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  • Border agency fires 4, suspends 38 for social media posts

    07/17/2020 8:19:54 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Associated Press Via WSPA News7 ^ | July 17, 2020 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol’s parent agency said Friday that it fired four employees and suspended 38 without pay for inappropriate social media activity following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked members of Congress and migrants. The investigation began in July 2019 after posts surfaced in a secret Facebook group called “I’m 10-15.” They questioned the authenticity of images of a migrant father and child dead on the banks of the Rio Grande River and depicted doctored images of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez purporting to perform a sex act on President Donald Trump. Customs and Border Protection said...
  • Espionage: Here Is Why NIH Handed Out Pink Slips To 54 Scientists

    06/16/2020 7:26:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2020 | Karen Townsend
    In August 2018 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched an investigation that is shaking up the U.S. biomedical community. A new round of terminations has resulted in 54 scientists losing their jobs with the taxpayer-funded institute. The investigation is on-going. The scientists, all grant recipients, failed to disclose financial ties to a foreign government – mostly China.189 researchers were investigated and 93% were found to be tied to China. So, 54 researchers were terminated or resigned for violating NIH rules against simultaneously receiving funds from the U.S. government and foreign entities. In other words, the scientists aren’t allowed...
  • Why Trump Was Absolutely Right To Boot Alex Vindman

    02/11/2020 9:31:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/11/2020 | Adam Mill
    Barely a day passed after the presidentÂ’s acquittal in the Senate before he took action to transfer three figures connected with the effort to oust him. President Trump directed the transfer of both Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his twin brother Yevgeny Vindman from the National Security Council. He also directed the recall of Ambassador Gordon Sondland.The president had a duty to make these changes to ensure the integrity of our system of self-government the same way presidents have immediately acted to expel past administration officials who used their posts to undermine and criticize the policies of the elected...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Records of 14 Referrals of FBI Employees for Leaking Sensitive or Class...

    08/06/2019 1:12:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 6, 2019
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains Records of 14 Referrals of FBI Employees for Leaking Sensitive or Classified Information (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received records of 14 referrals of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees to the organization’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or classified information. The disclosure comes off the heels of Judicial Watch’s uncovering a FBI report detailing fired FBI Director James Comey kept FBI documents on President Trump at his house. Comey also admitted to leaking these documents. Although the FBI’s OPR does not have its own website,...
  • Illinois House votes to remove tollway board directors amid concerns of 'unethical behavior'

    01/26/2019 8:18:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Marni Pyke
    How far will changes at the beleaguered Illinois tollway go and how will that affect day-to-day operations? Illinois House lawmakers voted 100-6 Tuesday to end the terms of nine tollway directors appointed by departing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner after concerns about "unethical behavior." The state Senate is expected to vote Wednesday, and the tollway directors could be sent packing shortly after Democratic Gov.-elect Pritzker takes office Monday. The agency can continue to run normally without a board in the short term, one expert said. "The tollway will be fine -- at this time of year they're working on long-term planning...
  • In Hollywood, ‘Anything Goes’ Becomes ‘You’re Fired’ (weinstained Follywood)

    07/22/2018 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    wsj.com ^ | July 21, 2018 | Joe Flint
    Executives and creatives are losing their jobs as the entertainment industry becomes less tolerant of offensive remarks, abusive behavior. Disney has severed ties with filmmaker James Gunn, who previously directed two ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies. Hollywood’s longstanding say-anything, do-anything culture is rapidly turning into one where the wrong words can have career-killing consequences. Top executives at Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures and Netflix Inc.,as well as creative talent who worked on the “Lethal Weapon” television series and “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies have been fired in recent months after allegations of offensive remarks, verbal abuse and other inappropriate behavior that...
  • VA Chief: Senate Must Act So I Can Fire 'Terrible Managers'

    06/01/2017 5:26:26 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-1-2017 | Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday the civil service appeals process prevents the agency from firing "terrible managers," and that the Senate must act to reduce the impact of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and excessive government employee union-backed due process requirements"Just last week we were forced to take back an employee after they were convicted no more than three times for DWI and had served a 60 day jail sentence … Our accountability processes are clearly broken," Shulkin said at the White House. Shulkin was promoted to VA’s top job by President Donald Trump after...
  • COULTER: The Russian Emperor’s New Clothes (Obama False Flag Operation)

    04/06/2017 12:31:09 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 04/05/2017 | ANN COULTER
    The Susan Rice bombshell at least explains why the Democrats won’t stop babbling about Russia. They need a false flag to justify using national intelligence agencies to snoop on the Trump team. Every serious person who has tried to locate any evidence that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election — even Trump-haters at the New York Review of Books and Rolling Stone magazine — has come away empty-handed and angry. We keep getting bald assertions, unadorned with anything resembling a fact. ... Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, as well as his associate, former British ambassador Craig Murray, both say that...
  • Company fires 18 employees after they participated in 'A Day Without Immigrants'

    02/18/2017 9:56:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | WTVF Web Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A total of 18 people were fired from a Tennessee business after joining the nation-wide protest "A Day Without Immigrants." The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday they'd be taking part in the nationwide movement. Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs. "We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired," one employee said. The former employee asked to remain anonymous but had this...
  • It's A Bloodbath At The State Department

    02/17/2017 9:10:13 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 272 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cleaning house at the State Department, according to a report. Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday, according to CBS News. Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor — top-floor bigs — a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one. This week’s round of firings marks the second time State Department personnel have been cleared out since President Trump took office...
  • 'A Sense of Dread' for Civil Servants Shaken by Trump Transition

