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Chief of Staff Must Be Versed in Extortion, Solicitation of a Bribe, & Obstruction of Congress

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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 07:14 AM
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Last night, on MSNBC, minor, passing mention was made of Trump’s Secretary of the Interior’s action that he had taken against Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski as being “illegal.”

A couple of TV personalities characterized that action as a mob-style threat along the lines of: “Hmmmm, nice state you have here. It sure would be a shame if something happened to it.”

What those TV personalities characterized as a threat can easily be interpreted as extortion, solicitation of a bribe, and, last but not least, obstruction of Congress.

According to last night’s “Last Word,” it is the role of the White House Chief of Staff to keep the behavior of the members of the Executive Branch in check and to censor them. Everything should be reviewed by the Chief of Staff, and people have to wait on his approval before letting loose with things in a public arena.

Well, you can blame Reince Priebus for being weak and failing to assert his power to be “the gatekeeper” in this matter, but he had an impossible job.

More will be expected of the next Chief of Staff who will have to powerfully assert himself and lean on the White House people to stop acting like crime family mobsters and indulging in such things as extortion, solicitation of a bribe, or obstruction of Congress.

Pertinent newsllink: Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski's health care vote draws White House ire




posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 08:13 AM
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a reply to: theworldisnotenough


We all heard Trump threaten his Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, that if he didn't get the votes needed to pass Trump's HC agenda, "he's fired", in front of 33,000 Boy Scouts. I highly doubt that Tom Price went through the Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, to lobby Senators for votes!


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posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 08:17 AM
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Trump's innate thuggery is on international display.

Another reason why the State-loving closet authoritarians among us (aka our friends on the right-wing) love him so dearly.

He'd be more of a threat if he weren't so incompetent; that's the only redeeming factor in this mess.

The dominoes will continue to fall. Tax evasion took down Capone; money-laundering will take down Trump, Inc.
edit on 29-7-2017 by Gryphon66 because: Noted



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 10:03 AM
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"Chief of Staff Must Be Versed in Extortion, Solicitation of a Bribe, & Obstruction of Congress"

Yup, Trump should have learned that from Bill Clinton and Obama.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: whywhynot
"Chief of Staff Must Be Versed in Extortion, Solicitation of a Bribe, & Obstruction of Congress"

Yup, Trump should have learned that from Bill Clinton and Obama.


No, we should have learned from past Presidents.

Congress should have set a proper example: do this and there will be consequences, to wit, impeachment and possible criminal prosecution.



posted on Jul, 29 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: theworldisnotenough

originally posted by: whywhynot
"Chief of Staff Must Be Versed in Extortion, Solicitation of a Bribe, & Obstruction of Congress"

Yup, Trump should have learned that from Bill Clinton and Obama.


Congress should have set a proper example: do this and there will be consequences, to wit, impeachment and possible criminal prosecution.


Righhhhttttt




posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:05 AM
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originally posted by: whywhynot
"Chief of Staff Must Be Versed in Extortion, Solicitation of a Bribe, & Obstruction of Congress"

Yup, Trump should have learned that from Bill Clinton and Obama.


Ding, ding, ding!

Thread deflection winner!



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