March 19, 2017
By Lisa Rein and Juliet Eilperin
The political appointee (click here) 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....
This level of paranoia is definitely something that should not be tolerated. It will interfere with smooth running of the government. It will slow things down and cause second guessing by decision makers.
Donald Trump needs to be impeached. This is ILLNESS and not function. It is deploying the SS into the government structure.
I fully expect the "LOYALIST MONITORS" to patrol the agencies seeking federal employees to fire. When that occurs it will most likely be racism.