The White House is “smoking out the rats!”

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According to Tyler Olson of Fox News, “The Trump administration has been working with allies to assemble lists of officials [unelected bureaucrats] it considers ‘disloyal’ to the president and come up with potential replacements, according to an Axios report.”

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The only thing I have to say about this is…,

“IT’S ABOUT FRIGGIN’ TIME!!!!!

DRAIN THE SWAMP!

DRAIN THE SWAMP!

“The report, based on anonymous sources [Are there any other kind of sources when dealing with the fake news?!], alleges that the memos have circulated in the White House, produced by individuals including a GOP Senate staffer and a group of conservative activists named ‘Groundswell,’ which is led by Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.”

You go, Ginni Thomas!

And “alleges?”

As if The White House or this conservative group is guilty of anything.

“Anonymous sources” is fake news code words for “our embedded deep state, swampy, anti-Trump, “Benedict Arnolds.”

The exact same people President Trump wants to “reassign.”

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“On Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered Overtime’ with Harris Faulkner, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway defended [President] Trump’s right to hire and fire as he wishes and emphasized that the president is the person who sets executive branch policy.”

‘“We should not have people in government who are undermining the president’s agenda. The president got elected because his ideas prevailed,’ Conway said, when asked about the report. ‘If you want your views to become policy, you need to put your name on the ballot and become president of the United States.’”

Amen to that, sister!

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“According to Axios, Thomas at one point handed one of the memos produced by Groundswell directly to President Trump, which included the names of several conservatives loyal to Trump which the group recommended that he hire for various positions, including former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke for a senior role in the Department of Homeland Security.”

OMG!!!  She actually handed it to the President?! How dare she!

And who was the person who witnessed this and passed the information on to Axios?

PRECISELY ONE OF THE DISLOYAL DEEP STATERS THE WHITE HOUSE IS TALKING ABOUT!!!  THAT’S WHO!

How can any organization operate effectively with a bunch people intent on making that organization fail operating from within that organization?

These swampy bureaucrats seem to think they have some sort of right to whatever position they have.

These people are not elected.

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And again…, like Kellyanne Conway stated, President Trump has the right to hire and fire as he wishes and he is the person who sets executive branch policy.

“This development comes on the heels of news, also reported by Axios, that the new head of the Office of Presidential Personnel, Johnny McEntee, asked White House aides to identify members of the government who might be anti-Trump.”

Again…, so what?

In many other countries these people would be lined-up and shot or jailed.

In President Trump’s case, he just wants these rats reassigned or let go so he can work without their constant interference and undermining.

Not too much to ask for I don’t think.

Do these people think President Obama was loading up his staff with people that were opposed to him or his policies?

Do these people expect us to believe that anyone opposed to President Obama or his policies wasn’t shown the door pretty quickly?

I wouldn’t even hold it against President Obama.  It’s something I would expect.

“One memo that Axios reports on specifically involves the former nominee to be Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes Jessie Liu. The memo spelled out why Liu was not sufficiently pro-Trump at her previous post as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.”

“Reasons included Liu not pursuing criminal referrals that came from the Senate Judiciary Committee on the heels of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, asking for jail time for ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, not indicting former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and more.”

“Trump later withdrew Liu’s nomination to the Treasury Department post.”

Again…, so what?  And good. These nominations are entirely his, President Trump’s, prerogative.

“There were other memos like the Liu memo that made it to Trump’s desk, according to Axios, including one that named several State Department officers.”

Again…, who was the person who witnessed this and passed the information on to Axios?

ONE OF THE DISLOYAL DEEP STATE WEASELS THE WHITE HOUSE IS TALKING ABOUT!!!

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If I was President Trump, I’d leave some particularly juicy [but specifically] fake memos laying around, monitored by a video camera, just to see what got leaked and by whom.

Hey…, that’s how I roll.

