Sunday Talks: NSA Robert O’Brien -vs- Margaret Brennan – Alexander Vindman Being Cycled Out of National Security Council…

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien continues to impress today as he appears on Face the Nation for an interview with the ever-emotional and overly-dramatic resistance dingbat Margaret Brennan. [Transcript of Interview Here]

In 2016 and 2017 President Trump said NATO was obsolete and the moonbats went  bananas; NATO is the only thing saving the planet Brennan claimed.  Fast forward to 2019… Trump meets with a NATO nation leader (Erdogan) and the moonbats go bananas; NATO is a horrible construct, Erdogan bad. Yes, liberal apoplexy is contagious in groups.

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[Transcript] – MARGARET BRENNAN: Joining us now to weigh in on Syria and more is the President’s National Security Adviser, Robert O’Brien. Good morning to you, Mr. Ambassador.

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER ROBERT O’BRIEN: Good morning, MARGARET.

MARGARET BRENNAN: You just heard Charlie lay out a very complicated landscape. Diplomacy means talking to your friends and to your enemies and having difficult conversations. But you just heard everything Charlie laid out. I mean, Erdoğan defied the United States by invading Syria. He’s buying Russian made weapons. He’s doing everything you’re telling him not to. Why is he getting rewarded for bad behavior?

O’BRIEN: Well, let me just point out, MARGARET, that- that you got it right. And unfortunately Charlie got it wrong. When Charlie said we greenlighted the invasion of Syria- of Syria. That’s just absolutely false. It didn’t happen.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well the U.S. moved troops

O’BRIEN: –The President- the president–

MARGARET BRENNAN: –out of the way.

O’BRIEN: Well, the president made it very clear that- that Turkey shouldn’t go in. He even said, “if you go in, I may have to obliterate your economy.” He did it on Twitter. He did it on- on the phone. He did it a letter that was a very strongly worded letter. So the- so the idea that the U.S. somehow greenlighted Turkey’s military operation, that’s- that’s just simply false. And- and the American people shouldn’t- shouldn’t believe that. Now, what he did do, we had 28 Green Berets who were at a forward operating post on the border that would have been caught in a crossfire between 15,000 Turkish troops and armor and- and seven or eight thousand YPG SDF troops. And the president was not willing—

MARGARET BRENNAN: Kurdish forces—

O’BRIEN: Kurdish forces—

MARGARET BRENNAN: –that are allies with the U.S.

O’BRIEN: Correct. And the president was not going to leave those young men in- in harm’s way in a crossfire. And so he pulled those- those troops out because it’s— look, it’s ultimately it’s the president who has to call the families. It’s the president who has to go to Dover—

MARGARET BRENNAN: Right.

O’BRIEN: –if something happens.

MARGARET BRENNAN: But that’s why the question is relevant. Why reward that bad behavior? This is a NATO ally who is putting U.S. troops at risk, who is putting U.S. allies at risk.

O’BRIEN: Well, we’re not rewarding the behavior. The president promptly put on sanctions, and—

MARGARET BRENNAN: And then he took them off.

O’BRIEN: Well, he did because the Turks agreed to a cease fire. And- and Turkey said they wouldn’t agree to a cease fire, the president dispatched me and a number of top diplomats— David Satterfield, Jim Jeffrey and then- then dispatched the Secretary of State and the Vice President to Ankara. And in 24 hours, we had a cease fire. And by the way, that was a cease fire that the Kurdish forces had a lot of input into. We want- we wanted to save lives. We wanted to save Turkish lives. And keep in mind there were Turkish civilians being killed and- and rocketed by the Kurds. There were Kurdish folks being killed, including Turkish soldiers. We got a cease fire. And- and in a short amount of time, we got those Kurdish soldiers evacuated to- to a safe area. So I think the Kurds appreciated the cease fire. I think the Turks did as well. And that was a- a real diplomatic coup from the president because he- because of his tough line.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Do you recognize that there were war crimes committed?

O’BRIEN: Look, it- some of the things that we’ve seen are very disturbing, and—

MARGARET BRENNAN: By Turkey–

O’BRIEN: Well—

MARGARET BRENNAN: and Turkish supported militias?

O’BRIEN: Maybe the Turkish supported militias. Turkey has assured us that those are being investigated. We’re very concerned about those issues, the war crimes issues. We’re watching them. We’re monitoring it very closely. There is no place for genocide, for ethnic cleansing, for war crimes in the 21st century. The U.S. won’t stand by for it and- and we’ve made that position very clear to the Turks.

