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    Re: And The Wagons Circle Tighter......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post

    No, Trump will nominate someone else...after he is sure they won't block declassification. Someone the Senate will have a hard time denying the position. And the Senate won't dare ask questions about the declassification issue. That would tip their hand.
    This notion, prevalent among Qanon followers, that Coats or anyone else can block declas is incorrect.
    If Barr informs Trump that someone at DNI is blocking declas, Trump can overrule DNI and force declassification.
    POTUS could have done declas, at any time, with or without Coats' approval.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: And The Wagons Circle Tighter......

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    This notion, prevalent among Qanon followers, that Coats or anyone else can block declas is incorrect.
    If Barr informs Trump that someone at DNI is blocking declas, Trump can overrule DNI and force declassification.
    POTUS could have done declas, at any time, with or without Coats' approval.
    Sure...he could. But there will be a political penalty if he does. He doesn't need or want that penalty...and he doesn't need or want swamp members working against him.

    The result: People "resign" and someone new steps in.
    TANSTAAFL

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    Re: And The Wagons Circle Tighter......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Sure...he could. But there will be a political penalty if he does. He doesn't need or want that penalty...and he doesn't need or want swamp members working against him.

    The result: People "resign" and someone new steps in.
    What's the difference?
    Trump orders declas versus Trump minion orders declas?
    Everyone will know where the minion got his marching orders.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: And The Wagons Circle Tighter......

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    What's the difference?
    Trump orders declas versus Trump minion orders declas?
    Everyone will know where the minion got his marching orders.
    Trump hasn't ordered any declassification. He has left it entirely up to Barr.
    TANSTAAFL

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    Re: And The Wagons Circle Tighter......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Trump hasn't ordered any declassification. He has left it entirely up to Barr.
    Barr is a minion.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: And The Wagons Circle Tighter......

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Barr is a minion.
    Barr will do what he wants.
    TANSTAAFL

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    Re: And The Wagons Circle Tighter......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Barr will do what he wants.
    Agreed.
    Barr will do what he(Trump) wants.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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