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Clean House: Trump Fires 70 Obama Holdovers From National Security Council

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President Trump has reportedly cleaned house at the National Security Council – firing 70 Obama-era holdovers, according to the Washington Examiner.

Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200.

Many were loaners from other agencies and have been sent back. Others left government work.

Trump was notably impeached by the House and acquitted by the Senate after a NSC ‘whistleblower’ on loan from the CIA lodged a complaint after approaching the office of House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA), who guided him to a Democratic operative attorney (who loves going to Disneyland alone and once bragged about getting security clearances for ‘guys with child porn issues‘).

We digress.

Last week, anti-Trump impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his twin brother Yevgeny were fired from the NSC and escorted out of the White House by security. While critics have called the move beyond the pale, President Trump noted Alexander Vindman’s ‘horrendous report’ given to him by his supervisor.

“This month, we will complete the right-sizing goal Ambassador O’Brien outlined in October, and in fact, may exceed that target by drawing down even more positions,” said NSC senior director for senior communications John Ullyot, in a statement to Secrets.

Alexander Vindman was reassigned to the Department of the Army, and will attend the US Army War College in Carlisle. No word on his twin.

via zerohedge

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    • If there was a way of checking from wayyy back, many would see that I left a message when MR TRUMP was first elected, saying that he should fire EVERYBODY and start all over again. And NOW he’s doing just that! 😁 YOU GO MR PRESIDENT ! ! 😂😁☺😊😋

      • I think he did this by design. Wanted to see just how muddy the waters were. Who all is involved, gets involved and go from there. Now they are exposed.

        • While I too wanted Trump to get rid of them as soon as he took office, I have to agree that he may have done the best thing by delaying. All other presidents, including Obama, have cleaned house from the start of their leadership, so dems need to stop their whining and pretending it’s different when they’re in charge. Trump’s decision to be patient was definitely hard on his family and country but in delaying he’s exposed those that wouldn’t have otherwise been had he fired them all on day one. Now that they’re exposed and on notice, most won’t ever hold a political office ever again. For those that are in until the next election (Romney), we can be pretty certain now that they’ll not be re-elected if choosing to run again. Kudos to Trump for his patience as it came with a heavy price. Hopefully when he gets done, those so deserving will be spending time in our prisons for a very long time. They need to be used as an example so that they’ll think very carefully before pulling this nonsense again.

          • Shane, you know with Romney’s self adulation and self proclaimed spiritual leader, he’s going to try it, because Trump will not be able to run again if he gets 2020, which I’m severely hoping.

      • Yep, it might be late in the same (I also wanted him to fire all those former Obama sneaks from day one but at least now it is happening. And not a day too soon.

    • Hopefully, the AWC will weed that little creep out! He doesn’t really exude the qualities of leadership. Would like someone to check how he got promoted to present rank. I’m sure his service record is full of fake info . Even his air about him sucks!

      • I agree, Lt. Cl. Vindman has a “I am better than you attitude” which sickens me because we are all created equal.
        His I.Q. doesn’t seem to be up where it should be. I too am wondering how he got promoted to Lt. Cl. ???

      • “Even his air about him sucks!”
        Sucking something is probably how he did it . . .
        I know plenty of high-ranking former enlisted, and none of them would have been ‘insulted’ being called “Mister” by a civilian, like he said to Representative Devon Nunez during his ‘testimony’. “Ah, it’s Lieutenant Colonel”.
        What a joke!

        • GerryG I agree with you I think he thought of himself as being very smart ,he thought he could do whatever he wanted he forgot Obama is not president

    • why? why? why are these traitors still on govt payroll? they should be fired and no retirement pension due to them. once you are fired, htey will fave to face the homeless shelter and soup line.

      • They think they are better than those who elected them! Thanks to the medias propaganda LIES and blind patriotism! Just like celebrities and sports the public props them up because of medias!

        • The Main Sewer Stream Fake Media are the biggest asset of the Demoncrapicrinos and they are now being aided and abetted by the Gestapo/KGB censors in social media …to ensure the “ONE” narrative is delivered to their brain compromised audiences…

  1. It is amazing that this creep would be assigned to the War College at Carlisle, given his record in the Army, not accounting for his actions in the WH! The weasel needs the un employment line!

    • Yes. Article 88 of the UCMJ says: Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
      Maximum punishment: Dismissal, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 1 year.

      • UCMJ ALSO APPLIES TO THE PRESIDENT AND I CAN THINK OF AN ALARMING AMOUNT OF UCMJ VIOLATIONS TRUMP HAS COMMITTED.
        This is decidedly an anti-American site and all of you who support this site and Trump are sadly being conned.You who support Trump have obviously never worked in a position of National Security nor have you been in direct contact with Russian or otherwise unfriendly foreign assets.
        I can tell you that Trump is the biggest threat to Democracy,the rule of law and free press the world has ever seen.
        Wake up and vote him out if you care about the world we leave to our children.

