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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:22 PM

Incoming Pence staffer withdraws after report Trump tried to block him


Vice President Mike Pence's pick for his national security advisor, Jon Lerner, has decided against joining Pence's team. Lerner's decision comes after Axios reported earlier tonight that President Trump had attempted to block Lerner's appointment over his anti-Trump work for the Club for Growth during the 2016 campaign.

The reasoning: According to a source familiar with the deliberations, Lerner, who currently serves as UN Secretary Nikki Haley's deputy, sought to avoid drama: "Jon does not want to be a distraction. He’s done incredible work with Nikki Haley and it’s important to our country that this work continues."

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The official word, from Pence's press secretary Alyssa Farah: “Tonight Jon informed the Vice President that he was withdrawing from coming on board as national security advisor. Vice President Pence holds Jon Lerner in the highest regard and expressed his deep gratitude for Jon’s willingness to consider joining our team.”

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https://www.axios.com/jon-lerner-mike-pence-national-security-advisor-withdraws-60cdb733-0b78-47d3-9292-8282e35fda0a.html

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Da Mannn Apr 2018 #1
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:29 PM

1. Blog plus No Sources equals FAKE NEWS

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:47 PM

2. This one is "fake news" too, I suppose?

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/15/politics/jon-lerner-national-security-adviser-withdraws/index.html

Pence's pick for national security adviser withdraws
By Alessia Grunberger, Elizabeth Landers and Boris Sanchez, CNN

Updated 11:42 PM ET, Sun April 15, 2018

(CNN)Vice President Mike Pence's pick for his national security adviser, Jon Lerner, has withdrawn after his hiring created tensions in the administration.

"Tonight Jon informed the vice president that he was withdrawing from coming on board as national security adviser and the vice president accepted his decision," Alyssa Farah, Pence's press secretary, said in a statement. "Vice President Pence holds Jon Lerner in the highest regard and expressed his deep gratitude for Jon's willingness to consider joining our team."

A GOP source close to the administration confirmed that news of Lerner's hiring by the vice president created some tension within the administration, saying it caused "a big damn mess."
On Sunday, Axios reported that President Donald Trump attempted to block Pence from hiring Lerner because of his "never Trump" views.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:30 AM

3. Clinton Network News and a source?

That's Faker News than Blog and a source!

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