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(Washington Post)   Trump appointee Michael Ellis, who was installed as NSA's top lawyer in the last days of his administration, resigned after being sidelined by Biden 3 months ago. Intel community and intelligent people breathe a sigh of relief   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2021-04-18 12:20:18 AM  
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RIP, Ellis.
 
2021-04-18 12:41:02 AM  
Ellis joined the Trump White House in early 2017, becoming a lawyer on the National Security Council. Before that, he was chief counsel to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)

/just in case anyone forgot...
 
2021-04-18 1:20:09 AM  
Michael Ellis, a former Republican political operative, resigned Friday as the National Security Agency's top lawyer, having been sidelined for three months after President Biden took office.

The NSA director, Gen. Paul Nakasone, had placed Ellis on administrative leave the day President Donald Trump left the White House - just as Ellis was taking up the position. The reasons: a pending Pentagon inspector general probe, an official told The Washington Post at the time, and a security inquiry into Ellis's handling of classified information, according to a letter from Ellis's attorney to Nakasone, a copy of which was obtained by The Post.


Trump hired a creepy criminal to work in a high position in his administration just before he split?  I am so shocked.

Surprise surprise surprise!
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2021-04-18 1:35:21 AM  
If he's associated with the POS he should be in prison
 
2021-04-18 1:53:51 AM  
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2021-04-18 2:22:04 AM  
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I hear it's the best trade for former Trump appointees along with their membership to the Unemployables.
 
2021-04-18 2:25:03 AM  
I like how Biden just tore out and stomped all of these burrowed trolls Trump left for him.
 
2021-04-18 2:28:23 AM  
What this last administration taught me is that the checks and balances don't work. Acting directors and other abnormal shiat got a pass for four years and those of us waving our hands wildly got sidelined. McConnell and many others are at fault here and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon considering that Jordan, Greene, Harley, Gaspedo Gaetz, and so many others are still around. The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.
 
2021-04-18 2:29:31 AM  
Biden is still doing good. I hope he keeps going.
 
2021-04-18 2:32:40 AM  

baxterdog: What this last administration taught me is that the checks and balances don't work. Acting directors and other abnormal shiat got a pass for four years and those of us waving our hands wildly got sidelined. McConnell and many others are at fault here and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon considering that Jordan, Greene, Harley, Gaspedo Gaetz, and so many others are still around. The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.


There's no such thing as a "good tequila hangover", as it implies the existence of a bad tequila hangover. The latter cannot exist without bad tequila, and there is no bad tequila.

Naturally this also means that there is no such thing as good tequila, as that would require not-good tequila to exist, and there is no tequila which is not good.

Tequila.


/penis
 
2021-04-18 2:33:24 AM  
Republicans decried the criticism of Ellis as politically motivated, and last month they demanded an inspector general probe of Nakasone's decision to place Ellis on leave.

I thought they hated all the IGs and fired them all. Huh.

I guess when you want one there are not many around anymore.
 
2021-04-18 2:33:40 AM  

baxterdog: What this last administration taught me is that the checks and balances don't work. Acting directors and other abnormal shiat got a pass for four years and those of us waving our hands wildly got sidelined. McConnell and many others are at fault here and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon considering that Jordan, Greene, Harley, Gaspedo Gaetz, and so many others are still around. The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.


That's cause the "checks and balances" are mostly just farking illusion and were just "gentlemans agreements", which kinda falls apart when one side is made up of decidedly un-gentleperson like christio-fascists.
 
2021-04-18 2:40:24 AM  

baxterdog: What this last administration taught me is that the checks and balances don't work. Acting directors and other abnormal shiat got a pass for four years and those of us waving our hands wildly got sidelined. McConnell and many others are at fault here and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon considering that Jordan, Greene, Harley, Gaspedo Gaetz, and so many others are still around. The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.


The concentration of media ownership has disrupted representative governance.
 
2021-04-18 3:17:27 AM  
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Oh, so he got the message
 
2021-04-18 3:25:34 AM  
I love how the GOP is crying now that this is politically motivated, like they didn't do the same thing during Trump.  Sorry, but right now I couldn't care less about their wittle fee-fees.  It's all bullshiat.  They follow the script whenever they're not in power:  threaten and biatch and whine.

fark them.
 
2021-04-18 3:54:34 AM  

King Something: baxterdog: What this last administration taught me is that the checks and balances don't work. Acting directors and other abnormal shiat got a pass for four years and those of us waving our hands wildly got sidelined. McConnell and many others are at fault here and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon considering that Jordan, Greene, Harley, Gaspedo Gaetz, and so many others are still around. The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.

There's no such thing as a "good tequila hangover", as it implies the existence of a bad tequila hangover. The latter cannot exist without bad tequila, and there is no bad tequila.

Naturally this also means that there is no such thing as good tequila, as that would require not-good tequila to exist, and there is no tequila which is not good.

Tequila.


/penis


So, there is no good tequila, there is no bad tequila, there is only ... TEQUILA:

Tequila
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2021-04-18 3:56:44 AM  
Keep going, Joe.

Root out all of Trump's moles and other incompetent loyalists and shiatcan each and every one.
 
2021-04-18 3:57:00 AM  
Tin Machine... Under The God
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2021-04-18 4:09:22 AM  
Maybe he got fed up with a very small but annoying fandom constantly askign him ''Elliiiise! What is my rifle made out of Elliiiise?!".

/good farking riddance
 
2021-04-18 4:49:06 AM  

Guntram Shatterhand: I love how the GOP is crying now that this is politically motivated, like they didn't do the same thing during Trump.  Sorry, but right now I couldn't care less about their wittle fee-fees.  It's all bullshiat.  They follow the script whenever they're not in power:  threaten and biatch and whine.

fark them.


