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Document leak reveals vetting during Trumpís transition to White House
New York Post ^ | June 24, 2019 | Nicki Schwab

Posted on 06/24/2019 6:24:36 AM PDT by BurgessKoch

A trove of vetting documents leaked to the news organization Axios on HBO shows “red flags” the administration uncovered as President Trump put together his cabinet and the top levels of government following his shocking White House win and his decision to fire transition director Chris Christie.

With Christie’s departure, much of the vetting of candidates was left up to “20-something [Republican National Committee] staffers,” according to Axios’ Jonathan Swan. The documents show what aides worried would be problematic. For instance, both Mick Mulvaney, now the acting White House chief of staff, and former Defense Secretary James Mattis got dinged for previous criticism of Trump.

At the top of Mulvaney’s file is the fact that he once called then-candidate Trump “not a very good person.”

National security adviser John Bolton had allegations in his vetting file that stated he had a habit of “bullying career State Department” officials and claimed he had been accused of “accosting women on overseas trips.” ...

White House principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley called the president’s staff picks an “incredible team” and put down the leaker. “President Trump has done more to improve the lives of the American people in two years than past presidents have done in eight and no disgruntled establishment, DC swamp creature’s cowardly leaks can change that,” Gidley told Axios.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trumpcabinet; trumptransition; witchhunt
Likely simply reflects normal process but personnel vetting and senior officials selection to date leaves a lot to be desired IMO (see Sessions, Tillerson, Wray et al)
1 posted on 06/24/2019 6:24:36 AM PDT by BurgessKoch
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To: BurgessKoch

IMPEACH HIM!


2 posted on 06/24/2019 6:26:29 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: BurgessKoch

Here’s the Axios article. Lots of info on what was found when nominees were vetted:

https://www.axios.com/leaked-donald-trump-vetting-docs-hbo-6ce3cd26-1eb9-4da8-b15e-47b56020aef7.html


3 posted on 06/24/2019 6:30:37 AM PDT by be-baw
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To: BurgessKoch
Chris Christie paid $175,000 attack ads against Republican candidates running for governor of the state of Colorado. Why do we even consider him as GOP after hes hug form Obama.
4 posted on 06/24/2019 6:43:20 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Because that is what GOP do.


5 posted on 06/24/2019 6:51:53 AM PDT by chris37 (Monday, March 25 2019 is Maga Day!)
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To: BurgessKoch

Kinda like Obama’s admin picks, such as Brennan for CIA chief, who voted for the Communist Party USA in 1980.


6 posted on 06/24/2019 6:52:46 AM PDT by nickedknack
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To: be-baw

Tempest in a teapot. Unsubstantiated and biased comments always surface in this kind of vetting. Angry people try to torpedo their enemies. What is disturbing is the leaking of this information that violates privacy rights and hurts the process.


7 posted on 06/24/2019 6:56:38 AM PDT by kabar
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To: nickedknack

True but weren’t Brennan and other senior picks in alignment with Obama’s radicalism vs. the personnel / MAGA misalignments with some of the high level picks of the current administration?


8 posted on 06/24/2019 6:59:39 AM PDT by BurgessKoch
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To: mountainlion

Chris Christie was, is, and always will be a self serving pig.


9 posted on 06/24/2019 7:16:13 AM PDT by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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To: mountainlion

You really have to be nuts to think that hug Christie gave Obama made a bit of difference in Obama getting reelected.


10 posted on 06/24/2019 7:22:55 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: billyboy15
You really have to be nuts to think that hug Christie gave Obama made a bit of difference in Obama getting reelected. ???

Don't know where that came form but it sure showed that Christie was a demonicrat sympathizer.

11 posted on 06/24/2019 7:51:42 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: billyboy15

I do not think it made a difference. The biggest difference was that Romney stopped campaigning like he was throwing the election right when he pulled ahead.


12 posted on 06/24/2019 7:52:53 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

Wasn’t that McCain? I remember McCain doing that!
I don’t remember Romney doing that.


13 posted on 06/24/2019 7:54:12 AM PDT by Reily
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To: BurgessKoch

This smells of a Beltway RINO, a Bush family type, that rushed into the transition team after not doing a thing to help him get elected. I live here and know handfuls of them here.


14 posted on 06/24/2019 7:59:02 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Reily

It was BOTH of them. McStain flat out suspended his campaign because of the housing crash and Mitt the used car salesman, stopped attacking Obama in August/Sept precisely when he started to out-fund raise Obama and pull ahead of him in the polls. I was referring to the Obama-Christie story which happened in 2012.


15 posted on 06/24/2019 8:08:17 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: BurgessKoch

John Bolton had allegations in his vetting file that stated he had a habit of “bullying career State Department” officials and claimed he had been accused of “accosting women on overseas trips.”


Well, to be fair, you don’t grow a mustache like that and NOT offer ladies free mustache rides.


16 posted on 06/24/2019 8:56:53 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

The complaints regarding Bolton are primarily from the snowflake crowd who wilt from strong vigorous arguement. Its said if you discuss issues with him be prepared to defend your views. Too too many people can’t handle disagreement. You see it here on FR.


17 posted on 06/24/2019 9:05:50 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

I recall how Romney all but crushed the lil boy child in the second debate...and then rolled over in the final debate


18 posted on 06/24/2019 10:40:22 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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