        • The presidency is an elected civilian position that has command of the military as a civilian by design. Military leadership is not elected and UCMJ is oriented towards ‘maintaining good order and discipline’ in the extremely high-stakes world of warfighting. That’s great for the military but terrible for pretty much everyone else.

          The president cannot and should not be bound by those rules, which prohibit things like running for office (current service members in office are national guardsmen and reservists, who are only bound by UCMJ around 38 days a year).

        • Written by an 18-year-old wanna-be . . . who doesn’t do his own homework.
          the Codes DO NOT apply to the Commander-in-Chief (the President). Article-88 ( Contempt toward officials ) only applies to Commissioned Officers;
          “Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

          You “have obviously never worked in a position of National Security nor have you been in direct contact with Russian or otherwise unfriendly foreign assets” either. If you had, you’d never bother with a site like this or even comment.

          Needing to be important is what got “it’s Lieutenant Colonel” Vindman in trouble.

          Trump has improved the lives of ALL Americans, not just ‘his followers’. He has exposed the demonrat subversive “rule of law” and their coconspirator ‘free press’.
          The ONLY reasons citizens support the demonrats is because they are lazy, weak welfare-babies, in need of a perpetual parental government; or have some perversion they want mainstreamed.

          “No, Suzette, the sky is not falling.”

        • Mr. Cannon you sir are full of feces. The UCMJ does not apply to the President. The President is only subject to impeachment for High Crimes and Misdemeanors which is a political action not a UCMJ action, get out of the Cool Aide. As for the claim of violation of the UCMJ by President Trump name one I cannot dispute completely and totally beyond a shadow of a doubt. Also FYI the law protecting a whistleblower does say they are to remain anonymous it says simply that they are to be protected from punishment and reprisals, therefore the so called whistleblower is bound by law to face the accused in whatever legal venue is used to render a verdict against the accused, this I also know for a fact as I worked for the Civil Service for over 35 years.

          • I hasten to point out that Chuckie Schumer characterizing Vindman and Ambassador Soldman as “whisteblowers” is another Demmunist LIE. NEITHER of them were “whistleblowers” by ANY definition. They were Demmunist-friendly witnesses designed to make it appear Pres. Trump was guilty of something “impeachable.” But when asked directly UNDER OATH if ANYTHING Pres. Trump said or did rose to the level of an”impeachable” offense, the ambassador was forced to answer, “NO!” THAT–not all the BS spewed by Chuckie Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Schiff-for-brains and Fat Jerry Nadler–is the DEFINITIVE “evidence” that emerged from the gigantic “word salad” thrown at the American people during their BOGUS “impeachment” attempt.

        • From my understanding of UCMJ it only applies to armed forces people. Even though Trump is commander in chief, he is still a civiluan and the UCMJ oes not apply.
          Just the Constitution!

        • If we vote him out we won’t have any children to leave the world to. The Demoncrats will see to that. Either vote for the baby killing communists or for a real president like the one we have.

        • kevin–you poor little butt burnt pos-obviously your family has the stupid gene in your DNA–if you can look at all the criminal acts that the democrats have pulled since 2015-and still claim to be a democrat–then you certainly are a criminal yourself–or just a moron –likely both-
          TRUMP 2020-

  2. I am ashamed to be a retired MSG from the US Army to think that this POS is not under Courts Martial for an attempted coup of HIS Commander and Chief. I would guarantee Mr. Vindman (Former LTC) two things — 20 years in Leavenworth and a Dishonorable Discharge.

    • Agreed.
      Get rid of osama hold over traitors!

      Pull clearances and clean out the trash.
      Think of tax dollars saved & reduced leaking & securing national security by ridding of the inside traitor trash.

    • Randy holding, they were allowed to remain in place for ONE reason: so that Pres. Trump and his LOYAL staffers would WATCH THEM to see what they were doing, who they were talking to, and WHO was giving them their “marching orders.” Now that they have learned all the can from these minor RATS in the hierarchy of DemocRATS, they are being sent packing. 70 cut from NSC already, with more coming. The truth is, the reason NOTHING ever changed–no matter WHO we elected President–was because of UNELECTED BUREAUCRATS like Vindman and Soldman who IGNORED the President in office and continued substituting their OWN judgment–which they believed to be superior–to that of the man in charge, subverting or outright IGNORING Presidential orders and policies to do so. THESE two have paid the price for their scheming and conniving, with more to come, and it is WAY overdue. The vast host of these “unelected bureaucrats” are the GREATEST “enemy within” America has. ANYTHING Pres. Trump can do to reduce their numbers will greatly benefit the US in the long run!

  3. What do u call firing 70 Obama holdovers from the Trump NSC??

    A DARN GOOD START!!!

