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Saturday, August 01, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security is removing its top intelligence official from his post amid criticism of his office's role in the civil unrest in Portland, Oregon.

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Once Trump slipped into his bunker of perfect calls, his personal-size troops started to crumble.

#1 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-08-01 07:17 PM | Reply

The person said acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf made the decision.

Murphy's removal comes in the wake of a string of bruising reports about the office he runs. Over the last week, news has broken that I&A compiled intelligence reports about journalists covering protests in Portland, including a reporter for the New York Times. And on Friday, The Washington Post reported it also monitored protesters' electronic communications. Both stories raise legal concerns.

RU-ROH!

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-08-02 10:29 AM | Reply

OK they'll throw him under the bus but I do not believe he acted without instructions from the WH. More and more it seems that the Trump administration knows they are going to lose the election so they are maneuvering to retain power despite the election going against them.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2020-08-02 10:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#3 ... I do not believe he acted without instructions from the WH. ...

That is my current leaning, i.e., that the orders came from the WH, or at least were known (and therefore approved) by the WH.

This information just adds to the outrageousness of the whole operation of using the feds in this manner, in Portland and in Lafayette Square.


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-02 11:29 AM | Reply

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