Imagine! Career federal bureaucrat are acting to uphold decency and democracy in America, while Republican political appointees wage a war to destroy everything America stands for. Or stood for before the Age of Trump.
A federal bureaucrat is the whistleblower who had the courage to reveal the truth about Trump and the Republicans’ Ukrainian machinations. Career professional Foreign Service Officers, diplomats, and other foreign policy experts have defied Trump’s orders and taken the lead in testifying before Congressional committees conducting an impeachment inquiry. The officers include:
- William Taylor, head of U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and former Ambassador there
- Marie L. Yovanovitch, former Ambassador to Ukraine
- Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top Russia and Europe adviser on the National Security Council
- Philip Reeker, a career foreign service officer, serving as acting assistant secretary of state in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian affairs. He testified that had plans of defending Yovanovitch in the face of a smear campaign against her, but he was overruled by top State Department officials,
- George P. Kent, a career diplomat serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs
- Michael McKinley, a four-time ambassador and senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He “described resigning after four decades at the State Department over the treatment of the career foreign service.”
- Laura Cooper, the Pentagon official who oversees Ukraine policy,
On the legal front, federal bureaucrats in the Justice Department, under the leadership of a truly independent New York federal prosecutor, unearthed the crimes of two Giuliani associates arrested as they tried to flee the country, while Trump political appointee William Barr plunges full speed ahead to turn the Department into a political arm of Donald Trump.
The same federal bureaucrats and prosecutor, together with Special Counsel Mueller and his team of professional career federal bureaucrats, have brought about the conviction in federal courts of Trump aides, including Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. With evidence gathered by
Irony is piled upon irony as the federal bureaucrats maligned by Republicans and conservatives as the chief threat to American democracy emerge as heroes protecting our democracy against the Trumpist/Republican/conservative war to destroy it. GOP political appointees either support the crimes, malfeasance, and incompetence or cower in fear they may offend Der Fuhrer. Oops! Their president.
Glory, glory hallelujah, His truth is marching on!
“When people in the leadership of the nation attack our courts,
the members of our Congress, our civil servants and our media,
they are attacking the glue that holds our diverse nation together
as the United States of America.”
A merit-based system for hiring federal employees
was created in reaction to the rampant corruption
of the Gilded Age.
Over the last three weeks, the deep state has emerged from
the shadows in the form of real live government officials, past
and present, who have defied a White House attempt to block
cooperation with House impeachment investigators and provided
evidence that largely backs up the still-anonymous whistle-blower.