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Morning Politocadoes!

With the ouster of John Bolton, the United States is once again without an NSA Director. The third in as many years,  John “Mustache Rides For Dayz” Bolton, was a warmonger of the highest degree and its good he’s gone. It’s less good that all of his support staff has also been summarily removed, either fired or resigned, leaving the nation’s threat assessment apparatus quite exposed.

The post is still currently open, with no “Acting Director” having been placed there as yet. This has led some pundits to believe Trump may not even bother to fill the position. After all, who needs someone to give them advice if they’re just not going to say what you want to hear?  Some have even suggested that, not unlike Mick Mulvaney whom has collected titles like a khaleesi, a current official could do both jobs.

Which leads us to Mike Pompeo. The former congressman, CIA director, and current Secretary of State whom has proven himself to be the ultimate survivor of the Trump reality show. There have been hints that Trump may want to give the responsibilities of running the NSA to Pompeo. After all, it’s not the first time something like this has happened.


Henry Kissinger,War Criminal, also served in the position of NSA Director while serving as Secretary of State from 1973 to 1975.

Now that’s an interesting historical precedent! I wonder why I brought it up? I guess it will always be a mystery.

In any case, Pompeo has seen his stock rise in the administration and has yet to suffer the Everything Trump Touches Dies curse. But whether he’s ultimately going to Pull A Kissinger or merely guide the selection process he’s in the President’s confidence right now. Perhaps this is when he gets his wings clipped?

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