Democrats Forego Stall Tactics, Senate Confirms 65 Trump Nominees

Ed: You may wonder if The Force is rising or Hell froze over, but this is 65 of 198 people Trump wants in his administration.

The Senate confirmed 65 Trump administration nominees on Thursday afternoon, marking a significant change in Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D, N.Y.) previous efforts to stall the confirmation of several nominees.

Continues . . . Washington Free Beacon.


Trump’s New Budget Director Supports Bitcoin

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Guess who President Trump just appointed as Director of the powerful Office of Management and Budget? – Bitcoin advocate Mike Mulvaney.

Mulvaney, age 49, is well equipped to help open the gates to the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in the US in this new age of the Trump administration. He graduated from Georgetown University as an Honors Scholar, the highest level of academic achievement, in International Economics, Commerce and Finance.

That earned him a full scholarship to attend law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his focus was in antitrust law.

When he was elected to the US House of Representatives in 2011, he was the first Republican since 1883 to represent South Carolina’s 5th congressional district. He has solicited bitcoin donations for his campaigns.

Last Thursday, in a mostly party-line vote, Mulvaney won Senate approval 51-to-49.

As a House member, Mulvaney helped launch the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, along with Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz).

Robert Steele: Dick Cheney, Not Donald Trump, Orchestrated Firing of Mike Flynn. Flynn Deserved to Be Fired, But Not for Talking to Russians

It is my view that Mike Flynn deserved to be fired — he was simply not up to the job and anyone who shows up on day one with their son as their aide is so low-rent as to be laughable — but he was not fired by Trump and he was not fired for talking to the Russians.

Readers must remember that Henry Kissinger, whose Nobel Peace Prize set a new low in the history of that largely corrupt offering, sabotaged the Paris Peace Talks in order to win an election, killing another 20,000 US troops and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese, Cambodians, and Laotians, only to settle for precisely the same terms four years later.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) holds the record for official treason, providing the air targets to the North Vietnamese via the Swiss Embassy, one day in advance, before the pilots even got their assignments, as a “humanitarian gesture.” John McCain’s being shot down is probably directly connected to this treason by LBJ, the same man who enabled and covered up the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK).

So let’s keep all this in perspective.

It was perfectly reasonable for Mike Flynn to talk to the Russian Ambassador prior to Election Day, and I myself have said on Russia Today (RT) and elsewhere that Vladimir Putin’s restraint in the face of Barack Obama provocative idiocy based on lies from John Brennan, helped avert another step toward WWIII.

It merits comments that Flynn was undone in part by the continued NSA and CIA coup against Donald Trump. They continue to spy on all US politicians and senior staff with impunity.

What this is really about is the fact that Mike Flynn was simply not up  to the job and had in addition delusions of grandeur. For all of their flaws as proven war criminals, Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski as least had very large strategic brains. Mike Flynn excelled at tactical drive and contrarian views. He was valuable for that.

Where he lost it was in thinking that he could tell Rex Tillerson and Jim Matter what to do. Never mind Mike Pompeo, CIA has already sodomized Pompeo into irrelevance — the “award” to the Saudi’s suggest that Mike Pompeo is the cuddly of the month for both Saudi Arabia and the Empire, and I would not be surprised if he does not follow Flynn into retirement. He is simply not up to restoring the integrity of the US secret intelligence community — it may be that after Dan Coats dismantles the DNI…

But I digress….

Flynn should never have appeared in public and he should never have allowed the neo-conservatives to bribe him into picking a fight with Iran. As I have written to Donald Trump recently, neither Iran nor Russia (nor North Korea, which is China’s problem and should be ignored) are our enemy. All of our enemies — all of our existential fights — are right here at home.

As I write this Dick Cheney is busy trying to recover from Donald Trump’s very proper rejection of war criminal Elliott Abrams as Deputy Secretary of State. Rex Tillerson was foolish to entertain the idea, but Secretary Tillerson does not know what he does not know. What Trump should be doing is making the very best professionals — the top woman where the Secretary is a man, the top man where the Secretary is a woman — the Deputy Secretary, taking that position out of the ideological fight.

Trump also needs to fire John DeStefano (and of course Reince Preibus, who picked DeStefano, known to all of us as “Boehner’s Revenge”). The Office of Presidential Personnel is in enemy hands at this point, and Trump is being “chumped” by the Republican Party leadership in alliance with the Democratic Party leadership and under the general guidance from the Eastern shore of Dick Cheney. Donald Trump should personally approve every political appointee after an interview (and after they pass  the Presidential Academy that I proposed to the now expired director of the transition team), and he should do so 50 at a time with a solid mix across the political and professional spectrum. Donald Trump needs to build an Independent government that he does not unwittingly fill with moles from the two-party tyranny.

