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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:26 PM

White House Likely LYING about Tillerson firing motive - Atlantic


The White House’s account of the Tillerson firing collapsed within minutes.

Senior administration officials told outlets including The Washington Post and CNN that Tillerson had been told he would be dismissed on Friday, March 9.

Within the hour, the State Department issued a statement insisting that Tillerson “had every intention of remaining” and “did not speak to the President this morning and is unaware of the reason.” CNN reported that Tillerson had received a call from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Friday night indicating that he would be replaced that did not specify timing; a senior White House official told the network that it was Trump himself who had suddenly decided to pull the trigger on Tuesday morning. Tillerson learned of his actual firing the same way everybody else did: By reading about it on Twitter shortly after 8:44 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 13.

A lot turns on that timing. On March 12, Tillerson had backed the British government’s accusation that Russia was culpable for a nerve-agent attack on United Kingdom soil. If Tillerson had been fired March 9, then his words of support for Britain could not explain his firing three days before. But if the White House was lying about the timing, it could be lying about the motive.

And since it now seems all but certain that the White House was lying about the timing, it looks more probable that it was lying about the motive too.

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/555473/


I laughed sadly when I read someone post, "we need to come up with a plan."

Putin had a plan long ago, the Trump crime family put it into motion, it is moving along nicely on the road to totalitarianism.

Our national security has been torpedoed, the State department is dead in the water and sinking, and may take us all down in the undertow.



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uncledad Mar 2018 #1
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uncledad Mar 2018 #4
Squeek Mar 2018 #6
buck_turgidson Mar 2018 #3
Squeek Mar 2018 #5
Hey Mikey Mar 2018 #7

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:48 PM

1. WH fired Rex's chief aide this morning too.

Right after he announced Rex found out he was fired by trump tweet. Wht's this the second guy fired by tweet?

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Response to uncledad (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:56 PM

2. I hope

both of them have Mueller's phone number.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:04 PM

4. Both were post election picks.

Then you never know what was heard in conversation when trump was having a shitfit.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:25 PM

6. I hope so too...

If it were me, I wouldn't even need the threat of an indictment from Mueller's team for me to rat on everything I knew about Trump and his gang.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:58 PM

3. They don't even think before they lie...

 

Their lies are always exposed, and at this point, no one really believes them for a second.

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Response to buck_turgidson (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:22 PM

5. I disagree...

plenty of people still believe the lies...Trump supporters all of them.

Show them the lies and they double down. Or else they pull the "But...but...OBAMA!!!" and "What about HILLARY??!!!" business.

Sad, really....

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:44 PM

7. Atlantic is a left wing drooling tag

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