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State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson (DEEP STATE/Vault 7!)
cbsnews ^ | 2-17-2017 | Margaret Brennan, Kylie Atwood

Posted on 02/17/2017 4:48:07 AM PST by tcrlaf

While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday. 

Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed.

These staffers in particular are often the conduit between the secretary’s office to the country bureaus, where the regional expertise is centered. Inside the State Department, some officials fear that this is a politically-minded purge that cuts out much-needed expertise from the policy-making, rather than simply reorganizing the bureaucracy.

There are clear signals being sent that many key foreign policy portfolios will be controlled directly by the White House, rather than through the professional diplomats.   Not a single State Department official was included in the White House meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner - who has  no regional expertise or diplomatic experience -  had a greater role in the meeting than the Senate-confirmed secretary of State.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deepstate; israel; jared; kushner; secretaryofstate; shadowgov; statedepartment; statedeptlayoffs; tillerson; treason; trumpnetanyahu; winning
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This is HUGE, folks...

The entrenched Academic Socialist Deep State beaurucrats are being cut out. These are the 7th floor "Untouchables" at State!

"There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as 'The 7th Floor Group' or 'The Shadow Government.' This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries," the FBI's interview summary said. From CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/17/fbi-releases-100-new-pages-on-clinton-email-probe.html

The Soros Billionaires have spent a LOT of money getting those people in place, and are not going to be happy about this!!

1 posted on 02/17/2017 4:48:07 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Re: Soros: Oh well....


2 posted on 02/17/2017 4:50:47 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: tcrlaf

Damn good more fire them all and the pick the ones who pass a lie-detector test to hire back.....FIRE THEM ALL!!!


3 posted on 02/17/2017 4:50:59 AM PST by mastertex
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To: mastertex

If a criminal can pass a lie detector test, watch out...sociopath alert!!!


4 posted on 02/17/2017 4:55:17 AM PST by Trumpet 1 (US Constitution is my guide.)
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To: tcrlaf

Outstanding news to kick off a Friday!


5 posted on 02/17/2017 4:55:35 AM PST by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: Howie66

Obama Appointees Preventing Mattis From Rebuilding The Military, Says Armed Services Chair.
When will this be drained, come on folks! get to it!


6 posted on 02/17/2017 4:56:46 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: tcrlaf

I hope this is as YUGE as it sounds.

GWB was steadfast in not cleaning house of the disloyal, politicized staff put in by Clinton. Either he was in denial, or stupid, or complicit. I haven’t figured out which.

After GWB, I was beginning to think that perhaps it couldn’t be done, due to the President being hog-tied by various Civil Service regulations.

Go Donald!


7 posted on 02/17/2017 4:56:50 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tcrlaf

I love WINNING!


8 posted on 02/17/2017 4:57:12 AM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: tcrlaf
The Soros Billionaires have spent a LOT of money getting those people in place, and are not going to be happy about this!!

RE: Soros TOUGH !!!!

9 posted on 02/17/2017 4:58:42 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

And now those Clintonistas, turned Obamabots, have been in place for 20 years. Many are now in positions where they cannot be fired. Trump/Tillerson need to identify those and take away their access to info. NOW.


10 posted on 02/17/2017 4:59:37 AM PST by originalbuckeye ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

GWB was establishment. Trump is a wrecking ball.


11 posted on 02/17/2017 4:59:58 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: tcrlaf

Now about the 1,000 that signed the protest letter about Pres Trumps travel review...


12 posted on 02/17/2017 5:01:38 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: tcrlaf

I really advice all FReepers to read the whole piece. You can definitely taste the salt of the flowing tears.


13 posted on 02/17/2017 5:02:29 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: tcrlaf

President Trump is a very fast learner.


14 posted on 02/17/2017 5:02:52 AM PST by IC Ken
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To: HombreSecreto

Filed UNDER:

“News You Won’t be Seeing on CNN/MSNBC”

I’m actually shocked that CBS is covering it.


15 posted on 02/17/2017 5:02:59 AM PST by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: tcrlaf
The 7th Floor Group

It is amusing that because of building height restrictions in Washington DC the top floor of many agencies is the 7th floor, which is where the senior "leadership" is housed along with their political hangers on. Thus the 7th floor group is a common problem throughout government.

16 posted on 02/17/2017 5:03:11 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: mastertex

I agree with the “fire them all” sentiment. We need to hire people who are loyal to the American people and those who are fellow deplorables.


