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Friday, January 27, 2017

Entire senior management of State Department quit in apparent gesture of defiance to Trump

More great news! Good riddance you lice-infested underlings. 

They're quitting because of Trump and Tillerson? 

This is the same State Department who 'lost' $6 billion dollars and tried desperately to stonewall the FBI email investigation of their former boss lying, thieving, murdering, all around corrupt bitch Hillary Clinton. 

Hope they got a bang out of watching their former boss at the Inaugural.


The entire senior level management at the State Department has resigned less than a week into Donald Trump's presidency. 

A number of senior career diplomats are stepping down from their positions, putting increasing pressure on incoming secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.

It is part of a mass exodus of senior foreign officials who want don't want to be involved in the new administration, the Washington Post reported. 

Trump, who has yet to fill many top diplomatic jobs, will now have to make more appointments.

His pick for secretary of state, Tillerson, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate next week.

The State Department confirmed several senior staff and a top arms control diplomat would be leaving.

All had submitted their resignations prior to Trump's January 20 inauguration as is required of officials holding jobs appointed by the president.

They were not required to leave the foreign service but chose to retire or resign for personal reasons, the department said.

The entire senior level of management officials have resigned from the State Department, making incoming secretary of state Rex Tillerson's (pictured) job more difficult 

While none of the officials has linked his or her departure explicitly to Trump, many diplomats have privately expressed concern about serving in his administration given the unorthodox positions he's taken on many foreign policy issues.

Turnover among senior leadership during presidential transitions is not unusual, although the career diplomats who are leaving the foreign service entirely had served under both Republican and Democratic presidents.

More resignations are expected to be accepted as Trump's diplomatic team takes shape, according to the officials who were not authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The now vacant jobs will be filled by subordinates on an acting basis until their full-time appointments are named, the officials said.

Among those whose resignations have been accepted are Thomas Countryman, who had been serving as the acting undersecretary of state for arms control and international security. 

Others include Undersecretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; two assistant secretaries, Joyce Barr and Michele Bond; and Gentry Smith, who directs the Office of Foreign Missions. 

They had been willing to remain at their posts but had no expectation of staying, according to several State Department officials familiar with the resignations.

Undersecretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy is one of those who have stepped down from his position less than a week into Trump's presidency 

  Patrick F. Kennedy was the guy who "pressured" the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to declassify an email from Hillary Clinton's private server in exchange for a "quid pro quo" of placing more agents in certain countries. 

So these people are residents of the same swamp Clinton lives in.

Gentry Smith (top) and Joyce Barr (Bottom) are two other senior officials who decided to quit 

Michele Bond, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, also chose to quit. She, like the others who resigned, handed in her notice before Trump's inauguration 

Other senior career diplomats to have left the State Department since Trump's election include Victoria Nuland, the former assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Gregory Starr, the assistant secretary for diplomatic security. Starr retired on Inauguration Day as did Lydia Muniz, a non-career political appointee who had run Overseas Building Operations. 

Kennedy was relied upon by both Democrats and Republicans. He was tapped for the undersecretary post in 2007 by President George W. Bush and stayed on throughout President Barack Obama's term. 

His position oversees the department's budget and finances, security, global facilities and consular services.

Kennedy, a diplomat since 1973, was criticized for the department's insufficient security at the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were killed in 2012. 

In testy congressional hearings, Kennedy defended then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of the situation and insisted there was no 'stand down' order to the U.S. military during the attack.

Another Lie!


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