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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:09 AM

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

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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/white-house-installs-political-aides-at-cabinet-agencies-to-be-trumps-eyes-and-ears/2017/03/19/68419f0e-08da-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html

Imagine the wails and shrieking if Obama did this. Pearls would be popping all over the place!

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Reply White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trumps eyes and ears (Original post)
Immacolata Mar 2017 OP
News2Me Mar 2017 #1
The Big Red Machine Mar 2017 #2
Scary Red Mar 2017 #3
not_so_common Mar 2017 #4

Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:26 AM

1. LOL! Trump doesn't even trust his own appointees. Can we say paranoia?

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:30 AM

2. Putin probably taught Trump about the use of apparatchiks

 

I wonder if these are all new positions, more Big Government in the form of Big Brother's henchmen.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:30 AM

3. Been reading about these apparatchiks, but don't really understand...

how he can find more agency spies than agency heads.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:11 AM

4. Officials in and outside the adminstration

No names, and just hearsay.

You do realize that most of the meetings at those agencies would have classified information being spoken about. That would require the people in the meetings to hold an appropriate security clearance to access to the meetings. Which none of the aides in question would have access to.

More fake news by a Hillary supporter.

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