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Wed May 16, 2018, 11:08 AM

Trump Picks Mitch McConnell's Brother-In-Law, Gordon Hartogensis, To Lead Pension Agency

I'll scratch your back and you can scratch mine. Trump's America!

Experts say the choice to lead the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. wasn’t based on qualifications.

President Donald Trump has picked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s brother-in-law — a man with apparently no government experience and unclear qualifications — to lead a Department of Labor agency responsible for current and future pensions of about 1.5 million people.

Ethics experts questioned the choice, with one suggesting the nomination was granted on a “who you know rather than what you know” basis.

The White House announced Monday that Gordon Hartogensis had been tapped to head the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. He was described as “an investor and technology sector leader with experience managing financial equities, bonds, private placements, and software development.”

The announcement failed to list a current job for the nominee, and did not mention that Hartogensis is the brother-in-law of McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Hartogensis is married to Chao’s sister, Grace Chao.


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gordon-hartogensis-mcconnell-brother-in-law-pension-agency_us_5afbf66fe4b06a3fb50c144a

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Wed May 16, 2018, 01:26 PM

1. Wow! A bit blatant don't ya think?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:39 PM

2. "Pumping all this slimy green water into the swamp is our plan for draining it! You'd understand

if you were smarter!"

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