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Trump's new national security adviser John Bolton flexes muscles on his second day as he forces senior homeland security aide to quit

  • National Security Advisor Tom Bossert is departing, the White House confirmed
  • President Trump is 'grateful for Tom’s commitment'
  • His departure comes on new national security advisor John Bolton's second day on the job
  • NSC spokesman Michael Anton announced his resignation Sunday
  • Late last week Trump announced a plan to send guard troops to the border but top officials didn't reveal the number, the cost, or the plan


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Scott Pruitt never paid any rent to lobbyist 'landlord', took his blonde aide on first class flights, and personally handed out pay raises to favorites: EPA chief's scandal secrets revealed by TRUMP aide

  • Kevin Chmielewski was a Trump campaign aide installed as the deputy chief of staff for operations at EPA
  • He is no longer with the agency, and met with Oversight panel Democrats about his time with Pruitt
  • The Republican cooperated with them because he said 'right is right'
  • Pruitt is under fire for his $3 million security costs, 20-person security detail, rental agreement with a lobbyist, and first class flights
  • Lobbyist landlord complained Pruitt 'had never paid any rent'
  • Aide Samantha Dravis not spotted at the office for weeks
  • Pruitt authorized Dravis to fly first class with him to Morocco


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Piss poor time to act out a mid-life crisis...

Edward Scott Pruitt (born May 9, 1968) is an American lawyer and Republican politician from the state of Oklahoma who is the fourteenth Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Nominated for the position by President Donald Trump, Pruitt was confirmed by the United States Senate to lead the EPA on February 17, 2017.

Pruitt represented Tulsa and Wagoner Counties in the Oklahoma Senate from 1998 until 2006. In 2010, Pruitt was elected Attorney General of Oklahoma. In that role, he opposed abortion rights, same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act, and environmental regulations as a self-described "leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda."[2] In his campaigns for Oklahoma Attorney General, Pruitt received major corporate and employee campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, taking in at least $215,574 between 2010 and 2014, even though he ran unopposed in the latter year.[3] As Oklahoma's Attorney General, Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency at least 14 times regarding the agency's actions. In 2012, Pruitt was elected as chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association, and re-elected for a second term in February 2013.

Pruitt rejects the scientific consensus that human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are a primary contributor to climate change, and has falsely claimed there is no scientific consensus on climate change. As EPA administrator, Pruitt reversed and delayed numerous environmental rules, relaxed enforcement of existing rules, and halted the agency’s efforts to combat climate change.

Pruitt's expenditures as EPA administrator, such as the use of first class travel, as well as frequent charter and military flights, stirred controversy. Pruitt's living arrangements also stirred controversy; as EPA administrator, Pruitt leased a condo in Washington D.C. at a discounted rate from a lobbyist whose clients were regulated by the EPA. Pruitt further caused ethics concerns by circumventing the White House and using a narrow provision of the Safe Drinking Water Act to autonomously give raises to his two closest aides of approximately $28,000 and $57,000 each, which were substantially higher than salaries paid to those in similar positions in the Obama administration, and which allowed both to avoid signing conflicts of interest pledges.
 

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Trump's top Republican fundraiser quits in disgrace after admitting $1.6 MILLION hush money payment to Playboy model for aborting his baby - in deal made by president's attorney Michael Cohen

  • RNC deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy paid $1.6 million as part of the non-disclosure deal with Playboy model who says he got her pregant
  • She later said she got an abortion
  • Trump lawyer Michael Cohen negotiated the deal and arranged for payments that began last year, the Wall Street Journal reported
  • The FBI raided Cohen's office and hotel on Monday
  • Trump appointed both Broidy and Cohen to top RNC finance posts
  • Signed agreement was between 'David Dennison' and 'Peggy Peterson' – the same names used for Trump and Stormy Daniels
  • The woman claimed Broidy paid her for 'exclusive' sexual relationship of up to two years
  • Former RNC finance chair Steve Wynn resigned earlier this year after report on accusations of sexual misconduct
  • 'I acknowledge I had a consensual relationship with a Playboy Playmate'


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Rod Rosenstein is ready to be fired by Trump and telling colleagues: 'Here I stand, I can do no other'

