Trump's impeachment ire turns on Pompeo

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  1. EvilEyeFleegle
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    Looks like Trump is upset with the SecofState? I guess he thinks that somehow Pompeo could coerce his people into refusing to obey lawful summons and refuse to testify?

    Thing is..from what i can gather...State Dept. people are more than happy to toss some shit Trump's way..seems maybe they don't like him?

    Trump's impeachment ire turns on Pompeo amid diplomats' starring roles

    "The impeachment inquiry has created the first rift between President Donald Trump and the Cabinet member who has been his closest ally, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to four current and former senior administration officials.
    Trump has fumed for weeks that Pompeo is responsible for hiring State Department officials whose congressional testimony threatens to bring down his presidency, the officials said. The president confronted Pompeo about the officials — and what he believed was a lackluster effort by the secretary of state to block their testimony — during lunch at the White House on Oct. 29, those familiar with the matter said.
    Inside the White House, the view was that Trump “just felt like, ‘rein your people in,’” a senior administration official said.
    Trump particularly blames Pompeo for tapping Ambassador Bill Taylor in June to be the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, the current and former senior administration officials said.
    Taylor has provided the House Intelligence Committee with some of the most damaging details on the White House’s effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating one of the president’s potential rivals in the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter Biden.
    A crack in the seemingly unbreakable bond between Trump and Pompeo is striking because Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman, is viewed as the “Trump whisperer” who has survived — and thrived — working for a president who has routinely tired of and discarded senior members of his team.
    But the impeachment inquiry has put Pompeo in what one senior administration official described as an untenable position: trying to manage a bureaucracy of 75,000 people that has soured on his leadership and also please a boss with outsized expectations of loyalty.
    “He feels like he's getting a bunch of blame from the president and the White House for having hired all these people who are turning against Trump,” an official familiar with the dynamic said of Pompeo, “and that it's the State Department that is going to bring him down, so it's all Pompeo's fault.”
    Neither the White House nor the State Department responded to requests for comment."
     
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    FFS: NBC and ...according to four current and former senior administration officials.
     
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    Yup..far better to mock the source..and ignore the content....thing is, it's probably true..like it..or not.

    Can you even imagine the pressure Trump is under, right now?
     
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    What's the point of posting something which is most certainly fake news?
     
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    Well..what's the point of even listening to such as yourself..who is sure to label anything that is negative to Trump..as 'fake news''. If you cared..which you don't..you could find all the supporting stuff on-line.

    you see..to most of us...your fake news narrative is tired BS..that we all know is code for, "lalalalalala", with your hands clasped firmly over your ears.

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    Look, I see NBC quoting "sources" and it's a no brainer, or should be even for a tired hack like yourself. Hell, even the NYT and WaPo do it now on occasion, but NBC?!!!

    Why would you bother?
     
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    Trump isn't worried about this latest hoax.
    He's mostly tired of the constant sabotage from Democrats and the media.
     
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    Well...we both agree on 'no-brainer'...but i think we mean very different things by the term...LOL!
     
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    Sounds like he's thinking he's also tired of being sabotaged by his State Dept.!
     
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    You cultists really need to make up your minds.

    Are the leaks all fake, or is Trump the victim of leaders?

    Get your lies straight.
     
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