Oldies but not goodies return to White House to work on Trump campaign at tax payers expense

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Oldies but not goodies return to White House to work on Trump campaign at tax payers expense

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We the taxpayers are paying the salaries of Trumps campaign staff.
A former CIA officer is questioning the legality of former Trump communications director Hope Hicks‘ reported return to the White House, given she will be working on the president’s re-election campaign.

“She’s being hired as a public servant at taxpayer expense — as a ‘Counselor to the President’ — to work on the re-election campaign? That would seem to be… illegal,” Ned Price said on Twitter.

Price, who currently is an NBC News Analyst and Contributor, and Lecturer at George Washington University, is also Director of Policy and Communications at National Security Action, a “network of former senior officials and policy experts, academics, and civil society leaders.”

Previously, Price served in the Obama administration on the National Security Council as spokesperson and as a Special Assistant to the President.
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/hope-h ... a-officer/
President Donald Trump has rehired his former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former press secretary Sean Spicer almost three years after both men unceremoniously departed the White House.

Priebus and Spicer will each join the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, according to a White House announcement Tuesday. As a part of the commission, the pair will interview and recommend to their former boss national finalists for appointments.

Spicer, who resigned in July 2017 out of dissatisfaction with the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, courted controversy for repeatedly telling lies on behalf the president. Among those were false claims that Trump's inauguration had the biggest crowds in history, that the president would have won the popular vote in the 2016 if not for voter fraud, that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower and that Adolf Hitler had not used chemical weapons.

Spicer has become something of a pop culture fixture since his exit from the White House. He joined the reality competition show "Dancing With the Stars," in which he and other famous contestants were paired with professional ballroom dancers as they competed for the mirror ball trophy, last year. He announced on Cameo that he would record Valentine's Day messages for people who were willing to pay him $199 earlier this week.

Priebus, whose six-month tenure as chief of staff was the shortest in history for anyone who did not hold the position on an interim basis, was fired in July 2017. A number of reasons cited for his termination, including: Trump's disappointment with Priebus' stewardship of the campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a belief that Priebus lacked the strength to run the White House.

Scaramucci also accused Priebus of being a leaker, telling Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker that "Reince is a f*cking paranoid schizophrenic — a paranoiac" and that "if you want to leak something — he'll be asked to resign very shortly."

Priebus joined the Navy after leaving the White House, going through a months-long application process before becoming an ensign and being sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence. Spicer attended Priebus' swearing in ceremony and publicly congratulated his former colleague on Twitter at the time. Prior to his gigs at the White House and in the Navy, Priebus served as both chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Republican National Committee.
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I wonder who pulled strings to get Priebus in the Navy or is the Navy that desperate for naval gunnery dummies?

Recycling from the bottom of the barrel. He can't even find new scum to hire.
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Smells like a way to keep these people quiet.
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Spicey is back!!! :bananadance:
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You know you're running out of good people to work for you when you have to hire bad people that quit or you already fired ! Oh, the irony !!

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TrueTexan wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:00 pm
I wonder who pulled strings to get Priebus in the Navy or is the Navy that desperate for naval gunnery dummies?

Recycling from the bottom of the barrel. He can't even find new scum to hire.
I know it seems like years ago, but a reminder might be in order: Short answer is Sen Ron Johnson and the RNC.

The people Priebus beat out to become an ensign
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your ... an-ensign/
Reince Priebus was a 46-year-old attorney who had run the Republican Party and the White House when he decided to become a Navy Reserve ensign.

To snag a special direct commission slot as a human resources officer, President Donald J. Trump’s former chief of staff had to beat out 37 candidates. And because he was closer to picking up an AARP card than a college diploma, he also needed an age waiver from the sea service.
Navy officials redacted names and other identifying information in the records turned over to Military Times following a Freedom of Information Act request that sought “any and all records pertaining to the selection of Reince Priebus to enter the ranks of the Navy’s reserve officers.”

Instead, the sea service turned over candidate worksheets showcasing education, military and other background information used when the selection panel picked Priebus.

Other documentation considered by panelists when making the cuts “was destroyed when the board adjourned,” according to the official response letter to Military Times.

Priebus entered the Navy with no military experience. But that didn’t hurt the Wisconsin native’s push to become one of the finalists. In fact, he was the only one of the five picks who wasn’t a veteran of the armed forces.


Several others who were not selected boasted beefier resumes when it came to military service or work in the field of human resources, according to the records.

One candidate who didn’t make the cut had eight years of reserve and active-duty service, while another had spent 17 years in the Air Force reserves and 11 years as a human resources supervisor.

One unsuccessful candidate had served as a chief petty officer. Another was a reservist who had mobilized to support the war in Afghanistan, records show.

Others who lost out included an administrative lead petty officer with a combined 11 years and three months of active and reserve service and an enlisted sailor who had served more than 26 years.
Hunter Biden — the son of former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden — became an ensign through the same direct commissioning process in 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal.

But after popping positive for cocaine on a drug test the following year, Biden the younger was discharged, the Journal reported.

Former White House press secretary and current “Dancing With the Stars” salsa king Sean Spicer also is a Navy Reserve public affairs officer.
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Boils down to the old it’s not what you know but who you know that counts.
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TrueTexan wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:22 pm
Boils down to the old it’s not what you know but who you know that counts.
I thought that was "It's not what you know, but who you "nose" that counts!! :thumbup:
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I could lose my lunch... :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:13 pm
I could lose my lunch... :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:
Is this better?

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