Trump Embeds 'Loyalty Monitors & Enforcers' Across Cabinet Agencies

Tyler Durden's picture

In an Orwellian-sounding step, The White House has planted politically appointed aides in government agencies to monitor President Trump's Cabinet secretaries’ loyalty (according to The Washington Post).

Barry Bennett, a former Trump campaign adviser, encouraged the embed strategy, however.

“Especially when you’re starting a government and you have a changeover of parties when policies are going to be dramatically different, I think it’s something that’s smart,” Bennett told the newspaper.


“Somebody needs to be there as the White House’s man on the scene. Because there’s no senior staff yet, they’re functioning as the White House’s voice and ears in these departments.”

The network of political appointees reports to Rick Dearborn, left, the White House deputy chief of staff for policy, according to administration officials.

As The Hill details, every Cabinet agency has an embedded appointee, with the job title senior White House adviser, who is situated near the secretary’s office, the newspaper reported.

These appointees report to the Office of Cabinet Affairs instead of the Cabinet secretary. 


The appointees serve as observer and White House enforcers, the Post reports, ensuring that the agency’s leadership implements the president’s agenda.


Agencies with embedded appointees include large departments like Energy and Health and Human Services, as well as smaller agencies including NASA, records shared with the Post from a ProPublica Freedom of Information Act request show.

Some of the aides are reportedly being shut out by the secretaries and the aides.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has shut out the aide in his agency for offering unsolicited advise during his staff meetings, the Post reports.

Sounds very Orwellian even in the face of constant leaks - maybe better to full drain that swamp first?

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fbazzrea's picture

but, but...

large systems can ever be anything but tyrannical.

but you and I won't live to see it.

i feel your frustration with the system. clearly, it is broken. after a century of rule by bankster fraud, Americans are flat on their backs. put a fork in us. we're done. right?

but here's the thing, if we succumb to our fears and give up we manifest a self-fulfilling defeat. humanity is fighting for its life here. join the light. be positive. we will overcome. or... 

we can turn our backs on our friends, family and the principles upon which our great nation was founded. our founding fathers dared to dream. they not only dreamed, but they took action. in our own ways, each of us must stand up and declare ourselves. which side are we on? 

everything else is noise. President Trump is our president for the next four years. whether you voted for him or not, we all have a vested interest in him succeeding. i cannot think of ANYONE i'd rather have in his seat right now. can you? sure, we can all name people, but they have their weaknesses, too. each has their own strengths, as well. we need DJT's strength, determination, independence and patriotism right now. America needs him. we don't always get what we want. but we get what we need. *wish that was my line* (:

don't mean to oversimplify it, but it truly is this simple. work it out together--politically--peacably. that's what a democracy demands. otherwise, humans resort to violence to resolve differences. then no one wins. so... are you with us or agin us?

i'm with Trump


David449420's picture

I up-arrowed you for your idealism.  Unfortunatly, when this finally blows up Trump will be blamed for it, even though there is nothing he could have done that would have averted it.

fbazzrea's picture

Unfortunatly, when this finally blows up Trump will be blamed for it

by whom? anyone with half a sense of awareness knows better. 

of course the MSM but who cares? their sheep are a minority. they'll never lead this nation anywhere. don't have what it takes.

at this time, America must rally behind Trump through thick and thin. He's our only chance, minimally, for the next four years. i'm not saying roll over and silence your voice. allow the process to play out. he's been in office two months and reversed our nation's descent more than the previous nine.

Chris88's picture

Voting with your wallet - AKA a market.  Mencken said it best "Voting is an advance auction on stolen goods."  Anybody that thinks there is something noble or magical about voting is a jackass.'s picture

In Russia they watch T.V.

In the USSA T.V. watches YOU!

Libertdad's picture

Welcome comrades to the new political correctness.

laomei's picture

Good! The agencies either follow their orders or they are purged!

Gen. Ripper's picture

Defund the government

okyoureabeast's picture

Drastic times call for drastic measures, especially when you have pension stooges whose insulation from bad work makes them think they can violate the rules of their employment. 

WTFUD's picture

'bout time! Keep these lecherous Mo'Fo's on their toes.

Akzed's picture

Why not? Everyone else is being watched.

jm's picture

Cheetoh has so many Obama loyalists in the departments that government isn't functioning at all. And he can't fire them all because there aren't enough newcomers willing to work under his administration.

WTFUD's picture

O'Spammer being a Treasonous SOB that/any Loyalty was totally misplaced.

ILikeBoats's picture

The WashPost is full of crap, as usual. With a 93% Democrat and heavily affirmative-actioned (women, blacks and browns) workforce, what else would make sense?

atthelake's picture

Eliminate the EPA.

JB Say's picture

Its the Executive Branch. These are his appointees. Maybe he should just ignore his cabinet like Obama and just decide everything with a few close advisors.

Aloha12's picture

Source: Washington Post aka. Fakest of fake news. Move along.

wchild's picture

The entire city is so infested with slimebag wannabes you can't trust anyone or anything that is said.  

