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Title: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Mayhem on November 09, 2019, 11:32:00 AM
This is highly credible considering all the personnel who have already quit in under 3 years.


Trump officials considered resigning en masse in 'midnight self-massacre,' according to new anonymous White House exposé
Tom Porter Nov 8, 2019, 3:23 AM

An anonymous US government official has claimed in a new book that administration officials considered resigning en masse to raise alarm about President Donald Trump's behavior.

The official described it as a "midnight self-massacre" in their upcoming new book, "A Warning," according to extracts published by The Washington Post.

The official added that having "quiet resistance" within the White House hasn't worked: Officials "were never going to steer Donald Trump the right direction in the long run, or refine his malignant management style," an extract said.

Senior officials working for President Donald Trump's administration considered resigning en masse in a "midnight self-massacre" in protest against his behavior, an anonymous government official has said in a new book, according to The Washington Post.

The claim is outlined in the official's new book, named "A Warning," which describes the roiling chaos of Trump's presidency. The Post published extracts of the book on Friday.

The author, who is described as a "senior official in the Trump administration," last year penned an explosive op-ed in The New York Times, claiming that a "quiet resistance" of government officials "have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations."

But in the new book, entitled "A Warning," the official notes that their belief in the capacity of the "silent resistance" to restrain Trump was misguided.

"I was wrong about the 'quiet resistance' inside the Trump administration," they said, according to The Post. "Unelected bureaucrats and cabinet appointees were never going to steer Donald Trump the right direction in the long run, or refine his malignant management style. He is who he is."

The official added, according to The Post, that things reached a crisis point last year when a group of senior administration officials considered announcing their resignation at the same time in a "midnight self-massacre" to signal their alarm at Trump's behavior.

But they ultimately decided against the idea saying that it would further destabilize an already-teetering government, The Post reported the author as saying.

The phrase "midnight self-massacre" alludes to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," when during the Watergate investigation in 1974 a series of senior government officials resigned rather than follow President Richard Nixon's orders to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

In other extracts, the anonymous official compared the reaction among White House officials to the president's tweets as like finding an "elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard," and described sexist comments made by the president about female officials, and a racist impersonation by the president of Hispanic refugees.

The book releases later this month. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham has already described the author as a "coward" and the book "a work of fiction."

It's not clear whether she or any other White House officials have read it yet.

"The coward who wrote this book didn't put their name on it because it is nothing but lies," Grisham said in a statement to The Post. "Real authors reach out to their subjects to get things fact checked — but this person is in hiding, making that very basic part of being a real writer impossible."

"Reporters who choose to write about this farce should have the journalistic integrity to cover the book as what it is — a work of fiction."

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Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Mayhem on November 09, 2019, 11:32:23 AM
* Alex Acosta: The labor secretary stepped down on July 12 after reports drew fresh attention to his handling of the sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago.

* Sarah Sanders: The White House spokeswoman left her job on June 28 for a possible political future in her home state of Arkansas.

* John Sanders: The acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol quit on June 25 after serving for two months.

* Patrick Shanahan: The acting defense secretary on June 18 withdrew from consideration to head the Pentagon amid reports of past domestic violence in his family.

* Emmet Flood: The special counsel to the president quit in mid-June.

* Kevin Hassett: Trump said on June 3 that the White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman would step down.

* Randolph “Tex” Alles: The head of the U.S. Secret Service left in May in a Department of Homeland Security shake-up.

* Rod Rosenstein: The U.S. deputy attorney general submitted his resignation in April.

* Kirstjen Nielsen: The Homeland Security secretary resigned in April amid Trump’s rising anger over immigration policy.

* Linda McMahon: The director of the Small Business Administration resigned in March to join Trump’s re-election campaign.

* Heather Wilson: The U.S. Air Force secretary quit in March to return to academia.

* Bill Shine: Eight months after being hired, the White House communications director resigned in March to work on Trump’s re-election campaign.

* Scott Gottlieb: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said in March that he would step down.

* Jim Mattis: In a candid December resignation letter that laid bare his growing divide with Trump over Syria and Afghanistan policies, the defense secretary abruptly quit. Shanahan, a former Boeing executive and Mattis’s deputy, took over in an acting capacity.

* Ryan Zinke: Trump’s first interior secretary left at the end of 2018 amid investigations into his use of security details, chartered flights and a real estate deal.

* John Kelly: A retired Marine Corps general, hired as chief of staff to bring order to the White House, ultimately fell out with his boss and left in December.

* Jeff Sessions: The Republican former U.S. senator was forced out as attorney general on Nov. 7 after months of being attacked and ridiculed by the president for recusing himself from a special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He was replaced briefly by Matthew Whitaker until William Barr was confirmed to the job.