MARGARET BRENNAN: If Congress passes any of the at least three sanctions bills on Turkey that are going to get bipartisan support, will the president veto all of them?

O’BRIEN: Look, we’ll have to see what- what happens this week with our meetings with President Erdoğan. I mean, there are things that, Turkey’s a member of NATO. Turkey plays a very important geopolitical role for- for our friends in Europe, for ourselves. They- they sit astride the Bosporus—

MARGARET BRENNAN: Right.

O’BRIEN: –the strait that goes into the Black Sea. We have NATO allies, Romania and Bulgaria that are Black Sea powers. So- so losing Turkey as- as an ally is not something that’s good for the Europe- for Europe or for the United States.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Let’s talk—

O’BRIEN: And- and we’re going to- we’re going to work on making sure that—

MARGARET BRENNAN: Yeah.

O’BRIEN: –we can do our very best to keep them as a- as a NATO member.

MARGARET BRENNAN: More to talk about your portfolio in a moment. We have to take a break. We’ll be right back.

(BREAK)

MARGARET BRENNAN: Welcome back to FACE THE NATION. We continue our conversation with Ambassador Robert O’Brien, national security adviser to President Trump. I- I want to pick up on this idea where we left it with Turkey coming. And they are a NATO ally, as you emphasized. One of our NATO allies, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said this week that NATO is suffering a brain death because of lack of American support and resolve. From what he’s seeing and then what we’re seeing with Turkey causing these cracks in the alliance, I mean you must be very concerned. Is that why you’ve brought the NATO secretary general to the White House this week as well?

O’BRIEN: Well, we the NATO summit coming up the third and fourth of December. So, we’ll be in London for that summit. I think- I think it’s going to be a good summit between NATO allies. NATO’s an important alliance to us. But look, I think the cracks of that have formed in the alliance are because we have members of the alliance that aren’t paying their fair share, that aren’t spending money on defense. I mean, the- the United States taxpayer and- and the taxpayer of eight of the NATO country- taxpayers of eight of the NATO countries that are spending their two percent on national defense. We spend over 4 percent. They’re doing the right things. But there are a bunch of countries, including Germany and others, that- that aren’t paying their fair share. It’s not- it’s not right for the American taxpayer to have to defend these countries that don’t want to defend themselves. So- so, the president has been very- very strong on this issue. There’s been a hundred billion dollars in new NATO defense spending since he took office. It’s a great accomplishment of President Trump. I think the Americans are happy about it. I think most Europeans are happy about it.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, Emmanuel Macron was voicing out loud some real concerns. And if you look at what Turkey has done, as you just described, you thought that there was a potential NATO ally would fire on the United States, intentionally or not, in Syria. You’ve also seen Turkey go ahead and buy Russian made weapons in defiance of NATO.

O’BRIEN: Yeah, we’re- we’re very upset about that. And we’ve made—

MARGARET BRENNAN: Can you get behind sanctions on them?

O’BRIEN: Well–

MARGARET BRENNAN: I mean, they’re supposed to be triggered by Congress.

O’BRIEN: Well, look- look, if- if Turkey doesn’t get rid of the S-400, I mean, there will likely be sanctions. The CAATSA sanctions will- will pass Congress with an overwhelming bipartisan majority and Turkey will feel the impact of those sanctions. We- we’ve made that very clear to President Erdoğan. There’s no place in NATO for the S-400. There’s no place in NATO for significant Russian military purchases. That’s a message that the president will deliver to him very clearly when he’s here in Washington.

MARGARET BRENNAN: I know you’re just back from Asia. The president says he wants to meet with Xi Jinping and possibly get a trade deal by December. Is that a hard date on the calendar?

O’BRIEN: Look, there- there’s no deadline. We want to get a good deal. And I think we’re very close to getting a phase one trade deal. And it will be the first time that we’ve had a trade deal where China has actually respected the United States and- and hasn’t, you know, stolen intellectual property, has been fair and reciprocal in trade. So, if we can get a good deal, then we’ll get a good deal. I think we’re very close. And I think if there is a deal, the president and President Xi, will- will get together and sign it. Look, we want great relations with China, but this is the first president that stood up to China that- that has been, you know, stealing American intellectual property. Not all American companies that have access to Chinese markets engage in unfair trade practices. That has to come to an end because the Chinese have been using that to fill- to- to fund one of the most massive military buildups in history.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Right.

O’BRIEN: And- and- and you know, that has to come to a stop.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, as I just said, you’re back from Asia. You’ve been raising concerns about China’s militarization, particularly of the South China Sea. I mean, this only seems to be escalating militarily.

