The State Department Swamp was partially drained today. Secretary of State Tillerson fired Clinton’s rogue, self-described Shadow Government.
Making good on a Trump campaign promise, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drained the Clinton swamp snakes, aka Obama administration holdovers. Thus the personnel responsible for the corrupt handling of Clinton’s emails and the Benghazi cover-up have left the building.
Lurking in the Shadows
In the Clinton State Department, a rogue shadow government existed in secret from the 7th floor. These policy makers publicly boasted about their secretive operations. And you can bet that some of them have been responsible for much of the transition angst experienced by the Trump administration. So Tillerson terminated them.
This is a dramatic move, as it signaled that policy will now be controlled by the White House, not professional diplomats. And not a moment too soon.
As we discovered during the campaign, the corruption among these Democrat government bureaucrats could poison an ocean.
For example, during EmailGate, according to The New York Post Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy offered the FBI a quid pro quo to tamper with Clinton’s emails.
If the Bureau marked Clinton emails unclassified, an FBI summary reported, “State would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more agents in countries where they were presently forbidden.”
Kennedy attempted a blatant cover-up. He actually wanted the FBI to change U.S. policy so that it appeared Clinton hadn’t recklessly endangered America’s national security.
The Benghazi Traitors are Gone, Too.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell told the House Select Committee on Benghazi that he helped Hillary Clinton confidants “separate” damaging documents before releasing them to the Accountability Review Board. This board investigated the security lapses that caused the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
And according to the Independent Sentinel, Maxwell said the cover-up involved a weekend document session held in the basement of the State Department. During that weekend, he helped a “State Department office director and top Clinton advisor” sift through a room filled with boxed documents. Their orders were to purge those documents of anything implicating Clinton or her top advisers of wrongdoing regarding the Benghazi embassy’s security during the terror attack that killed four Americans.
As Maxwell testified:
“She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’ “
Maxwell clarified that the “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisers.
During this document purge, Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills and Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan allegedly entered the room and stayed for a while.
The four Americans killed in the Benghazi attacks were U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. The State Department’s liberal deflection of accountability blamed an anti-Muslim YouTube video. This intentional lie disguised the Clinton State Department’s negligent disregard and apathetic incompetence towards the security of American officials working abroad. Mills was the face of that false video narrative.
You can bet that the Trump administration has begun looking for the enemies within. There were claims recently that the story leaked about using the National Guard for immigration roundups involved smoking on the snakes. We will certainly know more soon.
For now, Thanks to Mr. Tillerson the purge has begun.