    02/11/2017 9:49:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | Michael D. Shear and Eric Lichtblau
    Across the vast federal bureaucracy, Donald J. Trump's arrival in the White House has spread anxiety, frustration, fear and resistance among many of the two million nonpolitical civil servants who say they work for the public, not a particular president. At the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of scientists strategized this past week about how to slow-walk President Trump’s environmental orders without being fired. At the Treasury Department, civil servants are quietly gathering information about whistle-blower protections as they polish their resumes. At the United States Digital Service - the youthful cadre of employees who left jobs at Google, Facebook...
  • Federal workers eye $40,000 'buyout' to duck Trump jobs freeze, cuts

    01/03/2017 9:50:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    As President-elect Trump readies to take control of Washington where he has promised a hiring freeze or worse, worried are federal workers are looking to a new $40,000 buyout program set up at the Pentagon but expected to be expanded to other departments. Several trade publications that cover federal workers and legislation said that the buyout, increased in legislation from $25,000, will likely be a hit in the Defense Department as the Pentagon moves to cut headquarters staff. The cash is available to civilian bureaucrats. It was included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. Some federal...
  • Pentagon chief Ashton Carter just fired his top military aide over ‘misconduct’

    11/13/2015 12:16:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Missy Ryan and Craig Whitlock
    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has fired his top military aide for allegations of “misconduct,” a highly unusual move prior to a formal investigation into possible misbehavior by the Army general. In a statement, Carter said that he had removed Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis from his position as senior military assistant. As his top military aide, Lewis was a right-hand advisor to Carter, providing him analysis on military issues, joining him at high-level meetings, and traveling with him on overseas missions. Carter said the Pentagon’s Inspector General would investigate the allegations against Lewis and, if necessary, the Army would take...
  • The WH exit that has everyone talking: Head florist is gone and rumours are flying about why

    03/24/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 108 replies
    National Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Helena Andrews, Washington Post
    WASHINGTON — When White House chief pastry chef Bill Yosses left the executive mansion last summer, the president publicly mourned the loss of “the crust master’s” mysteriously addictive pies. And when the first family’s personal chef and pal, Sam Kass, left in December, Michelle Obama heaped praise on Kass’ “extraordinary legacy of progress” in an official White House statement. But the recent exit of head florist Laura Dowling, who’d been in the job since 2009, has been a much quieter affair. So hush-hush, in fact, that most outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. knew nothing about it. There’s still no official...
  • Al Jazeera America is Running Out of People to Fire

    03/21/2015 11:01:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/21/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    What do you get when you combine Al Gore’s low performing lefty MSNBC alternative news channel with an oil state that sponsors terrorism? The answer is a cable news channel that even fewer people watch.Struggling Al Jazeera America is cutting jobs and replacing most of its daytime lineup with an overseas news feed in its latest reshuffling. The cable outfit told staff on Friday it’s canceling both its morning news report and “Consider This with Antonio Mora” at 11 a.m. It’s also scrapping its 4 p.m. news hour and pushing its 6 p.m. coverage an hour later to 7...
  • Secret White House Twitter Troll Unmasked and Fired: (Director, nonproliferation at the NSC)

    10/22/2013 7:57:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 22, 2013 | Adam Martin
    Life in the White House imitated Parks and Rec recently, as the identity of a staffer who ran an anonymous Twitter account critical of the administration emerged. But the real-life plot diverged from the show when the White House staffer, Jofi Joseph, was promptly fired instead of having a warm moment with Amy Poehler. Joseph, a director in the White House's National Security Staff, ran the @NatSecWonk stream, popular in foreign policy circles for its unabashed trolling of the administration, its allies, and various other political types. "I'm a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a...
  • Clinton State Department Ousted Ambassador Using Private Email

    03/05/2015 8:55:31 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 5,2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration abruptly stepped down from his post. According to a Foreign Policy report by Josh Rogin (now a reporter for Bloomberg), Gration was the subject of a whithering evaluation from the State Department: The impending release of a highly critical report by the State Department’s Inspector General’s office prompted the sudden resignation Friday of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration, according to administration and congressional sources. Very soon after the Ambassador’s arrival in May 2011, he broadcast his lack of confidence in the information management staff. Because the information management office could not...
  • 4 top Secret Service executives told to leave their posts in agency shake-up

    01/14/2015 1:10:00 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The Secret Service has decided to remove four of its most senior officials while a fifth has decided to retire, the biggest management shake-up at the troubled agency since its director resigned in October after a string of security lapses, according to people familiar with internal discussions. The departures would gut much of the Secret Service’s upper management, which has been criticized by lawmakers and administration officials in recent months for fostering a culture of distrust between agency leaders and its rank-and-file, and for making poor decisions that helped erode quality. Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy on Tuesday informed the...
  • Morale sinks at CNN's DC bureau

    11/10/2014 8:54:19 PM PST · by Enterprise · 120 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11-10-14 | DYLAN BYERS
    CNN's Washington bureau is suffering from low morale and high anxiety in the wake of weeks of layoffs and buyouts — with one employee likening the place to the Redskins’ locker room. In conversations with POLITICO, sources at the bureau spoke of tension in the office as several longtime staffers have been let go while others are being promoted and given raises. On Friday, during the most recent departures, "people were crying all over the bureau," one D.C. employee said.
  • Report: Obama lied about firing anti-Israel advisor

    11/10/2008 12:06:44 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 93+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    Robert Malley, a top Middle East advisor that US President-elect Barack Obama promised months ago would play no role in his administration due to ties to Hamas, has reportedly been sent out on the next administration's first diplomatic mission. According to a report in Middle East Newsline, Obama dispatched Malley to Egypt and Syria late last week with a message that the he intends to mend and bolster relations with both nations, and to give greater weight to their concerns regarding regional conflicts than did President George W. Bush. During the Democratic Party primaries, Obama was lashed by critics for...