O’BRIEN: Well, I don’t think it’s escalated militarily. I think the president put tariffs on- on China. We’ve always- and- and those tariffs have- have led the Chinese to the negotiating table. And I think we’re going to get a pretty good deal for the American people, especially for the American farmers, for owners of intellectual property.

MARGARET BRENNAN: So- so you see a trade deal going ahead and what you’re talking about in terms of militarization in the South China Sea, that kind of thing is not going to complicate?

O’BRIEN: Look we’re- we’re going to still stand up and I did at the ASEAN summit at the East Asia Summit. I made it very clear that that just because one country’s big and other countries are small in the region, the bigger countries shouldn’t bully the smaller countries and- and take their resources, whether they’re fishery resources or oil and gas resources. And the U.S. Navy will continue to have freedom of navigation operations through the South China Sea. This nine dash line or cow’s tongue that the Chinese have drawn around the entire South China Sea, which is a major swath of the Pacific Ocean, and claimed that as internal waters, as if it was Lake Tahoe or something, that just can’t stand. The United States Navy won’t put up with it, the countries in the regions- region won’t put up with it. And- and all those countries, with very few exceptions, were grateful because- that America’s standing up for them, standing up for their resource patrimony. That’s the future for their kids and their grandkids with the oil and gas and the fisheries, the minerals off their shores, China shouldn’t be allowed to take it just because they’re bigger.

MARGARET BRENNAN: You on Ukraine. I know you were not at the White House when this July 25th phone call happened. That is now at the heart of this impeachment inquiry. But you are now part of Ukraine policymaking. You heard Senator Graham at the top of the program say the policy is completely incoherent. Will the U.S. continue lethal military aid to Ukraine until Russia backs out of Crimea and stops supporting separatists in Ukraine?

O’BRIEN: Well, look, I think you put your finger on the most important issue, and that’s lethal military aid. I was in Ukraine in 2014, I was there to observe the elections in Ukraine. I was there as part of a bipartisan election observation mission and I had younger Ukrainian soldiers and young Ukrainians come up to me and say, why won’t the U.S., the arsenal of democracy, send us lethal aid? You’re sending us blankets and MRE’s. Why won’t—

MARGARET BRENNAN: Right.

O’BRIEN: –President Obama send us military aid?–

MARGARET BRENNAN: And President Trump changed–

O’BRIEN: –and there- and there–

MARGARET BRENNAN: –policy by doing that.

O’BRIEN: There was no military aid going to the Ukrainians under the- the Obama-Biden administration. When President Trump got into office he sent military aid. So I think what people ought to be focusing on is the president has been helping the- the Ukrainians defend themselves by sending them lethal military aid to stand up to the Russians. That’s the real story that’s been lost in all this.

MARGARET BRENNAN: But is the- is the policy though, that? That that lethal aid will continue until Russia stops backing separatists and trying to annex parts of Ukraine?

O’BRIEN: Well, I’m not going to get into hypotheticals about what could happen down the road. I mean, hopefully Russia and Ukraine can get along and there can be some sort of a peace treaty and- and an agreement between them. So I’m not going to commit the United States to what we’re going to do forever. But- but for right now, we’re set. We’re the first administration, President Trump is the first president to send lethal military aid to Ukraine. I think that’s very important. And I think that’s something that’s been lost in- in all the hullabaloo about the- about the telephone call. And one other thing I’d say about this, I’ve been with President Trump in two dozen conversations, either in person or on the phone with foreign leaders. And if the American people could be on those phone calls they’d be extraordinarily proud of the president, how he represents America, the cordiality that he- he has with world leaders, but also the tough message that he has to- to protect U.S. interests. I mean, they’d- they’d be proud of what their president does in those meetings with foreign leaders.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, who has testified under oath, is serving on the National Security Council currently. Will he continue to work for you despite testifying against the president?

O’BRIEN: Well- well look, one of the things that I’ve talked about is that we’re streamlining the National Security Council. It got bloated to like two hundred and thirty six people from- up from 100 in the Bush administration under President Obama. We’re streamlining the National Security Council. There are people that are detailed from different departments and agencies. My understanding is he’s- is that Colonel Vindman is- is detailed from the Department of Defense. So everyone who’s detailed at the NSC, people are going to start going back to their own departments and we’ll bring in new folks. But we’re going to get that number down to around 100 people. That’s what it was under Condoleezza Rice. She came and met with me. I met with a number of my successors.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Right.