  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is telling friends that he believes President Trump could bring the hammer down on him soon
  • Trump has been fuming at Rosenstein for months, most recently over the role he played in the raid on attorney Michael Cohen's hotel room and office
  • Cohen is Trump's personal attorney; Rosenstein said to have green lit the raid
  • Rosenstein also signed off on surveillance of Carter Page


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EPA chief under fire for flying first class at taxpayer expense sat in COACH when he had to foot the bill himself

  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew first class for most of 2017, with his security detail citing threats against him to justify it
  • But newly released records show that when taxpayer money wasn't paying his airfare, Pruitt flew on a coach-only airline at least twice to Oklahoma
  • His full-time security detail still came along him on the trips – and the government paid for their tickets
  • Pruitt is under fire for spending lavishly on a soundproof booth for his office and blowing $10,000 to upgrade his government SUV with bulletproof seats
  • Unanswered questions still abound over massive raises his Oklahoma friends at the EPA got, and a room he rented from a lobbyist in Washington


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Scott Pruitt sent FIVE aides to Australia in business class ahead of his own planned trip and faces yet another ethics probe over spending

  • Under fire EPA chief faces yet another revelation over lavish spending as five aides, three of them from his security detail, revealed to have flown to Australia
  • Business class trip cost taxpayers $45,000 to prepare for a visit by Pruitt which he canceled 'because of Hurricane Katrina'
  • Three of the five were his security detail, leak reveals, in latest revelation about Pruitt's lavish security spending
  • EPA boss now has six separate inspector general probes, the White House is demanding answers on spending and Democrats are planning hearings
  • Pruitt's spokesman claimed of the latest spending revelation 'this is not news' although the spending had never been disclosed


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White House tells Republicans in Congress to quiet down their support for Scott Pruitt as Trump's axe could soon swing at his embattled EPA chief

  • Pruitt is facing a series of scandals about his judgment and ethics
  • Trump is publicly defending him while he dismantles Obama-era regulations
  • But White House officials tell Republicans in Congress: Tone down your support
  • They responded by postponing his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday
  • If Pruitt is fired, his deputy – a former coal lobbyist – would take over the agency


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'The fact is, I wouldn't do it': Trump gives VA secretary nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson his blessing to pull out of consideration after Democrats lob charges of workplace misconduct

  • Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson's Veterans Affairs nomination is facing resistance
  • President Trump said Tuesday that Jackson doesn't 'need' to push forward
  • Claimed Democrats are frustrated that they couldn't derail Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo's nomination, and are merely asking, "Who's next
  • Anonymous accusers told CBS and The New York Times that Jackson excessively drank on the job and improperly dispensed medication
  • He is also accused of creating a 'hostile working environment' at previous posts
  • Senate has delayed confirmation hearings to investigate the claims
  • He's best known for glowing medical report on Trump's 'incredibly good genes'


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Trump's VA nominee and personal doctor was 'repeatedly drunk at work, nicknamed "the Candy Man" for handing out pills and banged on a female employee's hotel room after a night out on an Obama overseas trip until Secret Service intervened'

  • Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson's Veterans Affairs nomination is facing resistance
  • Inspector general report from the Navy in 2012 described an 'unprofessional' power struggle at the White House medical office
  • The IG recommended that one or both doctors at the helm, including Jackson, should be replaced over a 'hostile' work environment
  • But President Obama gave him glowing recommendations year after year and recommended his promotion to admiral
  • President Trump said Tuesday that Jackson doesn't 'need' to push forward but later assured him that he had his continued backing
  • Trump claimed Democrats are frustrated that they couldn't derail Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo's nomination, and are merely asking, 'Who's next?'
  • Anonymous accusers told CBS and The New York Times that Jackson excessively drank on the job and improperly dispensed medication


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Anonymous accusers told CBS and The New York Times
Jesus, these people make up whatever shit they want and annonymous sources validate it. Pathetic Americans lap it up like sweet cream
 

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White House vows not to let 'candy man' Ronny Jackson get 'railroaded' over drug dispensing allegations – as physician who hailed Trump's 'incredible genes' says he wants a hearing to clear his name

  • Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson's Veterans Affairs nomination is facing resistance
  • Top VA panel Democrat says there 'could' be a confirmation hearing if accusations are false
  • Tester says he handed out controlled substances like Ambien on presidential trips like 'candy'
  • Inspector general report from the Navy in 2012 described an 'unprofessional' power struggle at the White House medical office
  • The IG recommended that one or both doctors at the helm, including Jackson, should be replaced over a 'hostile' work environment
  • But President Obama gave him glowing recommendations year after year and recommended his promotion to admiral
  • President Trump said Tuesday that Jackson doesn't 'need' to push forward but later assured him that he had his continued backing
  • Jackson earlier vouched for Trump's physical and mental fitness, saying 'He might live to be 200 years old. He has incredible genes'


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Like 10 year old children these Democrats. Their game plan is simple...obstruct obstruct obstruct.
 

