Saturday, July 8, 2017

You're Fired: Trump Administration Axed Over 500 'Misbehaving' Veterans Affairs Workers Since January The scandal that engulfed Veterans Affairs was appalling. It rightfully put the whole department under the microscope, but the system isn’t fixed. In 2015, there were reports that hundreds of thousands of veterans, who were backlogged, were no longer living.

That same year, a VA inspector general report said that estimated 307,000 veterans might have died while waiting for care. There were also questionable expenditures the VA made, like spending $420 million to solar panel their hospitals, as patients waited to see a doctor. Recently, a VA hospital in Los Angeles lost around 100 patients (43 percent of it 225 patients) between October 2014 and August of 2015 while waiting for care. Things needed to be shaken up. As the VA disclosed today, more than 500 employees have been axed since January (via Washington Examiner):
Department of Veterans Affairs officials have fired more than 500 misbehaving employees since January, according to data posted online Friday.
Michael McFaul: McMaster 'Weakened' By Exclusion From Trump-Putin Meeting
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Image: Michael McFaul: McMaster 'Weakened' By Exclusion From Trump-Putin MeetingFormer U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul said Friday that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was "weakened" because he was excluded from President Donald Trump's meeting in Germany with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"This is not good for H.R. McMaster," McFaul, who served as ambassador to Russia under former President Barack Obama, told Chuck Todd on MSNBC. "This weakens him within the inner agency – and it's just not good idea.
"Why not have your national security adviser in the most important meeting you've had as president when it comes to foreign policy?"

Besides Trump and Putin, only Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and two translators were present for the meeting, according to news reports.

"When a president meets with a head of state, if there is only a plus-one, it is always the national security adviser," McFaul said. "It should be more than that, precisely, because of the conversation you've just been having.

"You want somebody to take notes.

Trump Administration Hit With at Least One Illicit National Security Leak a Day
Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump’s administration is hit by — minimum — one national security leak each day, according to a new report from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

The White House, under President Donald Trump, has been besieged by national security leakers.

That’s significantly more than the number of security dings suffered by his predecessors, Barack Obama or George W. Bush.

In fact, report investigators called it an “unprecedented wave of potentially damaging leaks of information.”

The Washington Free Beacon has more:

These leaks, often of highly classified national security information, are meant to undermine President Donald Trump’s administration and handicap his national security apparatus, according to sources inside and outside the White House familiar with the situation.

The leaks are becoming increasingly dangerous, according to both the report and separate sources, and are now endangering sensitive U.S. operations abroad.

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