O’BRIEN: We don’t need to recreate the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security over at the White House. We’ve got great diplomats and soldiers and- and folks that can- that do that work for us in the departments.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Just to button that up, though. You’re saying Colonel- Lieutenant Colonel Vindman is scheduled to rotate out. You are not suggesting in any way that there will be retaliation against him?

O’BRIEN: I- I never retaliated against anyone. So the- the- it’s—

MARGARET BRENNAN: But his time is coming to an end?

O’BRIEN: There- there will be a point for everybody who’s detailed there—

MARGARET BRENNAN: Okay.

O’BRIEN: –that their time, that their detail will come to an end. They’ll go back to their agency. And what we want them to do is take the experience and skills they learned at the White House, take it back to their departments and agencies and- and do an even better job there. And- and so we’re grateful that we can have these detailees come in, and they’ll come spend the year- a year or, you know, maybe a little bit more at the White House and then they’ll go back to their agency. And they’ll do a better job at their agency–

MARGARET BRENNAN: All right.

O’BRIEN: — having been at the White House.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Thank you very much—

O’BRIEN: Thank you for having me, MARGARET—

MARGARET BRENNAN: — Ambassador O’Brien for joining us. Appreciate it.

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100 Responses to Sunday Talks: NSA Robert O’Brien -vs- Margaret Brennan – Alexander Vindman Being Cycled Out of National Security Council…

  1. Nagothm says:

    I love how the MSM keeps trying to say we are abandoning out Kurdish allies. Who are the Turks? They are members of NATO and therefore technically our allies. So when two of your allies are about to go to war against each other, what responsible leader would leave his troops in the way?

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Well gee wiz, there ya go again, doing that adulting logicing thing.
      Socialists don’t do logic, they do feels. How were yer feels?
      But, you do do that adulting logic thingy very well, one must say.

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    • Shop says:

      Why isn’t anyone asking why Obama embroiled us in Syria in the first place? They are a sovereign nation and did not request any of our assistance. And who gave us the job to be the world’s police force intervening all over the world in other people’s affairs.

      Candidate Trump was clear during both the 2016 primary and general election that regime change wars have cost us trillions with nothing to show for and we should get out.

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      • Daniel M. Camac says:

        Moderator- I fixed my misspelling. Thanks.
        Shop, How dare you question the Muslim Community Leader about Syria!?? /S off.

        I’m sure he had a lot of help on that invasion into “enemy” territory. I’ve got a huge tree in my yard for that POS, his followers and anybody else who wants to destroy our country.

        I’ve got branches labeled for Obama, Killary, Kerry, Brennan, Clapper, Strzok, Page, Bruce and Nellie, Comey, Powers, ValJar, Piglosi, Shumer, SHitff, and all the other pieces of shit that tried and are still trying to take our country down.

        As one of my favorites comedians said way back when, (with some editing)…………..
        “It’s a big ‘tree’ and be happy that you’re not in it!”

        Swing low you democratic bastards!

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      • Raquel says:

        This was my first thought as Brennan did her thing by pressing O’Brien. What about Obama not backing up his red line? Seems O has a great deal of responsibility in allowing the set up of the dire scene in Syria, but the press will not remember that.

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    • margarite1 says:

      My son is in Instanbul right now – said it’s a wonderful place – my son in law is from there. Believe me – everyone here would love my son in law’s opinions because without being asked he said that Hillary and Obama caused a ton of problems in that region and he loves Trump because “he keeps his promises”. I often watch the international news with him and pretty interesting to hear it from someone other than the Fake News.

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      • Matthew LeBlanc says:

        What are his thoughts on allowing Muslim worship at Hagia Sophia converting it into a Mosque as Ergodan is promoting?

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        • margarite1 says:

          I’d have to ask but my son in law is Catholic so probably he isn’t all that happy.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          The Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque back when the muslims defeated the Byzantine Empire. It was converted to a museum under Atta Turk, I believe.

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          • Gary Thomson says:

            You are correct. I visited Istanbul and toured Hagia Sophia. It was converted to a mosque and now is a museum. It is interesting how the placement of the muslim mihrab, which points toward Mecca, is slightly off from the placement of the former altar, which at the time was customary to point towards Jerusalem. It gives a cockeyed appearance to the former church / mosque.

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            • Raghn Crow says:

              The sack of Constantinople makes for absolutely sickening reading, and what “the Turk” did to the people themselves mirrored what they did to the buildings, the furnishings, the artwork, the icons, holy relics, books and so on. I’ve been told by a friend who visited Hagia Sophia back in the 1950s what a wreck it was. “The saddest experience I ever had” he told me. And that is with the church as a museum!

