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Boom: Trump Names Mark Meadows His New Chief of Staff

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

This is a big deal. – In a “surprise” move that really wasn’t all that surprising yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows would replace Mick Mulvaney as White House Chief of Staff. Mulvaney had made it known weeks ago that he was ready to roll out of the high-pressure job to assume the post of Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, a post he has sought for some time.

It had long been considered likely that Meadows would assume some high-level post within the Trump Administration, a desire he had made known upon his announcement last Fall that he would not seek re-election to his congressional seat this year.

Here’s an excerpt from the report on the move by a decidedly-biased Politico:

President Donald Trump announced on Friday night that Rep. Mark Meadows will become the new White House chief of staff, a dramatic reshuffling of his senior aides in the midst of the growing coronavirus crisis affecting the United States and the world.

Meadows, a conservative North Carolina Republican who helped overthrow one Republican speaker, considered getting rid of another and pushed Trump into a disastrous government shutdown over funding his border wall, will be Trump’s fourth chief of staff in just over three years in office.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff for the last 14 months, will become envoy to Northern Ireland.

It’s a most remarkable turn for the 60-year old Meadows, who in the eyes of his detractors has few qualifications for the post besides a talent for disruption, obstruction and obfuscation. Yet for the Republicans he’s fighting for — the House Freedom Caucus, of which he was a founder, and Trump — there’s no better advocate or strategist to have on your side.

The ascension to White House chief of staff is the culmination of a head-snapping rise for Meadows, who announced in December that he was retiring at the end of this term in Congress. Meadows was first elected in 2012, formed the Freedom Caucus with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in 2014 and was the man who went to the floor to seek to remove John Boehner from the speakership in the summer of 2015.

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Obviously, Politico’s editors assigned their most bitter liberal hacks to file that report. Oh, hey, I see John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman’s names on the by-line, so yeah, that’s exactly what they did.

Anyway….

The job of White House Chief of Staff is an a extremely high-pressure post, especially in this Administration, in which anyone seen as being an actual conservative who is loyal to the President himself becomes an immediate target for withering assault by the corrupt news media. It is no surprise that Mulvaney was ready to leave, since he took in far more incoming fire than his either of his two predecessors in the role, Reince Priebus and General John Kelly, neither of whom were considered by the media to be particularly conservative or loyal. The fact that both of those men were constant leakers to the media also helped insulate them from attack.

You can bet that one source of the bitter tone towards Mulvaney and Meadows in the report by Politico, as well as other reports out there this morning, derives from the fact that neither of those men have tried to curry favor with the Democrat toadies in the media by leaking national secrets to them. Both men are also quite conservative in their own right, a fact that liberal hacks like the authors of the Politico report equate to being Nazis.

Thus, the very traits that make Mulvaney and Meadows perfect for the job of Chief of Staff for Donald Trump are the traits that engender hatred from our corrupt news media.

Make no mistake about it: The job of Chief of Staff is a crucial one in any presidency. The COS has near-constant contact with the President – Meadows will immediately become Mr. Trump’s closest and most crucial advisor. He is not just there to manage staff. Meadows will have a seat in every national security meating and in every strategy session involving the President that takes place in the White House.

Thus, it is very important that one would have to go to great pains to find any member of congress who is more consistently conservative than Mark Meadows. You would also be hard-pressed to find anyone who has been more consistently supportive of President Trump, or who has worked harder to expose the rank corruption of not only congressional Democrats like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi, but also leaders of his own political party.

The fact that Meadows is a well-known and long-time political leader from North Carolina most likely also worked in his favor. North Carolina will be a key swing state in this year’s presidential election, and Meadows will no doubt play a role in advising the Trump Campaign on ways to ensure victory there.

In making the move, President Trump speculated that Meadows might become “my James Baker.” As ideally-suited as Meadows seems to be for this position, that is highly doubtful.

James Baker served in the Chief of Staff role for 4 years and 15 days, through the entire first term of the Ronald Reagan presidency. He then again served for the final 150 days of the George H.W. Bush presidency.

It would represent an almost super-human feat of endurance for anyone to be able to withstand the pressure of serving in this particular job for four years for a president who is as mercurial and unwilling to be tamed as President Trump while under constant assault from the media. There is no more high-pressure job on earth.

