To the Editor:
“I’m going to surround myself with only the best and most serious people. We want top of the line professionals.” So said the Current Occupant of the Oval Office #COOTOO, in a taped phone interview with Robert Costa.
“We need to get the best and the finest.” COOTOO televised interview, 9/15/2016.
So how’s that going?
Tom Price, Secretary, HHS: forced to resign amid accusations of spending at least $341,000 on excessive travel.
Scott Pruitt, EPA administrator: forced to resign over ethics scandals.
Michael Flynn, national security advisor: guilty of federal charges.
Paul Manafort, COOTOO’s campaign manager: guilty of numerous charges.
Rick Gates, COOTOO’s assistant campaign manager: guilty of federal charges.
Rob Porter, COOTOO’s White House staff secretary: forced to resign amid domestic abuse charges.
Bill Shine, deputy communications chief of staff: forced to resign over sexual harassment charges.
Jeff Sessions, attorney general: fired.
George Papadopoulos, COOTOO foreign policy advisor: guilty.
Anthony Scaramucci, communications director; resigned/fired.
Reince Priebus, chief of staff: fired.
Alex Acosta, Secretary of Labor: forced to resign. He of the sweetheart sentencing deal for Jeffrey Epstein.
Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior: forced to resign 12/15/2018 amid ethics probes.
John Bolton, national security advisor: fired or resigned.
Fifty of 65 top level personnel have turned over. The above is but a short listing of that group. And these are but a few who have left “under pressure.”
One must wonder about how COOTOO defines the “best” or the “finest.”
I have every confidence that more sludge will rise to the surface. There are still a few ongoing inquiries and possible court cases yet to be disclosed or resolved.
Stay tuned. As Sonny and Cher once said… “The beat goes on.”