              About the horrors the Muslims inflicted upon the Greeks “back in the day,” I’ll give you one example: some Byzantine bureaucrat bigwig worked with the Turks in 1453 because he so loathed the last emperor, who had converted to Catholicism. So after the city fell, the Turkish sultan, Mehmet II — who of course was a sexual pervert — demanded of this Greek his son, you know, for a “boy toy”. The father indignantly refused, so the sultan had the boy butchered in front of his father.

              One other point: in Islam, once a place — a church, for example — is converted into a mosque, it must always remain a mosque. No exceptions. That’s Sharia law. So the call to return Hagia Sophia to being a mosque is part and parcel of the religion. Even in Spain, Muslims there are asking (apparently not yet demanding) to use part of the big cathedrals that had once been converted to mosques, and then returned to the Church after the Reconquista. Modern Muslims say, “We want to share.” Yeah, right. They want all that back, exclusively, for themselves, and eventually all of Spain. That’s Islam.

              RC

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              • warrprin1 says:

                La Nueva Conquista, or la Conquista Revisited. 711 AD – 1492 AD was the duration of the first massive “Moro” experience on the Iberian Peninsula, until the “fall of Granada” back into the reconquered Christian realm, under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, aka Fernán e Isabel.

                I always read the posts by our fellow Treeper, Pelayo, because I know he “gets it”. The Christian Reconquista began approximately one decade following the almost complete penetration of the Peninsula by the Moros. In the mountains of northern Spain, an area known as the Picos de Europa, in a hamlet by the name of Covadonga, a minor nobleman by the name of DON PELAYO, fought against and defeated the Muslim invaders. Legend has it that the Battle Cry of the Christian soldiers was ¡NO PASARÁN! In other words, they aren’t getting past us! The battling in that tiny enclave lasted for several years, but it was the turning point for the commencement of La Reconquista – reclaiming the Peninsula for the Christians. 800 years it took to finish the job. Never give up, friends.

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  2. Shop says:

    When is LTC Vindman going to face a court martial?

    In his testimony to Schifty he said he disregarded the policy of his C-in-C and substituted his own. That is insubordination which should require a court-martial that gives him a dishonorable discharge from the Army.

    The fact that NONE of the putschists have had to pay ANY price allows the sedition to continue. This is a failure of the Trump administration. Would any other administration have allowed this type of sedition from within their administration to continue unabated?

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    • Jan says:

      In case you hadn’t noticed, our President is busy running the country. That’s why just about everyone in DC wants our Pres. out of office because he’s destroying their game & threatening their money flow.

      Liked by 6 people

      • JackB says:

        Since no one has been held to account yet, there is seemingly no penalty for the next fake charge which then galvanizes the Fake News Media.

        Russiagate morphs into Mueller special counsel which then evolves to Ukrainegate and an impeachment inquiry.

        All this is happening with many in his administration actively working to undermine the President as they don’t appear to pay for it.

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    • The Third Man says:

      Today’s West Point is not the Military Academy of Lee, Grant, Bradley, Pershing, Patton, Eisenhower…
      Here we have Vindeman, a Ukranian Jew, going back to Ukraine and telling them to ignore his Commander in Chief.
      Jeezuss, medeival torture and death is too good for this dirt bag.
      (See Wikipedia worst medeival tortures)

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      • Ma McGriz says:

        What does Vindeman’s being Jewish have to do with it?

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        • Vicus says:

          Your knee-jerk reaction says all that there needs to be said.

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          • Ma McGriz says:

            “Here we have Vindeman, a Ukranian Jew, going back to Ukraine and telling them to ignore his Commander in Chief.”

            Let me try this again.

            There are a disturbing number of American Jews who routinely vote with the left and against their own, the US’ and Israel’s best interests.

            Is this vindeman guy one of them?

            Your comment made me wonder if there’s some kind of Ukranian counterpart to the US liberal Jewish bloc in their politics.

            And no, this is not the West Point of our forefathers and past leaders. I shudder to think what they’d say about what passes today.

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      • Brian McGregor says:

        explain to us the significance of Vindeman’s Jewishness, bigot.

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    • The fact that you cannot respect the office of CiC enough to phrase your “point” more wisely, nor realize that the timeline will NOT be your timeline is a failure, rolcon!

      Not to mention, ALL other administrations worked in concert to subvert our Constitution and practice globalist “governance” of a heinous nature, so really??? This, is all you got? Weak, bring some sauce next time, this comment is devoid.

      Because you/we don’t know WTF is in store for flatulent mouth wind man Vindman or any of the other Bad Actors YET. Yep, a big fat ole YET.

