BREAKING: Trump makes big decision on Kellyanne Conway

Yesterday we reported that the Office of Special Counsel (not to be confused with the former Special Counsel Robert Mueller) had recommended to Trump that Kellyanne Conway be fired. Well the president has made a decision and he announced it on Fox and Friends this morning:

FOX NEWS – President Trump, in an exclusive interview Friday morning with “Fox & Friends,” said he will not fire adviser Kellyanne Conway in the wake of a government watchdog’s recommendation that she be removed over violations of the Hatch Act.

“I’m not gonna fire her. I think she’s a terrific person. She’s a tremendous spokesperson,” Trump said.

Trump, though, said: “It looks to me like they’re trying to take away her right of free speech.”

He even suggested he would not counsel Conway to tone it down.

“It doesn’t work that way,” Trump said, arguing that Conway was merely responding to political attacks against him. “A person wouldn’t be able to express themselves, and I just don’t see it.”

Trump noted that he will be getting a briefing on the findings.



I didn’t think for one moment yesterday that Trump would fire Kellyanne over this.

For his part, Special Counsel Henry Kerner said yesterday he had no animus toward Kellyanne and that he respected whatever decision Trump made:

Special Counsel Henry Kerner, meanwhile, defended his office’s work in an interview with Fox News on Thursday. Still, he was deferential to Trump, making clear the decision on whether to remove Conway is his alone.

“We respect his decision and, of course, the president has any option he’d like—to reprimand or not to reprimand,” Kerner said. “It is up to the president’s discretion and we respect that.”

In the interview, Kerner said his office had “several discussions” with the White House counsel and they had the OSC report “for weeks.” He said this was “not some sort of a drop it-on-them situation.”

“I am a Trump appointee—I have no animus toward Kellyanne whatsoever,” he added. “My job is to make sure the federal workforce stay as depoliticized and as fair as possible.”

I’m sure Trump’s critics will make a huge deal out of all of this, as they make a huge deal out of everything Trump says and does. They’ll probably even say not firing Kellyanne is grounds for impeachment because that’s just what they do…

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ConstitutionalRepublic
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Then one thing absolutely drives my blood pressure ire to a boiling point is Obama Hillary Democrats’ brazen open violation of every Federal Statutory law on the books, committing Federal crimes from Violating the Espionage Act (Hillary Clinton) to the Hatch Act (John Kerry flying to Iran to undermine Pres Trump’s US Foreign policy), to deliberately trying to intervene and influence a foreign nation’s election (Obama’s sent henchmen to Israel) etc, etc, etc .. yet are never held to account, charged and prosecuted.

Yet all these rancid Obama Hillary Democrat leftist investigators from the Deep State to the Media do is try to falsely frame Trump and his Admin staff with false accusation crimes which btw they themselves are guilty of.

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Every Democrat should be purged out of the Trump administration. Why is it, a liberal can purge, but a Republican doesn’t or can’t. Trump should purge every democrat in the White House. Obama sure left a stench in that house.

bigsir74
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Why would he precede his comments with I’m a Trump appointee,because he knew he would be criticized for this nothing burger.

Bill in Tennessee
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As long as she is a thorn in the sides of the left, the media, and Never Trumpers, I hope she stays right where she is.

DemocratsRFubar
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One thing I’d like to know is how they got Mr. Conway to shut the h’ll up?!?!?

Kenoshamarge
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Super glue on his fork?

bigsir74
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My job is too make sure the Federal Workforce remains depoliticized and as fair as possible Mr. Kerner,while you and your staff were compiling that 17 page report of violations against Ms Conway,did you have a chance to stop by the Offices of the FBI and The DOJ and see if all of them remained DEPOLITICIZED for the past 30 months.Apparently you did not or you would still be in your little Office writing their violations. Your a joke and so is your little office of investigators.

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“I’m not gonna fire her. I think she’s a terrific person. She’s a tremendous spokesperson,” Trump said.

“You may remember her when she hosted Tales From the Crypt. Great show. Great show. Tremendous show. Big fan. Kelly did a great job every week with it.”

bigsir74
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Ok,ok I get your point.Nice job and I sincerely mean that.

AT
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I just really miss that show is all.

And they can’t really have it without its host. It just wouldn’t be the same.

bigsir74
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You know what and I hate to do this ,but the Gate keeper and host does have hair and teeth that resemble just a teeney weeney bit Kellyanne Conway.So from top to bottom of your comment is very funny,but I believe the hair favors her more than the Teeth.I should not have responded like this ,because i know the darts are on their way.Thanks for the Response.After the Sun goes down tell John Kasir I said hi.

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This goofy attempt to harm Trump is actually an attempt to limit the speech of the Executive.

The Executive can send anyone he wants to the press as a spokesman of moment. It’s *his* opinion they (such spokesmen) are attempting to share. So good luck taking that away. If Trump okays a spokesman, there’s no constitutional law that can shut that spokesman up.

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I’m sure Trump’s critics will make a huge deal out of all of this, as they make a huge deal out of everything Trump says and does.

Isn’t that the whole reason they’re making a huge deal about Kellyanne Conway’s twitter feed and media appearances in the first place?

Granted, this is coming from the Trump OSC, but it’s clearly in response to media pressure complaining about Kellyanne Conway, And comparison to past administrations would suggest they’re applying a new, stricter standard to the Trump administration.

