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@rk9152 wrote:

 



How do "we all" know - do "we all" work in the upper levels of the Administration. Or are "we all" just stamping "all our feet" over a lost election?


ABSURDITY  as its best. please don't tell me that people now in the present gives a hoot about loosing an election with one coming now so near.

Please, let me tell you, I wish that whomever wrote that OPED  would have the courage to come out and tell the country what is happening in the White House, 
Perhaps we all need to hear what many seem to know. Remember Tillerson  Moron he called the President and Kelly has been quoted several times as calling him an idiot.

Yes in a way i think that they feel that they have a responsibility to save the country. but I also believe that they are mistaken.
Since have to get a lot worse before they get better.

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@Tom5678 wrote:
part of me wishes though, that the Times would have said they could only publish this non anonymously, and of course the writer would have said no thank you. I still think it is Kelly, but at this point who knows..

But it is not only one individual.  It is "many".

"The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations...............But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic."

 

"That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office."

 

dt's "manner" is not going to change and they know that.  These people need to take legal actions that would support their concerns, their claims and what they have "vowed to do".  Maybe they are developing plans that will remove dt from office.  I hope so.  Otherwise they are pulling the fire alarm, running away and standing back to simply watch the destruction, saving no one at this point.  I appreciate their work to perseve the democracy and their attempted honesty with the American public but it is not enough.  Early on they discussed the 25th Amendment and decided they could instead cover for an incompetent president.  Maybe they are waiting for the strength of Robert Mueller to finally believe there is a leader they can follow.

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Tom5678 said ‎09-06-2018 12:56 PM
actions speak louder than words, and the Republicans have shown over and over and over, they will take no action against Trump possibly even if he is found to have many charges against him, as I and many others anticipate.

This is exactly what I'm afraid of, because they have the control The Republicans may do NOTHING. Like he said, " I can shoot someone and nothing would happen," I never thought it could ever possibly get so close to that, he has done almost everthing else, and gone NUTS doing it.
So we have to hope for Federal Charges, maybe in NY and I don't think the Rep. could control that.
Also the Porn star case is still out there, he's by far not out of the woods yet. IMO
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@Tom5678 said: I think it is Kelly. He has already had some choice words to describe Trump. Then recall the facial expression he had think it was in Helsinki, in response to what the orange one was saying. My money is on Kelly fwiw.

I heard on the MSNBC 10 o'clock news last night (brain freeze) the commentator went down a list of people he thought would have written the book and why he did not chose each one.

He ended up with Kelly also.

It may be true he is the one keeping The Nut Job in place some what behind closed doors more than we realize. If he were to come forward now, most likely he would be fired, and no one would be there to keep The Nut Job under control.

It's up to The Senate, House, & I think The VP to start the 25th Amendment, so the Author of the Book not coming out should not prevent that. The are around him, they know he is a loose cannon , they just need to grow a pair many pairs and do it. The old geezers are just sitting back racking in money saying "We can't do this or that. " 'We can see this, but you CAN'T " They can and they should. NOW. He has lost him marbles.
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part of me wishes though, that the Times would have said they could only publish this non anonymously, and of course the writer would have said no thank you. I still think it is Kelly, but at this point who knows..
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actions speak louder than words, and the Republicans have shown over and over and over, they will take no action against Trump possibly even if he is found to have many charges against him, as I and many others anticipate.
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@Tom5678 wrote:
If the Republican party were not so delusional, so dysfunctional, so power hungry and would do their job, these types of leaks and things wouldn't be happening, but as we all know, they are to scared of Trump, to spineless and to weak, to do anything, let alone the right things, so these types of situations will keep happening for awhile I think. I think it is Kelly. He has already had some choice words to describe Trump. Then recall the facial expression he had think it was in Helsinki, in response to what the orange one was saying. My money is on Kelly fwiw.

How do "we all" know - do "we all" work in the upper levels of the Administration. Or are "we all" just stamping "all our feet" over a lost election?

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Before is too late, I urge this individual to simply come out and publicly  state who he is and of course resign

If he continues to be in that Administration he is simply an accessory after the fact. and is doing no good to this country by disclosing what most of us have been suspecting for over a year.

Anonymity does not take away the responsibility  of what is happening. and allowing to continue no matter how much he/she thinks it can be stopped is very dangerous to this country.

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If the Republican party were not so delusional, so dysfunctional, so power hungry and would do their job, these types of leaks and things wouldn't be happening, but as we all know, they are to scared of Trump, to spineless and to weak, to do anything, let alone the right things, so these types of situations will keep happening for awhile I think. I think it is Kelly. He has already had some choice words to describe Trump. Then recall the facial expression he had think it was in Helsinki, in response to what the orange one was saying. My money is on Kelly fwiw.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion/trump-white-house-anonymous-resistance.html

 

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

 

 

I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

 

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.

It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.

 

The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

 

I would know. I am one of them.

 

To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.

But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.

 

That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.

 

The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.

Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.

 

In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.

 

Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.

 

But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.

 

From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.

 

Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.

 

“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier.

 

 

The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.

 

It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.

 

The result is a two-track presidency.

 

Take foreign policy: In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.

 

Astute observers have noted, though, that the rest of the administration is operating on another track, one where countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly, and where allies around the world are engaged as peers rather than ridiculed as rivals.

 

On Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better — such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable.

 

This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.

 

Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.

 

The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.

 

Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.

 

We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.

 

There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. But the real difference will be made by everyday citizens rising above politics, reaching across the aisle and resolving to shed the labels in favor of a single one: Americans.

 

 

A few comments:

 

Now we know where the resistance came from!

 

Impeachment is not a Constitutional crisis, impeachment is a Constitutional remedy. Trump is the President the founding fathers warned us about, impeachment is the remedy for the founding provided  us with. 

 

If Republicans were not worried about the mid terms and the mood of the nation this letter would never have been written.

 

This letter could very well be a distraction, a team effort from the White House, look here while we do stuff we don't want to to seen or questioned  there.

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