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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:28 PM

In Trump's final days, a 30-year-old aide purges officials seen as insufficiently loyal

Source: Washington Post



Former University of Connecticut quarterback Johnny McEntee returned to the White House in February as personnel director for the U.S. government. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

By
Josh Dawsey,
Juliet Eilperin,
John Hudson and
Lisa Rein
November 13, 2020 at 8:19 p.m. CST

Over the past week, President Trump has axed his defense secretary and other top Pentagon aides, his second-in-command at the U.S. Agency for International Development, two top Homeland Security officials, a senior climate scientist and the leader of the agency that safeguards nuclear weapons.

Engineering much of the post-election purge is Johnny McEntee, a former college quarterback who was hustled out of the White House two years ago after a security clearance check turned up a prolific habit for online gambling.

A staunch Trump loyalist, McEntee, 30, was welcomed back into the fold in February and installed as personnel director for the entire U.S. government. Since the race was called for President-elect Joe Biden, McEntee has been distributing pink slips, warning federal workers not to cooperate with the Biden transition and threatening to oust people who show disloyalty by job hunting while Trump is still refusing to acknowledge defeat, according to six administration officials.

More firings are expected, White House and agency officials said, including a top cybersecurity official whose agency on Thursday disputed Trump's unfounded claims of election fraud. While the motives are not always clear -- is the White House pursuing last-minute policy goals or simply punishing disloyalty? -- critics say the dismissals threaten to destabilize broad swaths of the federal bureaucracy in the fragile period during the handover to the next administration.

McEntee is not just firing people. The Pentagon general counsel this week hired former Republican operative and political appointee Michael Ellis as general counsel of the National Security Agency, making him a civilian member of the senior executive service. That gives Ellis civil service protections that will make it hard for Biden's team to push him out. Several officials said McEntee also wants to help campaign allies secure jobs in the White House.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-white-house-purge/2020/11/13/2af12c94-25ca-11eb-8672-c281c7a2c96e_story.html





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Reply In Trump's final days, a 30-year-old aide purges officials seen as insufficiently loyal (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 13 OP
Blue Owl Nov 13 #1
Salviati Nov 13 #2
Leghorn21 Nov 13 #3
rickford66 Nov 13 #4
olddad65 Nov 13 #5
not fooled Nov 13 #6
LSFL Nov 13 #7
Judi Lynn Nov 13 #8
ancianita Nov 13 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 14 #17
Phoenix61 Nov 13 #9
Sherman A1 Nov 14 #18
LudwigPastorius Nov 14 #11
disalitervisum Nov 14 #12
pecosbob Nov 14 #13
KG Nov 14 #14
BlueMTexpat Nov 14 #15
PufPuf23 Nov 14 #16
BumRushDaShow Nov 14 #19
IronLionZion Nov 14 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 14 #21
Talitha Nov 14 #22
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 15 #23
DeminPennswoods Nov 15 #24
ProfessorGAC Nov 15 #25
ck4829 Nov 16 #26

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:32 PM

1. WTF -- I thought Donny got off on being "the firer"?

His heart isn't in this anymore...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:34 PM

2. donny is too chicken to fire anyone face to face for real.

He likes to play act that he does on camera, but when it comes to the real thing, he always sends someone else to do the dirty work.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:37 PM

3. Oh I long for the day when this punk-ass little maggot is shitcanned,

I REALLY DO

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:48 PM

4. More projection. Creating their own "Deep State".

Biden will need some good investigators.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:58 PM

5. It would be smart for Biden's team to at least interview each of the employees getting axed.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:04 PM

6. drumpf youth

doing the shooting as their cause crumbles

[link:|]

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:06 PM

7. Why do these guys always look so punchable?

I just got my jury percentage up to 28% Now all I can think of are all the ways I could make this punk ass bitch suffer. Reality conspires to keep me below 30% Must....resist...giving...medicine......or speaking thereof.

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Response to LSFL (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:18 PM

8. Yep, they all look like unbearable, immature, selfish, obnoxious brats. They need some fine tuning. 🤕

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Response to LSFL (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:35 PM

10. They ARE punchable. Because defense is not violence.

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Response to LSFL (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 06:15 AM

17. EVERYBODY's face is punchable, which is why we don't have a system of vigilante "justice". . . . nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:23 PM

9. Lateral transfers are a time honored way to

move people out of the way. Special assignments in neat places like Alaska or Guam for example.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 06:32 AM

18. Yes,

Director of paperclips in anchorage is an open position I understand.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:32 AM

11. At the least, these "loyalists" will be tasked with destroying evidence of Trump's crimes.

At the worst, they'll back him up in an illegal attempt to stay in the White House.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 01:07 AM

12. The outrages will continue and will become more egregious

 

right up to and including January 20. Prepare yourselves.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 01:47 AM

13. Hard to fire, you say? I can think of a few remote bases where he could be sent.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 02:32 AM

14. they're still thinking Steiners kampfgruppe is going to arrive and break them out.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:43 AM

15. This is a name of a person

to remember NEVER to hire!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 05:33 AM

16. Good for McEntee to get some attention for pandering to tRump.

May his assholery follow McEntree for the remaining days of his life.

So much damage has been done to institutions, in many cases a new basis and personnel structure will be required. Can't trust most carry overs, one reason is because they are the survivors that were not already fired or the more talented that left Federal service for better opportunity and less inner angst.

tRump is deliberately screwing stuff up worse on his way to leave and there is little doubt Biden or some other target will be blamed.

There is no way that a shit storm like tRump should have ever occurred in the USA. Some GOP pols look real bad, some Democratic pols could be doing better (or at least less self-destructive). too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 07:19 AM

19. This guy would be your next Roger Stone or Lee Atwater or Paul Manafort or Pat Buchanan





That's the age when they get them hooked.

But this part -

who was hustled out of the White House two years ago after a security clearance check turned up a prolific habit for online gambling.


is what should get him shit-canned. The obtuse and/or non-existence "security clearances" that this current WH had performed (or not performed and lied about), will need to be done FOR REAL and allow them to get these people out and yes, even as a civil servant, security clearances "matter".

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:28 PM

20. Saddam burned the oil fields as he fled Kuwait



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:52 PM

21. K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 01:04 PM

22. Hmmm.... I see he isn't waering a mask.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:52 AM

23. He may move Trump loyalists into civil service jobs so they can't be fired,

but they will be working for senior career civil servants who could assign them tiny windowless offices in the basement and give them menial tasks to do, deny them security clearances and make sure they never advance in grade. Trump has done a lot to piss off civil servants and shoving unqualified people into valued slots would be the final straw.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:12 AM

24. There's now Schedule F, where career civil servants

can be moved and then fired. Biden's team can use this to root out any and all Trumpists who are "burrowed" into the civil service, fire them and then rescind the EO.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:09 PM

25. He's 30?

He looks like he's pushing 50.
Must be the bitterness.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 07:13 AM

26. Scorched Earth...

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