Those who serve the devil, AKA Donald’s Dorks, really can’t do what they think is right.  They work for a certified screwball sick narcissistic micromanager, running the nations railroads with the skill set of a new HO train enthusiast on a one four foot circle track.

He will at some point, if not stopped, finish destroying this country.  He is a liar, mentally unstable, brilliant as a manipulator when his money,  lawyers, and fellow scumbags  collaborate together for their own personal good.  The problem is so deeply narcissistic he has no conscience or feelings.  His entitlement is his love of himself.

It will take a while till the other TRUMPETS eventually meet the reaper at some time in their career, or at the end of their career,  the Reapers down and out list of victims, some lucky enough to get out early, and maybe will be the hero's, or survivors of the regime.  The following were lucky enough to get out of the forthcoming mess.

Of the people who resigned all had something in common, they saw through the sickness that became the new Presidents motis-operandi and had the honor and respect for the nation to not serve a madman. 

The appointees to the cabinet below might mean well, many have convoluted extreme positions against earth warming, energy and resources, the environment, education and health care, housing and redevelopment.  

But to be honest I only see three maybe four competent to do the job, the others are just crony’s and time will tell, but I fear more harm than good.  And it will take years to rebuild... just as it took Obama to fix the mess Bush 43 put us in.  Unfortunately the harm being done to our reputation in the world will take decades as we will be surpassed by the Chinese.

And for some reason which I cannot explain nor even have a notion of, someone who he has betrayed or hurt or his actions have injured is going to seek revenge...




Rex Wayne Tillerson (born March 23, 1952) is an American government official and former energy executive, who serves as the 69th United States Secretary of State under President Donald Trump.  Originally a civil engineer, Tillerson joined Exxon in 1975. He rose to become chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, holding that position from 2006 until 2017, when he left to join the Trump Administration.

Tillerson began his career as a civil engineer and holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. By 1989 he had become general manager of the Exxon USA central production division. In 1995 he became president of Exxon Yemen Inc. and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat Inc.  In 2006 Tillerson was elected chair and chief executive of Exxon, the world's sixth largest company by revenue. Tillerson retired from Exxon effective January 1, 2017. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Tillerson is a long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. From 2010 to 2012 he was the national president of the Boy Scouts, its highest non-executive position. He is a long-time contributor to Republican campaigns, but did not donate to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. In 2014, Tillerson, who had made business deals on behalf of Exxon with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, opposed the sanctions against Russia.  He has previously been the director of the joint United States-Russia oil company Exxon Neftegas.  

😼 HOPE HICKS -  PERSONAL PANTS PRESSER -  Soon-to-be-former White House communications director Hope Hicks has seen her personal life on every supermarket news stand in the US.  She was the secret lover in Porter’s departure as White House staff secretary after past domestic-abuse allegations came to light.

And she recently resigned her own position the day after giving nine hours of closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in the Russia investigation.  Who is Hope Hicks dating? Really not important who was she lieing too was what they were interested in.  Hicks, a former model who has worked for the Trump family for three years (originally in PR for Ivanka Trump's fashion brand), was dating Rob Porter at the moment, according to CNN and the Daily Mail. 

Hicks was involved in crafting White House chief of staff John Kelly's response to allegations Porter abused two of his ex-wives, which called Porter "a man of true integrity and honor." She was rebuked for that by President Trump, and Porter resigned the afternoon the statement was released.

Before dating Porter, Hope Hicks reportedly dated Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, although he was still married to his wife at the time. Lewandowski has also been accused of violence against women, having been charged with battery by Florida police for roughly handling a female reporter during a Trump rally in March 2016.   Page Six reported Lewandowski and Hicks had a “ screaming match” on a New York City Street after Lewandowski was fired from the campaign and Hicks chose to stay on.

Rachel Brand, associate attorney general in the Department of Justice, is stepping down from her position, Fox News confirmed on Friday. Brand, the No. 3 official in the DOJ, will be leaving following a nine-month tenure in the role.

A friend of Brand’s says she was “not looking to leave,” but was approached with a “dream job.” Brand will now head to work for Walmart as executive vice president, global governance and corporate secretary.  DOJ officials say Principal Deputy Associate AG Jesse Panuccio will step in as the acting Associate Attorney General. 

In the line of succession, Brand had been behind Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  Rosenstein  is overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. She was in line to oversee the investigation if Rosenstein stepped down and if he should step down now, Solicitor General Noel Francisco would take over the probe, not Panuccio. 
(Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia inquiry last year.)


