Trump Floats Idea Of Handing Chief Of Staff Job To Mulvaney As Kelly Domestic Abuse Scandal Worsens

In one of the most spectacular ironies of the Trump era, it may be the words of Omarosa Manigault Newman - a staffer of questionable utility, who was reportedly dragged kicking and screaming away from the West Wing - that prophesied the downfall of General John Kelly - a man who, thanks to his reputation as a faithful disciplinarian, has earned a level of popularity and respect as Trump's chief of staff that has eluded many of his colleagues.

In an administration where career-ending scandals are an almost weekly occurrence, many observers initially believed that Kelly would weather the storm when the Washington Post last night published a report last night that White House Counsel Donald McGahn and Kelly knew one year ago about complaints that staff secretary Rob Porter's ex-wives were prepared to make allegations that he was physically abusive, but ignored them, and instead elevated Porter into an influential gatekeeper to the president.

Yet this morning, the New York Times  reported that President Donald Trump is considering replacing Kelly with Mick Mulvaney, the head of both the OMB and the CFPB.

 

 

The chief of staff job would mean Mulvaney is holding three jobs that require more than full-time dedication. It'll be hard to spill with that many plates in the air.

And to add insult to injury, the Times reported that, after the scandal broke, Trump - who has a habit of soliciting advice from former advisers depending on his mood - called up Reince Preibus, Kelly's predecessor, to commiserate

Just as he did with the "Lazy" comment, Kelly made the situation worse for himself when he defended Porter in public comments, saying he was an "honorable and upright" man, and that Kelly believed his denial. Porter was reportedly one of Kelly's proteges, and a rumored candidate to fill a long-vacant deputy chief of staff job.

Porter denied the accusations, but promptly handed in his resignation.

Chief of Staff John F. Kelly learned this fall about the allegations of spousal abuse and that they were delaying Porter’s security clearance amid an ongoing FBI investigation. But Kelly handed Porter more responsibilities to control the flow of information to the president.

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Porter, who denied the “vile” allegations, resigned Wednesday after the ex-wives’ accounts of years of verbal and physical abuse were published, along with graphic pictures of Colbie Holderness, his first wife, bruised from what she said was a punch to the face.

Kelly has had brushes with scandal before - he recently drew a twitter rebuke from the president went he said during an interview that Trump's views on the wall had "evolved" - and he also was called out for lying about a story involving Florida Rep. Federica Wilson. Most recently, he was soundly mocked by the media for describing some immigrants as "lazy". But he has never been embroiled in something like this, and now, it appears Kelly's enemies in the West Wing - a place famous for its factions and internecine squabbling - are seizing the opportunity to push him out once and for all.

Readers may recall a few months ago Omarosa during an interview on Good Morning America accused John Kelly of playing favorites and of adding her to his "no fly" list of staffers who weren't invited to "serious" meetings."

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Of course, Mulvaney's job in the West Wing, if this does indeed come to pass, would probably be his paramount priority.

And he's also someone with a reputation for having a steady hand.

Still, losing the general would probably lead to even more upheaval - at least in the short term.

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DownWithYogaPants Sliced into ribbons Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:05 Permalink

So far it's the other way around.  Everything he touches turns to gold.

The shit you talk about is brought about by the Deep State and that's not Trump's doing.

The previous administrations who were "smooth running" were at high cost of personal liberty and anything other than short term economic gain of the criminal ruling class.  It's quite obvious now that the smooth running came from being complicit with the Deep State. But that means these puppet presidents did not work against the deep state in the least.  Nice for Hillary but you and me?  The country? not so much.

I choose a little chaos.  I choose liberty.  I choose to thwart the criminal ruling class in the most effective way found to date: To Wit: President Donald J. Trump.

Oh and by the way this story seems like more CIA / Deep State paid WashPost agitprop to sow F.U.D.

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DownWithYogaPants BaBaBouy Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:14 Permalink

Again: quite obvious Deep State's doing.  Obama had outright criminals in his admin and nothing.  That only happens when law enforcement is compromised. Sound familiar? It should. FBI is not law enforcement.  It's America's Gestapo / KGB / Stasi.  

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artichoke forexskin Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:33 Permalink

Yeah I've heard such rumors, but on the other hand he has a few other people who can talk to him, like the military, and his family which isn't just Ivanka but also Eric.