“The Trump administration has taken action against other figures that might be perceived as disloyal to Trump, such as recalling U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland from his post earlier this month and removing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council. Both actions, against officials who testified to the House of Representatives in its impeachment inquiry into Trump, came in the immediate wake of the Senate’s acquittal of Trump on both impeachment articles passed by the House.”

HIP, HIP, HOORAY!

HIP, HIP, HOORAY!

Get ‘em outta there!

The move regarding Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman particularly warmed my heart.

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WINNING…, WHILE DRAINING THE SWAMP!

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The Office of Special Counsel recommends firing the President’s counselor, Kellyanne Conway, over alleged Hatch Act violations!?

First of all…, what the heck is “The Office of Special Counsel?!”

And second of all, what the heck is the Hatch Act?!

According to online-sources, “The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is a permanent independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency.”

Please note that “independent” is usually a code word that actually means “liberal.”

“The OSC’s primary mission is the safeguarding of the merit system in federal employment by protecting employees and applicants from ‘prohibited personnel practices,’ especially reprisal for ‘whistleblowing.’”

Ahhh yes…, “safeguarding” and “whistleblowing.”  Let’s be clear…, the only “safeguarding” that takes place is reserved for members of “the swamp.”  Regarding “whistleblowing,” the OSC protects federal employees who are whistleblowers UNLESS that whistleblowing has to do with liberal activity or liberal individuals…, in which case the whistleblowers are either ignored or vilified.

“The agency also operates a secure channel for federal whistleblower disclosures of violations of law, rule, or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; abuse of authority; and substantial and specific danger to public health and safety.”

For example…, how many charges of “gross mismanagement” or “gross waste of funds” have you ever heard come out of this office before?

None, right?

I sure don’t remember any.

So, I guess there has never been any “gross mismanagement” or “gross waste of funds” in the federal government!

That’s really good to know!

I’m sooo relieved!

Again…, this “secure channel” is really a “secure filter” that determines whether the allegation ever sees the light of day.

“In addition, OSC issues advice on the Hatch Act and enforces its restrictions on partisan political activity by government employees.”

This is the area we are dealing with in this case.

“OSC has a staff of around 120 and is currently run by Henry Kerner.”

According to Brooke Singman of Fox News, “The Office of Special Counsel recommended Thursday that Kellyanne Conway be fired from the federal government for violating the Hatch Act on ‘numerous occasions.’”

“The OSC said, in a report released Thursday, that White House Counselor Conway violated the Hatch Act by ‘disparaging Democratic presidential candidates’ while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.”

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‘“Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system—the rule of law,’ the OSC said in a statement Thursday, noting that Conway has been a ‘repeat offender.’”

In review…, the Hatch Act deals with enforcing restrictions on partisan political activity by government employees.

Please enlighten me as to which spokesperson, for any president, has dealt in a non-partisan manner?

If I were to list all of the government employees here that were ever “guilty” of partisan political statements and activities here, the list would virtually be endless.

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What we have here is another case of “swamp fever” and/or “Trump derangement syndrome” rearing its ugly head.

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These people have to be kidding, right?

Meanwhile, “The White House on Thursday blasted the OSC ruling as ‘unprecedented.’”

Yes…, and that’s EXACTLY what it was…, “UNPRECEDENTED.”

‘“The Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) unprecedented actions against Kellyanne Conway are deeply flawed and violate her constitutional rights to free speech and due process.  Others, of all political views, have objected to the OSC’s unclear and unevenly applied rules which have a chilling effect on free speech for all federal employees,’ deputy press secretary Steven Groves said in a statement Thursday. ‘Its decisions seem to be influenced by media pressure and liberal organizations – and perhaps OSC should be mindful of its own mandate to act in a fair, impartial, non-political manner, and not misinterpret or weaponize the Hatch Act.’”

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Well, that’s really putting it nicely.

What happens when The Office of Special Counsel is the one displaying “partisan political activity by government employees?”

Just sayin’.

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