(CNN  )Rob Porter, a top White House aide with regular access to President Donald Trump abruptly resigned on Wednesday amid abuse allegations from two ex-wives, who each detailed to CNN what they said were years of consistent abuse from Porter, including incidents of physical violence. 
Nice that makes him a Trump kind of man.  

Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, both said their ex-husband’s consistent abuse was the reason for their respective divorces.   White House chief of staff John Kelly called Porter "a man of true integrity and honor and I can't say enough good things about him."  That was yesterday and today is today and in the WhiteHouse Kelly is another Trump and will re-create the truth.

"He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. I am proud to serve alongside him," Kelly said in a statement. Thats was yesterday.  Now a third woman pops up. In the photo to the right Kelly should not be allowed scissors, he’d  cut Robs balls off for making such  fool of him.

Porter and Kelly clearly saw eye-to-eye on how to run the White House. But knives starting to come out for Kelly, there’s a chance this growing scandal could knock out both the forces many credit with bringing a sense of stability to the administration.

David Sorensen, a member of the Trump administration’s speechwriting team, has resigned after being accused of domestic abuse, a White House official says.  He is the second administration official to resign this week over domestic abuse allegations, after top White House staffer Rob Porter resigned on Wednesday.    

According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. 

The Washington Post reported Sorensen’s resignation Friday evening, and reported that his ex-wife alleged that “he ran a car over her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine’s coast, an incident she said left her fearing for her life.”

The Washington Post reported that it had been working on a story regarding the allegations made by Sorensen’s ex-wife prior to Sorensen's resignation.  Sorensen denied the allegations in a lengthy statement released Friday night to CNN and other media.

“I have never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life," Sorensen wrote in the statement.  “In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her," he said, adding that he had consulted with an attorney and was "considering legal options to address her defamation."   

The White House said in a statement that it had been made aware of the allegations before The Washington Post reached out regarding the story.   


Deemed perfect for the job, who knows idiots better than an idiot?   The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with health matters. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The office was formerly Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Nominations to the office of Secretary of HHS are referred to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Finance Committee,which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid,  before confirmation is considered by the full United States Senate.

Thomas Edmunds Price served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in the administration of Donald Trump in 2017, While in Congress, Price served as chairman of the House Committee on the Budget, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, and on the Republican Policy Committee.

On September 29, 2017, he resigned as head of HHS following criticism of his use of private charters and military aircraft for travel.   He was confirmed by the US Senate on February 10, 2017, and resigned on September 29, 2017.   Many did not agree with that scumbags version of health care as he was nothing but an ass-kissing clone of TRUMP and his politics many thought he was trained under Dr. Goebbels in the area of cold-blooded bastaology.



Donald Trump’s longtime aide and current director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller has told people he intends to leave the White House, three sources familiar with the decision told CNN.

Schiller has told associates within the last two weeks that he plans to leave the White House at the end of September or in early October, the sources said. Schiller has told people his primary reason for leaving was financial, the sources said. Schiller earns a $165,000 annual salary at the White House -- a downgrade from his annual earnings before he followed Trump to the White House.

It is unclear whether Schiller will be convinced to stay longer in his position.

Schiller's White House salary was a decrease in income from his pre-White House time at Trump's side, when he earned $294,000 from his employment at the Trump Organization, Trump campaign and his private security firm, KS Global Group last year, according to a financial disclosure released by the White House earlier this year.



Donald Trump was in a bad mood before he emerged for a confrontational speech in Arizona last week.   (So what else is new) and the TV and social media coverage showed that the site of his campaign rally, the Phoenix Convention Center, was less than full. 

Backstage, waiting in a room with a television monitor, Trump was displeased, one person familiar with the incident said: TV optics and crowd sizes are extremely important to the president.  Not unusual for a pretend President, He sucks at acting and the job.  He ranted at Obama for using a prompter, Ha, even with a prompter Donald Dork still screws it up.

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 picked on the poor bastard)

Trump later had his top stormtrooper and security aide, Keith Schiller, ( GESSTAP-EN) ***  informed 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.   


Voted BEST COMMUNIST IN THE WHITE HOUSE, Sebastian Gorka was one of Trump’s most prominent cheerleaders, frequently hitting the airwaves to defend the President’s policies and public statements.  And Sebastian Gorka’s PhD adviser: “I would not call him an expert in terrorism”, maybe Leninism, not terrorism.  But his role outside of television hits was unclear. He did not play a major policymaking role, according to administration officials, and was not a member of the National Security Council.   

One White House official said Gorka submitted his resignation to retired Gen. John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, on Friday. The official said it had become clear to Gorka that he would not be allowed to have a meaningful role going forward.

