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Tue Aug 1, 2017, 07:40 PM

One thing, and the most important thing, has changed by having Kelly as COS

The leak which had Kelly calling Comey after he was fired (which had to have been leaked by one or both of them) and threatening to resign as Secretary of DHS to express his anger has made one thing clear IMO: Kelly will not sanction a Mueller firing. Interestingly it is reported that Comey urged him not to resign.

If he was upset about Comey getting fired he would be 10 times more angry at being a part of a huge Saturday Night Massacre that would take Mueller out.

Notice that all of the attacks against Sessions and the rumors of appointing a new AG during recess have evaporated since Kelly moved in.

Trump has to realize that Kelly has a hundred ways to block an attack on Mueller beyond resigning in protest.

Kelly could simply leak details and allow key players to be prepared ahead of time. Exposing a move against Mueller would likely get a resolution from the Senate, among intensive public reaction.

It may be that Kelly approved the leak in order to not only show his personal take on the move but that he was prepared to go outside normal channels, that if Trump moves against Mueller he will have to go through Kelly.

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Reply One thing, and the most important thing, has changed by having Kelly as COS (Original post)
grantcart Aug 2017 OP
marylandblue Aug 2017 #1
Egnever Aug 2017 #6
Thinkingabout Aug 2017 #2
joeybee12 Aug 2017 #3
Gabi Hayes Aug 2017 #8
Mrs. Overall Aug 2017 #4
rickford66 Aug 2017 #5
grantcart Aug 2017 #7

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 07:44 PM

1. Everytime Trump gets new staff he tones it down for a while

But he can't help himself, sooner or later he starts up again. Seems like this will be just another cycle.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 08:37 PM

6. Yup

 

Like a little kid he will test his boundaries.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 07:44 PM

2. We will be watching to see if Trump is brought under control. As he has been dangling

on the puppet strings of Putin, he is wild and out of control.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 07:47 PM

3. I disagree. As head of DHS, Kelly proved he's a fascist dirtbag

 

In many ways he's worse than trump

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 08:46 PM

8. Yessah! And he will do just as he's told, or just stand there, holding

 

what's left of his masculinity/honor in his sullied hands

Just another power seduced ladder climbing lackey

Soon to be tossed aside in at least as humiliating manner as Reince

One can only hope

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 07:49 PM

4. I'm wondering if he is positioning himself to be Pence's VP when trump implodes

and is gone.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 08:34 PM

5. Why are Kelly's phone call details considered a leak ?

No classified stuff. Just facts about a phone call.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 08:43 PM

7. I think that they are considered a leak because it was released through anonymous sources


As you point out it wasn't a leak of any classified information but the party who was releasing the information leaked it out rather than giving it publicly. The fact that he is quoted as stating that he was considering resigning made it very sensitive information if not classified.

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