National Security professionals vs Trump ...who'll prevail ?

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POTUS gets a major "soft power" bully pulpit ...but in reality, it is National Security where they have the most discretionary power

Trump has more than a whiff of racism / facism / gropism off him ... and a raging hard on for Putin

So how will things settle for him ?

  • The intellectual / policy tier
  • Military
  • State Dep (don't laug, they have a national security role)
  • CIA
  • FBI and other law enforcement

My opinion ...is he will at best carry only certain military segments ... and even Mike Flynn will have to leave his team by Summer

James Woolsey, former CIA chief, cuts ties with Donald Trump - CNNPolitics.com
Former CIA Director Woolsey: Trump Could Be "Playing Us" Regarding What He Knows About Russian Hacking | Video | RealClearPolitics

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Woolsey in that CNN article says he still supports Trump.
 

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POTUS gets a major "soft power" bully pulpit ...but in reality, it is National Security where they have the most discretionary power

Trump has more than a whiff of racism / facism / gropism off him ... and a raging hard on for Putin

So how will things settle for him ?

  • The intellectual / policy tier
  • Military
  • State Dep (don't laug, they have a national security role)
  • CIA
  • FBI and other law enforcement

My opinion ...is he will at best carry only certain military segments ... and even Mike Flynn will have to leave his team by Summer

James Woolsey, former CIA chief, cuts ties with Donald Trump - CNNPolitics.com
Former CIA Director Woolsey: Trump Could Be "Playing Us" Regarding What He Knows About Russian Hacking | Video | RealClearPolitics

cyp

At best...

Trump cant grab this pussy. :)
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if Trump actually resigned having made a few... ;) .....nudge...."deals".

The fact that he is tweeting his foreign policy would suggest he hasn't a clue what the job of POTUS actually is and non one in their right mind would let him set US security policy or make serious decisions. He is not able to.
 

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Woolsey in that CNN article says he still supports Trump.
Is that the fella, who believed Iraq was involved in the Alfred P Murragh building in Oklahoma, and the first bombing at the World Trade Center, that guy?
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if Trump actually resigned having made a few... ;) .....nudge...."deals".

The fact that he is tweeting his foreign policy would suggest he hasn't a clue what the job of POTUS actually is and non one in their right mind would let him set US security policy or make serious decisions. He is not able to.
They laughed when he said he would be president.
 

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Trump will have his revenge when he takes over the reins.
Sounds Purgetastic....I wonder where he could turn to for advice on such matters.

The Great Purge is taken so this would have to be The Tremendous, Beautiful Purge.
 

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They laughed when he said he would be president.
Talking the talk in a campaign, where the result turns on a small number of states, is the easy bit. Obama was brilliant in his first run. The walk is reeling erratically so far and his carry-on with the agencies and industry does not bode well at all. He's being briefed about hacks again today after which we'll hear all about it on Twitter.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-intercepts-capture-senior-russian-officials-celebrating-trump-win/2017/01/05/d7099406-d355-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html
 

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The US is heading for a soft coup d'etat.

The real rulers of America, the military-industrial securitat with the backing of Wall Street will make him an offer he can't refuse - either follow the programme or we will destroy you.

If he doesn't immediately sack the top security conspirators, he's a goner.
 

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Has anyone explained the leap from hacking emails to getting Trump elected? I can't see it.
 

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POTUS gets a major "soft power" bully pulpit ...but in reality, it is National Security where they have the most discretionary power

Trump has more than a whiff of racism / facism / gropism off him ... and a raging hard on for Putin

So how will things settle for him ?

  • The intellectual / policy tier
  • Military
  • State Dep (don't laug, they have a national security role)
  • CIA
  • FBI and other law enforcement

My opinion ...is he will at best carry only certain military segments ... and even Mike Flynn will have to leave his team by Summer

James Woolsey, former CIA chief, cuts ties with Donald Trump - CNNPolitics.com
Former CIA Director Woolsey: Trump Could Be "Playing Us" Regarding What He Knows About Russian Hacking | Video | RealClearPolitics

cyp
The Obama was a catastrophe for US national security e.g. Benghazi. Hopefully there will be some improvement with the Trump Administration.
 

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Still rerunning the election campaign? Really is time to move on.
It is relevant to the investigation of alleged Russian hacking that the DNC wont let the FBI look at the servers.
 

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Has anyone explained the leap from hacking emails to getting Trump elected? I can't see it.
Anything that didn't favour her favoured Trump. Leaking of the emails and the interpretation of them was not good for her optics or her chances, especially after the home server problem. Oh she lost because people didn't dislike Trump as much but the email stuff made it that little bit easier.
 

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Anything that didn't favour her favoured Trump. Leaking of the emails and the interpretation of them was not good for her optics or her chances, especially after the home server problem. Oh she lost because people didn't dislike Trump as much but the email stuff made it that little bit easier.
In the final analysis Russia didnt write the emails she or her staff did.
 

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It is relevant to the investigation of alleged Russian hacking that the DNC wont let the FBI look at the servers.
Not really. This has passed on to the other intelligence agencies. FBI is bottom of the class at present, in relation to how it "addressed" this.
 

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In the final analysis Russia didnt write the emails she or her staff did.
I see. Potential Russian hacking is not actually bad because Clinton is to blame.
 

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Woolsey in that CNN article says he still supports Trump.
He doesn't sound too happy here, via his spokesman:

The person close to Woolsey described him as having chafed at Trump’s loose style on Twitter. They described Woolsey as a “very principled” diplomat who takes care to communicate the right message with just the right words. “This is a guy [for whom] commas, periods, etc., all have special meaning,” this person said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/05/former-cia-director-james-woolsey-quits-trump-transition-team/?utm_term=.af4639a25b88
 


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