President Trump Cuts 70 Obama Administration Holdovers From The NSC

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DRAIN THE SWAMP!


Bigger than Vindman: Trump scrubs 70 Obama holdovers from NSC

by Paul Bedard | February 10, 2020 08:14 AM


President Trump is making good on his promises to “drain the swamp” and cut Obama-era holdovers from his staffs, especially the critical and recently controversial National Security Council.


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.

The NSC, which is the president’s personal staff, was rocked when a “whistleblower” leveled charges that led to Trump’s impeachment.
....was given a horrendous report by his superior, the man he reported to, who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering to the chain of command and leaking information. In other words, “OUT”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2020

Last week, one key official who testified against Trump at a House hearing on the Ukraine affair that led to impeachment was sent packing. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was returned to the Pentagon. His twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, was also given the boot. Trump had expressed displeasure that Alexander Vindman had testified against him when the Ukraine specialist said he did not like the phone conversation between the president and a newly elected president of Ukraine.


Since entering the White House, Trump has relied on staffs smaller than previous administrations and has noted how prior presidents had a much smaller NSC team.


O’Brien recently said that former President George W. Bush handled the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with 100 NSC aides, a model he is instituting.


“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,” John Ullyot, the NSC’s senior director for strategic communications, told Secrets.


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/bigger-than-vindman-trump-scrubs-70-obama-holdovers-from-nsc

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mrskjun(9)

It's about time. He should have done this his first year in office.

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loonlakelaborcamp(3 A/B)

Ditto!

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margaritadina

He really is a locomotive ))))

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Ha, trump isn't draining anything, he's removing the lily pads and leaving the most venomous creatures intact while restocking with poisonous toadies.

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HU-885118952

Long overdue. Obama bloated gov't agencies and gave them protections so that it would be very hard, if not impossible, to remove them.

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adoptedbyhounds

President Trump was very open about his agenda. Make America Great Again. Secure our borders. Put Americans First.

I think President Trump has been too patient with employees hostile to his agenda. I'm glad they're being reassigned or fired when possible. Really looking forward to learning who "Anonymous" is. Apparently, that person has been identified, and will be "moving on" fairly soon.

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patriciae_gw(07)

Do yall know what NSC does? Security?

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Annie Deighnaugh

I think President Trump has been too patient with employees hostile to his agenda.

Another way of saying trump can't tolerate people who stand up to his criminal and illegal activities. In NSC, it means getting rid of people who recognize russia for the danger it is to our national security.

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Ha, trump isn't draining anything, he's removing the lily pads and leaving the most venomous creatures intact while restocking with poisonous toadies.

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Corrupt Jessie K. Liu OUT! Drain the swamp!

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Trump has been whining about an insidious so-called Deep State since 2017, and going on and on how dangerous its existence is to him . . . and NOW he realizes that he needs to clean house?

He obviously didn't believe his own propaganda.

Then, very recently, he saw the need to be vindictive in a most public manner. Drag up the old Deep State conspiracy theory again as an excuse for his base.

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maddie260

dt IS the deep state.

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