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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:52 PM

Scoop: Trump tried to block Pence national security appointment, Jon Lerner

The White House kept it quiet until now, but on Friday the President nearly blocked the Vice President from getting his chosen national security adviser.

Why this matters: It's a highly unusual event, as Trump typically gives Pence a long leash on personnel appointments. This is the first time the President has tried to block Pence from filling a senior staff position. The scene also highlights — once again — the extraordinary importance Trump places on personal loyalty.

Inside the West Wing: Trump was furious when he learned Pence was bringing on Nikki Haley's deputy Jon Lerner, according to three sources familiar with the events. The President believed Lerner was a card-carrying member of the "Never Trump" movement because Lerner crafted brutal attack ads for Club for Growth's multimillion-dollar anti-Trump blitz during the Republican primaries.

"Why would Mike do that?" Trump wondered aloud about Pence's decision, according to two sources briefed on the President's private conversations.
Behind the scenes: Trump told Kelly to get rid of Lerner. On Friday, as turmoil unfolded, Pence's team was on the plane to Peru for the Summit of the Americas. Pence's team got wind of what was happening, and when Pence landed he called the President and talked him around on Lerner, according to administration officials familiar with the situation. Trump was in the Oval when Pence called.

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RCW2014 Apr 2018 OP
Da Mannn Apr 2018 #1
RCW2014 Apr 2018 #2
Da Mannn Apr 2018 #3
RCW2014 Apr 2018 #4
RCW2014 Apr 2018 #5
Da Mannn Apr 2018 #6
RCW2014 Apr 2018 #7
Da Mannn Apr 2018 #8

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:59 PM

1. another BLOG presented as news? No sources? Really?

This is getting old. Fake News is only on the Left.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:16 PM

3. a couple of blogs and a couple of notoriously biased papers...NO SOURCES

sorry, no cigar.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:19 PM

4. If Drudge goes with it, its good enough for this forum. eom

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:24 PM

5. Yoohoo...look over here!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:30 PM

6. Its no less Fake News when you post thesame story twice.

Now its SPAM

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:40 PM

7. I feel your "pain" but the reporting is accurate. Not sorry you don't like it... eom

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:29 AM

8. Blogs are not accurate

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