Conservative news outlets, including one with links to a top White House official, are singling out individual career government employees for criticism, suggesting in articles that certain staffers will not be sufficiently loyal to President Donald Trump by virtue of their work under former President Barack Obama.
The articles — which have appeared in Breitbart News, the Conservative Review and other outlets — have alarmed veteran officials in both parties as well as current executive branch staffers. They say the stories are adding to tensions between career staffers and political appointees as they begin to implement Trump’s agenda, and they worry that the stories could inspire Trump to try purging federal agencies of perceived enemies.
The claims posted on the conservative sites include allegations of anti-Israel and pro-Iran bias against staffers at institutions such as the State Department and the National Security Council.
Can you imagine, sunlight on the personal, financial, and therefore political interests of CAREER LONG govt employees (who might be interested in keeping their jobs, perks and finally ’empires’ intact) is scaring some (vicious) snow flakes.
Quoted in Politico to demonstrate in a fair neutral fashion how unfair such things are one William Burns, now chairman of the Carnegie Foundation for Peace, and a lifetime career Foreign Service Officer.
This man was despised by John Bolton, and is personally responsible for STARTING the secret negotiations with Iran in Oman which led to the JCPOA treaty, and not only supported that treaty, but id so after years of supporting, in public a diplomatic solution PROVIDED sanctions were tough an continuous.
“It’s deeply unfair to single people out and question their loyalty,” said William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former longtime diplomat. “It’s demoralizing for institutions. It’s demoralizing for professionals, and it’s offensive.”
Sunlight on people like you is precisely what is compulsory. If you don’t like that and are insulted, go sell copies, or mow lawn or teach state history in junior high school. No one will examine your leanings or loyalties.
U.S. civil and foreign service officers have long been seen by Republicans and Democrats as the backbone of government
Yes, THE POLITICAL CLASS, Politico (that which YOU depend on for existence) ..feeling the heat in the Place de la Concorde, American style, yet?
Politico talked to some folks who felt the sunlight:
But one said the information being spread is unnerving, in part because even if Trump’s top aides don’t always believe the reports they read in the conservative press, they may still feel pressure to act from voters in the Republican base who do believe the accounts.
You mean the VOTERS? Seriously? These people whose salaries ARE taxes are concerned about their employers potentially having more information about them? Time to teach the history of the Powhatans around Chesapeake Bay before the hated, evil blancos arrived, to 8th graders.
I used to think these guys like Politico writers were simply unipolar political proponents who fit the facts into the corset of their dialectic. You read an article like this and you realize the universe IS their dialectic and they have NO IDEA how bigoted they are.
Just like the employees of ours whose fear of sunlight because our taxes ARE their living live in that same universe.
Definition of #SWAMP.
#TIMETOREBUILD before the USA turns into the 65 Yankees.