    U didn’t think CIA ramella and Vindman were the only snakes in the swamp did u???

    I also told u in many, many posts b4 that the Trump NSC had booted the Obama holdover spy whistleblower CIA ramella in 2017…. he heard nothing of the Ukraine call.

    When Trump brought in Bolton as NSC, knowing Bolton was working 4 the CABAL, Pres. Trump had all Bolton’s coms monitored by the military and NSA….all his contacts were learned and their plans were kniwn…

    After Bolton was fired the CABAL list their last leaker in the WH, and the spy was activated…

    It was Vindman on the call listening that gave the info. 2 CIA ramella, who took it 2 the ICIG, also in on the COUP….

    Then the ICIG changed the first-hand whistleblower knowledge rule and backdated it…ICIG in on the COUP…

    Pres. Trump knew of the COUP plans bc of the monitoring of Bolton, even his private and public twitter accnts…

    It was all plaaned in a SCIF, which Pres. Trump had installed with cameras…and Pelisi and Schumer attended, with many, many others…

    And it was all planned and executed by….HUSSEIN!!!

    Since Pres. Trump had the video of the COUP conspirators in. the SCIF, I’m sure Vindman, Sondland, Yovanowitch, et al r being shown the video as they r going out the door!!

    Wish we all cud see that video of a fomerr Pres. planning a COUP in a SCIF!!

    Yovanowitc resigned with no explanation…

    Watching Vindman’s face as he was being escorted off the WH grounds was priceless!!!

    He was shown that SCIF video of their COUP being planned, and he looks like he’s shell-shocked!!!

    I’m sure they r being told 2 shut up or they will b executed 4 treason!!

    Trump is after the head rat that planned that COUP!!

    HUSSEIN!!!

    GQ Trump!!

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  4. Donald does make Mistakes , One big one was waiting so long to Fire Obama’s Communist Clan , They and about half of congress should be deported To North Korea , They would make Good Slaves ! Prison is just to Good for Traitors , They are even below a Firing Squad !

    • Trump’s “mistakes” are from not being a CAREER politician, who walked into a White House full of snakes. The holdovers and never-Trump-ers all gathered around for the feast.
      He is a bit smarter about how the swamp works, and is taking advice from loyalists conservatives. Most of the never-Trump-er Rebublican-in-name-onlys have left office, and same with some holdovers. He is letting the snakes know he has a hit-squad out looking for them. I hope he scorches the earth of these vermin.

  5. Vindman is military, you get rid of. LTC by making sure you move him up and out of the way. Of any line management. Sometimes referred to as REMFs. At some point he will do it again and he know What RIF’d means.

  6. When will the rest of the purge happen? No time like the present. The last administration bloated government so badly that now this administration needs to clean house and not by moving these losers to another job. Get rid of them. They are part of the Obummer swamp and as such need to go away for good.

  7. “The two enemies of the people are criminals (antifa) and government (democrats): so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas Jefferson!Don’t tread on me MF’ERS!

  8. This is the first time our wonderful President could do anything of this nature because from day 1 he was under investigation and it would have been viewed as obstruction of justice. All of his attorneys are really really good to keep him legally on the straight and narrow. Now while he has a chance he can wheel and deal and really clean up. Mostly all the jobs that Obama created were government jobs as apposed to Pres. Trumps private jobs. Government jobs are easy, you just create them out of thin air. That was one of the reasons among other things that the Obama administration cost so much tax payer money. Someone had to pay all of those wages.

  9. Simply amazing that long-time employees of the American people thought they were running the show.
    Guess the eight years prior, with a guy who spoke well, but had a legacy of failures, helped them to think that way.
    A shame it took impeachment for the president to wake up and get the lower echelon of the deep state out, but it’s a start…
    Moving “…but I’M the CHIEF !” vindman out means that he’s now on the rarely-if-ever list for promotions, and maybe he’ll realize he got a better deal than he deserved, and it’s time to retire before he loses his pension too.
    There’s still a lot left in the upper levels, hopefully they’ll be sorted out so the next four years can be spent just dealing with these crazy democrats.

  10. President Trump should have TERMINATED Obama HOLDOVERS 3 YEARS AGO.This is WERE ALL THE LEAKS AND ANONYMOUS INDIVIDUALS ARE LEAKING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH. CIA ANALYST Eric Ciaramella THE LEAKER MUST BE TERMINATED AND PROSECUTED FOR HIGH TREASON AND SEDITION. President Trump must TERMINATE Obama HOLDOVERS at CIA STATE DOD DOJ FBI NSA. There are MANY MOLES SPIES DOUBLE AGENTS ENTRENCHED INSIDE THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

    • All presidents put in their own people when swearing into office. President Trump said he wants to work for all the people and wanted to work with the Democrats. He showed good faith keeping the Democrats in their positions. However, the Democrats tried to destroy him. It was way over due time to right size the positions.