* Nikki Haley: The former South Carolina governor stepped down at the end of 2018 as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump nominated Republican donor and U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft for the position.

* Don McGahn: The White House counsel officially left in October amid strains between him and Trump.

* Scott Pruitt: The Environmental Protection Agency chief quit in July under fire over ethics controversies.

* Joe Hagin: The White House deputy chief of staff resigned inJune.

* Ty Cobb: The senior Trump lawyer was replaced in May by Emmet Flood.

* Tom Bossert: Trump’s homeland security adviser resigned in April.

* John Dowd: Trump’s lead lawyer in the Russian interference investigation quit in March.

* David Shulkin: The Veterans Affairs secretary left in March.

* H.R. McMaster: The national security adviser was replaced inMarch by John Bolton.

* Rex Tillerson: Trump fired the secretary of state in March after longstanding tension between them.

* Gary Cohn: The National Economic Council director and former Goldman Sachs president said in March he would resign.

* Andrew McCabe: The FBI deputy director was terminated in March.

* Hope Hicks: The White House communications director resigned on Feb. 28.

* Rob Porter: The White House staff secretary resigned in February.

* Omarosa Manigault Newman: The former reality TV star was fired as assistant to the president in December.

* Dina Powell: The resignation of the deputy national security adviser for strategy was announced in December.

* Tom Price: The Health and Human Services secretary quit under pressure from Trump on Sept. 29 over travel practices.

* Sebastian Gorka: The former close ally of former chief strategist Stephen Bannon left as a Trump adviser in August.

* Stephen Bannon: Trump fired his chief strategist in mid-August after Bannon clashed with White House moderates.

* Anthony Scaramucci: Trump fired the White House communications director in July after 10 days in the job.

* Reince Priebus: After setbacks in Congress, the White House chief of staff was replaced by Kelly in July.

* Sean Spicer: The White House press secretary resigned inJuly.

* Michael Dubke: The White House communications director resigned in May.

* James Comey: The FBI director, who led the Russia probe before the special counsel, was fired by Trump in May.

* K.T. McFarland: The deputy national security adviser’s departure was reported in April.

* Katie Walsh: The deputy White House chief of staff was transferred out of her role to a Republican activist group in March.

* Preet Bharara: Trump in March fired the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

* Michael Flynn: Trump’s national security adviser resigned in February and later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

* Sally Yates: Trump in January fired the acting U.S. attorney general.
Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Calypso Jones on November 09, 2019, 11:43:05 AM
ANOTHER anonymous source.

Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Mayhem on November 09, 2019, 11:56:41 AM
It's highly credible. I just listed 50 who have already quit. Nobody can stand the guy. Nothing will change your mind obviously, because I already noted, Trump could drop one on your dinner plate and you'd ask for ketchup and seconds. How come whenver you can't discuss an issue, you always post LOLOLOL? That was a hip thing 20 years ago, but most 5th graders today are bored with it. Where did you say you attended college, again?  I really don't believe it. You don't know how to research a topic.

‘Idiot,’ ‘Dope,’ ‘Moron’: How Trump’s aides have insulted the boss
By REBECCA MORIN 09/04/2018 06:33 PM EDT
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President Donald Trump has hurled numerous insults at Democrats, the news media and even those in his own party.

But the president has also been on the receiving end, including from people who work in his administration.

“Fear: Trump in the White House,” by Bob Woodward, is the latest book to detail chaos in the president’s immediate orbit. Excerpts were published Tuesday and immediately brought to mind several disparaging comments that Trump’s staff is reported to have made about the commander in chief:

• Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump had the understanding of “a fifth- or sixth-grader,” according to accounts of Woodward’s book that were published by The Washington Post. The comments came after a National Security Council meeting on Jan. 19 in which Trump questioned why the government was using resources to maintain a U.S. military presence on the Korean Peninsula. Mattis told Trump that presence was necessary “in order to prevent World War III.”

• White House chief of staff John Kelly called Trump “an idiot” and said he thought the president was “unhinged,” The Post also reported. NBC News first reported in May that Kelly had referred to the president as an idiot multiple times, in addition to making several remarks “insulting the president’s intelligence and casting himself as the savior of the country.” Kelly has denied that he ever called Trump an idiot.

Bob Woodward
Trump on Woodward: ‘It’s just another bad book’
• Omarosa Manigault Newman, who was the highest-ranking African-American staffer in the West Wing, claimed in a book published earlier this summer that Trump is a “racist, misogynist and bigot.” In her book, “Unhinged,” Manigault Newman said she witnessed Trump use racial epithets while describing presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway, who is half Filipino.

