Congress, High court.

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This evening a former top asst. to H.R.McMaster was on TV telling all what Trump has done to the National Security  Office. The new order is as I posted before Trump first or get out. He told us there were still some working there who like the ones who quit or were fired are still loyal to the USA not Trump. He said they could not talk so he was speaking for them. In Nov. the Sec. of Defence told us that the Dept. would not permit retaliation against members of the military for doing what was required by law in doing their job. This  was said in answer to a question about what would happen if Trump moved against Lt. Col. V. The ast. Sec. backed up the Sec. of Defence a few days later on this. Now no one at the Defence Dept. will answer questions about what happened to the Lt. Col. As I said you now have Trump lackeys in charge who have sworn their loyalty to Trump not the USA.

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trump is running scared as moderates. that appeal to Republicans gain ground in the Democratic race.

 

"Are you listening, Russia?  Of course you are.!"


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

trump is running scared as moderates. that appeal to Republicans gain ground in the Democratic race. (I agree)

 

"Are you listening, Russia?  Of course you are.!"


Nope... president Trump is emboldened by his recent wins. Vlad said they're out... paying off the dems with what little cash they have.  China is the new bad boy we have to watch for. 


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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

trump is running scared as moderates. that appeal to Republicans gain ground in the Democratic race. (I agree)

 

"Are you listening, Russia?  Of course you are.!"


Nope... president Trump is emboldened by his recent wins. Vlad said they're out... paying off the dems with what little cash they have.  China is the new bad boy we have to watch for. 


You may be right...but his "wins" are due solely to biased Republican Senators, IMO.


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Less is not more...

We are seeing the results of trump's downsizing across the board, especially our standing with Our Allies and the rest of the World, we look more and more like a bunch of buffoons that no one trusts.
As far as within our Nation, we see a larger gap in wealth, loving dictators, a coverup for trump, a move towards an authoritarian government, and just like the rest of the World, a growing lack of trust. Voters are getting tired of trump lies, always blaming others, and his giveaway programs to benefit the wealthy. 

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