Kelly, who assumed the chief of staff role in late July, has been conducting a review of the West Wing that includes assessing individual staffers' portfolios.

Gorka's TV appearances -- during which he often sparred with hosts and reporters -- were popular with Trump, however, complicating decisions about his future.   But most White House staffers came to see the departure last week of chief strategist Steve Bannon as a sign that Gorka’s days were numbered.



The Fuehrer gave his walking papers to a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School and a former US Navy officer. This is good. 

Bannon started his leninist thinking and became an Investment banker at Goldman Sachs.  just like Goebbels became a Conservative documentary film maker celebrating Reagan, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party (Propaganda).  

He is Breitbart and things will not be good. Nothing is good about Breitbart.  He is seen as in conflict with the traditional Republican establishment, a racist and right-wing extremist by some members of his own party and believes Trump’s priorities on taking office would be to “ Get his arms around foreign policy”.    

A believer in Tax reform for the rich and raise taxes for the middle class and plans changes to the Affordable Care Act - known as Obamacare.    Just days after President Trump spoke of a “running war’’ with the media, his chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, ratcheted up the attacks, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by the election outcome and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration.

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said in an interview on Wednesday.

“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald J Trump is the president of the United States.”   Sorry we do, he won by lieing and cheating the total scumbag package.

Bannon famously believes that we’re at war,  “ Not only with jihadists and Islam around the world, but at home with the press—the real opposition party—and the entire American left-wing.  Spoken like a true Leninist and subversive of the American Way.


The Fuehrer disbanded the entire Manufacturing and Strategy councils which he promoted as being the answer to jobs and making America great again.  Coming out of  the ether, 28 giants of industry and  science breathed a sigh of relief as TRUMP announced he was disbanding the council, it was win-win-win. The infrastructure council also will bite the bullet.


There was a mass exodus of business leaders from presidential advisory councils this week after President Trump drew criticism for taking an equivocal stance on the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. In the end, Mr. Trump moved to disband two prominent councils, which were meant to forge alliances with prominent executives across industries. 

Restoring the manufacturing industry was a hallmark of Mr. Trump’s campaign, and this council was filled with the heads of defense contractors, automakers, health care and other major industrial companies who realized what a bigot and sick man he really is. He broke their hearts, yea right,  and must have breathed a sigh of relief when he disbanded this huge photo-op.

Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson,   Andrew Liveris,  Dow,   Bill Brown,  Harris Corp.,   Brian Krzanich,  Intel
Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup,  Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing,  Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar,  Elon Musk, Tesla
Greg Hayes, United Technologies, Inge Thulin, 3M,  Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool, Jeff Immelt, G.E., Jim Kamsickas, Dana
John Ferriola, Nucor,  Kenneth Frazier, Merck, Kevin Plank, Under Armour,  Klaus Kleinfeld, Arconic Chief
Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed,  Mario Longhi, US Steel,  Mark Fields, Ford,  Mark Sutton, International PaperMichael Dell, Dell,  Michael Polk, Newell Brands,  Richard Kyle, Timken,  Richard Trumka, A.F.L.-C.I.O.Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing,  Thea Lee, A.F.L.-C.I.O., Wendell Weeks, Corning

This group was intended to advise the White House on economic policy and was led by Stephen A. Schwarzman, 
the head of Blackstone, one of the country’s largest investment firms.

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone,    Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, Goldman Sachs,  Bob Iger, Disney, 
Daniel Yergin, IHS Markit,  Doug McMillon, Walmart,  Elon Musk, Tesla,  Ginni Rometty, IBM, 
Indra Nooyi, Pepsi Co,  Jack Welch, GE,  Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan, Jim McNerney, Boeing
Kevin Warsh, Hoover Institute,  Larry Fink, Blackrock,  Mark Weinberger, EY,  Mary Barra, G.M., Paul Atkins, Patomak,
Rich Lesser, BCG,   Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic, Travis Kalanick, Uber


The new song in the WhiteHouse, obviously will be “Scaramucci, Scaramucci can you do the Fandango”.   Can he reel in the Don and can they make music together?  Obviously not, being a billionaire doesn’t mean your smart, intelligent or a team player. He is best described as a self centered Scumbag.  

Scaramucci who looks like the Joker in Batman took the podium**, in the White House briefing room on Friday afternoon in a breezy debut that seemed intended to smooth over the brusque relationship that Spicer and Sanders have had with the White House press corps.