Exactly.  They quite literally installed commissars in many executive branch departments whose only jobs were to hunt for anyone not sufficiently loyal to the Turd Reich.
 
2021-04-18 5:21:56 AM  
Being targeted because of political motivations is only a problem if the person targeted is good at the job as it is intended to be performed.  If you were put into a position to undermine it, or otherwise sabotage the incoming administration as this asshole and so many others were, then decrying it as a "political" choice is just going to get the "Yeah, and?" meme response it deserves.
 
2021-04-18 5:32:47 AM  

baxterdog: What this last administration taught me is that the checks and balances don't work. Acting directors and other abnormal shiat got a pass for four years and those of us waving our hands wildly got sidelined. McConnell and many others are at fault here and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon considering that Jordan, Greene, Harley, Gaspedo Gaetz, and so many others are still around. The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.


You didn't think "checks and balances" were automatic and always applied based on your personal standards, right?
 
2021-04-18 6:15:04 AM  

King Something: baxterdog: What this last administration taught me is that the checks and balances don't work. Acting directors and other abnormal shiat got a pass for four years and those of us waving our hands wildly got sidelined. McConnell and many others are at fault here and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon considering that Jordan, Greene, Harley, Gaspedo Gaetz, and so many others are still around. The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.

There's no such thing as a "good tequila hangover", as it implies the existence of a bad tequila hangover. The latter cannot exist without bad tequila, and there is no bad tequila.

Naturally this also means that there is no such thing as good tequila, as that would require not-good tequila to exist, and there is no tequila which is not good.

Tequila.


/penis


Given the couple of post-margarita migraines I've had (not a hangover, just the aftermath of one drink), I'd say there is definitely bad tequila.

\I'm pretty sure it wasn't the lime juice that did it
 
2021-04-18 6:17:51 AM  

quatchi: Keep going, Joe.

Root out all of Trump's moles and other incompetent loyalists and shiatcan each and every one.


The problem is, as soon as another Republican gets in charge they'll all be back. And a country cannot survive that.
 
2021-04-18 6:18:46 AM  

qorkfiend: baxterdog: What this last administration taught me is that the checks and balances don't work. Acting directors and other abnormal shiat got a pass for four years and those of us waving our hands wildly got sidelined. McConnell and many others are at fault here and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon considering that Jordan, Greene, Harley, Gaspedo Gaetz, and so many others are still around. The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.

You didn't think "checks and balances" were automatic and always applied based on your personal standards, right?


Go away, Trumper.
 
2021-04-18 6:23:58 AM  
The President can do ANYTHING that 34 Senators say is okay.

That's the standard for executive branch power. Deal with it, Cuckboys. We won. And more of your administrative landmines are getting rooted out.
 
2021-04-18 6:58:56 AM  
"I want him manning a radar torr in Alaska by the end of the day. Just mail him his clothes"

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2021-04-18 7:23:02 AM  

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Came here for literally no other reason than this.

/how about a sudden ending?
 
2021-04-18 8:02:45 AM  
Wapo paywall. Sigh.
 
2021-04-18 8:09:42 AM  

fireman4: Wapo paywall. Sigh.


Really not much to it. Dude got a career position in the last days of the Trump admin, got immediately (like Inauguration Day immediately) placed on administrative leave by the NSA director due to standard Trumper shenanigans, finally got bored and resigned yesterday.
 
2021-04-18 8:50:04 AM  
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2021-04-18 8:52:09 AM  

baxterdog: The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.


I never get a hangover from good tequila. Stop drinking the bottom shelf stuff.
 
2021-04-18 9:49:09 AM  

wrenchboy: baxterdog: The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.

I never get a hangover from good tequila. Stop drinking the bottom shelf stuff.


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2021-04-18 10:23:21 AM  
Ellis is secretly grateful.  The NSA could have set up so many traps for him and let him loose.  Sidelining a Nunes former staffer in a atmosphericly high security position is humane treatment.  Putin shed more tears about this than he did.
 
2021-04-18 11:07:56 AM  
If he was associated with Nunes and Trump, and installed into a sensitive position at NSA in the last days of Trump...there are very good odds that this clown was a Putin asset. Nunes spent much of the last four years covering up Trump's complicity with Russia, so I'd be instantly suspicious of anyone who worked for him. It makes me feel quite a bit better about our current administration that they apparently sidelined him within 24 hours.
 
2021-04-18 11:39:03 AM  

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I hear it's the best trade for former Trump appointees along with their membership to the Unemployables.


Exit interview:
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2021-04-18 12:23:12 PM  

cefm: Kat09tails: [Fark user image image 388x543]
I hear it's the best trade for former Trump appointees along with their membership to the Unemployables.

Exit interview:
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Tom Cruise's best performance.
 
2021-04-18 12:26:07 PM  
"Here's your Cobra info packet, now sod off."

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2021-04-18 1:50:57 PM  
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2021-04-18 1:56:02 PM  

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Username checks toenail.
 
2021-04-18 1:58:41 PM  

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Came for this reference. Leaving satisfied.
 
2021-04-18 3:08:31 PM  
IT IS NOW THE END OF MICHAEL ELLIS WEEK. IT IS NOW JOE BIDEN WEEK.
 
2021-04-18 4:05:59 PM  

The Perineum Falcon: wrenchboy: baxterdog: The lunacy makes my brain hurt worse than a good tequila hangover.

I never get a hangover from good tequila. Stop drinking the bottom shelf stuff.

Lowest I will go when mixing:

When mixing

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/Patron is WAY overrated)


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2021-04-18 6:41:29 PM  

make me some tea: I like how Biden just tore out and stomped all of these burrowed trolls Trump left for him.


Last I heard, Gorka still has high-ranking post
 
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