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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:34 AM

Trump Burrows Loyalists Inside Government



https://politicalwire.com/2020/11/10/trump-burrows-loyalists-inside-government/

Trump Burrows Loyalists Inside Government
November 10, 2020 at 11:02 am EST By Taegan Goddard


James Hohmann: “Perhaps as consequential as President Trump firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper via tweet on Monday, which has been widely expected for months, was the hiring of Michael Ellis to be the National Security Agency’s general counsel.”

“As one of the most controversial staffers in the White House over the past four years, Ellis has shown himself to be as much a staunch Trump loyalist as anyone else in the administration. But his new job means that he will no longer be a political appointee. Instead, as a civilian member of the senior executive service, he gets protections that will make it quite difficult for President-elect Joe Biden to fire him.”

“Burrowing down into what Trump derides as “the deep state” will give Ellis, a former Republican campaign operative, a powerful platform from which he could seek to complicate or undermine the incoming Democratic administration’s agenda. This is a preview of the sort of behavior from Trump that many on Biden’s transition team expect, and fear, during the lame-duck president’s final 71 days in power, even as he refuses to concede defeat.”

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The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 10 #3
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:36 AM

1. Perhaps this is what Ken Dilanian was reacting to when he said, "Shit, Fuck."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:37 AM

2. I have no doubt the Biden Administration will treat those operatives like...

the termites they are and will rid themselves of the infestation.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:38 AM

3. Didn't Fat Nixon himself just gut the Civil Service protections

for a lot of those people so he could fire them? So Biden should be able to sack that asshole, then get the rule changed back.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:39 AM

4. So FBI will move & vacated bldg filled with Bored trumpists

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:43 AM

5. Trump Executive order

I thought Trump signed an executive order removing protection for SES

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Response to arlyellowdog (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:13 PM

7. That's what I was just going to post.

I thought Trump removed protections from civil positions.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 11:45 AM

6. JB should give Ellis

a basement office and no duties of consequence, IOW , make him irrelevant, don't allow him to become a saboteur .
The new , real "deep state' is being born again.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:14 PM

8. Trump fired the director of the FBI

This bullshit no longer flies. Give him an unsatisfactory rating and let his ass go.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 12:16 PM

9. I'm sure Biden can find a way to fire that fucker's ass.

Fucking make something up. No one is un-fireable, as we learned form Donnie Dumbass.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:49 PM

10. All trump humps out, 'legal' termination or not

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