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Ronny Jackson WITHDRAWS as Trump's VA nominee after accusations of handing out opioids and crashing government car when drunk

  • Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson's Veterans Affairs nomination is out Thursday morning
  • Top VA panel Democrat says there 'could' be a confirmation hearing if accusations are false
  • Doctors and nurses claim he handed out other meds aboard Air Force One
  • Jackson has denied wrecking a car while drunk
  • Sen. Jon Tester says he handed out controlled substances like Ambien on presidential trips like 'candy'
  • White House press secretary Sarah Sanders invoked his four background checks, the most recent of which she said was early last year
  • Inspector general report from the Navy in 2012 described an 'unprofessional' power struggle at the White House medical office
  • The IG recommended that one or both doctors at the helm, including Jackson, should be replaced over a 'hostile' work environment
  • But President Obama gave him glowing recommendations year after year and recommended his promotion to admiral


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'Candy man' Ronny Jackson 'will NOT return as Trump's personal physician' after withdrawing his nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary

  • New report says Admiral Jackson will not return to his role at White House doctor
  • Jackson withdrew from nomination process as VA secretary on Thursday
  • A Veterans panel report accused him of inappropriate workplace conduct
  • Senator Jon Tester said he handed out Ambien to presidential staff like 'candy'
  • Trump and Jackson blasted the claims and said internal records contradict them


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Trump's controversial pick to head ICE is retiring after 14 months: Fierce defender of the president's strict border policies who said undocumented immigrants 'should be afraid' steps down to focus on family

  • President Trump nominated Thomas Homan to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in November but he was never confirmed by the senate
  • Homan announced on Monday he is retiring after 14 months as the head of ICE
  • He has been accused by critics of being radical and making possibly illegal changes in immigration enforcement policies and practices
  • Under Homan there was a 40% surge in deportation arrests, and other changes such policies on making courthouse arrests and jailing pregnant women


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'The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted,' says deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein as Republicans prepare impeachment move

  • Rod Rosenstein spoke out as it was revealed Republicans in Congress are drawing up articles of impeachment for him
  • He has direct authority over Robert Mueller's special counsel probe into any collusion between Trump and Russia during the 2016 election
  • Unsigned draft articles of impeachment were drawn up by the Freedom Caucus, a Republican group that strongly backs Trump


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BREAKING NEWS: White House lawyer Ty Cobb is OUT as Mueller probe tightens on Trump - and is replaced by attorney who fought Bill Clinton's impeachment

  • Emmet Flood, an attorney with Williams and Connelly, will replace Ty Cobb
  • Cobb was hired to liaise with Trump's personal attorneys and handle the White House's end of the Russia probe
  • Hiring of Flood affirms that the White House plans to take a tougher approach to the special counsel investigation
  • Trump signaled a change in tack this morning when he pushed back against questions that Mueller wants to ask about collusion and obstruction
  • Pushback came after it was revealed that Mueller wants to subpeona him


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BREAKING NEWS: White House lawyer Ty Cobb is OUT as Mueller probe tightens on Trump - and is replaced by attorney who fought Bill Clinton's impeachment

  • Emmet Flood, an attorney with Williams and Connelly, will replace Ty Cobb
  • Cobb was hired to liaise with Trump's personal attorneys and handle the White House's end of the Russia probe
  • Hiring of Flood affirms that the White House plans to take a tougher approach to the special counsel investigation
  • Trump signaled a change in tack this morning when he pushed back against questions that Mueller wants to ask about collusion and obstruction
  • Pushback came after it was revealed that Mueller wants to subpeona him


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Can’t believe Ty Cobb is still kicking around Trump should get Rogers Hornsby to replace him IMHO.
 