      As you may notice, I have patience but am to the point of zero tolerance for people who seem hell-bent on coming here and calling our VSG President a failure. Why didn’t you run for President against him in ’16, since you’re so much smarter than he is?

      Let Trump Be Trump &

      ST/GTFO Maybe too harsh this time, but, next time I’m leaving it in!

      My apologies to Puddy if I’ve caused you some effort… L 😀 L

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      • Pokey says:

        All I can say to this is you need to respect opinions besides your own. There has been no evidence up to now that anyone has been punished for their treasonous behavior. I tend to place my expectations on the side of his opinions, while I place all my hopes for the future in your opinion. Here is to hoping we punish these traitorous animals, and here is to justifiable skepticism that any punishments will be forthcoming.
        In case you have any reason to wonder, I believe that PDJT is the only hope for our Republic and we will have to re-elect him!

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    • Gerry says:

      I urge all Treepers, especially retried and active duty military to contact Senator Graham to call Vindman, his military superiors and the Army COS before his committee to inquire why he is not being held account by the UCMJ for insubordination and disrespect to public officials (the President).
      His disregarding and opposing Presidential authority as found in his written testimony are clear violations. Graham is a reserve AF JAG officer, he knows better.

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    • Gerry says:

      I urge all Treepers, especially retried and active duty military to contact Senator Graham to call Vindman, his military superiors and the Army COS before his committee to inquire why he is not being held account by the UCMJ for insubordination and disrespect to public officials (the President).
      His disregarding and opposing Presidential authority as found in his written testimony are clear violations. Graham is a reserve AF JAG officer, he knows better.

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    • Gerry says:

      I urge all Treepers, especially retried and active duty military to contact Senator Graham to call Vindman, his military superiors and the Army COS before his committee to inquire why he is not being held account by the UCMJ for insubordination and disrespect to public officials (the President).
      His disregarding and opposing Presidential authority as found in his written testimony are clear violations. Graham is a reserve AF JAG officer, he knows better.

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    • Gerry says:

      I urge all Treepers, especially retried and active duty military to contact Senator Graham to call Vindman, his military superiors and the Army COS before his committee to inquire why he is not being held account by the UCMJ for insubordination and disrespect to public officials (the President).
      His disregarding and opposing Presidential authority as found in his written testimony are clear violations. Graham is a reserve AF JAG officer, he knows better.

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  3. Jederman says:

    “MARGARET BRENNAN: But his time is coming to an end?”

    Yeah, once he is reassigned to a real unit, weights in and takes his first PT test (in ages no doubt). The MDW can’t keep track of all the pillsbury doe boys wandering around.

    Especially the self righteous, hypocritical, anti-American cheese eaters like vindman.

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    • Ma McGriz says:

      Did you see that line in his testimony about how what he does is sometimes more dangerous than serving in battle?

      I hope they have a very special reception planned for him in a very special unit.

      I hope he faces a court martial.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Personally, I would like to see courts-martial in his future as well, but I believe Term Two will be EPIC and that all these seditious human scum that could only exist in the swamp will be dealt with and maybe even removed from “the ten square miles” duly drained to create a new foundation for the return of original Constitutional/Representative Republican “government” BUSINESS to be conducted from.

        Each with the proper penalty or penalties for their actions against the nation, its President and people, and mankind in general!

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    • suejeanne1 says:

      and when you read the transcript from his testimony (when being questioned by Ratfcliffe) he sounds like an awfully dumb cluck . . . in position, in his uniform, to lend “credence” and that we kept hearing that he is a great hero but he sounds like such a dumb cluck!

      they ought to send him to band practice – he looks like a tuba player, I think (apologies to tuba players)

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  4. roddrepub says:

    going to get that number down to around 100 people.
    Geez even that sounds like too many. I’m sure Lieutenant Colonel Vindman will get his in due time.

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  5. Linda K. says:

    Margaret likes him. She leans toward him and reaches out her hand to him, almost like she wants to understand his point of view. Happily surprised at the discourse. I like O’Brian, too.

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  6. Vindman won’t be court-martialed. We only do that to real heroes.

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  7. LBB says:

    O’Brien sounds like a keeper. Hope there are more like him around.

    Favorite part- he says how proud we would be of our President based on his (O’Brien’s) experiences sitting in on foreign leaders calls, etc.

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    • joebkonobi says:

      I agree LBB. Very nice to hear him support POTUS 100%. Also good to hear he is on board with downsizing NSC. If they continue to bring in detailers at least they will be chosen by Trump’s administration as opposed to Obama holdovers.

