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  • Did Nikki Haley Just Reveal the Leaders of the 25th Amendment Push?

    11/12/2019 4:28:36 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 64 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    When Nikki Haley speaks, people listen. – When people start surveying the GOP landscape post-Trump, whether that comes in January after being removed from the the presidency by the Senate (which is not likely to happen), in January 2021 after a loss in the 2020 election (also not in the cards) or in January 2025 following the completion of his second term in office (bingo!), the survey inevitably lands to the name of Nikki Haley as one of his most likely successors. Other names also arise, of course: Names like Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo and Ted Cruz, and the...
  • Former GOP senator urges Nikki Haley to challenge Trump in 2020

    10/09/2018 12:58:25 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 9, 2018
    A former Republican senator from New Hampshire says Nikki Haley should visit the early-primary state as soon as possible to explore a 2020 challenge against President Trump. “After four years of Donald Trump, America will want a president of sound mind and dignified presidential bearing," former Sen. Gordon Humphrey told the Washington Examiner. Haley announced her resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. She opposed Trump in 2016, contributing to suspicion about her departure, which will take effect later this year.
  • Nikki Haley hinted to China that ‘unpredictable’ Trump could invade North Korea: Report

    10/17/2018 3:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2018 | Joel Gehrke
    Ambassador Nikki Haley used the threat of a U.S. invasion of North Korea to secure a new round of sanctions against the regime last year, according to a new report. Harper’s Magazine reported that Haley raised the possibility of a U.S. invasion by telling a Chinese diplomat, “My boss is kind of unpredictable, and I don’t know what he’ll do." Haley recalled making those comments during remarks at a small gathering of people at the Council for National Policy, and as part of her effort to discourage China from vetoing additional oil sanctions on North Korea last September, following the...
  • Haley-Pence rivalry heats up as GOP weighs post-Trump future

    08/24/2019 12:16:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | August 24,2019 | Hojczyk
    At a time when Republicans are starting to contemplate what their party will look like after Donald Trump leaves office, a rivalry has developed between the two politicians who cut markedly different profiles — and signs of strain are bubbling to the surface. The Pence team has recently asked senior Republicans for updates on Haley’s outreach to donors. And with Haley embarking on a national fundraising tour and promoting a new outside political group, top Pence advisers blame her for persistent rumors that she will replace him on the Trump's ticket in 2020. Tensions flared after Haley chose not to...
  • President Trump Closes Door on Nikki Haley as Potential 2020 VP

    06/27/2019 8:42:44 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 63 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 6-26-2019 | Hannah Bleau
    President Trump struck down the possibility of former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley replacing Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate in 2020 during an interview with Fox Business Network Wednesday. Trump was asked about a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, which suggested the political swap. Trump affirmed his appreciation for Haley, describing her as a “friend” and noting her involvement in his campaign, but dismissed the possibility of her future position as his vice president. “I love Nikki. She’s endorsed me. She’s my friend. She’s a part of my campaign,” Trump said. “But Mike has been a great vice...
  • Trump's best 2020 move: Dump Mike Pence for Nikki Haley

    04/27/2019 5:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 200 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | April 26, 2019 | Arick Wierson
    President Trump's recent stonewalling tactics, aimed at blocking Congress' ability to follow up on the allegations detailed in the Mueller report, are rooted in the belief that he can run out the clock on the Democrats in the House through the 2020 election. Nonetheless, it's a strategy fraught with peril, and if the President begins to see a significant erosion in his approval numbers from Americans tired of the endless standoff, he might need to reach deep into his bag of tricks to reset the national narrative. There is one move that could prove to be a complete game changer:...
  • How About Nikki Haley for Speaker? The Constitution Allows the House to Select a Non-Member

    10/29/2018 8:42:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/29/2018 | John Fund
    Republicans, independents, and even many Democrats approve of her, and the Constitution allows the House to select a non-member . . . Next month’s election could deliver a close enough result that it will be very difficult for the House of Representatives to organize itself and elect a speaker. If the House deadlocks, the Constitution allows the body to select a non-member to serve as speaker and run the place. It’s never happened before, but at the beginning of this century, few thought figures such as Barack Obama or Donald Trump could ever be elected president. On Capitol Hill, there...
  • What is Nikki Haley's Angle?

    08/18/2019 11:18:02 AM PDT · by rintintin · 36 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Aug 2 2019 | Ryan Bort
    President Trump on Friday morning gloated that the Baltimore home of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) had been burglarized. Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who in December stepped down as Trump’s U.N. ambassador, did not approve. “This is so unnecessary,” she tweeted, along with a rolling-eyes emoiji.
  • Nikki Haley: Former Cabinet Members Told Me To Resist President Trump

    11/11/2019 10:17:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    OAN ^ | 11/10/19
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is claiming two former cabinet members tried to recruit her to help undermine the president. In a recent interview, Haley said former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly confronted her in a closed-door meeting to enlist her in opposing President Trump. Haley will detail the alleged meeting in her soon to be released memoir, “With All Due Respect.” She said Kelly and Tillerson “confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate — they were trying to save the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/10/2019