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Pentagon is formally investigating Trump's 'candy man' doctor Ronny Jackson after string of allegations torpedoed rear admiral's nomination to run Veterans Affairs

  • Jackson is under review by the Department of Defense's inspector general
  • Charges against Jackson were not outlined, but he withdrew as Trump's VA nominee after Democrats levied a series of serious allegations against him
  • He pulled back following reports about allegations relating to his prescription of meds and excessive drinking as well as claims of a 'hostile' work environment
  • He is remaining on staff of the White House medical unit but will no longer serve as the president's personal physician
  • White House said this week that he is now a 'deputy assistant' to Trump


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Marinara millionaires! Vanessa Trump’s family made a fortune thanks to her late father’s investment in red sauce from famous New York Italian restaurant Rao’s

  • Page Six reports that Vanessa Trump's family came into millions last year thanks to an investment in Rao's marinara sauce
  • Vanessa's late father, Charles Haydon, invested as much as $1million in the company when it started in 1992, to sell the NYC restaurant's famous red sauce
  • The company was sold in 2017 for $415million, providing Vanessa's mother with enough money to buy Roger Ailes' old penthouse for $6.4million in cash
  • Vanessa filed for divorce in March from her husband after 12 years of marriage
  • Last week, Don Jr filed court papers seeking to learn his wife's personal wealth


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Paul Ryan drops bid to oust House chaplain after priest's scathing letter revealing Speaker's aide told him 'maybe it's time that we had a chaplain that wasn't a Catholic'

  • Paul Ryan abandoned his attempt to force out Rev Patrick Conroy, the Catholic priest who had been House chaplain since 2011
  • He had used an aide to tell Rev Conroy to resign last month and the Jesuit had complied but on Thursday rescinded his resignation
  • He dared Ryan to try to fire him for cause and said that otherwise he wanted to remain in his post
  • And he revealed that Ryan's aide told him 'something like "maybe it's time that we had a Chaplain that wasn't a Catholic."'
  • It took Ryan little more than an hour to reverse himself saying he did not want 'a protracted fight' and the Rev Conroy would remain in his position


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REVEALED: CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel tried to withdraw over her role in a secret prison where terror suspects were tortured, but backed down after the White House BEGGED her to remain

  • Gina Haspel reportedly told the White House she would withdraw on Friday
  • Trump aides Marc Short and Sarah Huckabee Sanders convinced her not to
  • Haspel has come under scrutiny for her role in post-9/11 waterboarding
  • She was station chief at a secret prison in Thailand that used harsh interrogation
  • Haspel was said to be concerned nomination debate would tarnish the CIA


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Trump says Democrats are opposing CIA director nominee Gina Haspel because she's 'too tough on terrorists' even though she has vowed to never resume torture program

  • Gina Haspel, Trump's CIA director nominee, is under fire for her role in supporting an interrogation program that included torture
  • Haspel told the White House on Friday that she wanted to withdraw her name from consideration, but White House aides convinced her to remain
  • Haspel was station chief at a secret prison in Thailand that waterboarded prisoners after 9/11
  • She has pledged that she would resist any attempts to restore the program
  • President Trump said Monday that Haspel only under fire on Capitol Hill because she would be 'too tough on terrorists'


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'Her role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing': John McCain urges Senate to REJECT Gina Haspel's CIA nomination after confirmation hearing

  • Senator John McCain called on the Senate to reject Gina Haspel's nomination for the CIA following her confirmation hearing
  • Haspel faced a confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday
  • Trump's pick said she wouldn't restart a detention and interrogation program
  • She got repeatedly pressed on the destruction of video tapes of interrogations
  • Said the decision was made by her supervisor but also that leak of a tape could have endangered CIA officers
  • Haspel offered her commitment on torture 'clearly and without reservation'
  • She is also under fire for her role running a secret CIA prison in Thailand where waterboarding was carried out
  • Terror suspect Abu Zubaydah had been waterboarded in Thailand 83 times


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John Kelly had to PLEAD with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen not to quit after Trump berated her over weak borders at cabinet meeting

  • President Trump berated his Homeland Security Secretary at a Cabinet meeting during a discussion on immigration
  • One account said the tirade lasted 30 minutes
  • Chief of Staff John Kelly confirmed it happened, saying he urged Nielsen not to quit
  • President is reportedly growing increasingly angry with Nielsen over what he feels is the country's inability to adequately secure its border
  • Sources say Nielson drafted a resignation letter but never submitted it according to one account
  • The agency denied Nielsen drafted a resignation letter
  • She has since denied the allegations saying she shared Trump's 'frustration' over his administration failure in 'fully securing the border'