He is the best Con the Don ever put forth, little substance, communicates (could be lies) extremely well with lots of personality.  We’ll call him Don Corleone Scaramucci.   
Unfortunately the New Chief of Staff Don Vet-to Kelly decides to get rid of the new Don and throws him out of the White House which the Mooch turned into a Sh*thouse in only ten days. The press gave him more time than TRUMP and that had a lot to do with it.   The biggest In terms of importance and rank, liar, and bullshitter in the world is TRUMP.  No contest, he is the biggest.  How or why did this rich investor cause DONALD DORK  such fear the Mooch could upstage TRUMP?   Impossible some said so why did Trump ditch him?   Cowards do things like that, and TRUMP is a coward.


He’s not knowledgeable of how federal agencies work, how the communications operations work. He botched this whole immigration rollout. This should’ve been a win for Donald, not two or three weeks of negative publicity.

Other supporters of Trump say too much of the senior staff’s attention seems to be taken up by internal conflicts. Only a handful of ambassadorships have been announced, for instance, and some major Republican donors in line for such posts are privately complaining that they have felt cut off from Priebus, after having enjoyed regular contact with him when he was Republican National Committee chairman.  

Priebus, Trumps Chief of Staff, follows the chief, the chief lies, he swears to it. One day Reince will escape from the butt-following mental prison he lives in and will find normalcy on a deserted island far from humanity when the Donald  banishes him.   

PRIEBUS SAID:  “I am very grateful to the president-elect for this opportunity to serve him and this nation as we work to create an economy that works for everyone, secure our borders, repeal and replace Obamacare and destroy radical Islamic terrorism.”   He never saw past the mask.

Eliot Cohen, reacting to appearances by chief of staff Reince Priebus on the Sunday shows, tweeted that Priebus reminds him “of the colorless, belief-less, spineless functionaries of 20th century totalitarians.” Well, Priebus, who happily turned over the GOP to Trump, has as much experience as anyone from his job as the Republican National Committee chairman in the “colorless, belief-less, spineless” functionary department called the GOP.

At the RNC, Priebus was in charge of getting rich people to cough up money and running a political shop ( Translated as bribes)   that over the years has been overshadowed by the Republican Governors Association, the House and Senate election committees, the Koch brothers, American Crossroads and other entities. 

It came true, and our prediction is that within 60-120 days, the second mild mannered Chief of Staff, assistant to the Bullshitter-in-Chief will be given a new title soon.  

Perhaps Reince will become the Ambassador to the Island Nation of Nauru, located somewhere in the South Pacific (when it can be found on a map) with a population of 10,480.  It’s a popular detention center for those immigrants and refugees trying to get to Civilized Countries like Australia but have not been approved.   

Our hopes are maybe as the TR-RUMP crew fails and he fires them, they too can vacation in Nauru for a long time. The only place in the world smaller is the Vatican and possibly Monaco.   Reince’s small thinking will fit in perfectly, he’s not a bad person, just one who thinks after he does something stupid like believing in TRUMP.


Today he resigned and we wish him well.

Not truly fair for anyone being Donald Trumps front end press guy is like selling lemonade at a poison lemonade stand owned by the devil.  You sell it but you won’t drink the stuff because you know its poison.

Being the excuser for the worlds loudest self-generating narcissistic liar is not an easy task. Sort of building the pyramids using toothpicks.

On January 21, 2017 the press corp had enough rope to hang him from the White House balcony.  Spicer’s first official statement as press secretary was criticized for providing what became called "alternative facts" regarding the inauguration's attendance numbers.

He quickly assumed the role of Donald’s explainer and did a horrible job of explaining horrible lies with more horrible lies.
In one statement, he also claimed that the inauguration was “ he most watched ever”  but subsequently stated that he was referring not only to live attendees at the ceremony or those watching on TV, but also viewers who watched the inauguration online and in the ensuing cartoon books. 

During the bizarre, shocking, and occasionally Constitution-bending initial fortnight of the Trump administration, few have appeared to suffer more, perhaps both publicly and privately, than Spicer himself. As a long-tenured creature of Washington, who has served in various capacities around Capitol Hill since the 90s, Spicer was a generally well-liked communications director at the Republican National Committee, with a quick wit and a sense of humor. 

The day after Trump’s inauguration, Spicer baldly lied to the assembled press about the size of Trump’s turnout, among other things, in a bombastic delivery that appeared part-Trump, part Sam Kinison—and decidedly unlike Spicer. 

He soon entered into a full-on feud with CNN’s Jim Acosta, trashing his behavior during a contentious press conference as “rude and disrespectful,” saying, to his face, “if you behave like that again, we will have you removed.”   Then came the news that Trump did not approve of Spicer’s wardrobe. 