I wouldn't wish that job (POTUS) on anybody.  What the hell are you to do... What a f*cked up mess we have allowed to fester the halls of The House and Senate of this once great land.  F*cking turns my stomach...

WTFUD's picture

It's a Mad Mad Mad World - It's a PAY PAY PAY To Play World. That the heavily compromised Shit who sit in those Houses , representing their own Interests, is NO Surprise.

onwisconsinbadger's picture

All of them have small hands. Sad !!!!!

shimmy's picture

Who is going to monitor the monitors?

If this is true and Trump doesn't even trust his own picks then why would he trust the monitors?

Davidduke2000's picture

He cannot trust anybody, draining the swamp isa tough job , there are plenty of crocs in the awamp.

WTFUD's picture

Don't despair Shimmy the soon to be redundant maggots who can't justify their cushy .gov salary will be welcomed back to reality.

Think of it as President Trump trying his utmost to cut down on WASTE. Deserves a Peace Prize for that. I'm barely able to hold back the tears with this act of patriotism; Pretty Emotional right now, YOU??. LoL

MuffDiver69's picture

It's in the Washington post about Trump...Its a lie...OK

turnball the banker's picture
turnball the banker (not verified) Mar 20, 2017 6:49 PM

chindit was right this trump cunt is big brother

indaknow's picture

"According to the Washington Post" and "as the Hill details" that's all I needed to read. 

shovelhead's picture

Setting out the rat traps.


never mind...

CHoward's picture

Washington Post?  Fake news.  No thanks.

Pork Rind's picture

Trump needs to get rid of all the Jews, the spics, the negros, the chinks, the southeast Asians - the Irish, the Irish are the worst I'm not kidding - the Irish came here with a bad attitude, they are the Jew butt-boys - McCain, McCabe

Pork Rind's picture

Trump can only trust anglo-saxon English

turnball the banker's picture
turnball the banker (not verified) Pork Rind Mar 20, 2017 7:19 PM

Trump loves his son in law as much as bibi

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Pork Rind Mar 20, 2017 8:15 PM

True on the Irish.

When I watch the protest videos those red haired people are right in the mix of the violence, every time.

Overdrawn's picture

In Russia, Putin insists that all senior Government posts can only be held by Russian's. In addition, these employee's must be married to Russian's.  In terms of national security, that makes a lot of sense.  

There is no shame on insisting that only American's are employed in senior or sensitive Government posts.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) Mar 20, 2017 6:57 PM

This is ridiculous. Is the thesis of these articles that the Executive branch should not have to answer to the President?

Talk about a Hegelian dialectic demonstration. Fuck you Tyler for printing this drivel.

g3h's picture

Political officers!  Putin baby.

Robert Trip's picture

The American people are slowly awakening and identifying those that have been fucking them over for years.

This isn't about Trump draining the swamp.

These control freak power fuckers are getting scared as the spotlight is being shone brighter and brighter upon them.

These cocksuckers had a free ride under the Kenyan with a sympathetic press and no convictions of anybody for fuckall.

The people are getting close to the number of disenchanted from all sides to begin putting the squeeze on these bastard's balls.

There is revolution in the air and the people have more than enough resources to easily hang every one of these 535 cocksuckers along with all of their loyal minions.

Cheers motherfuckers.

flyonmywall's picture

How is this different than what Obozo did? You had to be a non-white, non-heterosexual gender neutral lobotomized human parrot to get any kind of position in the .gov in the past 8 years.

At least Trump may be a son of a bitch, but at least he's our son of a bitch.


Dragon HAwk's picture

Relax Guys,  we just have to spin it a little bit and rename them..

Liaison, White house Liaisons..  just here to make sure they have everything they need to do their job, and a direct line to the President if they need anything.. ( like a bitch slap or a tap on the shoulder )

MuffDiver69's picture

Read this by an unbiased source. It's a smart move and once again the Washington compost spins it...Sad day reading this garbage here.

William Dorritt's picture

DC voted 94% for Hilary

The Burbs weren't much different

Trump should probably have a monitor in every office.

MuffDiver69's picture

What's funny is they think it's weird...I want fifty monitors in each office...A piece of shit like the compost try's to make it seem like he doesn't trust his people...yeah right...nice try bezos puppets

SMC's picture

Fire all of them and start over in St. Louis, MO with a mandatory balanced budget.

yttirum's picture

Orwellian? Uh, NO. This sounds pretty common sensical.

samsara's picture

So how is that different from any other administration? I'm sure pappy Bush had people who told him what was going on in every dept.

But then again, he already had them in place since he was the prior head of the fuckin CIA.

Trump of course has none of those luxuries.

Anarchyteez's picture

Just fuckin fire all 20 - 30,000 of them. I'd never notice they were gone. Neither would our country.

Pork Rind's picture

Force them to train their replacements, like Jew Disney forced their American employees to train the foreigners who replaced them

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Source: the newspaper that broke the Pfc. Jessica Lynch hoax.