It's possible though that Trump is looking for an excuse to make a change.  He didn't seem to like Kelly's comments on the wall, and he could easily stand by Kelly here saying these were allegations once or twice removed and he had to see what the investigation showed.

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Duc888 forexskin Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:51 Permalink

 

 

Kelly held off Robert David Steele and William Binney from getting their memo to trump.  They tried for THREE months to get past Kelly.  I don't know how they finally succeeded but when they did and ONLY then did Binney's information as to HOW to pull the 30,000 "missing" emails off the NSA servers was done.  Binney, a true Patriot and NSA whistleblower came through.....And now you see all these "missing" communications coming to light.

Interesting tidbit regarding a recent Q post...

http://beforeitsnews.com/blogging-citizen-journalism/2018/02/what-reall…

 

 

 

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SixIsNinE Juggernaut x2 Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:52 Permalink

ok zeros, chill for a bit -

here is a vid i just listened to regarding the state of man/woman unions and the real facts about false allegations and family courts and destroyed lives of the men who get caught in wedlock laws, children, false claims - 

truly eyeopening and every man, especially if you have a son  - and every woman who cares what "feminism" is doing to our country - because all our families have to deal with the repercussions :

https://youtu.be/J6KohcFbkuY  - this is why MGTOW is becoming the logical path until and unless proven otherwise.  You have your life to LOSE.

 

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Koba the Dread DownWithYogaPants Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:37 Permalink

Is that the sort of thing that idiots do, pap, pap, pap you on the forehead with their stiff dicks? Query? In your scenario, are you sitting down or are the idiots ten feet tall? I'm just asking because if it applies to normal sized idiots, I can just remain standing and not be affected. If it applies only to ten-foot idiots, I should be safe if I remain seated.

Thanks for the head-up. . .heads-down. . . .  Never mind. I'll work it out as is needed at the time.

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Theosebes Goodfellow Juggernaut x2 Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:09 Permalink

~"Yet this morning, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump is considering replacing Kelly with Mick Mulvaney, the head of both the OMB and the CFPB."~

Holy Buddha soap-on-a-rope people, after all of the politicking the "Old Grey C**T" has been caught doing, this is what you're letting get your Depends in a bunch about? The NYT is devoted to sinking Trump. How can you for one second give it any credence at all? The fuckers lie.

Let's assume for just one moment that the story is true. Everyone has "regrettable moments" in their lives. Everyone. If Porter clocked the missus years ago, did she have it coming? We don't know and at this point it doesn't matter, save that it has cost the president and by extension the country a valuable civil servant.

Come on, Mr. President, Grow a pair. Stand by your people as they stand by you.

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Socratic Dog Theosebes Goodfellow Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:32 Permalink

Have to agree, she probably had it coming.

Nah, I don't know that.  But I've witnessed, and experienced, enough women riding their men to the point that they're obviously begging to be whacked in the mouth, that I would automatically give him the benefit of the doubt.  Almost like innocent until proven guilty, or something.

If I start talking shit to the toughest bloke in the bar, and keep on talking shit, over and over, and he finally lets off and flattens me, who's the guilty party?  Offhand, I'd say I got what I richly deserved.  The law would probably decide I got assaulted.  He gets arrested.  I sue him.  The Law really can be a piece of shit.  

In more robust times, the law would have ignored it.  It would defer to natural justice.  I would have learned a useful lesson, or not.  No such thing in the nanny state.  The state must control every aspect of human existence.

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Theosebes Goodfellow Socratic Dog Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:09 Permalink

~" But I've witnessed, and experienced, enough women riding their men to the point that they're obviously begging to be whacked in the mouth, that I would automatically give him the benefit of the doubt."~

You and me both, Soc Dog. "Bitch had it comin'" is no defense, but Lord knows how many times I've seen it to be true. That said, it doesn't make it right.

The other side of the coin though is that this is all old shit in the man's life, and it has jack shit to do with Kelly. How many times does a man have to pay for a crime? Is the nation better served without him at the side of the president or is this just an excuse to tear down anyone associated with Trump?

Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress, but no one seems to think that particularly wrong enough to ruin his career, (though some of us think it should be). And Porter's altercation during a divorce is? You can smell the political BS from the hills here in Tennessee.

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DuneCreature DownWithYogaPants Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:26 Permalink

Barry was deep into contracting out American Gestapo with the JTTF.

Killary is still at it and she really doesn't know when to quit.