• Earlier this year, Michael Wolff detailed in his book “Fire and Fury” that a number of individuals in the Trump administration insulted the president’s intelligence. Both Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and former chief of staff Reince Priebus called Trump an “idiot,” Wolff wrote. Former economic adviser Gary Cohn said Trump was “dumb as shit,” and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the president was a “dope,” according to the book.

• Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in November 2017 that Trump was “like an 11-year-old child,” according to Vanity Fair. He also said that Trump had “lost his step.” Bannon had left the White House in August 2017.

• Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in July 2017 called Trump a “moron,” NBC News reported. The comments came after Tillerson had a meeting at the Pentagon with members of the White House national security team and Cabinet officials.

• At a dinner in July 2017, McMaster mocked Trump, also calling him an “idiot,” BuzzFeed News reported. At the dinner, which was with Oracle CEO Safra Catz, McMaster also said Trump was a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” according to that report. (
Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Byron on November 09, 2019, 01:18:14 PM
What would you expect them to do when all those that either screwed up their jobs or didn't agree with their employer caused nothing but Mayhem??? After their screw ups they knew they needed to quite or get fired.  ;D

your mindset is so telling of Democrat's Unconten′tedness about losing the 2016 election even if it had been another Conservative besides Trump you guys, et al, would have still whined and moaned.......all you point out is you're a lousy looser   ;) 

Get used to it Mayhem, President is going to be around for at least 5 more years..... ;D

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Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Mayhem on November 09, 2019, 01:57:29 PM
Right, all 50 of them are lying and goof offs, but not Trump. He's supernaturally protected, right?  When's the last time you had a Trump Steak, flew on Trump Airlines.
It's always the same with you dunces. All those 24 women filing complaints against Trump are liars. Stormy Daniels is a liar. The Playboy playmate is a liar. Christine Ford was lying. You're a jerk. An old white man watching the world pass him by. You're an asshole. Hurricanehook sending me vile pornography links to be my friend. That's your ilk. Basket of deplorables. Hillary got it right. I'd vote for her on that alone.
Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: hurricanehook on November 09, 2019, 04:56:23 PM
Trump is still the POTUS, and will be after 2020.
Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Byron on November 10, 2019, 11:54:14 AM
Right, all 50 of them are lying and goof offs, but not Trump. He's supernaturally protected, right? 
Well maybe? But best and most of all He is right about the corruption in DC!  ;)
Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Mayhem on November 10, 2019, 06:05:29 PM
Well maybe? But best and most of all He is right about the corruption in DC!  ;)

Maybe? You're out of it. Corruption? (

Trump's unmatched sleaze: Grifters, women, trampling Constitution and now G-7 at Doral
We've never had a president like Donald Trump. He falls into every single sleaze category, from women to profiteering to attacking the Bill of Rights.
Paul BrandusOpinion columnist

We’ve had presidents who were used by members of their own family for personal gain, like Ulysses S. Grant.

We’ve had presidents who stocked their Cabinet with greedy, self-serving mediocrities who took advantage of the public trust, like Warren G. Harding.

We’ve had presidents who swore to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution, only to then abuse it, like Richard Nixon.

And we’ve had presidents who, thanks to a presumptive sense of entitlement, lived slimy private lives, using countless women before tossing them aside — Harding again, plus John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton.

President Donald Trump falls into every single sleazy category, squarely and shamelessly. Just Thursday, we learned that he'll hold next year's Group of Seven meeting (with leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) at his own Doral golf resort in Miami.

Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami
It’s the latest example of how Trump, who never divested from his businesses, continues to make millions from them. It’s also the latest reminder that he constantly violates the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which is supposed to ban presidents from accepting money from foreign governments. This while the House is in the middle of an impeachment inquiry and there are two lawsuits pending over the emoluments clause.

"This is unbelievable," said Noah Bookbinder, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which filed one of those suits, speaking for much of America.

Grifters through the ages
Grant was an honest man, yet under his nose, his own brother-in-law and two other grifters tried to corner the gold market. The financial panic that followed was called “Black Friday.” Then there was the “Whiskey Ring Scandal,” in which the president’s own secretary played a role in attempting to defraud the government of millions.

And Trump? Unlike other presidents, he never bothered to place his assets in a blind trust. Instead he allows his family to run his trust, and he remains its one and only beneficiary.

Unconstitutional:G-7 at Trump's Doral resort? The original sin of this presidency is failure to divest

And the emoluments clause hasn’t stopped diplomats, representatives of government-owned businesses and other foreign visitors from buying his properties and running up big tabs at his resorts and hotels. That's stuffing cash, albeit indirectly, into Trump's pocket.

