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    Trump Just Dismissed the People in Charge of Maintaining Our Nuclear Arsenal

    Between the Trump transition team’s infighting, incompetence, and high-profile resignations, any decisions that signaled even a modicum of stability for the country would come as a relief at this point. Unfortunately, the nascent Trump Administration isn’t inclined to calm anyone’s nerves. According to an official within the Department of Energy, this past Friday, the President-elect’s team instructed the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration and his deputy to clean out their desks when Trump takes office on January 20th.

    The NNSA is the $12 billion-a-year agency that “maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.” It’s unclear when the two officials will be replaced.

    Traditionally, all political appointees of an outgoing presidential administration turn in resignation letters effective on noon of inauguration day, January 20. But appointees in key positions—like the people who make sure our nukes work—are often asked to stay on in their roles until a replacement can be found and confirmed by the Senate, helping ensure a smooth transition and allowing our government to continue functioning. In fact, for the entirety of Obama’s first term and into part of his second, the NNSA Administrator remained a Bush appointee.

    Trump, however, appears determined to immediately push out everyone who was appointed by Obama, regardless of whether or not he has anyone in line for the job. Or, as our source put it: “It’s a shocking disregard for process and continuity of government.”
    Continued @ http://gizmodo.com/trump-just-dismis...nin-1790908093

    Wow.... Really?

    *golf clap*


  • #2
    I'll withhold judgment until Dear Leader tweets his rationale for this.

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    • #3
      How have previous presidents done as they efter office?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sniffit View Post
        How have previous presidents done as they efter office?
        Obama kept the Bush's appointee until his second term. Thanks Obama. Article explains that tradition has been to keep important posts staffed until replacements have been selected and confirmed by the Senate.

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        • #5
          Did he appoint new ones?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sniffit View Post
            How have previous presidents done as they efter office?
            from the blurb-

            Traditionally, all political appointees of an outgoing presidential administration turn in resignation letters effective on noon of inauguration day, January 20. But appointees in key positions—like the people who make sure our nukes work—are often asked to stay on in their roles until a replacement can be found and confirmed by the Senate, helping ensure a smooth transition and allowing our government to continue functioning. In fact, for the entirety of Obama’s first term and into part of his second, the NNSA Administrator remained a Bush appointee.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Devil Child View Post

              Obama kept the Bush's appointee until his second term. Thanks Obama. Article explains that tradition has been to keep important posts staffed until replacements have been selected and confirmed by the Senate.
              Well do we even know this is true? afterall Gizmodo isn't exactly the New York Times....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Linedoggie View Post
                Well do we even know this is true? afterall Gizmodo isn't exactly the New York Times....
                No mainstream sources reporting this story and the claims in article are not supported very convincingly.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Devil Child View Post

                  No mainstream sources reporting this story and the claims in article are not supported very convincingly.
                  It would not surprise me IF Trump did do something like this. He seems to be very impulsive and a major twinge of small fingers compensation syndrome. But yeah I havent seen one more or less reliable source for this. And the author is not very known as a journalist of integrity and unbiased opinion

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                  • #10
                    Apparently the NNSA is denying Ashley Feinbergs article

                    http://www.defensenews.com/articles/...-by-trump-team

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Linedoggie View Post
                      Apparently the NNSA is denying Ashley Feinbergs article

                      http://www.defensenews.com/articles/...-by-trump-team
                      So the Russians aren't going to shut down Vermont's power grid in the dead of winter after all and this is looking like fake news as well. Frankly, why the Russians would choose Vermont never made sense to me. The one trip I took through that state it looked like most people weren't even on the power grid.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Linedoggie View Post
                        Well do we even know this is true? afterall Gizmodo isn't exactly the New York Times....

                        Not exactly sure which is doing better in the race to the bottom tbh.... None the less, you raise a good question!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by riderboy View Post
                          The one trip I took through that state it looked like most people weren't even on the power grid.
                          LOL! CJ's gonna slap the shit outta ya for that one.

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                          • #14
                            The Defencenews article's source words the denial terribly/

                            “The story is not accurate,” the official said. “There have been no discussions between the president-elect’s transition team and any of NNSA’s political appointees on extending their public service past Jan. 20.”

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                            • #15
                              More fake left-wing news? Continuity is important, but I think it is really important to weed out the Obama bedbugs as much as possible.

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