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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Trump cans Obama appointee. Media alarmed

President Donald John Trump finally fired Democrat henchman Steve Linick as inspector general at the State Department. Obama appointed him in 2013 and a Democrat Senate confirmed him. He apparently wiled away his time giving documents to House Democrats.

Politico made this politico out to be a martyr. Its story described him as a Justice Department veteran, which is true but he is also politically active. Having someone in your administration who is working to have you impeached and removed from office is unacceptable.

The story said, "Trump's move infuriated Democrats who say he's trying to circumvent oversight of his administration, undermining the ability of other branches to hold him accountable. The move follows Trump's anger at being impeached, but it also comes as the White House struggles to combat the corona virus pandemic just months before the presidential election."

How does firing a mole circumvent oversight?

Only Congress can hold the president accountable.

Not the press.

Not inspectors general.

Not even the Supreme Court; while justices can stop a president's actions, it cannot remove him from office. That's the job of Congress.

Pelosi made a stink about it, or at least her PR agent did, writing, "The president’s late-night, weekend firing of the State Department inspector general has accelerated his dangerous pattern of retaliation against the patriotic public servants charged with conducting oversight on behalf of the American people.

"Inspector General Linick was punished for honorably performing his duty to protect the Constitution and our national security, as required by the law and by his oath."

Politico did not quote the president's letter to Nancy telling her Linick is out.

Maybe she ripped it up.

CNN has a sextuple byline (6 names) on its story. It contained this gem, "At the State Department, Linick oversaw the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. His May 2016 report on the probe was critical of Clinton, saying the former secretary failed to follow the rules or inform key department staff regarding her use of the private server."

(UPDATE: The sneaky bastards cut it down to 3 names. Link is to the original now.)

He was partisan as all give out.

He should have been canned on Day One. All of them should have.


  1. PDJT should have canned ALL of Barry's appointees on 01/21/17. "Keep your friends close and enemies closer" does not apply in a bureaucracy as large as the Federal Government and there are so many of them, you can't keep your eye on all of them. They are just a "fifth column" left behind to fuel the "resistance", most should be investigated for treason/sedition.

  2. O and the Clintons could fire people all day long and nobody complained..
    Executive prerogative-they serve at the President's pleasure.
    Trump ain't pleased.

  3. You can bet anyone Barry appointed after his reelection knows why they're occupying whatever position they're in. And although Judge Sullivan isn't an Obama appointee, Clinton appointed him, notice how fast he moved after Barry's "leaked" convo to allege possible perjury by Gen. Flynn? Yeah, the resistance knows how to take direction.

    Linick was no better than Atkinson.

    1. Hey, Dave, Atkinson is a good reporter, one of the few uncorrupted ones left!

      Oops. My bad. That’s Atkisson.

    2. No, Dave is referring to the inspector general of the intelligence community, whom Trump also canned.

  4. Have you forgotten the infamous White House Travel Office firings shortly after the reign of Vilehelm Jaifferson Clintoine began? Neither have I.

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  6. The Sotero appointments are the worst. Worse than Bubba Clinton’s.

    Second Term of PDJT should see the pace of draining the swamp increase at warp speed.

  7. the wayback machine apparently no longer has the cnn link there either.

    The biggest problem with internet information is it can be changed without history. You cannot archive everything and I don't trust many news sources not to go back and change stories without notice.

  8. yup, the save record is still there in the Wayback, but the page is not

    1. Alles heil Sieg heil! Winston must be on mandatory OT.

  9. Democrats have the same policy as Islamists, Imperialists, Slavers and Communists.

    Islamists said once your nation was part of the Caliphate, your country was Islam’s always.
    King George said once you were part of the Empire, you were the Empire’s forever.
    Slave-owners said once you were a slave, you were property in perpetuity–and your children. too.
    Soviets said once your country went Communist, you were permanently in the Communist Sphere.

    And Democrats and their Uni-Party lackeys say once a Federal job is given to a Deep State Democrat, it is theirs forever.

    “We’ll see what happens.”