What do we have going on now?

~~~~~~~~00!00>  Bikers With Badges  <00!00~~~~~~~~~~

Huh oooh, this will end badly.

George Webb and Task Force are having ALL the fun these days.

Day 112.4 - Kamala Harris and Becerra's Weird Navy Freemasons

 

When things are getting dicey for the elite, things tend to get really, really weird for We The People.

And I'm not talking The Village People weird here either.

I'm talking more macabre, spooky and surreal weird.

Live Hard, Brown And Light Blue Shirts In The Streets Aren't There For Sissies, Saps And Suckers But Maybe Your Little Sister, Die Free

~ DC v8.8

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DownWithYogaPants DuneCreature Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:36 Permalink

I agree.  Our ruling overlourds if threatened hold the whole shebang for ransom: To wit the stock market drop. 

As the OverLourds have a guy at the top they do not trust to do a cover up like the 911 or Warren commission perhaps they are leery to do a violent false flag of large proportions.  They appear to have tried that with Las Vegas but it did not have the effect they wanted. It appears to me that perhaps they turned to the stock market.  

I believe the timing of this stock market correction and the amplitude thereof being right on top of this NSA Snooping crime revelations is not entirely coincidental. 

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DuneCreature DownWithYogaPants Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:32 Permalink

Oh, yeah, DWYP

The Stock Market is a great big club and I don't mean like a Country Club with a golf course and open bar for members in good standing. ... I mean a club like a mace with spikes sticking out of it. .. The Deep State can get the attention of all of the players that count with THAT heavy battleaxe swinging around.

They own the market, lock, stock and barrel and can drive that weapon around like a go-cart. ....... Run over anyone they want with it too.

They will get what they want or the Stock Market gets it in the head. .. Maybe the puppy too.

Live Hard, Drop That Puppy A Thousand Points And Everyone Who Is Anyone Perks Up, Pays Attention And Puckers Some, Die Free

~ DC v8.8

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Conscious Reviver DownWithYogaPants Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:53 Permalink

"Obama had outright criminals in his admin and nothing."

Trumpo's Criminal military just bombed the Syrian army in Syria. Appearently 100 were murdered. That's criminal. A war crime.

Moon of Alabama says there was no attack on the SDF.

Syria - U.S. May Have Arranged "Self Defense" Attack On Syrian Government Forces

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/02/syria-us-may-have-arranged-self-defense-attack-on-syrian-government-forces.html

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Koba the Dread null Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:23 Permalink

No! Sovereignty means you have a right to expect no one to bomb you. Syria has been recognized as a sovereign country by all nations since 1945. As such, it has a right to not be bombed.

The United States of America has no right under its Constitution to bomb any place except in dire immediate self-defense emergency. The one exception to that rule is when the Congress of the United States of America, by majority vote of both houses, and when signed into law by the President of the United States of America, has declared war on a foreign country. That has not happened since December 11, 1941, when President Franklin Roosevelt signed a Congressional war bill against Germany and Italy.

No military actions carried out by the United States of America since ending the state of war with Japan have had Constitutional authority. All have been illegal, unconstitutional acts of aggression.

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macholatte BaBaBouy Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:14 Permalink

 

Believing a colleague who has denied wrong doing after being accused of doing something bad, but not charged with a crime, is a new crime.
Being accused of not pandering to a spoiled brat employee is a new crime.
Is trial by television the new normal?

"If human equality is to be for ever averted -- if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently -- then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity."
– 1984

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Terminaldude macholatte Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:30 Permalink

Kelly should stay where he is and remind people that "You are innocent until PROVEN guilty". 

Being loyal to a someone you work with on a rumor shouldn't be seen as a reason to be fired.  Once some actual proof came out, he (Kelly) condemned the actions, like any normal (under control of their emotions) person would.

The Demtarts (Deep State and VERY Deep State) are grasping at what ever they can to take the story away from the Treasonous acts the Obama Government was engaged in.

Fry them all, starting with Obama, then HRC and on down the line.

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infotechsailor BaBaBouy Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:15 Permalink

every once in a while, Tyler and Drudge run a shit headline like this one. Whats he supposed to say? "OH EXCUSE ME, BUT YOU WERE ONCE ACCUSED BUT NOT IN ANY WAY CONVICTED, OF BACK HANDING YOUR EX WIFE, I THINK IM GONNA HAVE TO FIRE YOU FOR THESE UNDOCUMENTED ACCUSATIONS".

tyler, you let this fake news headline slip through the cracks. take away this nigh shift admin's credentials.

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