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Trump taps ideologue, former Fox talker Ric Grenell for intelligence director, no confirmation needed
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 19, 2020 05:14PM
Every department now run by unqualified or sycophantic Trumpocrats. Grenell is currently Ambassador to Germany, so he's already confirmed. No new process needed for the "acting" role.

Grenell’s ascent from shouting head to prominent diplomat has proved polarizing. To conservative fans, he is the poster child for a new Trumpian style of foreign policy—an ambassador who is unconstrained by protocol and who has no use for accommodation or politesse. To his critics (and there are many in Berlin), he is a shallow ideologue who’s shown little interest in good-faith engagement, preferring instead to bash and dash—attacking his host country’s government on Twitter before retreating to his villa in the Dahlem district of west Berlin.

“Ric is not playing a constructive role here in political Berlin,” a senior German politician, who has had regular contact with Grenell but asked to remain anonymous

[www.theatlantic.com]
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Re: Trump taps ideologue, former Fox talker Ric Grenell for intelligence director, no confirmation needed
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 19, 2020 05:54PM
Thanks, McConnell.



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Re: Trump taps ideologue, former Fox talker Ric Grenell for intelligence director, no confirmation needed
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 19, 2020 05:54PM
Grinell was all over the Ukraine thing:

After the meeting, two of Giuliani’s allies did join Firtash’s legal team. Toensing and diGenova began representing him in the summer of 2019, and Parnas told Maddow that they worked to score political gifts for Trump from the gas magnate. Parnas said they also tried to leverage their Trumpworld connections to help Firtash.

“During the situation that was going on with the Firtash case, Victoria called Ric Grenell because he was the ambassador to Germany and Vienna was in the same orbit there,” Parnas said. “She basically asked him, if he sees any pressure coming from DOJ to extradite Firtash, if he could let us know. She told me he said he would.” Parnas said he didn’t know if Grenell ever shared information regarding Firtash with Toensing.

A spokesperson for Grenell at the U.S. embassy in Berlin did not respond to multiple requests for comment, which included detailed visibility of this reporting. State Department officials in Washington also did not respond to multiple requests for comment.


[www.thedailybeast.com]
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Re: Trump taps ideologue, former Fox talker Ric Grenell for intelligence director, no confirmation needed
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 20, 2020 01:42PM
Grenell is now the highest ranking out gay man ever to serve our country. Not a proud day for us LGBTQIA+ folks, if you ask me.



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