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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:43 PM

Exclusive: Leaked Trump vetting docs

Source: Axios

Nearly 100 internal Trump transition vetting documents leaked to "Axios on HBO" identify a host of "red flags" about officials who went on to get some of the most powerful jobs in the U.S. government.

Why it matters: The massive trove, and the story behind it, sheds light on the slap-dash way President Trump filled his cabinet and administration, and foreshadowed future scandals that beset his government.

Some highlights:
—Scott Pruitt, who ultimately lost his job as EPA Administrator because of serial ethical abuses and clubbiness with lobbyists, had a section in his vetting form titled "allegations of coziness with big energy companies."
—Tom Price, who ultimately resigned as Health and Human Services Secretary after Trump lost confidence in him in part for stories about his use of chartered flights, had sections in his dossier flagging "criticisms of management ability" and "Dysfunction And Division Has Haunted Price's Leadership Of The House Budget Committee."
—Mick Mulvaney, who became Trump's Budget Director and is now his acting chief of staff, has a striking assortment of "red flags," including his assessment that Trump "is not a very good person."
The Trump transition team was so worried about Rudy Giuliani, in line for Secretary of State, that they created a separate 25-page document titled "Rudy Giuliani Business Ties Research Dossier" with copious accounting of his "foreign entanglements."
—One red flag for Gen. David Petraeus, who was under consideration for Secretary of State and National Security Adviser: "Petraeus Is Opposed to Torture."

Read more: https://amp.axios.com/leaked-donald-trump-vetting-docs-hbo-6ce3cd26-1eb9-4da8-b15e-47b56020aef7.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic&__twitter_impression=true

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brooklynite Jun 2019 OP
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #1
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jgmiller Jun 2019 #3
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Achilleaze Jun 2019 #6
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:45 PM

1. I am heartened that we are still get the occasional BIG LEAK...

All is not well within that WH, for sure...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:41 PM

2. And then there is Moscow Mitch rubber stamping these clowns..........................

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:40 PM

3. I think the best part is the administration response

They have pegged the negative press coverage at 93%. Apparently through some detailed scientific investigation. LOL

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:56 AM

4. Can't have a National Security Advisor opposed to torture.

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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 05:34 AM

5. Well, we have a sub-par

person in the highest office in the country. He has his own family members in high office, too. These less-than people are drawn to tRump like flies to - well you know. I guess when you have (R) after your name, anything goes. Just don't EVER let a (D) try these tactics. What am I saying, the (D)'s have much more sense and higher expectations than those people. Vlad and McConnell pulled the biggest hoax on this country in history. Karma is a bitch, Mitch. I hope to live long enough to see you and your vile wife get what is coming to you.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 05:53 AM

6. republicans scraped the bottom of the barrel

and then forced upon America a cadre of slap-dash scandalous republican grifters who swore to sloppily and eternally KISS THE ASS of Dirty Donny, the serial-lying, casino-hustling, republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief.

Sad.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:47 AM

7. Only the best...

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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:13 AM

8. Malignant Don has certainly surrounded himself with swamp scum.

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