All the President’s Chessmen

Trump continues to pick and position his chessmen on the chessboard upon approval of congress, 10 February 2017. So far, from Washington Post…

Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far

More: How the confirmation process works, How long confirmations might take.

Updated Feb. 10 at 10:00 a.m.


Which Trump Cabinet nominees are still awaiting confirmation.

…When all are in position…

Marty Gilbert: A countdown… wait, a countdown to what David?
David Levinson: It’s like in chess: First, you strategically position your pieces and when the timing is right you strike. They’re using this signal to syncronize their efforts and in 5 hours the countdown will be over.
Marty Gilbert: And then what?
David Levinson: Checkmate.
Marty Gilbert: Oh, my God. I gotta call my brother, my housekeeper, my lawyer. Nah, forget my lawyer.

…Quotes from the movie Independence Day.

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