Followed by the worst gaff in the history of the Press Spokesmen, his reference to Bashar Al-Assad as worse than Hitler.

Im afraid its too sensitive an issue for me being Jewish and comparing the T-RUMP regime fairly close in parameters with a Fourth Reich, a pet theme of Bannon.



And then came Melissa McCarthy’s brilliant spoof on Saturday Night Live of Spicer as a man in the midst of an existential crisis—a performance that reportedly ruffled feathers in the White House. 

“Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak,” a source told Politico. But truth is “it’s almost like the new president is a stage mom off to the side, telling Sean what to say and how to say it.

McCarthy’s portrayal of Spicer, however, resonated with journalists who have watched Spicer transform into an adversarial, apoplectic caricature of the press secretary as superhero villain.   Press secretaries around the District also immediately felt a wave of sympathy for Spicer’s circumstances. “President Trump seems to have indicated that getting along and having good relations with the press is somehow disloyal,” 


Former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was known as one of Wall Street’s fiercest watchdogs and a widely respected prosecutor.  He first refused to resign along with 46 US attorneys across the country. Although it is common for incoming administrations to replace district attorneys when transitioning to power, Trump had previously assured Bharara that he'd keep his job.  Bharara felt blindsided by the request. He was fired after refusing to comply.

😇  MARK CORALLO  - Spokesman - TRUMP Legal Team

The chief spokesman for President Trump’s personal legal team, Mark Corallo, has resigned.  Corallo confirmed his resignation in an email to The Hill.  Politico reported Thursday that his resignation was due to growing frustration with operation and warring factions, as well as concerns over whether he was being told the truth.

Corallo, a veteran GOP operative, was working on the White House defense against special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  According to reports, Corallo had never met Trump or Trump's attorney, Marc Kasowitz, before taking the job defending the president.

Last month, The New York Times reported that Corallo had previously used Twitter to criticize the president and his administration.  “Hey Mr. President, where's all the ‘winning?’” Corallo tweeted last month, appearing to reference former President Bill Clinton.  


Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr. is turning in his resignation on Thursday.  The move follows months of clashes with the White House over issues such as President Trump’s refusal to divest his businesses and the administration's delay in disclosing ethics waivers for appointees.  Shaub, an attorney, has accepted a job with the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan organization of election-law experts.  

Thursday morning, Shaub told NPR that “the current situation has made it clear that the ethics program needs to be stronger than it is. At the Campaign Legal Center, I'll have more freedom to push for reform. I’ll also be broadening my focus to include ethics issues at all levels of government.He did not elaborate on what is so wrong with the “ Current situation," but Shaub has been sharply critical of Trump's approach to ethics compliance since the election.  The battle began in late November when the ethics office began issuing a series of tweets that mimicked Trump's style, exclaiming: "Brilliant! Divestiture is good for you, good for America!”

The tweets were clearly intended as pointed satire, given that Trump had not promised total divestiture.
 And then on Jan. 11, shortly before Inauguration Day, Shaub spoke out at the Brookings Institution, causing a stir when he said Trump's plan for avoiding conflicts of interest "doesn't meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past four decades has met."
Trump's plan involved moving his business interests into a trust run by his two oldest sons and a longtime business associate. Trump is the sole beneficiary of the trust.  Since the 1970s, presidents have moved their assets into blind trusts run by third parties.




James Brien Comey,Jr.  born December 14, 1960 is an American lawyer who served as the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from September 4, 2013 until his dismissal on May 9, 2017.  

Comey was a registered Republican for most of his life, but has recently described himself as unaffiliated.

Comey was the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2002 to December 2003, and subsequently the United States Deputy Attorney General from December 2003 to August 2005 in the administration of President George W. Bush. Comey appointed Patrick Fitzgerald to be the Special Counsel to head the grand jury investigation into the Plame affair after Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself.

In August 2005, Comey left the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and became general counsel and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 In 2010, he became general counsel at Bridgewater Associates, based in Westport, Connecticut. In early 2013, he left Bridgewater to become a Senior Research Scholar and Hertog Fellow on National Security Law at Columbia Law School. He served on the board of directors of HSBC Holdings until July 2013.

In September 2013, Comey was appointed Director of the FBI by President Barack Obama.   In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the FBI's investigation of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. His role in the 2016 US presidential election, particularly with regard to his public communications, was highly controversial.

His decisions are viewed by some analysts as having possibly cost Clinton the election.   Comey also received heavy criticism from Republicans, in part after it was revealed that he had begun drafting an exoneration letter for Clinton before the investigation was complete.