What Trump should NOT do is replace these people this week. He needs to go to all stop, read my memorandum, call in Cynthia McKinney, Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader, Jesse Venture and ideally — yes, me — and have the conversation — of course including Mike Pence, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and Jared Kushner that Catherine Austin Fitts has suggested: what kind of Republic do we want? What kind of senior leaders — enabling leaders, not “fiefdom” leaders — do we want?

We do not need a National Security Advisor, particularly one from the senior military ranks who have destroyed our military these past 25 years. We need a National Strategy Advisor capable of orchestrating a Grand Strategy Summit and capable of discreetly ensuring that the President and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget — and the Vice President as the “whip” for Congress — receive what they need to make decisions address all threats, all policies, all budgets, all demographics. There is no senior military officer capable of doing this — if Trump appoints a senior military officer and keeps the National Security Advisor position instead of converting it into a National Strategy Advisor position, he will have been “had” by Dick Cheney, the neo-cons, and Jim Mattis.

The firing of Mike Flynn should lead Donald Trump to hit the pause button, not compound his errors. As I have written to him, everyone is against him EXCEPT We the People, but he is doing nothing at all to reach out to and empower the very public that could protect him from Dick Cheney, Paul Ryan, Chuck Schumer, the Zionists, Saudi Arabia, and Wall Street.

I pray that God connects these thoughts to Donald Trump. They are assuredly in his service, but more importantly, they are rooted in an absolute commitment to restoring the Constitution, the Republic, and the liberty and prosperity of We the People.

Source: Public Intelligence Blog

Trump also fires Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Having said the infamous words “you’re fired” once already this evening, when President Trump relieved acting AG Sally Yates of her duties just after 9pm Eastern, and perhaps realizing just how much he missed the sound, moments ago Trump also relieved acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Daniel Ragsdale, who was replaced with Thomas Homan, who previously led ICE’s “efforts to identify, arrest, detain, and remove illegal aliens, including those who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts.” America Trump is currently at war with the Washington establishment, now by firing Obama appointed Daniel Ragsdale from the position as Director of Immigration and Customs enforcement.

Daniel Ragsdale was appointed in 2012 if you want to know, and since 2012 our borders have been destroyed and illegal immigration and crimes committed by illegal immigrants since 2012 have seen levels never seen before on our border with Mexico.

Obviously, President Trump understands this Obama-appointed Immigration puppet doesn’t do his job, because all you have to look at is how southern border states have dealt with illegal immigrants since 2012.

When it comes to illegal immigration into the United States, and if your in a Federal position under Trump, and don’t support his immigration policy or have done nothing to fix the problem… Expect to be fired by President Trump! These idiots thought Trump was playing around during the campaign, but after tonight President Trump has begun purging everything wrong with Washington.

Source: Puppet String news

Trump adviser: Obama appointee betrayed her office, country

Senior adviser Stephen Miller tells Tucker Pres. Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama admin. holdover, because she refused to enforce Trump’s executive refugee and immigration ban – and was therefore betraying the Constitution #Tucker


The Entire Senior Management Team At The US State Department Just Resigned

Update: according to a CNN report – so as always take with lots of salt – the story has shifted materially, because according to two senior administration officials, it wasn’t a resignation by the State Department officials, but more of a termination: “the Trump administration told four top State Department management officials that their services were no longer needed as part of an effort to “clean house” at Foggy Bottom.”

Patrick Kennedy, who served for nine years as the undersecretary for management, Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Joyce Anne Barr, and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office for Foreign Missions, were sent letters by the White House that their service was no longer required, the sources told CNN.


All four, career officers serving in positions appointed by the President, submitted letters of resignation per tradition at the beginning of a new administration. The letters from the White House said that their resignations were accepted and they were thanked for their service.


The White House usually asks career officials in such positions to stay on for a few months until their successors are confirmed.


“Any implication that that these four people quit is wrong,” one senior State Department official said. “These people are loyal to the secretary, the President and to the State Department. There is just not any attempt here to dis the President. People are not quitting and running away in disgust. This is the White House cleaning house.”


Mark Toner, the State Department’s acting spokesman, said in a statement that “These positions are political appointments, and require the President to nominate and the Senate to confirm them in these roles. They are not career appointments but of limited term.”

A second official echoed that the move appeared to be an effort by the new administration to “clean house” among the State Department’s top leadership. “The department will not collapse,” the second official said. “Everyone has good deputies. It’s a huge institutional loss, but the department has excellent subordinates and the career people will step up. They will take up the responsibility.”

Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s assistant secretary for Europe, was also not asked to stay on.


Source: Zero Hedge.