The Washington Post is out with a silly post about the guy Trump has appointed to replace Defense Sec Mike Esper…..
Trump has placed one of his cronies as the ‘acting’ Defense Sec….
McConnell could even have Christopher Ellis confirmed….
But he probably isn’t gonna be government employed much past January 20th….
Let’s remember something Donald Trump reinforced…….
ANY employee working in the executive branch CAN be terminated by the President….( Trump fired FBI Director’s that where supposed to have job protections )
That goes for those appointed by Trump to try to hold over into the Biden admin….
Ellis has 72 days to ‘do his thing’ and u can bet that there ARE spys watching his every movie and reporting back to the Biden people…
This is so childish…..
But I hope it isn’t a national security risk to our country….
There will be more of this silliness until January 20th….
There really shouldn’t be such a long inteval between the election and the change in power …
The change should have hard legal rules….
“The appointment was made under pressure from the White House,” Ellen Nakashima reports. “NSA Director Paul Nakasone was not in favor of Ellis’s selection, according to three people familiar with the matter. However, the selection was not up to him, they said. … Ellis was selected over two other finalists: acting NSA general counsel Teisha Anthony and Bradley Brooker, acting general counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Both are career civil servants.” The Pentagon and White House did not respond to a request for a comment.