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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:50 AM

Mulvaney: 'I don't recall' telling staffers not to mention election security to Trump

Source: Politico

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday he doesn't recall instructing aides to keep discussions about election security off President Donald Trump’s radar, after The New York Times reported Mulvaney had said the topic "should be kept below his level.”

The Times reported that the subject of Russian election meddling was such a sensitive subject for the president that in one meeting involving former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen the acting chief “made it clear that Mr. Trump still equated any public discussion of malign Russian election activity with questions about the legitimacy of his victory.”

A senior administration official told the Times that Mulvaney said discussing efforts to secure the 2020 presidential election with Trump “wasn’t a great subject and should be kept below his level.”

"I don't recall anything along those lines happening in any meeting," Mulvaney said in a statement Wednesday, and he said the White House is working to ensure neither Russia nor any other foreign adversary interferes in the 2020 vote.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/24/mulvney-election-security-trump-1289380



"You can say you can't remember; you can say you can't recall"--Richard Nixon

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Reply Mulvaney: 'I don't recall' telling staffers not to mention election security to Trump (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2019 OP
samnsara Apr 2019 #1
lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #9
irisblue Apr 2019 #2
ehrnst Apr 2019 #3
elleng Apr 2019 #4
C_U_L8R Apr 2019 #5
Name removed Apr 2019 #8
Marthe48 Apr 2019 #6
comradebillyboy Apr 2019 #7
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2019 #10
dlk Apr 2019 #11
Scarsdale Apr 2019 #12
KPN Apr 2019 #13
forgotmylogin Apr 2019 #17
tanyev Apr 2019 #14
Gamecock Lefty Apr 2019 #15
NotASurfer Apr 2019 #16
BootinUp Apr 2019 #18

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:53 AM

1. that entire admin has memory problems..

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:16 AM

9. Alzheimer's epidemic in the White House

Quarantine the joint. Build a wall around it!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:56 AM

2. Bullpucky

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:58 AM

3. The response that indicates you are protecting yourself from a perjury charge at a later date while

protecting higher ups whose misdeeds you have witnessed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:59 AM

4. DUH, I fergit!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:01 AM

5. So the next question is...

What, if anything, have you done to curtail the aggressive Russian election hacking???

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:09 AM

6. People in the Alzheimers unit where my m-i-l lived

have better memories than the people running the government.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:12 AM

7. Reactionary teabagger is also a liar. Color me surprised!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:33 AM

10. Doublethink: "... to forget whatever it was necessary to forget ..."

To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself. That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:42 AM

11. Is There Anyone from the Trump Administration Who Doesn't Have a Selective Memory?

“I don’t recall” appears to be their theme song.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:45 AM

12. Mulvaney probably does not

remember saying "Trump is a horrible person. I would not want my son using him as a role model" So Mick, do you want your son to use you as a role model? If so, it would be a good idea to stop lying, stop defending the orange blob of lard and try to remember WHERE you left your integrity.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:46 AM

13. Don't recall. Check. Insert a nuance trap-door

(“... in any meeting”). Check.

Mulvaney: “Okay your highness, got you covered.”

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Response to KPN (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:37 PM

17. Schroedinger's Administration.

"I don't recall" does not mean "no."

Hopefully, someone kept notes unless McDonald ate them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:16 PM

14. Poor Mick, sounds like he's come down with Alberto Gonzales flu.

I trust Gonzales made a spectacular recovery after he left the Bush administration?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:59 PM

15. "I Don't Recall" is the new "I Feared for My Life!"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:26 PM

16. It's analogous to asking about the First Rule of Fight Club

Answer'd be pretty much the same degree of use

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:25 PM

18. Ha ha ha what a f'n lie.

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