People under Trump who work in the intelligence are dropping left and right. Some Trump are firing in suspicious scenarios, some in other ways…
Edward Price, a man who dedicated 11 years of his life to the CIA, resigned when he realized there was more to Trump’s dealings with Russia than he had previously admitted. He observed that he couldn’t serve under a man who couldn’t be trusted.
In his open letter he posted on The Washington Post, he said:
“I watched in disbelief when, during the third presidential debate, Trump casually cast doubt on the high-confidence conclusion of our 17 intelligence agencies, released that month, that Russia was behind the hacking and release of election-related emails. On the campaign trail and even as president-elect, Trump routinely referred to the flawed 2002 assessment of Iraq’s weapons programs as proof that the CIA couldn’t be trusted — even though the intelligence community had long ago held itself to account for those mistakes and Trump himself supported the invasion of Iraq.
Trump’s actions in office have been even more disturbing. His visit to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office, an overture designed to repair relations, was undone by his ego and bluster. Standing in front of a memorial to the CIA’s fallen officers, he seemed to be addressing the cameras and reporters in the room, rather than the agency personnel in front of them, bragging about his inauguration crowd the previous day.”
Another casualty of the Trump administration, former FBI Director James Comey voluntarily testified before a Senate Intelligence Committee a few weeks ago concerning allegations between Trump, Michael Flynn, and the Russian’s involvement in the 2016 Presidential Election.
In a suspicious move, President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey while he was investigating the possible collusion between some of Trump’s top advisors and the Russian government who were seemingly attempting to manipulate the 2016 election in their favor.
President Trump initially claimed that it was because Comey had mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but as Comey stated in his letters about a month ago, he was really fired for his investigation into those in Trump’s camp and Russia.
“I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately,” Trump wrote in his letter firing Comey.
While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation,” he continued, “I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.”
What’s Happening Now:
A very high ranking Justice Department official who was in charge of watching for corporate compliance has quit her job, saying she didn’t feel like she could force companies to comply with the ethics laws in place if members of the Trump administration have flaunted them so blatantly.
According to The Hill:
Hui Chen had served in the department’s compliance counsel office until she resigned in June, breaking her silence in a LinkedIn post last week highlighted by The International Business Times, which points to the Trump administration’s behavior as the reason for her job change.
“To sit across the table from companies and question how committed they were to ethics and compliance felt not only hypocritical, but very much like shuffling the deck chair on the Titanic,” Chen wrote.
The former federal prosecutor pointed to the multiple lawsuits filed against President Trump questioning the legality of his ties to his family business empire.
“Even as I engaged in those questioning and evaluations, on my mind were the numerous lawsuits pending against the President of the United States for everything from violations of the Constitution to conflict of interest, the ongoing investigations of potentially treasonous conducts, and the investigators and prosecutors fired for their pursuits of principles and facts,” she continued.
“Those are conducts I would not tolerate seeing in a company, yet I worked under an administration that engaged in exactly those conduct. I wanted no more part in it,” Chen said, adding that management in her office “persistently prohibited me from public speaking.”
It’s a sad day when dedicated people in our government feel the need to leave because they can’t deal with the horrible actions of the current president and his cronies.