Fake president is scared of genuine civil servants

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“My 42-year career began during the Carter administration and involved service to seven presidents: four Republicans and three Democrats. Most recently, I had the privilege of leading the dedicated professionals of the National Counterterrorism Center; over four decades, I worked throughout the intelligence community, on the National Security Council and overseas…”
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner, heads of the Senate intelligence committee, voiced their support for whistleblowers on Friday after a former counterterrorism official fired by the Trump administration filed a complaint.

The senators’ joint statement reflected concern from both Senate Democrats and Republicans over the politicization of U.S. spy agencies under President Donald Trump with the appointments of loyalists to leadership positions.

A congressional source said their statement was prompted by a complaint about political interference in the intelligence process made by Russell Travers, a veteran intelligence officer ousted recently as acting chief of the National Counterterrorism Center…

Even suits like Rubio and Warner realize the value of non-partisan, experienced, civil servants vs the obedient sock puppets the Fake President loves putting into important jobs. They’re eager to kiss his ignorant butt…even though one of their prime roles is to take the fall for trying to implement the crap proto-fascist ideology he dotes on.

2 thoughts on “Fake president is scared of genuine civil servants

  1. Santayana says:

    “I think there are really important questions that need to be addressed, and I don’t think they have been thus far,” Travers told Politico. “And that has me worried, because I do think we could very easily end up back where we were 20 years ago,” a reference to the intelligence coordination failures before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

    💣 “The Intelligence Community and 9/11: Congressional Hearings and the Status of the Investigation (Jan 2003) https://fas.org/irp/crs/RL31650.pdf
    💣 “Agencies failed to share intelligence on 9/11 terrorists : If intelligence and law enforcement agencies had shared information, they may have foreseen 9/11 hijackings (The Center for Public Integrity, updated May 2014) https://publicintegrity.org/politics/agencies-failed-to-share-intelligence-on-9-11-terrorists/
    💣 The 9/11 Commission Report, Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States : Executive Summary https://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report_Exec.htm (scroll down to “Problems within the Intelligence Community”)
    💣 Full report: “Official Government edition of the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.” https://fas.org/irp/offdocs/911comm.html

  2. Uppity servants says:

    ‘A Huge Attack.’ Critics Decry Trump Order That Makes Firing Federal Workers Easier https://www.npr.org/2020/10/31/929597578/a-huge-attack-critics-decry-trump-order-that-makes-firing-federal-workers-easier President Trump has railed against federal workers since taking office, baselessly charging there is a deep state within the bureaucracy working to thwart his policies.
    (10/26/20) A Trump appointee tasked with advising the administration on federal civil servants’ pay has resigned over his objections to a new executive order that appears to provide the President more leeway in the hiring and firing of federal employees deemed disloyal. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/politics/trump-administration-executive-order-federal-salary-council/index.html
    Ronald Sanders, who served as a member and chair of the Federal Salary Council, tendered his resignation on Monday to the director of White House Presidential Personnel, John McEntee, according to a letter obtained by CNN. http://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2020/images/10/27/final.fsc.resignation.letter.10-25-2020.pdf
    “On its surface, the President’s Executive Order purports to serve a legitimate and laudable purpose … that is, to hold career Federal employees ‘more accountable’ for their performance,” Sanders wrote. “However, it is clear that its stated purpose notwithstanding, the Executive Order is nothing more than a smokescreen for what is clearly an attempt to require the political loyalty of those who advise the President, or failing that, to enable their removal with little if any due process.”
    He added: “I simply cannot be part of an Administration that seeks to do so … to replace apolitical expertise with political obeisance.”
    Sanders, a lifelong Republican and human resources professional who has spent decades in different roles across the federal government, wrote to McEntee that career federal employees “take an oath to preserve and protect our Constitution and the rule of law … not to be loyal to a particular President or Administration.”
    The order, he said, “seeks to make loyalty to (the President) the litmus test for many thousands of career civil servants, and that is something I cannot be part of.”

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