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Maybe Tillerson Not Such A Waste

Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by Alton, Nov 8, 2017.



  1. Alton

    Alton Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Clinton Loyalists At Foggy Bottom Are Outraged Over Tillerson Push To Fulfill FOIA Requests, Here's Why...
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    Nearly a month ago, in an October 17th email to all State Department employees, Rex Tillerson announced his decision to ramp up FOIA processing to clear a backlog of requests. As part of the new effort, Tillerson set an ambitious—some say implausible—goal of clearing the massive backlog by the end of 2017.

    Of course, while more transparency, rather than less, from government entities is generally considered a positive thing, the army of Clinton loyalists still occupying career positions at the State Department are suddenly concerned about efforts to speed the disclosure of documents from the Clinton era and say it's nothing more than a political witch hunt. From Politico:



    Tillerson says his goal is transparency. But many State workers fear the real reason is political: expediting the public release of thousands of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s official emails.



    "It's a remarkable misuse of resources to advance what is at its core a partisan political aim," one affected State employee said. "We all know what's going on. And, of course, we're all unhappy that we're being made a part of it."

    Tillerson’s email, among other things, said the department’s FOIA backlog stretches back roughly a decade...ironically, that's about how long ago Hillary Clinton took over as Secretary of State...though we're certain that's just a coincidence.

    According to Judicial Watch, the State Department has yet to process around 40,000 pages of at least 72,000 records which contain Clinton emails. However, State Department officials have indicated they believe that many of those still-unreleased documents are duplicates of information already shared with the public.



    The issue spotlights the deepening distrust towards Tillerson at Foggy Bottom, where his attempts to restructure the department, cut its budget and centralize policy-making have already hurt morale. But it is drawing applause from conservative groups, who have been pressuring Tillerson to act on a backlog of 13,000 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests — many of them relating to emails and other records from Clinton’s tenure.



    “We haven't understood why there's been a slow-walking of releasing records, and we've been quite public in counseling the administration to take an approach of extreme transparency,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group that has sued the Trump administration for more Clinton documents.



    “It looks like someone's listening,” Fitton added.

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    Still while many State Department employees view Tillerson's transparency push as a smear campaign targeted at Clinton, others view it as an attempt to increase natural attrition at the department by assigning senior-level employees to menial FOIA duty.

    As we've noted before, Tillerson has said he wants to cut at least 2,300 State Department employees through a combination of buyouts and attrition. That said, buyouts are expensive and natural attrition from cushy government positions can be difficult to come by without the right "catalyst"...



    The staffers also suspect the move — which will reassign many of them from far more substantive duties and has already sparked a union complaint — is meant to force many of them to resign out of frustration with what are essentially clerical positions.



    Current and former career diplomats scoff at such talk. They say the real story is Tillerson’s contempt for a State Department workforce he sees as bloated, and one which President Donald Trump views as a Democratic stronghold loyal to Clinton, who served as secretary of state from 2009-2013.



    While many of the people assigned to open-records duty are lower-level staffers and interns, some have previously held prestigious posts, helping shape U.S. foreign policy and engaging in high-level diplomacy.



    "Nothing better illustrates the view of the Trump administration that U.S. diplomats are nothing more than overpaid clerks," said Thomas Countryman, a retired career foreign service officer who served as assistant secretary of state in the Obama administration.

    So what say you? Is Tillerson's transparency push all about attacking Clinton or slashing the State Department headcount...perhaps a bit of both?

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  2. southfork

    southfork Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    Why do they have to buy them out, just do a rift
     
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    It's probably very hard to change the state department without bloodshed Tillerson is doing what he can.
     
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    Quoted for truth!
     
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    Tillerson is emptying entire buildings of overpaid redundant do nothing career parasites.
    They went from voicing their outrage at Tillersons lack of respect for their "important positions" to trying to hide from him.

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    I dont know why these Clinton parasites are so upset. Hillary herself said she had nothing to hide.
     
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    Most of the 'jobs' Oblabla created were just these kind of jobs.
     
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    Lots and lots of bloodshed is what is needed....... theirs!:bomb 1::dynamite::fighting::Helicopter:judge:monster 3::robber::drive by::fire::hang::hunt::jail::lashing::tied up:
     
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    It's telling that actually helping the People to know what is being done in their names is considered to be menial work.
     