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From the Latin Kings to Saudi royalty: Vanessa Trump 'nearly married prince but they broke up after 9/11 when he left the U.S. after his dad was suspected of having indirect ties to the hijackers'

  • Vanessa Trump reportedly nearly married Saudi prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud
  • They 'dated from 1998 to 2001 and lived together but broke up shortly after 9/11'
  • After the terrorist attack the prince and his ambassador father left the country after his dad was suspected of having indirect ties to Al Qaeda
  • The CIA and FBI later concluded that there was no evidence that anyone from the Saudi royal family had knowingly supported the 9/11 terrorists
  • Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud went on to marry British aristocrat Lucy Caroline Cuthbert in 2011
  • Before dating the prince, Trump dated Latin Kings member Valentin Rivera


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'I didn’t threaten to resign!' Homeland Security secretary insists reports she was ready to bolt after Trump tongue-lashing are nonsense despite John Kelly saying he called to talk her down

  • Trump berated his Homeland Security secretary at a Cabinet meeting during a discussion on immigration; one account said the tirade lasted a half-hour
  • Chief of Staff John Kelly confirmed it happened, saying he urged Kirstjen Nielsen not to quit
  • But Nielsen insisted Tuesday that she never threatened to resign
  • The president is reportedly growing increasingly angry with Nielsen over what he feels is the country's inability to adequately secure the Mexican border
  • The Homeland Security Department also denied Nielsen drafted a resignation letter


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Fired Rex Tillerson says America has a 'crisis of ethics and integrity' and leaders who 'conceal the truth' endanger freedom - but doesn't say Trump's name

  • Tillerson surfaces to give address to graduates of the Virginia Military Institute, lamenting assaults on facts that he said would lead to a loss of freedom
  • Top diplomat ousted by Trump says never uses his old boss's name in speech but attacks 'alternate realities' in clear reference to notorious 'alternative facts'
  • 'When we as people go wobbly on the truth, even on what may seem to be the most trivial of matters, we go wobbly on America,' he said
  • Also spoke up for free trade and criticized attacks on long-standing allies


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Trump is ready to 'take out the trash' as he green-lights plan to stop leaks by FIRING mid-level and junior communications aides

  • Chief of Staff John Kelly has plan in-hand to go on firing spree for Trump
  • President is impatient with press leaks and angry enough to swing the axe
  • Senior-level people like Sarah Sanders and Mercedes Schlapp appear safe
  • Stems from controversy over mid-level aide's insensitive remark about John McCain's cancer battle – which promptly leaked


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White House aide who made McCain 'dying anyway' joke identified her OWN BOSS Mercedes Schlapp to Trump as a top leaker

  • President Donald Trump gathered communications aide after the leak of an aide's crack about McCain
  • Kelly Sadler had joked that McCain's opposition to CIA pick Gina Haspel didn't matter because he's 'dying anyway'
  • Trump reportedly called together a small group of aides and asked who the leakers were
  • Sadler identified Mercedes Schlapp, Axios reported
  • Schlapp and her husband Matt Schlapp had defended Sadler in the affair
  • She also named other leakers
  • Word comes days after an official said Trump would 'take out the trash' and get rid of mid-level leakers


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God got me through Trump: Sean Spicer relied on his Catholic faith to survive his White House press secretary job, where he worked long hours and feared daily that he would become a meme

  • Sean Spicer said that he used his Catholic faith to 'sustain' him through long hours as criticism in the seven months he was White House Press Secretary
  • Spicer said that he turned to his family and faith to get through the stressful job
  • He said that on on top of daily abuse from his boss he was followed everywhere
  • He couldn't get an Uber or go into the Apple store without being recognized
  • The former press secretary feared that anything he said would become a meme


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Will Trump Fire John Bolton Next?


by Tyler Durden
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:15


After he nearly scuttled the historic talks with North Korea by hinting that Kim Jong Un could face a fate similar to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, National Security Advisor John Bolton is being sidelined by President Trump ahead of the historic June 12 summit in Singapore, CNN reports.