TracyTracy Tracy shared this link yesterday, but it’s worth sharing again for anyone looking for the other side of the story.
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6152241-PAC-OSC-06-11-2019-Letter-1.html#document/p2

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I didn’t like KC when she worked for ted, and I don’t like her now. I especially don’t like her jackwagon of a Husband.

That being said, I don’t see that she did anything wrong here. Good Trump. Defend your people.

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….do you believe Mr. Kerner and his staff should have been investigating the FBI and The DOJ for Politicizing their offices and written a 50,000 page report listing all their violations. its not about Your feelings for KAC..

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Oh goody, another topic for the kiddies to have a hissy fit about.

Special Counsel Henry Kerner cannot possible be so naive that he didn’t know this would give the kiddies on the left something else to use against Trump.

I have a suggestion:

https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/zXO4KEK8UWaFceG6yMtLBpy2S-s=/fit-in/800×600/top/filters:fill(black)/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/JEFPRSGPCBDW3M2CXEDQGAFMDE. jpg

bigsir74
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Nice points Kenosh.

Kenoshamarge
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Thank you kind bigsir74!

sjmom
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This will be forgotten by the end of the day because the Dems and media will find out something else about Trump or his administration. If the media had only done their job when it came to the Obama adm! He tried to destroy this country and they sat back and let him all because he’s a Democrat.

Kenoshamarge
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They’re like children running from one bright shiny thing to another. And each time the bright shiny thing is so bright and shiny after all. Even a cat stops chasing a flashlight beam after awhile. These nitwits never seem to learn.

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Trumps critics would make a big deal out of it no matter what he does. They are AHs

debw
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That seems to be the dems favorite thing to do now, demand that someone resign or be fired, including the President.

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Kerner may be a Trump appointee but that does not necessarily make him a loyalist or a fan. Trump has fired appointees before and Kerner wouldn’t be an exception. Not sure why this end run was even tried. The whole gamut of allegations against Conway seemed to be a blindsiding end run against the White House to further try to discredit them.. They weren’t expecting it nor were they even given a decent amount of time to rebut or refute it before it went public. The whole thing smacks of some kind of Dem or Deep State plot to discredit the White House. I’m not defending Trump or Conway but I’m sick and tired of these stupid shenanigans (including the soft coup behind the Mueller report) to try and destroy both a sitting president, the people who voted for him and the very Constitution. The people, regardless of political affiliation,… Read more »

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This is an impeachable offense. In fact, Trump’s victory over Hillary is an impeachable offense. Trump has used profanity in public appearances, also an impeachable offense. Bottom line: If Trump does it, it is an impeachable offense. So, Madame Speaker. go ahead: make the rest of your fellow travelers’ day: Initiate impeachment hearings, impeach Trump and watch as cocaine Mitch rolls that document into a tiny tube and snorts several lines of some mysterious white powder with it.

OTOH, keep doing what you are doing. It prevents you from trying to foul up the lives of everyone else in the country with your lunatic notions of governance.

Paladin
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Of course this will be used against Trump. To the MSM and Left, Trump waking up in the morning is grounds for impeachment.

Sentinel
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Well, there ya go. I personally can’t stand Kellyanne Conway. But Trump loves his little sycophant, so she’s rewarded for her loyalty.

tyman
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Sentinel, she still isn’t my favorite, but I like her more than I used to.
Trump is really infuriating me with the tariff nonsense, but I’m not sitting this election out like I did in 2016. I just hope that the economy truly doesn’t start tanking in his 2nd term and we really wind up with a socialist in 2024.

Biden is already starting to tie the noose…he made a comment about Amazon that even CNBC is ridiculing.

Michelle Lee
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Remember she led Cruz’s PAC during the 2016 primaries.

Texas Chris
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Same here.

I’m impressed Trump is defending her.

Locks
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Wouldn’t it be delicious if President Trump appointed Kellyanne Conway to Sarah Sander’s job.

Karen
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I think he should hire Candace Owens.

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AvatarKaren
Candace Owens would be a perfect choice. Great idea Karen.
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Kenoshamarge
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No. Not with her idiot husband undermining her at every turn.

Landscaper
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O/T
Today is Trump’s 73rd Birthday. Happy B’day.

@GHalv
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God bless Kellyanne — she speaks truth and is thus targeted by vile Alinskyites who, top to bottom, run the Democrat party.

Kathleen
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According to the left, Trump breathing is grounds for impeachment.

Abe Lincoln
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Yes, his breathing is obstructing justice

Tracy
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The critics are just so filled with hatred for Trump and it radiates out to everyone who supports him.

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I just keep hearing Maxine Waters in my head saying “Impeachment” over and over again as all the Dems are saying this these days and yet they have no guts to begin such a proceeding. Them Dems make me laugh

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@TD1
It’s like maxipad has Tourettes.
Impeach fordy fa. Impeach fordy fa. Over and over again.
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WendzPNWWendzPNW lol lol lol

The Sane Silence Dogood
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They know that it would politically destroy them much like it did the republicans in 93 when they impeached slick willy.

Kenoshamarge
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The smart ones know that. The only problem is they are so overwhelmingly outnumbered by the stupids.

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