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    Trump is plotting to force Rex Tillerson out within WEEKS and replace him with CIA boss
    • The White House has a plan that would allow President Trump to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the New York Times has learned
    • Chief of Staff John Kelly devised the plan that would have Trump replace Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo
    • Mike Pompeo, in turn, would be replaced by Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican who sees eye to eye with Trump on national security issues
    • There's no indication yet that Trump plans to fully back the plan, though the shakeup is scheduled to take place around the end of the year
    • Tillerson's time at the State Department has been memorably marked by him not denying that he called the president a 'moron' after a Pentagon meeting
    • Trump also publicly knocked Tillerson's strategy to deal with the North Koreans, while the secretary of state was in China talking about North Korea


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5133073/Trump-plotting-force-Rex-Tillerson-WEEKS.html#ixzz4zvzVTDOc
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    Tillersons has sufficient time to clean out clinton and obama hacks and is dragging his feet, hes another politician shove in there by the rinos
     
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    One would think they would get tired of trying to pull the same old shit............

    Pure Political Propaganda – Narrative Engineers Try to Divide Trump and Tillerson…
    Posted on November 30, 2017 by sundance

    Deep State Swamp Hits Back
    The New York Times narrative engineers: Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker and Gardiner Harris are attempting to create division between President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in an entirely manufactured hit piece against the Trump administration.

    According to their script, which again requires “anonymous or invisible sources“, the White House is considering a replacement for Secretary of State Tillerson.

    Nonsense.

    Beyond the customary pro-active contingency plans, that are always in place for succession planning amid top level leadership, the narrative as being distributed is 100% pure agenda-driven horsepucky.

    The media agenda here is clear. Secretary of State Rex is methodically downsizing the State Department and reversing the current mission of the agency away from interventionist globalism, and back toward common sense foreign policy.

    The position of hundreds of pontificating sanctimonious career bureaucrats are being dissolved. The Deep State is being deconstructed and the globalists are apoplectic.

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    That reality has created the need for left-wing propaganda pushers like the New York Times to create narratives to defend their Deep State Swamp interests. Nothing more.

    Additionally, the objective in this media endeavor is a familiar pattern; try to create a self fulfilling prophecy by creating division between the ranks of key administration officials. In these efforts the Murdoch Clan (Fox News) is in direct alignment with the Slim Clan (New York Times).

    Remember, the entrenched swamp professional political embeds from the State Dept leak to CNN and the New York Times. The Intel embeds leak to the Washington Post.

    To drive the wedge between T-Rex and President Trump the NYT relies on dredging up old previously used division stories and attempt to present them as a backdrop for their renewed efforts. THIS TOO WILL FAIL.

    We noted yesterday the first indications that something was shuffling around in the shadows near the horizon. President Trump has pushed through all attempts to destabilize his agenda advancement.

    [​IMG]Donald J. Trump

    ✔@realDonaldTrump


    The Dow just broke 24,000 for the first time (another all-time Record). If the Dems had won the Presidential Election, the Market would be down 50% from these levels and Consumer Confidence, which is also at an all-time high, would be “low and glum!”

    10:46 AM - Nov 30, 2017

    • With momentum in the tax reform agenda and with economic reality of a growing economy, POTUS Trump has the aggregate political enemy on its heels. It should be obvious to political followers now how the collective DC UniParty apparatus attempts to reposition when in retreat.

    The GOPe and Democrat opposition, the UniParty, utilize their familiar media engineers to push back. That’s why we saw Marco Rubio on the FOX TeeVee last night with his Rubio/Schumer amendment (Rubio and Schumer… I mean c’mon, duh), and that also leads toward this insufferable New York Times attack approach.

    It’s all connected.

    The “Big Ugly” is a 360° battlespace.

    [​IMG]NYT Opinion

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    This morning, The New York Times Editorial Board is tweeting here to urge the Senate to reject a tax bill that hurts the middle class & the nation's fiscal health. #thetaxbillhurts

    9:20 AM - Nov 29, 2017

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    The Editorial Board is urging @SenBobCorker to vote against the Senate tax bill because it would increase the federal deficit by more than $1.4 trillion. He’s said he would vote against the bill if it added “one penny to the deficit.” Contact him and tell him #thetaxbillhurts

    12:43 PM - Nov 29, 2017

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    Contact @SenatorCollins, (202) 224-2523, particularly if you live in Maine, and ask her to oppose the Senate tax bill because it would repeal Obamacare's individual mandate, driving up the cost of health insurance. #thetaxbillhurts

    10:19 AM - Nov 29, 2017

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    The Failing @nytimes, the pipe organ for the Democrat Party, has become a virtual lobbyist for them with regard to our massive Tax Cut Bill. They are wrong so often that now I know we have a winner!

    7:01 AM - Nov 30, 2017
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    The Failing @nytimes has totally gone against the Social Media Guidelines that they installed to preserve some credibility after many of their biased reporters went Rogue! @foxandfriends

    7:15 AM - Nov 30, 2017



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