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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:54 PM

White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trumps eyes and ears

Source: MSN/Washington Post

The political appointee charged with keeping watch over Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his aides has offered unsolicited advice so often that after just four weeks on the job, Pruitt has shut him out of many staff meetings, according to two senior administration officials.

At the Pentagon, they’re privately calling the former Marine officer and fighter pilot who’s supposed to keep his eye on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis “the commissar,” according to a high-ranking defense official with knowledge of the situation. It’s a reference to Soviet-era Communist Party officials who were assigned to military units to ensure their commanders remained loyal.

Most members of President Trump’s Cabinet do not yet have leadership teams in place or even nominees for top deputies. But they do have an influential coterie of senior aides installed by the White House who are charged — above all — with monitoring the secretaries’loyalty, according to eight officials in and outside the administration.

This shadow government of political appointees with the title of senior White House adviser is embedded at every Cabinet agency, with offices in or just outside the secretary’s suite. The White House has installed at least 16 of the advisers at departments including Energy and Health and Human Services and at some smaller agencies such as NASA, according to records first obtained by ProPublica through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-installs-political-aides-at-cabinet-agencies-to-be-trump%E2%80%99s-eyes-and-ears/ar-BBypcpD



Even Trump's crazy right appointees are getting annoyed with Trump's personal SS.

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Reply White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trumps eyes and ears (Original post)
TomCADem Mar 19 OP
northoftheborder Mar 19 #1
tenorly Mar 19 #2
Mc Mike Mar 20 #25
tenorly Mar 20 #28
Mc Mike Mar 20 #31
Jonny Appleseed Mar 19 #3
Kolesar Mar 20 #22
Adrahil Mar 20 #27
Kolesar Mar 20 #29
CincyDem Mar 19 #4
keithbvadu2 Mar 19 #5
Brother Buzz Mar 19 #15
tekriter Mar 19 #17
Mc Mike Mar 20 #26
Plucketeer Mar 19 #6
brooklynite Mar 19 #7
Loki Liesmith Mar 19 #8
Blue_Tires Mar 20 #30
not fooled Mar 19 #9
Leghorn21 Mar 19 #10
Womyns Rights Mar 19 #11
2naSalit Mar 19 #12
TrollBuster9090 Mar 19 #13
HAB911 Mar 20 #23
dalton99a Mar 19 #14
SunSeeker Mar 20 #20
msongs Mar 19 #16
Solly Mack Mar 19 #18
rpannier Mar 20 #19
SunSeeker Mar 20 #21
BumRushDaShow Mar 20 #24

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:55 PM

1. OMG

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:57 PM

2. Chief among them, Mira "Croatian Nazi escapee's daughter" Ricardel.



Mira Radielovic Ricardel and fellow crypto-Nazi Don Rumsfeld. A perfect fit for the Trump White House.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:07 AM

25. The far righties in our intel use Ustashi all the time. nt.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:37 PM

28. Oh, yes. We have Prescott Bush to thank for that.

It's amazing how few people know about the Ustaše, or that many of them were taken under the CIA's wing after World War II.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:15 PM

31. They were with our intel and 'our' nazis in all kinds of Latin American ops. Nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:58 PM

3. Poor NASA

 

How could you be loyal to trump if you're qualified to work at NASA?

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Response to Jonny Appleseed (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:56 AM

22. Aerospace is a RW enterprise

NASA looks a lot like the Air Force.
The manned space program is just gravy for the weapons industry.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:48 AM

27. I'd rather spend money on manned space exploration than weapons, when possible.

It's true that many in the aerospace industry are conservative As someone who works in this industry, I can attest to that.

It's also true that there are more liberals and progressives involved than many might think. I can attest to that as well.

For me personally, I've always been fascinated by advanced aerospace technologies and always knew it's where I wanted to have a career. I would have preferred a career in space exploration, but alas, that did not happen. But I have enjoyed my career pretty immensely

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:19 PM

29. [x] Like for your post...eom

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:58 PM

4. Every department, boat, submarine, army battalion...every one of them must have...



...a political officer.

U.S.S.R 101.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:01 PM

5. Think of the Russian Political Officer in the movie 'Red October'.

Think of the Russian Political Officer in the movie 'Red October'.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:07 PM

15. Think of what happened to the Russian Political Officer in the movie 'Red October'

I'm just saying

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:13 PM

17. A tragic accident, it was...

Slipped on spilled tea, he did...

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:08 AM

26. Exactly. Those kind of dipshits wind up sinking our sub. Nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:07 PM

6. Holy SHIT - that's creepy!

Does anyone think any of this will change once Trump's forced out? Will Pence just adopt the whole kit'n kaboodle - or would Pence start with a clean slate? As much as I LOATHE VP Mike, I can't see him being puppetized by Bannon - or do I hope too much?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:12 PM

7. Da, Commissar!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:23 PM

8. Der Kommissar's in town uh uh oh

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:25 PM

30. great song!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:29 PM

9. Gee, it's almost as if

they know their "policies" are so repellent and batsh*t crazy that even their handpicked appointees are having a hard time implementing their garbage.

Hey, anyone who signed up to be part of this crazy train shouldn't be surprised at more wackiness in the form of minders and babysitters.

Oh, well, that'll put a stop to the donnie jokes if nothing else.

Well, at least we know now that there is a lower life form than a dump appointee--it's a dump snitch sicced on that appointee.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:33 PM

10. From Wednesday: Mattis wants his political appointee GONE

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:35 PM

11. Call it what it is...

 

WH has installed spies.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:38 PM

12. Okay, so raise your hand if

you're actually surprised by this.

I am surprised it's taken this long for someone to notice this happening.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:52 PM

13. Do the political commisars get uniforms? Just curious.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:36 AM

23. yep


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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:01 PM

14. We now have a government based on the Russian model.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:23 AM

20. You nailed it. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:22 PM

16. our russian-comrade president copying stalin nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:35 PM

18. Damn.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:02 AM

19. Sounds kind of exepnsive

I thought this was the fiscally sound administration?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:24 AM

21. "The beatings will continue until morale improves." nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:37 AM

24. Rove did the same

but was not as overt about their existence or roles. Nowadays, they don't care if anyone knows because no one will stop them.

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