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Scoop: Trump tried to block Pence
national security appointment

Axios, by Jonathan Swan

Original Article

Posted By:toledo, 4/16/2018 6:46:47 AM

The White House kept it quiet until now, but on Friday the President nearly blocked the Vice President from getting his chosen national security adviser. Why this matters: It´s a highly unusual event, as Trump typically gives Pence a long leash on personnel appointments. This is the first time the President has tried to block Pence from filling a senior staff position. The scene also highlights — once again — the extraordinary importance Trump places on personal loyalty. Show less Inside the West Wing: Trump was furious when he learned Pence was bringing on Nikki Haley´s deputy Jon Lerner, according to three sources

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 4/16/2018 7:40:17 AM     (No. 11603619)

Is there any White House gossip too trivial to focus on?
When was the last time a president did not expect fierce loyalty?
This is boring.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/16/2018 8:33:40 AM     (No. 11603657)

Liz Peek talks about the reasonableness of an expectation of loyalty in her excellent piece, posted today.

An expectation of loyalty is not a negative. And it is not just from The Godfather. It is key to business, to governance, to any endeavor where persons are expected to be engaged in a common endeavor. Whether a sports team or neighborhood store or a business corporation or government, there is an expectation of loyalty. Without that, the entity would be in chaos and doomed to fail.

Axios is not a reliable source. Its people, wearing other hats, have long been bottom feeders trying to flush out “scoops”.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/16/2018 8:34:51 AM     (No. 11603660)

PS. And Axios does not like President Trump, so its people feed on anything anti-Trump.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bighambone, 4/16/2018 9:10:44 AM     (No. 11603697)

This Axios article is either fake news or there are still a lot of dangerous national security related and criminal leaks coming out of the White House.

AG Sessions should wake up, find, and criminally prosecute a couple of those leakers for them to stop. Those leaks, if they are not fake news, are coming from a very small cabal of people who are privy to President Trump’s conversations and should be easy to track down in this modern electronic age.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/16/2018 10:19:20 AM     (No. 11603781)

Axios is anti-Trump everything so it´s readers can celebrate the made up chaos of the White House.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 4/16/2018 10:24:43 AM     (No. 11603787)

They have three sources, wow, it must be true. Who has the communications equipment to call the Vice President´s plane and the Washington Post without getting tracked? Darned few I would guess.

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