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    Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    The New York Post reports that the administration is retaliating against Elaine McCusker, whose nomination for Pentagon comptroller and chief financial officer has been pulled. What’s especially chilling about this move is the reason for the retaliation. McCusker is losing her job because she attempted to follow the law. There’s no cover story to rationalize it. That is the cover story. “This administration needs people who are committed to implementing the president’s agenda, specifically on foreign policy, and not trying to thwart it,” a White House official tells the paper.

    McCusker’s crime is quite literally having attempted to follow the law. ...The emails show McCusker advising budget officials as to what the law said. She was not acting especially rigid about it. As Just Security’s summary notes, “The emails show officials bending over backwards to make every conceivable accommodation to keep the process moving without actually being able to obligate the funding.” One message shows McCusker writing to another official, “We need to continue to give the WH has [sic] much decision space as possible, but am concerned we have not officially documented the fact that we can not promise full execution at this point.” That is, she was trying to do everything in her power to give White House officials room to set the policy as they saw fit, without violating the law.
    [Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law

    The illegal purge continues.

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    Re: Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    Not an "illegal purge." Perfectly within the power and rights of the President. Your description is hyperbole.

    When a "nomination is pulled" that is not the same thing as being fired. It means a recommendation for permanent appointment has been revoked.

    The person giving the recommendation has change their mind.

    She was holding an "Acting" position. You actually have to be appointed to the position first, in order to be "fired" from it.
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    Re: Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    The New York Post reports that the administration is retaliating against Elaine McCusker, whose nomination for Pentagon comptroller and chief financial officer has been pulled.

    What’s especially chilling about this move is the reason for the retaliation. McCusker is losing her job because she attempted to follow the law.
    These are public offices not private offices.

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    Re: Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    Nonsensical partisan propaganda in service of baseless hysteria.
    Where were YOU during the Great Democrat Flu Panic of 2020?

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    Re: Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    Gee... this is not a slanted article or anything.

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    Re: Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    New York Magazine really spun the **** out of that...lol

    WH expected to pull Pentagon nominee in Ukraine fallout
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    Because those followers do exist in disturbing numbers and may not submit to Darwinism fast enough.
    He's attempting to hand out $$ for God's sake.

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    Re: Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    Long live the King.

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    Re: Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    To hell with the law, the constitution, the country....you now don't worry about honoring anything or anyone but your new King, Liar in Chief and dictator wannabe. Really pathetic that this scumbag is allowed to go on like this.
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    Re: Trump Fires Defense Official for Refusing to Break the Law on His Behalf

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    That's just Trump being Trump. He has been a scofflaw and crook since he was a young man. The Age of Trump includes open obscenity and the flaunting of corruption.

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