Comey was dismissed by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Statements from Trump and the White House suggested that he had been dismissed to ease the “pressure" Trump was under due to the Russia investigation.

On May 16 Comey released his internal FBI memo he had written after a February 14 private meeting with the president. It said Trump had asked him to end the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor. The dismissal, the memo, and Comey’s subsequent Congressional testimony were interpreted by some commentators as evidence of obstruction of justice and became part of a widening investigation by Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel appointed to probe Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

FBI director,  found out he had been fired as just like the rest of us: By watching it on television.  The move, announced late Tuesday via a letter sent from President Donald Trump to Comey, marked the most unpredictable moment of a presidency that through its first 100-plus days has been the least orthodox in memory. 

It also ramped up criticism of Trump’s judgments - Comey was tasked with leading the investigation into Russia’s meddling into the 2016 campaign and what, if any, collusion had occurred between Trump campaign operatives and Russian intelligence officials -- and left official Washington reeling over a move considered unthinkable as recently as this week. Lots more coming and a zillion dollar book deal in the works.


Who as a special assistant to the president was in charge of managing all TV appearances by White House officials, also didn’t make it until the end of the first quarter.   “ Epshteyn also earned a reputation as someone who is combative and sometimes difficult to work with, even when he arrives at studios as a guest of a network. 


Gave up his job as the White House’s chief digital adviser after a month because he was unwilling to cut financial ties to a company in which he held an ownership stake, Politico reported last week:  The controversy put White House press secretary Sean Spicer in an awkward spot.   As the RNC’s chief strategist, Spicer denied to Politico in mid-2016 that Lansing had any financial stake in Revv. ‘


Was supposed to be White House communications director until he suddenly announced on Christmas Eve that he wanted to focus on his family instead.  Miller instead took a job at Teneo Strategy, the firm founded by former Bill Clinton loyalists which Republicans used to frequently attack.


Was going to oversee communications in a senior job on Trump’s National Security Council, but she was felled by a plagiarism scandal the week before Trump took office. In March, she registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk.

Deputy national security adviser who had been brought on by Flynn, is expected to leave her post soon to become U.S. ambassador to Singapore.  

Trump’s own pick to be the NSC’s senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, was dismissed in mid-February after word got back to the White House that he’d trashed the president and Bannon during an off-the-record event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center.   Deare had complained to a group of academics that senior national security aides did not have access to the president.

 A senior adviser to Ben Carson was escorted out of the Housing and Urban Development department headquarters by security after someone completing his background check found a critical op-ed he wrote about Trump last fall for The Hill. One of Trump’s relatively few African American political appointees, had been planning a cross-country tour for Carson. 


An Obama administration appointee, Yates became a household name in January when she was fired, ostensibly, for refusing to implement the first iteration of Trump’s ban on travelers from a number of Muslim-majority countries. Just three days beforehand, however, she had met with White House counsel Don McGahn to warn about then-national security adviser Michael Flynn’s interactions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, raising questions about the motive behind her firing.

Katie Walsh left the White House in March for the private sector.  The deputy White House chief of staff didn’t even survive until the end of March. Katie Walsh, who had been Reince Priebus’s deputy at the Republican National Committee, abruptly left her West Wing post the week after the collapse of the president’s health-care plan in the House. 

As part of the probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump administration, then-acting Attorney General Yates met with White House counsel to inform them that then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn wasn’t telling the truth about his interactions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and, as a result, represented a blackmail risk.


The State Department's undersecretary for management was one of the first departures in what become an exodus of State Department staff who resigned ahead of Trump's inauguration. In late January, the "entire senior level of management officials resigned," reported the Washington Post. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, also left with Kennedy.


Lasted just eight days under President Trump. Rumana Ahmed joined the National Security Council under Barack Obama but decided to stay on under Trump despite deep misgivings about the incoming Administration. In an op-ed published by The Atlantic,  Ahmed said she noticed the different atmosphere from day one, when "the new staff looked at me with a cold surprise" and "the diverse White House I had worked in became a monochromatic and male bastion."

After seven more “ appalling” days, Ahmed decided drew a line over Trump's attempt to introduce a travel ban targeting citizens of several Muslim-majority countries. “ hen Trump issued a ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and all Syrian refugees," Ahmed wrote, "I knew I could no longer stay and work for an administration that saw me and people like me not as fellow citizens, but as a threat."

