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Monday, October 26, 2020

If President Trump wins re-election, he'll move to immediately fire FBI Director Christopher Wray and also expects to replace CIA Director Gina Haspel and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, two people who've discussed these officials' fates with the president tell Axios.

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"The view of Haspel in the West Wing is that she still sees her job as manipulating people and outcomes, the way she must have when she was working assets in the field," one source with direct knowledge of the internal conversations told Axios. "It's bred a lot of suspicion of her motives."

As for Wray, whose expected firing was first reported by The Daily Beast, Trump is angry his second FBI chief didn't launch a formal investigation into Hunter Biden's foreign business connections " and didn't purge more officials Trump believes abused power to investigate his 2016 campaign's ties to Russia.

Trump soured on Esper over the summer when the Defense secretary rebuffed the idea of sending active-duty military into the streets to deal with racial justice protests and distanced himself from the clearing of Lafayette Square for a photo op at St. John's church.

While I have no love loss for anyone who agreed to serve in this White House, it's quite obvious that there are some people who are trying to do their constitutional jobs and not become conspirators in Trump's illegal and unconstitutional schemes.

A second term of Trump would irreparably harm our republic in ways it may not ever recover from. And damn you to hell all you spineless Republicans who've allowed him to degrade this nation as far as he has.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-25 08:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

And damn you to hell all you spineless Republicans who've allowed him to degrade this nation as far as he has.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma

Cowardice leads to evil, and vice versa.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-26 10:53 AM | Reply

I think Bill Barr has been added to the execution list. He failed to give Trump the last minute boost he needed to win ~~ ala a phony "announcement" of a Joe Biden investigation.

Trump is nothing if not redundant. It's the same tactic he used on Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Who said Trump's not predictable ~~ LOL

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-26 11:18 AM | Reply

Can you say, "Bye Bye Anthony Fauci."?

Also don't forget to say, " Bye Bye to another hundred thousand Americans.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-26 12:06 PM | Reply

I get it.

It's everyone else's fault but his.

#5 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-10-26 12:08 PM | Reply

"And damn you to hell all you spineless Republicans who've allowed him to degrade this nation as far as he has."

You have to stop pretending like they did this inadvertently. This is what they've always wanted. Being spineless has nothing to do with it.

#6 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-10-26 12:17 PM | Reply

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Specifically referring to congress, in most cases I think they are just spineless.

IOW, they are career congressmen first, statesmen...well I won't say 2nd because it's down the list for sure.

GOP congressmen/women fear the Trump base in their own State/District.

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-26 12:21 PM | Reply

Wray, Haspel & Esper, maybe the problem isn't the person but the person who gave them their current jobs in the first place.

Trump reminds me of some baseball owners who keep firing the managers and front office staff for failing to deliver winners. Of course those tend to be the same owners who seem to constantly interfering with the team's business. It's no coincidence that the Yankees managed to change their direction and build their dynasty of the 90's while George Steinbrenner was suspended for 2+ years.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-10-26 12:36 PM | Reply

"Specifically referring to congress, in most cases I think they are just spineless."

You won't get an argument from me that most politicians are ideologically and morally blank slates that adopt the thinking of the people they need to elect them. Followers, not leaders.

#9 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-10-26 12:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You have to stop pretending like they did this inadvertently.

Please let me have my Charlton Heston "Planet of Apes" moment in peace. Geeze, I've only waited 50 years to do so... ;^)

#10 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-26 12:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Planet of the Apes (the original) for those too young to remember.

#11 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-26 12:56 PM | Reply

Also don't forget to say, " Bye Bye to another hundred thousand Americans.
#4 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

That's going to happen even if trump loses.. and more like 200k. Remember, even if he loses, he's still POTUS until January 20th.

#12 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-10-26 01:16 PM | Reply

Check out "The Comey Rule" with Jeff Daniels.

The scene where Trump asks Comey for loyalty accurately captures Trump's persona during that 'dinner' according to Comey himself.

Trump was a menacing force, not someone who merely asked for loyalty.

#13 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-26 08:24 PM | Reply

This is really progress for Trump; he actually provided some sort of second-term agenda!

#14 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-10-26 09:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

GOP congressmen/women fear the Trump base in their own State/District.

#7 | Posted by eberly

A more honest way to put it is - GOP congressmen/women are choosing to put america in the hands of a sociopathic moron instead of standing up to defend their country from him per the oath they took.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-27 12:44 AM | Reply

Trump can and often does, use the power of the presidency to destroy lives, both political and personal, as well as the lives and careers of family members. He's vicious and ruthless in his pursuit of vendettas over the slightest infraction. He has no moral fabric or guardrails. He's like a junk yard dog in both temperament and predictability. He WILL go for the jugular.

Congress critters, yes, even Republicans, have good cause to be afraid.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-27 05:49 AM | Reply

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