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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:23 PM

Report: Former 'Vino Vixen' Appointed By Trump Compiling State Dept. Loyalty List

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Alice Ollstein | June 13, 2018 2:34 pm

A State Department political appointee has been vetting career employees for their loyalty to President Trump, leading at least three to quit, according to a report in Foreign Policy.

Mari Stull, a senior advisor to the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (BIOA), is alleged to be combing the social media pages of diplomats and other State Department and UN workers looking for indications of their political views, investigating their work under previous administrations, and compiling lists of people she believes are not loyal to the Trump administration. Those viewed as suspicious have been excluded from meetings and briefings.

“This conduct is totally unacceptable, and adds to my concern about the treatment of career personnel by this Administration,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House committee that oversees the State Department, told TPM. “I’ll be looking into this, and I won’t stand for any more stonewalling from the State Department,” he added, referring to the agency’s unmet promise to turn over documents to Congress about alleged retaliation against career workers.

Stull, a former food and beverage lobbyist who also blogged about wine under the pen name Vino Vixen, was hired in April to work with BIOA, the State Department office in charge of diplomatic relations with the United Nations and other international bodies.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/report-former-vino-vixen-appointed-by-trump-compiling-state-dept-loyalty-list

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Reply Report: Former 'Vino Vixen' Appointed By Trump Compiling State Dept. Loyalty List (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2018 OP
VMA131Marine Jun 2018 #1
DBoon Jun 2018 #2
PSPS Jun 2018 #3
keithbvadu2 Jun 2018 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2018 #5
Sophia4 Jun 2018 #11
gademocrat7 Jun 2018 #6
Blue_Tires Jun 2018 #7
IronLionZion Jun 2018 #8
pecosbob Jun 2018 #9
BlueJac Jun 2018 #10
SergeStorms Jun 2018 #12
SCVDem Jun 2018 #13
SergeStorms Jun 2018 #15
sakabatou Jun 2018 #14
maxrandb Jun 2018 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:27 PM

1. Firing career civil servants over their personal political views is illegal

But you all knew that!

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:36 PM

2. You cant legally fire them

but you can make their work ineffective and their working lives miserable

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:36 PM

3. A wine blogger with a "nice rack" appointed to the State Department. All the best people! MAGA!11!!


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:39 PM

4. Oath of Allegiance - Pre and post 1934

Oath of Allegiance - Pre and post 1934
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-fuehrer-oath

(before August 2, 1934)
"I swear by almighty God this sacred oath:
I will at all times loyally and honestly
serve my people and country
and, as a brave soldier,
I will be ready at any time
to stake my life for this oath."

The Fuehrer Oath
(effective August 2, 1934)
"I swear by almighty God this sacred oath:
I will render unconditional obedience
to the Fuehrer of the German Reich and people, Adolf Hitler,
Supreme Commander of the Wehrmacht,
and, as a brave soldier,
I will be ready at any time
to stake my life for this oath."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:48 PM

5. Monica Goodling wasn't available?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:30 PM

11. It is off topic, but

 

When the Virginia Bar reprimanded Monica Goodling last week, news reports failed to note where the former Justice Department official had landed. Looked like she disappeared, but no— she’s just working under her married name, Monica Krempasky.

She’s now at Corallo Media Strategies, a Virginia PR shop run by former John Ashcroft spokesman Mark Corallo , a senior advisor of the Ashcroft Group. “As a lawyer who has also worked as a federal prosecutor, Monica understands the challenges faced by individuals involved in high-stakes litigation,” reads her company bio.

Goodling became a household name after the Bush appointee admitted she hired federal prosecutors based on political beliefs. She resigned in 2007, and the Virginia Bar released an order on Friday with the results of her disciplinary case. The public reprimand cited her for misconduct, saying that she “improperly utilized political affiliation and other political considerations when making hiring decisions for career positions.”

But she’s “still entitled to practice law,” her lawyer John Dowd told us. “We’re very pleased. It’s a good result.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/monica-goodling--hard-to-find-these-days-but-still-around--reprimanded-by-virginia-bar/2011/05/10/AFvW0WsG_blog.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.42c39ee350e2

Funny how these same names keep popping up, isn't it?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:01 PM

6. WTH?

This is another unqualified, unfit grifter in chump’s cabal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:04 PM

7. This is how despots operate...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:18 PM

8. So we're making America great again like the McCarthy era?

or like 1930s Germany?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:20 PM

9. I wondered what form the commissars would take

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:26 PM

10. WTF?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:53 PM

12. The race to the bottom continues.

All of Trump's "best people" (meaning the best for him! ) are now culling out the "undesirables" (meaning people NOT loyal to his assholiness). Soon the re-education camps will open and the firing squads will be working overtime. Now there's a "growth industry" that will be hiring!

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:15 PM

13. They do realize

We will shoot back.

How about that tyranny?

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:33 PM

15. Oh yeah....

we'll fight back alright. Sometimes I think the alt-right sees us as toothless pacifists that are going to lie down and die at the first sight of them. I'm almost 70, I've had a good life, and if I had to give up my life to protect me and mine....so be it. I'd gladly lay down my life to turn back these fascist bastards!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:24 PM

14. It just keeps getting worse

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:56 AM

16. Good! I hope she keeps plenty of fucking copies

When sane people take back our country, we can use this to FIRE EVERY FUCKING PERSON NOT ON HER ANTI-LOYALTY LIST

I'm not sure what should happen first. Fire all the fucks that pass the Donnie Short Fingers Loyalty-Test, OR EVERY SINGLE FUCKING ICE EMPLOYEE

I know, let's do both!!!!

Oh, and ANY Democrat who says; "it's time to move on and not worry about the past" when we go after these fucktwits should get punched square in the fucking face!

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