November 9, 2016

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, THERE ARE NO THREATS:

Team Trump Struggling to Fill National Security Jobs : Turned down by top talent, Trump's administration-in-waiting is trying to find someone to operate the agencies tasked with stopping hackers and terrorists. (KIMBERLY DOZIER & SHANE HARRIS, 11.09.16, Daily Beast)

Team Trump didn't expect to win until the campaign's internal polling a month before the election signaled a possible victory. That's when senior Trump officials went into overdrive, trying to build a bench of experienced national security candidates with top secret clearances willing to work for a Trump presidency--and they met resistance across the landscape of experienced GOP national security professionals.

One person who met last month with Trump's national security and homeland security transition team leader said that she confessed that many candidates had flatly rejected attempts to recruit them, believing that Trump was unfit to hold the office of commander-in-chief.

"She said that it was going to be very difficult to fill positions in that space because everybody that had experience was a never-Trumper," this person said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. 

"She wasn't even sure that she was going to be able to fill a transition team," much less find people to serve in government positions, this person said. 

Posted by at November 9, 2016 5:10 PM

  

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