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Monday, June 24, 2019

Nearly 100 internal Trump transition vetting documents leaked to "Axios on HBO" identify a host of "red flags" about officials who went on to get some of the most powerful jobs in the U.S. government. ... The massive trove, and the story behind it, sheds light on the slap-dash way President Trump filled his cabinet and administration, and foreshadowed future scandals that beset his government.

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The Trump transition team was so worried about Rudy Giuliani, in line for Secretary of State, that they created a separate 25-page document titled "Rudy Giuliani Business Ties Research Dossier" with copious accounting of his "foreign entanglements."

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One red flag for Gen. David Petraeus, who was under consideration for Secretary of State and National Security Adviser: "Petraeus Is Opposed to Torture."

So being 'pro-torture' is a Trump job requirement?!

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-24 01:15 AM | Reply

#1 Well Sean Hannity approves of torture, so....

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-06-24 08:08 AM | Reply

Do you think tRump spends more time...
1. over important post vetting
2. or over whores, sweating

those NDA's and Pre-Nups get vetted for sure.

#3 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-06-24 10:42 AM | Reply

#1 I noticed that too. Disturbing.

Now if only that were one of the single issues that liberals cared about, it might matter.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-06-24 12:24 PM | Reply

"Well Sean Hannity approves of torture..."

Only as means to welch on a bet.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-24 12:27 PM | Reply

This shows Trump as a man (1) with nearly no political connections of high value, (2) with such poor judgment that he settled for his team of grifters rather than seek better counsel and better people, and (3) willing to contravene his own campaign promise to 'hire the best people' so that he could surround himself with adoring flunkies, yes-men and sycophants, for his own self-gratification...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2019-06-24 01:05 PM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY CATDOG

trump's actions don't rise to the level of stupidity. he doesn't understand the way our government actually works, well enough, to make a stupid decision.
his decisions are rife with naivete' ... he's not an empathetic person...he's not well read...he doesn't have any core beliefs
he's at best a wannabee tactician but to expect strategy isn't realistic.

#7 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-06-24 01:43 PM | Reply

I think that this supports what I have been saying since November 9, 2016: Trump had no idea that he was going to win and had to scramble to fill out his cabinet quickly since his Campaign had done little or no transition planning. Most campaigns have done their internal oppo research on appointments long before the GE, as this article proves, Chris Christie had done nothing and the RNC had to start doing the vetting AFTER the election.

Since they had done nothing to prepare for transition, Trump looked around the room and just started to point at people to fill these slots.

"Hilarity" ensued.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-24 02:13 PM | Reply

Trump vetting document:

Does putin approve of the appointment of __________. Yes/No?

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-24 07:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump looked around the room and just started to point at people to fill these slots.

"Hilarity" ensued.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter

Yup. That's how he was choosing people whose decisions would mean life and death for many in america and around the world.

And your party lined right up behind him. What patriots.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-24 07:42 PM | Reply

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#10

Hysteria noted. Check your meds.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-24 07:53 PM | Reply

SPEAK

Well he did rely a little bit on that Central Casting image ~ at first.

After that it was just whoever tripped over the doorstep first.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-06-24 07:55 PM | Reply

Hysteria noted. Check your meds.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter

Have you noticed your predictable reaction to anyone pointing out how morally bankrupt your party has become is to call them emotional or hysterical?

So tell me, if you're not too busy proving how cool and laid back you are about rising fascism, ignorance, and lawlessness - do the president's appointments influence life or death decision or not?

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-24 07:58 PM | Reply

how morally bankrupt your party has become

I have been Decline to State for over 20 years, so there is that.

Have you noticed how anxiety ridden you are...constantly?

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-24 08:02 PM | Reply

"Have you noticed your predictable reaction to anyone pointing out how morally bankrupt your party has become is to call them emotional or hysterical?"

Hysterica noted.
--RightOCenter

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-24 08:06 PM | Reply

Have you noticed how anxiety ridden you are...constantly?

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter

Have you noticed that whenever you can't refute a point you call your opponent emotional?

Did that work in junior high debate class?

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-24 08:18 PM | Reply

#16

It's working now...check your meds.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-24 08:26 PM | Reply

It's working now...check your meds.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter

Check yours. Tell your psychiatrist that your dosage is so high that you dont care if the country is run by a mentally ill con man and your entire party is enabling him so they can get tax cuts for their donors.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-24 08:34 PM | Reply

#18

Put your head between your knees and take deep breaths into this paper bag...

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-24 08:37 PM | Reply

#16 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

You are emotional; dare I say, hysterical.

#20 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-24 08:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Is it difficult going through life permanently constipated?

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-24 08:47 PM | Reply

ROC: Trump's behavior is completely outrageous!
SS: Yes, you are enabling outrageous behavior.
ROC: What a hysterical thing to say!

The comedy writes itself.

#22 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-06-25 07:48 AM | Reply

Is it difficult going through life permanently constipated?

#21 | Posted by nullifidian

When you spend all day defending a mentally ill con man, it's best to try and act like OTHER people have the problem, not you.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-25 01:14 PM | Reply

In July 2016, Betsy DeVos Did Not Back Trump Due To Serious Policy Differences. "She can't abide Trump's national security policies, including his warming to Russian President Vladimir Putin [PDF
It appears that these documents have been scrubbed of their Russian affiliations. The DeVos server was directly sharing information with Alfa Bank. There is a probability that this is a deliberate leak of misinformation. The Mueller Report is also absent that information.

There are Russian ties. Monetary? A promise ring? Information such as national security plots, holes, polls or traps? Maybe it's like my old roommate and their just mixing each others "music" in a shared folder.

One thing that is fascinating about them is their interest in quantifying people. It's possible that data about people is what they want.

Why didn't the FBI investigate this?! Seriously, what are they actually for?

#24 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-26 02:46 AM | Reply

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