    11/10/2019 9:17:59 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says that former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson actively worked to undermine President Trump and tried to enlist her...... Its Monday in Hong Kong with a general strike called by protester for democracy and police officers using live ammunition..... Bolivia's President Evo Morales resigned Sunday afternoon along with his Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera...... Spain's second election this year with the Socialists winners but a few seats under their performance earlier this year. The result is again a deadlock... Israeli politics and the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu...
  • Nikki Haley reveals Tillerson, Kelly privately discussed resisting Trump: ‘It was offensive’

    11/10/2019 2:28:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 173 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley blasted former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, recalling a private conversation where they defended resisting President Trump, telling her they did so out of necessity. […] Haley said that the two men “confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country” and how “Tillerson went on to tell me the reason he resisted the president’s decisions was because, if he didn’t, people would die….” Haley, however, was not impressed. “It should’ve been,...
  • Haley: Top Trump aides tried to get me to undermine him

    11/10/2019 1:10:01 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 10 2019 | Rebecca Klar
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claims two of President Trump’s former senior advisers tried to get her to undermine him to “save the country,” The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing Haley’s upcoming memoir and an interview with her. According to the newspaper, Haley said former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly would try to get her to work around the president. “Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley wrote, according to...
  • Nikki Haley: Tillerson and Kelly tried to block Trump to 'save country'

    11/10/2019 12:06:21 PM PST · by malach · 103 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11.10.19 | Edward Hellmore
    Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, has claimed former secretary of state Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly tried to recruit her to work around Donald Trump in an effort to “save the country”. Related: Trump impeachment: whistleblower will not testify in public, Democrats say Haley, who left the administration last year, makes the claim in a book, With All Due Respect, that will be published on Tuesday, the Washington Post reported. In Haley’s telling, Tillerson told her that if Trump was left unchecked, people would die. “Kelly and Tillerson confided...
  • HERE ARE THE 17 PRISONERS TRUMP HAS FREED SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE

    10/14/2018 7:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has secured the release of 17 prisoners foreign governments had detained. “We’ve had 17 released, and we’re very proud of that record. Very proud. And we have others coming,” Trump said Saturday evening as he welcomed home Joshua Holt, an American citizen who had been detained in Venezuela for two years without trial. Unlike his predecessor, the president has managed to bring these prisoners home without freeing terrorists or paying millions of dollars in suspected ransom payments. 1. Sabrina De Sousa: Portuguese-American Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA agent, was arrested and...
  • Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium, officials say

    05/20/2019 11:07:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2019 | AP
    Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point to stress that the uranium would be enriched only to the 3.67% limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, making it usable for a power plant but far below what's needed for an atomic weapon. But by increasing production, Iran soon will exceed the stockpile limitations set by the accord. Tehran has set a July 7 deadline for...
  • Tillerson quietly meets with House lawmakers to discuss Trump

    05/21/2019 9:39:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 34 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 5/21/19 | Zachary Cohen
    Washington (CNN)Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quietly met with the top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday for an interview that focused primarily on his time in the Trump administration, a congressional aide with direct knowledge of the discussion confirmed to CNN.
  • The last lines of defense against Trump

    12/23/2018 2:19:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | December 22 at 3:25 PM | Editorial Board
    MANY PEOPLE who viewed Donald Trump as unprepared and temperamentally ill-suited to be president initially reassured themselves that a sober-minded Republican majority in Congress would restrain him. Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s (R-Wis.) pitiable farewell this week spotlighted the emptiness of those hopes. Mr. Ryan allowed the president and his allies to corrupt the House Intelligence Committee and treat federal law enforcement as an enemy. Like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and most other ostensible GOP leaders, Mr. Ryan abetted the president as he sought, fruitlessly, to use fear and bigotry to preserve the House Republican majority in the 2018...
  • Trump lashes out at Tillerson after criticism: ‘He was dumb as a rock’

    12/07/2018 12:45:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    President Trump fired back Friday at former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling him "dumb as a rock" after the ex-diplomat claimed he always had to remind the president some of his plans would “violate the law.” In a rare public appearance, Tillerson sat down with former veteran CBS News journalist Bob Schieffer during a fundraiser for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle. Tillerson blamed his strained relationship with Trump on the fact they did not share a “common value system” and were “obviously starkly different in our styles.” “When the president would say,...
  • Trump again threatens to look at NBC News' broadcast license

    09/04/2018 11:38:05 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/4/2018 | Brendan Morrow
    President Trump on Tuesday once again suggested NBC News' broadcast license should be revoked, this time because of the network's handling of Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein exposé. @real Donald Trump Trump alluded to recent accusations from a producer that the network tried to kill Farrow's investigation into Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct. Farrow ultimately published the piece at The New Yorker. NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack has sent out a memo to staff arguing that Farrow's reporting was not ready to broadcast last year, but Farrow is taking issue with this version of events, saying that the network tried to stop...
  • Saudi king agrees in call with Trump to support Syria, Yemen safe zones: White House

    01/29/2017 4:51:52 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 76 replies
    Reuters via The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 29, 2017 | Reuters via Sundance
    This is a jaw-dropping exhibition of the scope of President Trump’s strategic leverage. Remember how Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refused to take the bait from Senator Marco Rubio regarding Saudi Arabia? Put this outcome in the dividend column. Those who have not followed the back-story of non-extremist politics in the middle-east will miss the obvious play identified more readily by those who have followed closely. One of the major influences and advisers for King Salman of Saudi Arabia is Egyptian President Fattah Abdel el-Sisi. El-Sisi has already established a productive relationship with President Trump both before and after the...