According to the Washington Post the Trump Administration have installed a “Shadow Government” across a network of 16 Federal agencies (Defense, EPA, NASA) to monitor each Trump-appointed Secretary and ensure loyalty to the Administration.
“This shadow government of political appointees with the title of senior White House adviser is embedded at every Cabinet agency, with offices in or just outside the secretary’s suite. The White House has installed at least 16 of the advisers at departments including Energy and Health and Human Services and at some smaller agencies such as NASA, according to records first obtained by ProPublica through a Freedom of Information Act request.”
The Washington Post went on to clarify the precise role that these Trump senior advisers play in the vast spy network set-up to closely monitor the activities of Federal government agencies and administrations and clamp down on dissent.
“The aides act as a go-between on policy matters for the agencies and the White House. Behind the scenes, though, they’re on another mission: to monitor Cabinet leaders and their top staffs to make sure they carry out the president’s agenda and don’t stray too far from the White House’s talking points, said several officials with knowledge of the arrangement.”
This is the behavior of a fascist authoritarian, akin to Soviet Russia, and is a page ripped straight out of the Dictator’s handbook. We cannot allow Trump to undermine the integrity of the entire Federal Government in an effort to push a radical rightwing authoritarian agenda.
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