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Sean Sullivan, Head of Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
This resignation flew so far under the radar, I only came across it today, yet it happened a month ago. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is a relatively small agency with a staff of about 110 people, but it is not an exaggeration to say that how well, or poorly, it does its job could have profound consequences for every person on the planet.
This is the government body that provides “recommendations and advice to the President and the Secretary of Energy regarding public health and safety issues at Department of Energy (DOE) defense nuclear facilities. … The Board reviews and evaluates … health and safety standards … relating to the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of the DOE’s defense nuclear facilities.” – from their mission statement at https://www.dnfsb.gov. In plain speak: This board is responsible for ensuring that the contractors who build and deploy nuclear weapons don’t cut corners on safety measures and cause a global nuclear catastrophe.
Here is another case in which Trump installed the head of an agency who was actually hostile to the goals of the agency. Sullivan has resigned following his failed attempt to dissolve the agency – a move that was blocked by Democrats.
Sullivan’s departure has received very little press coverage so I only have one news source for it, but this article appears to be well researched and factual.
You are amazing! Keep em comin’!
OMG, that’s one to lose sleep over!
Confirmed- here’s a link to the announcement of his resignation.
Ack, I missed John Feeley!
Here’s his exit Op-Ed? (Is this a new thing, exit Op-ed instead of interview?)
And now Taylor Weyeneth (despite his absolute lack of experience or qualifications, his history of lying on his resume, and having left his former Trump Administration post in disgrace) has been rehired by the administration, this time as an “opioid expert” in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. (This is the department headed by Ben Carson, another appointee who brings no relevant experience to his position.) I understand this is a thread to list those who have departed the Trump Administration, but I found this appalling rehire to be noteworthy – even if it’s just so we can keep an eye out for when this utterly unqualified hanger on is booted again. Also, this just doesn’t “smell right.” I hope some resourceful investigative reporter looks into why such favors are being lavished upon a low-level campaign worker – does he know something about the campaign?
Agree…this bears watching, but then again, they ALL do. This is what you do when you want a government to FAIL!
Rexit is official.
I wasn’t even aware Trump had a PA…but he’s out the door today too.
Wow! Do not see that one coming.
fuckin haahahahahaha! REXIT I’m dying
Yeah I was struggling to wake up this morning so reached for twitter to see if there was any rage to jumpstart me out of bed, my eyes popped open and I almost didn’t even need coffee.
Re: John McEntee
President Donald Trump’s longtime personal aide John McEntee was fired because he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, a source familiar with his firing told CNN.
A spokesman for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned, saying that he could no longer “bear the burden” of spreading falsehoods on behalf of the Trump administration.
How dare John McEntee get caught for financial crimes by Homeland Security…doesn’t he know he might tarnish our wonderful-walking-on-water- POTUS? Shit, why did I even get out of bed today!?
And, of course, this (from the CNN article): “Minutes after news of his departure broke, the Trump campaign announced McEntee would be joining the reelection effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.” They must be looking for advice on how to launder more money into the campaign.
Never forget: the sword dance.
(Credit where credit is due: @charliespiering)
Steve Goldstein, Top Spokesperson at the State Department
The following article has some good background information on this Trump appointee and the circumstances surrounding his firing. I didn’t realize he was the fourth ranking official in the State Department.
I do a little indoor rowing myself and until now I never knew that there was such a thing as “competitive indoor rowing”. What a sheltered life I’ve been leading?
Thanks to WTF for the many ways I am enlightened every day, & I only wish they were all as pleasant as this sideline.
And it’s only been one week since this tweet
What is even happening anymore?!
but there is no CHAOS