Mulvaney lasted 1 year and 64 days before his new assignment was announced on Friday. If Meadows can last that long and leave still on good terms with the President, everyone involved should be thrilled to death.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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It’s All About the DNC Server, Stupid

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

It’s been obvious from the start, hasn’t it? – It’s always been about the server, folks; it has never been about any “quid pro quo,” which President Trump manifestly did not engage in during his July call with Ukraine President Zelensky. That’s what the Campaign Update told you on September 25, about an hour after the transcript of the call had been made public:

Here is the passage that really has the Democrats in their current panicked frenzy:

“I would like for you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say “Crowdstrike”...I guess you have one of your wealthy people…the server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you are surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole thing ended with a very bad performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance. But they say a lot of it started with Ukraine.”

This entire charade that the Democrats, their media supporters and disloyal RINOs like Mitt Romney are staging right now is about using the false “quid pro quo” nonsense to distract the public away from focusing on the reality that officials in the Ukraine were heavily involved in the effort to help the DNC and the Clinton Campaign fix the 2016 presidential election. I won’t go through all the details behind that here – go re-read that Sept. 25 piece if you need a review of them.

All of these bad actors are in a panic because they fear that Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham, acting on intelligence handed to them earlier this year by Rudy Giuliani, are getting close to gathering a critical mass of evidence to prove the Ukraine connection.

This is why you see today’s media/Democrat frenzy coming out of Mick Mulvaney’s presser from yesterday, which can be viewed in its entirety at this link. This is an effort to distort Mulvaney’s reference to the server as an admission the Trump White House was withholding U.S. military aid to Ukraine in order to get foreign help in influencing the 2020 election.

This is abject, smelly horse sh*t.

What Mulvaney in fact said is that the Administration was delaying those funds until it had assurance that the newly-elected Zelensky government is keeping its promise to clean up the rampant corruption in that country. A big part of that is to investigate the former government’s active efforts to influence our 2016 election in support of the Pantsuit Princess and the Democrat Party.

Here is why that is a perfectly proper, even mandatory thing for the Trump Administration to do:

  • The U.S. relationship with Ukraine is structured through a series of treaties;
  • The U.S. provides military aid to Ukraine under the terms of one such treaty;
  • The U.S. also has another, anti-corruption treaty with Ukraine which requires that countries to cooperate in rooting out and punishing corrupt acts by officials from both countries;
  • The U.S. also has this major law called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that prohibits the kind of clear influence-selling actions committed by Joe Biden and his ne’er-do-well son Hunter.
  • Thus, the White House and the Department of Justice have a clear and unambiguous legal obligation to coordinate with Ukraine to root out the source of that country’s corrupt efforts to influence our 2016 elections, and if withholding military funding becomes necessary in order to convince the Ukraine government to cooperate, that’s just fine.

As Mulvaney said during his presser, we do this sort of thing all the time in our relationships with countries all over the world. Yes, Barack Obama just loaded up billions in cash into military cargo jets and shipped it willy-nilly to corrupt governments like Iran’s, but that is not the way any of this is supposed to work under the law, and if Republicans in congress weren’t such gutless wonders they’d have impeached Obama over that action.

Look at it this way: Robert Mueller and his gang of Gestapo thugs wasted $35 million or so in a supposed effort to investigate alleged corruption in the 2016 election. Unfortunately, they only looked at one side of the equation, and stayed carefully away from anything having to do with Ukraine and copies of the DNC server that the Comey FBI failed to even investigate.

Now, the Democrat/Media/RINO Axis of Propaganda wants to convince you that the efforts by Barr/Durham/Giuliani to fully investigate the other side of the equation is somehow improper. They need you to believe that, because if the truth ever comes out, they’re all in deep doo-doo. The Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel sums it all up very succinctly in this clip:

So remember: Regardless of all the distractions the Axis of Propaganda throws at you every day, their panic is really all about the President’s reference to the server on his call with Zelensky. That’s the real origin point that led to the last three years of fake “Russia collusion” hysteria, and that’s what Barr and Durham are supposedly really investigating.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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WATCH: Mick Mulvaney’s Epic Fake News Media Beat-Down

Today’s Campaign Update, Part III
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This is the best entertainment you will experience this week. – Acting Chief of Staff and just general jack of all trades for this Administration Mick Mulvaney staged one of the most epic beatdowns of our fake news media mavens of all time by anyone not named Trump today. He is almost as good as the President is at this, and actually does it while speaking in complete sentences and without the roar of helicopter or jumbo jet engines behind him. He is without doubt one of the most polished and witty extemporaneous speakers you will ever see. If management at Fox News had a lick of sense they’d offer Mulvaney about $20 million to fill that now-vacant 3:00 ET time slot.

I don’t have time to do a transcript here, but just watch it – it is hands-down the best show on television:

 

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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