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  8. Comrade Mope says:

    I don’t care if the Turks are NATO members or not, invading without the consent of the U.S.puts us in a predicament. At the very least, get those nukes the hell out of Turkey.

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    • WES says:

      Comrade:. I don’t think the Turks respect the deep state any more than we do!

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        Earlier this evening I listened to an interview with President Assad from Syria, a very well spoken smart man imo. His take on Turkey, his enemy he said also US and its allies. The incident with the chemical weapons, the white helmets put in by Obama were terrorists and he kept telling the interviewer to go on You tube much is documented. He also said although Russia was invited into Syria they were there for their own interests, and were not sacrificing their life for any Syrian people.It is well known that all countries that are involved in foreign wars are there for one reason, that being their own interests ie OIL.

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  9. johnnyfandango says:

    My god, Marge is unwatchable. Between this interview and President Swallowell, she seems on the edge of a breakdown. Get the girl some valium. Quoting Lindsey G and Macaroon is hardly convincing.

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  10. Shyster says:

    O’Brian is smooth as silk, unwavering and probably makes the best professional appearance of all of POTUS’s aides/staff. Truly unflappable and in command of the interview as though it is effortless. His pro POTUS explanations of each and every trap questioned about are simple, direct and compelling. We need to clone this guy and have the multiple O’Brian clones fill all posts and cabinet positions.

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  11. Les Standard says:

    Vindman should be cycled out of freedom and placed in Ft Leavenworth

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  12. Kerry Gimbel says:

    I like what he said about the NSC being trimmed down from 300 to 100. Bye bye Vindeman

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  13. Carrie says:

    It’s really rich to hear Macron tell the US to do something about Turkey, a fellow NATO ally. Do it yourself! That’s what NATO is for. That simpering, idiotic Macron and his moronic suggestions. It wasn’t long ago that Merkel was even dangling in front of Erdogan’s nose the EU membership carrot. Put blame where it’s warranted. I’m sure Merkel told him to attack PDJT because of the Chinese tariff’s hurting the German economy. Too bad. Enjoy your Russian oil suckers!

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  14. jus wundrin says:

    MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, Emmanuel Macron was voicing out loud some real concerns..

    NATO was set up to protect Europe from a country, and its soviet satellites, that dont exist anymore. Mission accomplished. If the French are so concerned, let them cut some of their socialist programs to pay for the defense of Europe. The US should not have to subsidize their socialism anymore.

    From:

    NO MORE ENDLESS WARS, DEFENSE SPENDING, AND THE SPILLING OF AMERICAN BLOOD!

    To:

    WE ARE TURNING OUR BACKS ON OUR ALLIES, AND NEED TO KEEP SPENDING $$$ TO CONTINUE ENDLESS WARS THAT ARE SPILLING AMERICANS BLOOD!

    Progs are such hypocrites.

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  15. Shyster says:

    Anyone see the referenced Lindsey Graham interview where she claims that he said POTUS’s policy in Ukraine is completely unintelligible or is she misquoting Graham? Very interested to know or see that interview.

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  16. dufrst says:

    We are going to impeach the President on the opinions of a detailees (whistleblower and Col Vindman)? Have we gone mad?

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  17. You’re right Sundance,
    O’Brien is incredibly professional and can insert information smoothly and quickly that tells the REAL story that MSM will never willingly tell,

    But I think you’re a little too rough on Maggie,
    She’s either suffering a flashback to her high school days or hot flashes from early onset ,,,
    whatever,

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  18. GB Bari says:

    From the interview:
    O’BRIEN: “We don’t need to recreate the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security over at the White House. We’ve got great diplomats and soldiers and- and folks that can- that do that work for us in the departments.”

    Besides, the White House has enough problems with lying, disloyal leakers from the Ozero Administration who cause problems and obstruct the current Executive from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities. So these **additional** Ozero era embeds who were placed in the WH to spy on the Trump Administration and leak sensitive information to the IC and the Media are a total waste of Taxpayer dollars and not needed.

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  19. letty bromenschenkel says:

    WHY would Secret Service agency allow any dissidents, spies, traitors, who are known to be involved in a 3 year coup, who have that much determination to overthrow our government like the fraud whistleblower, his threatening legal team and entire network of TRUMP enemies to roam freely around the POTUS,VP, their families Cabinet members, Foreign visitors, Government agencies, facilities, communication systems and transportation system etc.

    This sinister whistelblower and his accomplices are dangerous to our government
    officials… and need to have their security clearances revoked plus
    locked out of every government office building..
    Then sweep every government office DC because it is likely that they have
    all of DC bugged.