According to the report, several senior administration officials have lost their patience with Bolton and his hawkish approach to North Korea, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has pushed to limit Bolton's role in the upcoming summit, saying it would be "counterproductive" for Bolton to attend certain Oval Office meetings.

Like Trump, Pompeo was reportedly livid following Bolton's now-infamous Fox News Sunday interview, and in an angry confrontation Pompeo accused the moustached neo-con of trying to scuttle the talks for his own selfish reasons.

Pompeo told Trump it would be "counterproductive" to allow Bolton to attend the Oval Office meeting with visiting North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, two people familiar with the matter said, citing an escalating feud between the top diplomat and Bolton. The simmering tensions between two of the President's top foreign policy advisers reached a boiling point after Bolton went on television last month and cited the Libya model when talking about North Korea abandoning its nuclear program -- and in doing so, also raising the specter of Libya's subsequent invasion and its leader's brutal murder.​
North Korea reacted furiously, lambasting Bolton in a statement. It revived long-held criticism from the regime, most notably in 2003 when North Korean state media described Bolton as "human scum and a bloodsucker" during the Bush administration.​
But the remarks about Libya also infuriated Pompeo, who angrily confronted Bolton in a heated conversation at the White House.​


While the White House has sought to play down rumors about tensions between Pompeo and Bolton, CNN says the Secretary of State has the backing of other high-ranking White House officials - including Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff John Kelly. Both men have come to rely on Pompeo for his ability to cajole President Trump.

White House chief of staff John Kelly has remained in line with Pompeo, and has come to rely on his ability to guide the President, an official said. Kelly greeted Kim Jong Chol at the White House diplomatic entrance on Friday and escorted him to the Oval Office.
[...]​
"Secretary Pompeo has always been the president's lead on the North Korea summit," the spokesman said, adding that Bolton "continues to coordinate and integrate the interagency process and provide the President with national security options."​

This wouldn't be the first time that President Trump has pitted two of his senior officials against one another - a management strategy that Trump has become famous for. And even though Bolton has been sidelined when it comes to North Korea, the president still has faith in his national security advisor, CNN said.

Speaking from the south lawn of the White House on Friday, the president said he would temporarily set aside his push to exert "maximum pressure" on North Korea. But that doesn't mean the White House won't step up the pressure if Kim starts getting cold feet.

"I don't even want to use the term 'maximum pressure' anymore because I don't want to use that term because we're getting along. You see the relationship. We're getting along," Trump told reporters after bidding farewell to his North Korean visitor, a former spy chief and currently the country's chief nuclear negotiator. "So it's not a question of maximum pressure. It's staying essentially the way it is. At some point, hopefully, a deal -- for the good of millions of people, a deal will be worked out."​
The administration insists that, for now, sanctions relief won't come until North Korea takes firm steps toward abandoning its nuclear program.​
[...]​
Indeed, people familiar with the summit planning now say there is little expectation Trump will emerge from his meeting with Kim having secured the type of historic, detailed commitment on denuclearization that officials once said was a prerequisite for the talks.​
Instead, Trump and his aides have suggested the most concrete product of the June 12 encounter could be a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War -- a far cry from the commitment to immediate denuclearization that the administration once insisted would be required for Trump to come to the table.​

However, administration officials have also cautioned that they won't let North Korea off the hook from US sanctions until the process of denuclearization has started. For now, White House officials are saying all they can hope for at the June 12 summit is a broad declaration from Kim that he's open to giving up his nukes. Such a declaration would give Pompeo and his allies in the White House enough momentum to continue pursuing a peaceful deescalation with North Korea.

However, if Kim suddenly balks, Bolton could find another opening to reassert a more hawkish approach to dealing with the Hermit Kingdom. Unless, of course, Pompeo has had enough of his neo-con rival and convinces Trump to ditch him. For now, Bolton's odds of sticking around remain high... if only for the next three weeks. According to PredictIt, the contract "Will John Bolton be National Security Advisor at end of day June 30?" is currently pricing in 91% odds.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018...n-bolton-intensifies-ahead-north-korea-summit

 

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Will Trump Fire John Bolton Next?


by Tyler Durden
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:15


After he nearly scuttled the historic talks with North Korea by hinting that Kim Jong Un could face a fate similar to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, National Security Advisor John Bolton is being sidelined by President Trump ahead of the historic June 12 summit in Singapore, CNN reports.



