21 Jul '16, 7pm

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If Donald Trump wins in November, his first act may as well be to paint the White House gold. His second act, according to a secret recording obtained by Reuters, could be ridding the government of Obama appointees. One of his top targets would be the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump’s ally/hostage Chris Christie, who is leading the candidate’s White House transition team, told donors in a private meeting at the Republican National Convention that they’re drawing up a list of government employees to fire. He hopes for congressional legislation to make it easier to fire public workers. “One of the things I have suggested to Donald is that we have to immediately ask the Republican Congress to change the civil service laws. Because if they do, it will make it a lot easier to fire those people,” Christie told donors at a closed-door meeting at the RNC. “As you know from ...

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