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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Son of Captain Nemo's picture

What can ya say?...


Just more "BLATANT" ON TAP!!!

serotonindumptruck's picture

I'm feeling the need to play "The Downward Spiral" by NIN.

Mzhen's picture

The Washington Post reports.  Pack your grains of salt.

Old Poor Richard's picture

They're not posting observers in people's living rooms at home. How is it Orwellian for upper management to have a management representative at meetings? Every president does the same thing. Trump is the only president willing to talk about his appointees openly for what they are--spies and enforcers. This is common refrain, treating Trump's actions as if they are any different, when really the only difference is his staff doesn't lie about it. Shitheads who have been in Washington too long think it is indecorous to speak plainly about how the system works. It's supposed to be kept at a whisper, like sex talk.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Orwellian or NOT.

President Trump has to get Executive Control over Public Relations, Propaganda, MSM Propaganda, Intelligence Leaks, White House Leaks, All Bazillion US Agency Leadership, Collect Org Charts for all Agencies and Sub-Agencies, Offices, and Off Record Black Agencies...

- Demand Data, Explanations of Mission, Objectives, Goals, Data Bases, Intel held by all Offices and Agencies
- Form up New Govt, with new Missions, Objectives, Goals, Strategies,... Key people, Key Positions, Key Skills, Key Knowledge (Data, Analysis, Reports, Deliverables)
- Monitor of Key Position Loyalty across Agencies... Yes. People that are non-staff will need time to adjust, will need time to be evaluated, will need time to fire them/eject them under agreements.
- Deal with BS stories, Deal with fales information that is provided in detail, Fake News, Fake Intel on the US President

orez65's picture

"In an Orwellian-sounding step ..."

What a bunch of bull shit !

If I have someone working for me and he/she does not follow my orders I fire his/her ass !!

The best thing that Trump could do is fire 99% of all federal agencies personnel.

They are all a bunch of "turkey farms".

LN's picture

It may be a rocky road ahead...

At 1.8% of the population, it does give one pause.


Revelation 3.9

OccamsCrazor's picture

So when Trump gets around to putting monitors in every governement office building to check to see if they are even at their desks, doing their jobs, then he'll learn that at least 75% of them can be fired, and the government would still function.


The myth perpetuated annually, is that all of these positions are actually needed.  


No need to drain any swamp.  Just kill off all the oxygen sucking algae and pond scum (gubmint employees) that suck off the swamp. 

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Almost there, Trump. 

What you really need is enforcers to monitor loyalty to Israel. 

Whats the worst that could happen - get called a Nazi? 

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Mar 20, 2017 8:57 PM

Loyalty to the president.  Uh yeah, that is the whole reasoning behind political appointees and why there were selected in the first place.  Our Glorious Trumpenfuhrer has hundreds if not thousands of Owmyball's hold-overs embedded in his administration.  I am pretty sure that Obama's army of politically-appointed homos, feminists, trannys, AA minorities, et al, do not have in their minds our Glorious Trumpenfuhrer's best interests.    

michigan independant's picture Noske moment approaches. Filtering the swamp water solves nothing. The progs will bite the pillow and still get paid. The landscape is unmanageable. The democrats stripped us of one third wages and half benefits since Bill dipped his cigars in interns back then. Time for rough treatment in the halls of the fatal deciet.  The agencies either follow their orders or they are terminated.

artichoke's picture

I like it.  It's time to get out of the mindset of the rights of government workers.  They shouldn't have so many rights at work, and their jobs should be less secure than ours.  Everything's upside down now and we need a lot of types of resets.  It could get tough, so persevere and be pretty ruthless about it.

mary mary's picture

I thought every American President did that. 

NAV's picture

This is the best news I’ve heard yet…because many of the top level appointments and their past positions run counter to the electorate that put Trump in the White House. Either these cabinet heads perform to the benefit of the nation and the people or they should be replaced. Trump was elected on highly detailed promises for trade, opposition to globalism, sovereignty, opposition to illegal immigration, a controlled border, and a change in the aggressive foreign policy that has created Middle Eastern wars and European uncertainty.

It just means than Trump is going to be president, not the Establishment.

Is-Be's picture

Thisis bog standard procedure. Anyone near the throne has to offer up their control files.

Why the schlock horror?

Sir Raisin's picture

Why doesn't Trump simply appoint a group of "czars" to different agencies like Obama did?  Nobody seemed to take issue with that.

ZeroBeek's picture

Why did Trump appoint people he can't trust?

Vin's picture

Sounds pretty reasonable.

General Titus's picture

This is being done to "De-Bolshevize" the cultural marxist Bolsheviks who have infiltrated in and are destroying us from within like "Termites"

De-Bolshevization and the March of the Useful Idiots Read more:


forensicator's picture

Obama did the same thing with Czars...