17 posted on 02/17/2017 5:03:32 AM PST by Xenodamus (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. -TJ)
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To: originalbuckeye

This could be a tool
Reassignment to positions not requiring that level of security access
Ordering office furniture to replace that stolen by Clinton, perhaps


18 posted on 02/17/2017 5:03:48 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: originalbuckeye

“And now those Clintonistas, turned Obamabots, have been in place for 20 years. Many are now in positions where they cannot be fired.”

They can, however, be transferred to the “New” State Department Field Office Projects in Barrow, Galena, and Guam!


19 posted on 02/17/2017 5:04:49 AM PST by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: tcrlaf

“Layoffs” is a loaded word. Are these just getting rid of remaining Obama political appointees or moving career types aligned with Obama out of these jobs and into another that is lower profile?


20 posted on 02/17/2017 5:04:59 AM PST by Truth29
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To: tcrlaf

Good riddance !


21 posted on 02/17/2017 5:05:35 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: tcrlaf
Not a single State Department official was included in the White House meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner - who has no regional expertise or diplomatic experience - had a greater role in the meeting than the Senate-confirmed secretary of State.

This doesn't exactly give me any comfort at all.

This is the same Jared Kushner who retained JAMIE GORELICK as his attorney to advise him in matters related to potential conflicts of interest in his White House role.

22 posted on 02/17/2017 5:05:36 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Yo, bartender -- Jobu needs a refill!")
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To: tcrlaf

One hopes that first their network and pc access and email accounts were frozen, and MPs were there to lock down their files and walk them out.

After outsider replacements are installed en masse throughout admin and the dept’s, they will notice any untoward activities and behaviors of the leftovers. Any leftover vermin will be in the light now, easily exposed.


23 posted on 02/17/2017 5:05:51 AM PST by polymuser (There's a yuuuge basket of deportables.)
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To: Howie66

Why is Soros not at room temperature.


24 posted on 02/17/2017 5:07:00 AM PST by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: originalbuckeye
Clintonistas, turned Obamabots

Anyone who leaves Bush out of this equation makes a big mistake. His political flotsam and jetsam were no more qualified - you know, the folks who brought us deba'athification and the rise of the insurgency in Iraq. We are not fighting democrats here. We are fighting the uniparty. Don't forget it.

25 posted on 02/17/2017 5:07:32 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: tcrlaf

What an excellent way to begin a Friday, a big layoff of government workers.


26 posted on 02/17/2017 5:08:03 AM PST by BuffaloJack (The Democrats haven't been this aggitated since Lincoln took away their slaves.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Swallowing the Trump doesn't know what he is doing rhetoric are we?

There is only one person whose views about excluding the state department count and that is Rex Tillerson. If he thinks the WH is inteferring in his ability to do his job, he will let his displeasure be known and if it continues he will quit. But, as we find out, Trump spends a lot more time talking to his cabinet than people claim he does. The real whining is the lower level minions who are excluded and think they should be included. Like, this 7th floor group that was finally fired.

27 posted on 02/17/2017 5:14:06 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: tcrlaf

This is what I call draining the swamp.


28 posted on 02/17/2017 5:14:12 AM PST by depressed in 06 (60 in '18.)
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To: tcrlaf

We need to make deep cuts to the senior levels of the State Department, but this is a start. The State Department’s “experts” applauded and to some extent caused the Arab Spring. Their expertise led to the current situation in Syria, the refugee crisis in Europe and worldwide, the problems in Crimea and Ukraine, and the rest of the world Obama created. I’d rather have policy decided by the next 500 Home Depot customers than our top 500 holdovers at State.


30 posted on 02/17/2017 5:16:23 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: tcrlaf; GOPJ; Bikkuri; Jane Long; DollyCali; MinuteGal; jsanders2001; V K Lee; HarleyLady27; ...
The Soros Billionaires spent LOTS of money getting those State Dept people in place; they are not going to be happy about this!!

Nice going, Rex. These firings facilitate Trump's Master Plan----nudging his yet-unnamed ambassadors to urge the respective countries to look into their govt's dealings w/ the Clintons and the nefarious Clinton Foundation:

<><> foreign govt donations to the Clinton Foundation,

<><> govt donations to Hillary's campaign (illegal),

<><> the Clintons meddling in foreign elections,

<><> big buck speeches,

<><> consulting gigs for Bill,

<><> insider business deals,

<><> deals for Clinton cronies and insiders...and so on.

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These same ambassadors might also be nudged into looking into Soros' foreign activities. The buzz is Soros established "non-profits" in about 1000 foreign localities.

