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Whistleblower: High-level officials ‘cleaning’ out feds who don’t support Trump

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.

Reader comments

Fri, Mar 23, 2018 Sam USA

Engaging in such a practice is never a good idea. Would you fire the heart surgeon who is about to operate on you to save your life __ if he happens to be a member of the opposition political party????

Wed, Mar 21, 2018

some of these comments here are as paranoid as the man in the white house who is cleaning house. the whole thing is about a couple of congressmen saying things, pushing for action, reacting to mistreatment of some feds. this is happening. they are reacting. doesn't mean the world is coming to an end. but maybe it is a very real thing. worth investigating.

Mon, Mar 19, 2018 TJ

So Obama does it for years and you hear nothing but crickets, Trump plays the same game so he can get his agenda going and all of a sudden it is a crisis

Fri, Mar 16, 2018

The "Deep State" Obama marxists should be eliminated! If they actively oppose POTUS they must go!

Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Of course nothing like that EVER happened under Obama's or Clinton's adminstration! What a joke!

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