May 19, 2017

White House update: Trump Staff Shakeup!

Jack PosobiecWashington Bureau Chief
 

President Trump departed today for his first foreign trip, to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium - but in his wake, there are reports swirling about many top-level staff shakeups. 

Sean Spicer is expected to take a reduced role following Trump's return, and is not likely to continue the daily press briefings. Kimberly Guilfoyle of Fox News has been interviewing as a replacement, and Rebel Media can exclusively report that talk show host, Fox News Contributor, and Reagan Administration appointee Laura Ingraham also interviewed for the position today. 

Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager, has been brought back into the White House, and has reportedly been offered a position. Lewandowski appeared on Fox News last night and highlighted the importance of staff members being loyal to the President. 

Dina Powell, deputy national security advisor, has been accused by the media of leaking classified information to the press, and has not been seen at the White House in several days. 

Johnny DeStefano, head of the Office of Personnel Management is the subject of a social media campaign to remove him from his position after it was revealed he was part of the NeverTrump movement, and may be blocking Trump appointees and staffers from filling thousands of key positions throughout the government. 

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commented 2017-05-21 22:25:00 -0400 · Flag
He must have a teleprompter, but I don’t see where it is in that room.
commented 2017-05-21 22:18:33 -0400 · Flag
I’m almost 20 minutes in and I am quite impressed. Trump hasn’t looked at notes or a teleprompter once during his speech so far. He is a damn good speaker when he wants to be. I don;t know what the Saudis are making of it though. He is definitely making an impression.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udz9b5BThnw
full speech
commented 2017-05-21 15:46:19 -0400 · Flag
Hey Jack . . . if you get your news from Bill Mayer you are missing a few forward gears . . . .
Trump’s base has grown in the last 6 months . . . . I predict he will easily win in 2020 as the Dhimmicraps seem to have nothing going for them. No ideas and only old retreaded Socialists like Pocahontas and Bernie. After that happens Jack . . . you can always blame the “Russians” . . . lol
commented 2017-05-21 13:50:48 -0400 · Flag
DREW WAKARIUK asked: “Like Keith says, throw out the trash. I see the liberal media getting more and more desperate and pathetic now that nothing is coming out of the Russia investigation. I wonder if they will ever grow up?”

Good question, however the answer is a definitive no! Lefties NEVER grow up. The tantrums and foot stomping will continue for some time…………
commented 2017-05-21 13:48:16 -0400 · Flag
Simple. The Deep State is engaged in “lethargy” conflicts with Trump in order to prevent or slow necessary changes as well as more time to mount more smear campaigns. Will the US public buy it? Doubtful. The Lugenpresse and the operatives in the Deep State are treading on exceedingly thin ice!
commented 2017-05-20 22:58:16 -0400 · Flag
For those confused by Glenn’s comment on no president ever being impeached, Bill Clinton was impeached by the House, and acquitted by the Senate, which are two distinct processes and so it wasn’t actually a done deal.
commented 2017-05-20 22:46:10 -0400 · Flag
@Jack Carter and Andrew Stephenson….Abraham Lincoln was so unpopular that he had to be snuck into Washington DC by back allys and his inauguration was as vetted and well attended as a meeting at a Mason’s Lodge….no president has ever been impeached because people didn’t like him….in fact….no president has ever been impeached…..read your history and do your homework before you play pundit here.
commented 2017-05-20 21:54:21 -0400 · Flag
Pretty cool alright. I can’t wait until Trump gets back from the tour. I think some things will happen regarding further draining of the bottom feeders.
commented 2017-05-20 21:14:06 -0400 · Flag
I still can’t get over the fact we’ve got a correspondent in the White House!
Go Jack!
…let alone all THAT news!
commented 2017-05-20 13:50:19 -0400 · Flag
Bill Maher Makes Bet That Trump Is Out By Christmas

Read more: http://thefreewheeler.proboards.com/thread/26983/bill-maher-bet-trump-christmas?page=1#ixzz4hdtcTr5o

I think this is a pretty realistic time frame if not exact. Trump is certainly gone in 2018. The notion that he will still be President in 8 years is laughable by any standard.

Former Trump campaign senior adviser and White House aide Boris Epshteyn took Bill Maher’s bet Friday night of “100 rubles” that President Trump will be “out by Christmas.”

“I think he can be president for eight years,” Epshteyn said on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” prompting boos from the studio audience. “Sorry to disappoint you folks.”

“Why don’t we have a gentlemen’s bet. A 100 rubles?” Maher proposed. “Gentlemen’s bet: He is out by Christmas.”

After Epshteyn agreed to the wager, Maher added, "He looks like he’s trying to get impeached. It looks like he’s admitted obstruction of justice at least twice
commented 2017-05-20 10:58:16 -0400 · Flag
How is it “draining the swamp” when Trump fires his own hand picked cronies? It sounds like he’s wallowing in it and the rest is just alt-right spin.

You’ll keep seeing these staff purges, because they’re token gestures that don’t address the root of the problem (rhymes with “dump”).
commented 2017-05-20 00:35:50 -0400 · Flag
It is expected that the swamp gets clogged from time to time and if you don’t unplug it quickly there will be a flood that will leave you up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
commented 2017-05-19 22:59:27 -0400 · Flag
Cleaning house in a bureaucracy should always begin with a purge of the personnel department. They are the hand picked “true believers” who career manage their hand picked “true believers”….and personnel IS policy.

When Karl Marx was asked why he was so adamant the revolution was necessary he replied “Without a revolution those in power get to choose their succession”..

I will bet that Obama is just seething. The MSM will now crank up the tantrum.
commented 2017-05-19 21:17:29 -0400 · Flag
Really appreciate these updates, the Rebel is lucky to have Jack Posobiec. I look at a lot of sources for updates and he always hits all the important notes. Jack just reports the facts and I hope this helps to wake up Canadians as well. All we get (aside from the Rebel) is ‘never Trumper’ CBC. Most Canadians absolutely revile Trump thanks to the CBC slanted lies and parroting of the negative narrative of the Democrats in the U.S.
If the CBC isn’t parroting a lie they aren’t reporting.
What is happening in Washington is important to us all.
commented 2017-05-19 20:38:22 -0400 · Flag
On the money Keith – spring cleaning when he gathers more “deplorabels”™ as his close aids, the swamp will begin to drain – which is why the biggest critters in the swamp have been croaking loudly trying to scare the public – but to no avail.

MAGA is on schedule.
commented 2017-05-19 19:45:00 -0400 · Flag
Like Keith says, throw out the trash. I see the liberal media getting more and more desperate and pathetic now that nothing is coming out of the Russia investigation. I wonder if they will ever grow up?
commented 2017-05-19 19:17:41 -0400 · Flag
Spring clean up, time to dust out the Cobwebs and Dems.
commented 2017-05-19 19:02:44 -0400 · Flag
Great update Jack!
“Never Trump” staffers should be fired ASAP, discharge Obama hirees too.