Thursday, January 19, 2017

Trump's Purge at the Pentagon

It’s what dictators and tyrants do. Get rid of civil servants appointed by the previous administration and then staff stuff the now open slots with your cronies.

You want proof? Here’s a disturbing/distressing/disorienting piece from the 538 morning email (“Significant digits”).

Six of 58
According to Sen. Martin Heinrich, who has sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump pleading for continuity of leadership at the Pentagon and National Nuclear Security Administration, Trump has requested that just six of 58 appointed officials at the Pentagon stay in their positions until they can be replaced. The incoming administration has so far preferred to purge President Obama’s appointees as quickly as possible. [Gizmodo]

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