“Like most of my fellow American Muslims, I spent much of 2016 watching with consternation as Donald Trump vilified our community,” she wrote. “Despite this––or because of it––I thought I should try to stay on the NSC staff during the Trump Administration, in order to give the new president and his aides a more nuanced view of Islam, and of America’s Muslim citizens. I lasted eight days.”

“My job there was to promote and protect the best of what my country stands for. I am a hijab-wearing Muslim woman––I was the only Hijabi in the West Wing––and the Obama administration always made me feel welcome and included,” she said.

MS. Ahmed says her time in the White House working for Trump Was ‘Strange, Appalling & Disturbing’. She was asked by Michael Anton, Trump’s senior National Security Council communications advisor, why she was leaving:  I told him I had to leave because it was an insult walking into this country’s most historic building every day under an administration that is working against and vilifying everything I stand for as an American and as a Muslim. 

I told him that the administration was attacking the basic tenets of democracy. I told him that I hoped that they and those in Congress were prepared to take responsibility for all the consequences that would attend their decisions.

He looked at me and said nothing.  It was only later that I learned he authored an essay under a pseudonym, extolling the virtues of authoritarianism and attacking diversity as a ‘weakness,’ and Islam as ‘incompatible with the modern West.’  My whole life and everything I have learned proves that facile statement wrong.

“Cautiously optimistic, and feeling a responsibility to try to help them continue our work and be heard, I decided that Trump’s NSC could benefit from a colored, female, hijab-wearing, American Muslim patriot,” she wrote.  

Ahmed said when she walked into the White House on January 23, “Rather than the excitement I encountered when I first came to the White House under Obama, the new staff looked at me with a cold surprise. The diverse White House I had worked in became a monochromatic and male bastion.”

She said that the White House under Trump has become a “chaotic attempt at authoritarianism––legally questionable executive orders, accusations of the press being ‘fake,’ peddling countless lies as ‘alternative facts,’ and assertions by White House surrogates that the president’s national security authority would ‘not be questioned.'”


Had his disagreements with presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama — but said that he didn't think that party politics would ever compel him to leave his job. "We’re taught to tune out politics," Price wrote in the Washington Post, “but this administration has flipped that dynamic on its head: The politicians are the ones tuning out the intelligence professionals.”

Price said he was mystified by the way Trump had "cast doubt" during his campaign on the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia was behind the hacking and release of emails related to the election. Trump's actions since taking office, Price wrote, "have been even more disturbing." Price said he believes that the CIA will weather the storm, but in the meantime intelligence professionals will have to work from behind “a political moat" isolating the White House from unwelcome voices.


Student financial aid office until May, when he stepped down over a dispute with Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Runcie was ordered by DeVos to testify before the House Oversight Committee on rising improper payment rates for federal student aid programs — for which he said he had “not heard a single compelling reason" for. 

Runcie wrote in a memo that he felt "encumbered from exercising my authorities to properly lead" and was "incredibly concerned" about management issues. He concluded that the department’s "alignment on governance and mission between operational leaders and political ones [...] no longer exists."


Musk courted considerable controversy when he agreed to join Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum as an advisor and then participated in the President's Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. As a strident advocate for the environment and renewable energy, the CEO of the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer was accused of hypocrisy. 

Musk argued that despite their disagreements, engaging with Trump was more positive than shutting him out, and that he could affect change from the inside. The President’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change, however, was a step too far for Musk, who said on Twitter shortly after Trump’s announcement that he was quitting the advisory council.


Trump’s pick for deputy commerce secretary.  Possible collusion and criminal charges.  Michael Flynn delivered his last statement during the daily briefing at the White House in February after being removed by Mike Pence whom he lied to about his Russian contacts.  The NSC was a hotbed of dysfunction until recently when Flynn’s replacement, H.R. McMaster, finally asserted himself fully. 

Must be Halloween, the Trick and Traitors are out....

Michael Thomas Flynn (born December 1958) is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General who served in the US Army for 33 years, from 1981 until 2014. In January 2017 he briefly served as National Security Advisor to US President Donald Trump. 

In December 2017 he pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI, a felony, about contacts he had with the Russian government during Trump's presidential transition.

Flynn's military career included a key role in shaping US counterterrorism strategy and dismantling insurgent networks in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he was given numerous combat arms, conventional, and special operations senior intelligence assignments.

He was appointed by President Barack Obama as the eighteenth director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, serving from July 2012 to his retirement from the military in August 2014.[4] After leaving the military, he established Flynn Intel Group, which has provided intelligence services for businesses and governments, including ones in Turkey.

