Whistleblower: High-level officials ‘cleaning’ out feds who don’t support Trump
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Mar 15, 2018
A pair of ranking House Democrats are reporting that a whistleblower has provided them with documents that indicate high-level officials at the White House and State Department are targeting employees who are not supportive of President Trump.
Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan (who is serving as the acting head of the department following Rex Tillerson's dismissal) about emails between senior Trump administration officials.
“Over the past year, we have heard many reports of political attacks on career employees at the State Department, but we had not seen evidence of how extensive, blunt and inappropriate these attacks were until now,” the pair wrote.
According to the letter, the emails between State Department political appointees encourage firings and characterize career employees with phrases such as “a leaker and a troublemaker,” “turncoat,” “associated with previous policy” and “Obama/Clinton loyalists not at all supportive of President Trump’s foreign policy agenda.”
Cummings and Engel are asking Sullivan to provide documentation about the staffing changes and decision of several career employees and to also make the senior officials in question available for questions.
Read the letter here.