Meantime, finger-pointing at Hunter Biden diverts media attention — a time-honored Trump tactic — from his own children's brazen exploitation of their father’s office. As Bloomberg's Stephanie Baker notes, they "have continued working with foreign business partners from Dubai to Indonesia and India while their father sits in the White House." First daughter Ivanka and hubby Jared Kushner raked in an estimated $82 million in 2017 alone, records show.

“Time and again,” notes the Los Angeles Times, “Trump’s children have blurred the lines of family, nation and business — essentially the charge the president makes against the Bidens.”

Fleecing the taxpayers
Perhaps you’ve heard of “Teapot Dome,” a huge oil reserve scandal involving Warren G. Harding’s Interior secretary, Albert Fall. Fall was convicted of accepting a bribe and went to prison. Meanwhile, Harding’s Veterans secretary, Charles Forbes, looted the 2019 equivalent of $2.8 billion in a string of shady deals; he, too, was convicted of bribery and went to prison.

No one in Trump’s revolving-door Cabinet has ripped off taxpayers on that scale, but many have fleeced we the people for everything from private air travel (former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin), running up big tabs in Europe for spouses (former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin), and ripoffs for everything from new office doors (ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke), dining room furniture (Housing Secretary Ben Carson) and more. Then there is fellow swamp monster Scott Pruitt, whose list of grifting while he headed the Environmental Protection Agency was almost as long as the list of clean water and clean air regulations he helped the president gut.

And need I mention that Trump’s campaign chief (Paul Manafort) and first national security adviser (Michael Flynn) are now convicted felons? And that one of his top Oval Office aides (Rob Porter) had to leave after it became known that not one but both of his former spouses accused Porter of physical and verbal abuse.

Even a president as shameless as Trump has had to ditch many of these let-them-eat-cake mediocrities to appease critics. Isn't this the guy who bragged that he hires only the very best? And his base still buys this claptrap.

Trampling the Constitution
We all know what Nixon did. And Trump? It goes well beyond ignoring the emoluments clause to monetize the presidency.

Trump took an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” But just this month he publicly invited an adversary, China, to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. He has attacked the First Amendment by trying to ban reporters who ask unpleasant questions from the White House and suggesting that TV networks he dislikes lose their broadcast licenses. He has suggested cutting corners on due process for illegal immigrants, a violation of the Fifth Amendment. He has suggested ending birthright citizenship, a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

“Preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States?” Rubbish. Trump only wants to bother with the parts that are convenient to him.

All those women, all that sex
Harding was so sleazy that — as president — he once had sex with one of his mistresses in Central Park. He had an illegitimate daughter with one woman, a long affair with another who was suspected of being a German agent during World War I, and trysts in the Oval Office itself. Kennedy's voluminous affairs were beyond sleazy. One with the girlfriend of a Mafia kingpin, and another with a woman believed to be an East German spy, even exposed him to potential blackmail.

Then there is our most recent philanderer in chief, Bill Clinton, whose lies about an affair with a White House intern got him impeached. Clinton’s liaisons showed him to be impulsive and sexually reckless in way that left a stain (literally and figuratively) on the presidency.

Making Nixon look good:Donald Trump is much worse than Richard Nixon. He may even have committed treason.

Trump’s infidelities fall short of Harding and Kennedy. But sleaze is sleaze: He has cheated on all three wives and, in the case of porn star Stormy Daniels, did it right after his third wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron. And at last count, no fewer than 25 women accuse him of either “misconduct” or flat-out assault. It's certainly obvious why evangelicals continue to call Trump a good, God-fearing Christian, isn't it?   

Trump, who even lies about the weather, says every single one of these women is making it all up. Trump, as you know, is a Boy Scout and would never lay so much as an orange finger on anyone. And that “Access Hollywood” tape that surfaced in 2016, in which he bragged about assaulting women? Fake. Sure.   

A grifting family. A sleazy what’s-in-it-for-me Cabinet. Trampling on our beloved Constitution. And all these women. All the boxes, checked.

Paul Brandus, founder and White House bureau chief of West Wing Reports, is the author of "Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency" and is a member of USA TODAY's Board of Contributors. Follow him on Twitter: @WestWingReport
Title: Re: Admin. officials considered midnight massacre
Post by: Byron on November 10, 2019, 08:11:30 PM
more fake news and past sins I didn't read the claptrap ;)......get over it Mayhum, Hillary Lost the 2016 election and America is prospering due to that! ; move on. BTW, your face looks awful today :o