Flynn briefly served as the National Security Advisor for President Donald Trump, from January 20 to February 13, 2017.[7] He resigned after information surfaced that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.  Flynn's tenure of just 24 days was the shortest in the office's history.

On April 27, 2017, the Pentagon inspector general announced an investigation into whether Flynn had accepted money from foreign governments without the required approval.  Flynn initially refused to hand over subpoenaed documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee, pleading the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination, but a compromise with the committee was worked out.  On December 1, 2017, Flynn appeared in federal court to formalize a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to plead guilty to a single felony count of "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI.  He confirmed his intention to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s investigation.


The vetting process became especially messy after Trump named Christie as head of the transition team just days after the election. The president was reportedly prodded by son-in-law Jared Kushner, not to name him whose father Christie had sent to jail as US attorney in New Jersey. 

In the days following the election, Trump expressed deep frustration about how Christie was handling the transition. In particular, he vented about how the governor had loaded up the team with lobbyists, the very class of people Trump had campaigned against, with his calls to “drain the swamp” in Washington. The president-elect also noticed that Christie had stocked his team with old New Jersey friends and allies.

Chris Christie, once one of the Republican Party’s brightest stars, was virtually assured a position in a Donald Trump administration. As one of the first big-name politicians to endorse the Manhattan billionaire, the New Jersey governor had earned Trump’s gratitude.

Instead, just a few months after being denied the VP slot, Christie suffered another public humiliation – he was stripped of his leadership of Trump’s presidential transition. In a phone call last week, the president-elect told Christie that he had become a political liability.  Trump and his top aides were most concerned about two issues, according to nearly a dozen people briefed on the process: Christie’s mismanagement of the transition, and the lingering political fallout of the Bridgegate scandal.

On Friday, Nov. 11, the transition team announced that Vice President-elect Mike Pence would be taking over Christie’s duties. A purge of Christie loyalists soon followed, along with a promise to cleanse the transition of lobbyists the governor had brought in to steer the new administration.

To some degree, Christie’s problems weren’t entirely of his making. In Trump, he was dealing with a political newcomer who didn’t understand the importance of laying the groundwork for a future administration.

 A few fans at Brewers game really didn’t appreciate Christie, so while feeding his face, he got in the fans face .

In the months to come, Kushner, a 35-year-old New York City real estate mogul who grew up in New Jersey, would become a bigger problem for Christie, arguing forcefully against Trump making the governor his running mate. Christie, a former U.S. attorney, became convinced that Kushner was retaliating over his 2004 prosecution of Kushner’s father, Charles.

Within Christie’s world, the question has turned to what’s next for the embattled governor – In recent days, Christie’s advisers have reached out to him to see how he’s holding up. 

"I know all of them have taken inordinate concern, just in the last 10 days or so, about my future. All of them have become, you know, employment counselors," he added. "I have every intention of serving out my full term as governor — I've said that from the beginning."

Christie’s advisers, meanwhile, speculate that the governor might exit politics entirely when his term expires in January 2018. Some of them suggest that Christie, an avid sports fan, could take a job as a sports radio host. He is an occasional guest caller to WFAN, the popular New York City-based sports talk station.

Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, said on Tuesday that he would resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration.

White House officials insisted that there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council. But his decision to leave came as he seemed poised to lose an internal struggle over Mr. Trump’s plan to impose large tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. 

Mr. Cohn had warned last week that he might resign if Mr. Trump followed through with the tariffs, which Mr. Cohn had lobbied against internally.

“Gary has been my chief economic adviser and did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms and unleashing the American economy once again,” Mr. Trump said in a statement to The New York Times. “He is a rare talent, and I thank him for his dedicated service to the American people.”

Mr. Cohn is expected to leave in the coming weeks. He will join a string of recent departures by senior White House officials, including Mr. Trump’s communications director and a powerful staff secretary.

Yet the departure of Mr. Cohn, a free-trade-oriented Democrat who fended off a number of nationalist-minded policies during his year in the Trump administration, could have a ripple effect on the president’s economic decisions and on the financial industry.

It leaves Mr. Trump surrounded primarily by advisers with strong protectionist views who advocate the types of aggressive trade measures, like tariffs, that Mr. Trump campaigned on but that Mr. Cohn fought inside the White House. Mr. Cohn was viewed by Republican lawmakers as the steady hand who could prevent Mr. Trump from engaging in activities that could trigger a trade war.

Even the mere threat, last August, that Mr. Cohn might leave sent the financial markets tumbling. On Tuesday, Mr. Cohn’s announcement rattled markets, and trading in futures pointed to a decline in the United States stock market when it opened on Wednesday.

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