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Reply #30 posted 02/10/18 3:45pm

PennyPurple

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Oh he isn't going to step down, no matter what. He will have to be forced out. He was a Navy Seal also.

poppys said:

PennyPurple said:

The Governor in MO is now dealing with a grand jury investigation.

He had an affair with his hair dresser. Invited her to his home, taped her hands to exersize rings, blind folded her, then took photos of her naked to use for blackmail and also supposedly slapped her.

Missouri’s Republican governor is the latest politician to star in his own drama: Fifty Shades of Greitens – a tawdry tale of lust, power and betrayal that has consumed state politics and led to bipartisan calls for his resignation.

Only minutes after delivering his State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Eric Greitens was hit with an exposé about an extramarital affair he had in 2015.

The salacious report aired on St. Louis’ KMOV-TV and included an audio recording of a conversation between a woman and her then-husband – recorded secretly by the husband – in which she admits to having an affair with Greitens.

While the governor is now rejecting calls to resign, the details of that call continue to leak across the pages of Missouri newspapers, keeping the scandal front-and-center for the state's most powerful official.


www.foxnews.com/politics/...calls.html

Holy crap.

At least there's bipartisan support for him to step down - that's something.

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Reply #31 posted 02/10/18 3:54pm

poppys

PennyPurple said:

Oh he isn't going to step down, no matter what. He will have to be forced out. He was a Navy Seal also.

poppys said:

Holy crap.

At least there's bipartisan support for him to step down - that's something.

Can't say I'm shocked. Some people should NOT be trained to kill. Think there's enough blowback to get him out?

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Reply #32 posted 02/10/18 3:56pm

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poppys said:

PennyPurple said:

Oh he isn't going to step down, no matter what. He will have to be forced out. He was a Navy Seal also.

Can't say I'm shocked. Some people should NOT be trained to kill. Think there's enough blowback to get him out?

Lord knows we are trying to get him out. He is using the Governors office as a stepping stone to the Presidency. eek

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Reply #33 posted 02/10/18 3:58pm

poppys

PennyPurple said:

poppys said:

Can't say I'm shocked. Some people should NOT be trained to kill. Think there's enough blowback to get him out?

Lord knows we are trying to get him out. He is using the Governors office as a stepping stone to the Presidency. eek

omg Nooooooooo

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Reply #34 posted 02/10/18 4:52pm

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poppys said:

PennyPurple said:

Lord knows we are trying to get him out. He is using the Governors office as a stepping stone to the Presidency. eek

omg Nooooooooo

Yep that's what he's saying.

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Reply #35 posted 02/10/18 7:53pm

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PennyPurple said:

I read this morning where Hope Hicks and Porter are no longer in a relationship.

Maybe he smacked her around too. The guy is a scumbag. And whoever let him work in the WH without a security clearance should be fired.

Turns out Kushner doesn't have permanent clearance either. What a fucking travesty of an administration.

The Washington Times - Saturday, February 10, 2018

The delay in obtaining a permanent security clearance specifically for Mr. Kushner has become so bothersome that White House Counsel Donald McGahn and other administration officials have been hesitant to request investigations into other potentially problematic individuals, The Post reported, citing several unnamed sources.

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Reply #36 posted 02/14/18 7:16am

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http://www.chicagotribune...story.html

FBI contradicts White House on background check timeline of former aide Rob Porter

Deb Riechmann and Zeke MillerAssociated Press

Contradicting the White House, the FBI said Tuesday it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in January.

That account by FBI Director Christopher Wray challenged the White House assertion that Rob Porter's background "investigation was ongoing" and officials first learned the extent of accusations against him only last week, just before he abruptly resigned.

Wray's testimony marked the latest development in a scandal that has called into question the judgment of senior members of the White House staff, put new stress on the administration's already strained credibility with the public, and drawn accusations of tone-deaf handling of abuse allegations.

The weeklong fallout from the allegations against Porter, President Donald Trump's staff secretary, has thrown the West Wing into chaos not seen since the earliest months of the administration and has sparked new rounds of recriminations inside the White House...

An investigation was opened on this last night.


..."We have a broken system and I think everybody's come to agree with that now," Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told The Associated Press. He called for limits on the information made accessible to those with temporary clearances — a practice that is currently not followed in the West Wing, an official said.

Meanwhile, Colbie Holderness, Porter's first wife, pushed back against comments made by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway that seemed to suggest strong women can't be victims of domestic violence.

Conway, in a weekend interview on CNN, said she had no reason to disbelieve accounts by Holderness and another ex-wife that Porter had abused them. But when asked if she was concerned for top White House aide Hope Hicks, who reportedly was dating Porter, Conway said no because "I've rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts."

%&$# YOU, KELLYANNE


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Reply #37 posted 02/14/18 9:24am

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I have to assume that the security clearance process for Jared Kushner and others who are still on temp clearances began shortly after the November 2016 election.

It seems impossible that someone could not be fully vetted in the ensuing 14+ months.

The only reason I can think of that would delay receiving actual security clearance is that there is something in the applicant's background that absolutely prevents them from receiving it.

If Kushner hasn't been cleared by now, he is never going to be cleared.

So he - and others in the same situation - either need to leave now, or quit getting to see stuff they are not worthy of seeing.

Any other position is anti-American, because it is putting our security at risk by divulging information to people who should not have that information.

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Reply #38 posted 02/14/18 9:31am

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RodeoSchro said:

I have to assume that the security clearance process for Jared Kushner and others who are still on temp clearances began shortly after the November 2016 election.

It seems impossible that someone could not be fully vetted in the ensuing 14+ months.

The only reason I can think of that would delay receiving actual security clearance is that there is something in the applicant's background that absolutely prevents them from receiving it.

If Kushner hasn't been cleared by now, he is never going to be cleared.

So he - and others in the same situation - either need to leave now, or quit getting to see stuff they are not worthy of seeing.

Any other position is anti-American, because it is putting our security at risk by divulging information to people who should not have that information.


Or have a way to be blackmailed for it.

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Reply #39 posted 02/14/18 9:44am

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RodeoSchro said:

I have to assume that the security clearance process for Jared Kushner and others who are still on temp clearances began shortly after the November 2016 election.

It seems impossible that someone could not be fully vetted in the ensuing 14+ months.

The only reason I can think of that would delay receiving actual security clearance is that there is something in the applicant's background that absolutely prevents them from receiving it.

If Kushner hasn't been cleared by now, he is never going to be cleared.

So he - and others in the same situation - either need to leave now, or quit getting to see stuff they are not worthy of seeing.

Any other position is anti-American, because it is putting our security at risk by divulging information to people who should not have that information.



This could be why (I posted this in the thread "Trump fills his administration "with only the best and most serious people."):


30 to 40 people in the White House have yet to obtain permanent security clearances a year into his presidency. This is concerning because of the reasons why they do not have permanent security clearances yet.

"This administration and indeed Trump's team before the campaign, during the campaign and now in the White House, includes people who are totally unfit to handle classified information," said Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer who briefly ran as an independent presidential candidate in 2016.

McMullin said some Trump appointees were having trouble getting clearances because of associations with foreign governments hostile to the US, or through personal habits -- like Porter for instance -- that could potentially leave them vulnerable to blackmail by foreign agents.


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Reply #40 posted 02/19/18 2:22pm

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