Un-elected Bureaucrats: Foot-soldiers of the Resistance?

RESIST!  You see it on the bumper stickers of all sorts of cars, you hear and see it on both lamestream media and the Communist News Network.  MSNBC also pays homage to the movement with its entire broadcast schedule.

Beginning in July, Elaine McCusker, the acting Pentagon comptroller, sent officials at the White House Office of Management and Budget emails in which she raised concerns about the legality of the hold on nearly $400 million in aid.

Her “concerns” were in direct conflict with the Trump administration’s decision to temporarily hold that foreign aid to Ukraine until they could be sure of Ukraine’s new President Zelensky’s commitment to fight the corruption that was the norm for the last two decades. A good deal of the corruption was tied to Burisma and the Bidens!

The Trump administration’s caution was based on logic and good business practice. McCuskers was one steeped in the tradition of federal employees whose career was based on the protection of the swamp environment!

McCusker’s avalanche of emails reflects the deep tension between Ms. McCusker and OMB. The relationship between Ms. McCusker and OMB slowly deteriorated, as senior officials at the office grew skeptical of her estimates of how much money was at risk of not being spent, according to people familiar with their interactions.  In her emails to OMB, Ms. McCusker raised concerns that the White House was violating the Impoundment Control Act, which requires that the executive branch spend money that has been appropriated by Congress.

Ms. McCusker’s frustrations escalated in early September. After she warned OMB that $120 million might not be able to be spent by the end of the fiscal year because of the hold, Michael Duffey, associate director of national security programs at OMB, responded with a letter that put the blame on the Defense Department for not doing enough to prepare to spend the funds if they were released!

So the question arises:  Whose interest are you serving Ms. McCusker? The security of America in the middle east, or your thinly veiled hatred of the Trump administration and the business-oriented logic path it follows?


Johnson Long


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