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  20. Zy says:

    She is named Brennan after a famous American traitor. How appropriate.

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  21. hawkins6 says:

    I agree that NSA O’Brien did very well against MSM hack and faux gravitas hoax–embellisher Brennan but I was extremely disappointed by Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana’s appearance. He did a reasonable job criticizing the corrupt Schiff show trial and its lack of due process but he was tepid on defending the President. He did not state that there was nothing wrong with POTUS’s transcript. He hedged and dodged when Brennan was pressing him on possibly voting to impeach Trump. It seemed like a CYA interview.

    Some senators seem to be taking advantage of PT’s impeachment position and are letting him think they will vote against him if he doesn’t give them something in return. It’s a subtle but devious scheme or Senatorial version of a Quid Pro Quo from PT. McConnell warned Trump that he better not criticize any GOP Senator ie. “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Trump to stop attacking GOP senators (Romney) who will soon consider his fate at an impeachment trial.” Threats like this are hypocritical especially at this time.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      These bastards like Kennedy are making me SICK.

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    • Dixie Sugarbaker says:

      If there is an impeachment trial, those Senators will be the jury. Best to look concerned at the process and neutral on the facts.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      guys listen! they ARE ACTING WEAK to encourage the COUP.. if you read all the transcripts, this is no different then when GOWDY tripped comey up and mcabe..

      the april 21st call before Biden announced destroys the look into a political opponent, THE FOOOLS didnt know that until recently . SO THEY CHANGED IT TO – loooooking into a US CITIZEN ( trump asking a foreign government to look into a us citizen.. see how they dropped political opponent? ITS BECAUSE THEY GOT CHECKMATED – their changes in plans, their redaction requested.. ALL OF IT EXPOSES them )

      admiral rogers was the first hint for them to STOP its over… from them on its been a fight over the minds of the people , THE CRIMINALS BELIEVE they have an OUT IF THEY WIN ELECTIONS, hence PDJT letting election go as they may without htis info.. to ENCOURAGE THE GETTTING AWAY WITH THE COUP. but 2020 is the END it is the KEEP AMERICA GREAT… it is the LAST STAND.

      we MUST REMOVE RINOS. Trump will POINT AT PEOPLE YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF … it may shock you… but he has been practicing the method of RALLY CALL NAMES VOTE. over and over… Mconnel – will go. Sessions will come. Seniiority. and mconnel never saw it coming.. just read this and dont share or comment.

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  22. letty bromenschenkel says:

    everyone of the entire whistelblower network connected to schiff and the criminal lawyers
    is a threat to the safety of our elected leaders.
    they can no longer be allowed to roam around our government officials
    everyone has been a party to the coup to overthrow our elected government

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  23. Lulu says:

    How does she have a weekly show? She’s not smart. She’s not good at pushing the media narratives. She has no charisma. And she’s rather plain looking.

    How did she get such a prominent job?

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  24. foodog says:

    Once again we see how far Fake the Nation has fallen:
    Contrast pathetic hack Brennan trging to lock in a false narrative from “charlies” intro, interrupt her guest when he corrects the factual error, cut him off in answers to her own leading questions…

    Compa re to the obviously coached and rehearsed to scri pted narrative in support of Schiffs star cha mber with Brennan propping up the smarmy imbecile Swallwel l.

    Just pathetic.

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  25. 2Alpha says:

    AM I GONNA HAVTA BUY THE DAMN ROPE MYSELF?

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  26. romy911 says:

    “ the ever-emotional and overly-dramatic resistance dingbat Margaret Brennan.” Hahahaha.
    Thanks Sundance.

    Liked by 1 person

    • TwoLaine says:

      Last week she told the guest that impeachment wasn’t removing We The People’s Vote and Choice because VP Pence would take over the Presidency.

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  27. Rynn69 says:

    “Liberal apoplexy is contagious in groups.” Now I’m using that one. LOL.

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  28. Jack Rail says:

    O’Brien does not make a good impression with all the hemming and hawing. Margaret Brennan needs to go back to the kennel.

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  29. Jack Rail says:

    O’Brien does not make a good impression with all the hemming and hawing. Margaret Brennan needs to go back to the kennel.

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  30. Ray says:

    It’s November less than a year to go in case you have not noticed.

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  31. xenosonice says:

    Before today, I thought that the NSC had, like, a dozen people on it.

    There are *236* people on the NSC?? That’s like another freaking branch of Congress.

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  32. Screaming Eagle says:

    Vindman looks like “Newman “, from Seinfeld, only less trustworthy.

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