  11. He left them in place long enough to learn what they were up to, who they were talking to, who they reported to, etc.–to identify the REST of the RATS behind the coup d’etat conspiracy of the conniving Demmunists and their MANY Obama holder minions in the White House.

    He and his LOYAL cohorts gave these vermin EXACTLY enough rope with which to hang THEMSELVES, and having learned all they can from them, NOW the axe is about to fall–and deservedly so! These DEEP STATE operatives believe THEIR judgment and policies should run the government, direct public policy, etc–no matter WHO is in the White House, because that is what they have been doing, and gotten away with for DECADES! Pres. Trump is about to prove them WRONG and make them PAY for their insidious UNELECTED bureaucrat machinations.

  12. YOU GO MR PRESIDENT. YOU SHOULD HAVE CLEANED HOUSE OF ANYONE WHO WORKED FOR OBAMA WHEN YOU ENTERED THE OFFICE, YOU KNOW THEY;LL ALWAYS BE WORKING FOR THE LEFT… GLAD YOU ARE DOING IT… NOW FIRED NANCY AND THE REST OF THEM…

  13. Please leave Bernie’s campaign. Trump has been right out in the open which you people have been hiding in the forest and lobbing mortars. No one has been more up front than Trump. I haven’t seen any “reset button” from Trump

  14. To make a long story short Vindman will be reassigned, reevaluated and returned to civilian life. That’s the prosses, let the military take care of the military. Smart on President Trumps part. MAGA 2020, Vote Trump/Pence!

    • I, for one, will be glad to see Vindman dismissed and gone. He does not even give the appearance of trustworthy so wonder how he has a security clearance?

  15. Trump promised to drain the swamp if elected. He was elected and he is draining the swamp. If other presidents had made good on their campaign promises, perhaps the swamp would not have been in such a desperate need of being drained.

  16. President Trump should have gotten rid of all those HOMO/OMAMA-LGBTQ-RADICALISTIC-CHILDREN-ABUSING-TERRORISTIC-HOMOCRATIC-BULLYING-TRAITERS, a long time ago, HE SHOULD MAKE CERTAIN TO GET RID OF THEM ALL, BECAUSE, THEY ARE EVIL, THEY ARE NOT DONE TRYING TO GET RID OF HIM, THEY ARE GOING TO TRY AGAIN, THEIR NUMBER ONE REASON BEING, THEY WANT SOMEONE WHO AGREES WITH THEIR “VERY EVIL” AND MENTALLY RETARDED LGBTQ +++ AGENDA.

  17. I don’t think we all knew that the Democrat Socialists and libs were going to respond in such a despicable manner that they did. It’s like their brains all fried overnight, and we woke up to the zombie apocalypse where they’ve been attacking him every single day nonstop. They’ve all lost their minds. None of them are thinking straight. A few of them have seen the errors of their ways, but the majority toe the line with their hatred, spewing lies, spewing hate, with their co conspirators the liberal lame stream media. They’re worse than the media in Iraq, when they were sitting there talking about how they were killing our troops daily, and they were holding us back, until that moment we took an interesting scenic route through the city that woke up in shock that the media had been lying to them the whole time. Gee… here, nothing has changed with the liberal media, lying every single day, spewing hate every day with such disgust, and hatred. And the liberal controlled states, notice how insanely they’re going for our guns, limiting us constantly. Like the criminals care about the law. Of course, they’re using it as a smoke screen, so that they can take complete control. If we don’t have guns, or appropriate weapons, we can’t take back control. Control, all in the name of keeping us safe, while criminals roam free, and disregard any and all care about laws. And every time a criminal harms people with a gun, the more they try to tighten the laws on the law abiding citizens, when it’s the criminals who are committing the crimes. It’s a simple task of math. When they can make all of us law abiding gun owning citizens criminals even for possessing a gun, they have won. And our only recourse is to take back control. There will be a point that line they cross that will trigger the sleepers, and they will awaken with a fury, and the tyrants will shake with fear.

  18. Sending this Roach to the Army War College will end his career. He’s not going to BS himself there. I can see that ol V could hardly fit into his uniform. If the President couldn’t trust him-neither will his colleagues. Sending him to the war college with uncover underlying disloyalties. It most likely won’t matter for I have seen several SES go to this college only to return to their units worse than before they were assigned. I do believe that V will be done. Get ol V will write a book or become a CNN analyst. No consequences for lying and throwing the Commander in Chief under the bus. Hey V how did you think this was going to work out for you? Now the Dems are done using you so don’t look to them for cover. They got what they wanted from you. Now your about to be shit canned by the Schiftty one. I can just imagine what your future classmates think of you. Scum.

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