According to the report, several senior administration officials have lost their patience with Bolton and his hawkish approach to North Korea, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has pushed to limit Bolton's role in the upcoming summit, saying it would be "counterproductive" for Bolton to attend certain Oval Office meetings.

Like Trump, Pompeo was reportedly livid following Bolton's now-infamous Fox News Sunday interview, and in an angry confrontation Pompeo accused the moustached neo-con of trying to scuttle the talks for his own selfish reasons.

Pompeo told Trump it would be "counterproductive" to allow Bolton to attend the Oval Office meeting with visiting North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, two people familiar with the matter said, citing an escalating feud between the top diplomat and Bolton. The simmering tensions between two of the President's top foreign policy advisers reached a boiling point after Bolton went on television last month and cited the Libya model when talking about North Korea abandoning its nuclear program -- and in doing so, also raising the specter of Libya's subsequent invasion and its leader's brutal murder.​
North Korea reacted furiously, lambasting Bolton in a statement. It revived long-held criticism from the regime, most notably in 2003 when North Korean state media described Bolton as "human scum and a bloodsucker" during the Bush administration.​
But the remarks about Libya also infuriated Pompeo, who angrily confronted Bolton in a heated conversation at the White House.​


While the White House has sought to play down rumors about tensions between Pompeo and Bolton, CNN says the Secretary of State has the backing of other high-ranking White House officials - including Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff John Kelly. Both men have come to rely on Pompeo for his ability to cajole President Trump.

White House chief of staff John Kelly has remained in line with Pompeo, and has come to rely on his ability to guide the President, an official said. Kelly greeted Kim Jong Chol at the White House diplomatic entrance on Friday and escorted him to the Oval Office.
[...]​
"Secretary Pompeo has always been the president's lead on the North Korea summit," the spokesman said, adding that Bolton "continues to coordinate and integrate the interagency process and provide the President with national security options."​

This wouldn't be the first time that President Trump has pitted two of his senior officials against one another - a management strategy that Trump has become famous for. And even though Bolton has been sidelined when it comes to North Korea, the president still has faith in his national security advisor, CNN said.

Speaking from the south lawn of the White House on Friday, the president said he would temporarily set aside his push to exert "maximum pressure" on North Korea. But that doesn't mean the White House won't step up the pressure if Kim starts getting cold feet.

"I don't even want to use the term 'maximum pressure' anymore because I don't want to use that term because we're getting along. You see the relationship. We're getting along," Trump told reporters after bidding farewell to his North Korean visitor, a former spy chief and currently the country's chief nuclear negotiator. "So it's not a question of maximum pressure. It's staying essentially the way it is. At some point, hopefully, a deal -- for the good of millions of people, a deal will be worked out."​
The administration insists that, for now, sanctions relief won't come until North Korea takes firm steps toward abandoning its nuclear program.​
[...]​
Indeed, people familiar with the summit planning now say there is little expectation Trump will emerge from his meeting with Kim having secured the type of historic, detailed commitment on denuclearization that officials once said was a prerequisite for the talks.​
Instead, Trump and his aides have suggested the most concrete product of the June 12 encounter could be a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War -- a far cry from the commitment to immediate denuclearization that the administration once insisted would be required for Trump to come to the table.​

However, administration officials have also cautioned that they won't let North Korea off the hook from US sanctions until the process of denuclearization has started. For now, White House officials are saying all they can hope for at the June 12 summit is a broad declaration from Kim that he's open to giving up his nukes. Such a declaration would give Pompeo and his allies in the White House enough momentum to continue pursuing a peaceful deescalation with North Korea.

However, if Kim suddenly balks, Bolton could find another opening to reassert a more hawkish approach to dealing with the Hermit Kingdom. Unless, of course, Pompeo has had enough of his neo-con rival and convinces Trump to ditch him. For now, Bolton's odds of sticking around remain high... if only for the next three weeks. According to PredictIt, the contract "Will John Bolton be National Security Advisor at end of day June 30?" is currently pricing in 91% odds.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018...n-bolton-intensifies-ahead-north-korea-summit

LoL

Did they expect anything else from Bolton? Are we supposed to believe that they were surprised by Bolton’s actions?

If so then that is a sign of gross incompetence and we should all be scared.