Soros numerous n/p's should be scrutinized as to an electronic/paper trail for money-laundering, tax-evasion, govt fraud....and so on.

Soros needs to be exposed.

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Podesta-Soros Master Plan - How To Take Over America - 2008 And Beyond!
Common Sense Evaluation / FR Posted by gaggs

Wikileaks Email ID 59125 exposes Hillary's campaign manager, John Podesta, and George Soros Master Plan on how to take over America in 2008 and beyond!

It’s all there in the memos, the whole scheme… taking over the economy, protracted war, dividing Americans and controlling the media. (Excerpt) Read more at commonsenseevaluation.com ...

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The crucial point here is that arch-villains Hillary, Podesta and Soros are linked together. Soros has been under the radar much too long.

31 posted on 02/17/2017 5:16:45 AM PST by Liz (Coulters Law: the MSM's delay in reporting a perp means the less likely its a wihite Christian)
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To: tcrlaf

Ah, this is the Wiki “Vault 7” that was being referred to. Vault 7 is the name of the seventh floor where the snakes dwell.


32 posted on 02/17/2017 5:16:57 AM PST by dforest
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To: tcrlaf

Sounds like some draining of the swamp is going on! Seriously, the idea behind protecting nonpartisan expert civil servants makes some sense, but if they are not nonpartisan, then the justification behind protecting them diminishes.


33 posted on 02/17/2017 5:19:26 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Vaquero

The grim reaper and father time are slacking off with Obama.


34 posted on 02/17/2017 5:20:44 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ("It's a war against humanity!" Donald J. Trump)
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To: originalbuckeye
Many are now in positions where they cannot be fired. Trump/Tillerson need to identify those and take away their access to info. NOW.

Can they be assigned to a diplomatic mission in Somalia? Full pay if need be.
35 posted on 02/17/2017 5:21:26 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: HombreSecreto; All

From Thursday...

House Oversight Chairman Chaffetz refers Bryan Pagliano to DOJ for charges

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/02/16/house-oversight-chairman-chaffetz-refers-bryan-pagliano-to-doj-for-charges/


36 posted on 02/17/2017 5:22:05 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ('You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: tcrlaf

37 posted on 02/17/2017 5:23:16 AM PST by maggief
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To: tcrlaf

#### em.

Hope soros doesn’t drop dead of a heart attack.


38 posted on 02/17/2017 5:23:16 AM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper cbrust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: tcrlaf

“”Inside the State Department, some officials fear that this is a politically-minded purge that cuts out much-needed expertise from the policy-making, rather than simply reorganizing the bureaucracy.””

This is classic Washington Establishment smug delusion response. Would that be the “expertise” that brought us the deal with Iran? Or maybe the same “expertise” that has cost the American worker their livelihood through deals that only benefited special interest and Wall Street?

It is high time these self proclaimed untouchables felt the cold hard slap of reality and learned how the real world works.

We also now know why Bill Kristoll is throwing his snot bubble blowing tantrum in front of anyone still idiotic enough to listen to him. He knows the gravy train for him and his fellow Establishment leaches is coming to a long overdue grinding Halt.

Yesterday’s evisceration of the Main Stream Media’s press and now this? Your man M.A. Meddybemps may faint from all the WINNING!


39 posted on 02/17/2017 5:25:07 AM PST by M.A.Meddybemps (#timeforpitchforksanddynomite)
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To: Trumpet 1

That’s right. A polygraph works by measuring your physiological responses to stress, i.e. heart rate, breathing changes, etc on the theory that telling a lie crests stress, albeit maybe very small changes.

A sociopath or pathological liar actually enjoys lying and is not going to manifest the normal signs of stress. One of the reasons polygraph results are not admissible in court.


40 posted on 02/17/2017 5:26:02 AM PST by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: tcrlaf

DRAIN THE SWAMP! DRAIN THE SWAMP! DRAIN THE ...


41 posted on 02/17/2017 5:27:45 AM PST by The G Man (The G Man)
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To: AndyJackson
Swallowing the Trump doesn't know what he is doing rhetoric are we?

Uh -- whut?

My post addressed the specific point in the column about the role of Jared Kushner.

You know Jared Kushner, don't you? He's the son of that convicted criminal from New Jersey who has spent most of the last few decades as one of the state's biggest Democratic fundraisers.

42 posted on 02/17/2017 5:27:46 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Yo, bartender -- Jobu needs a refill!")
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To: tcrlaf

It is so funny how different the comments are on CBS News.com from readers versus just about ANY and I mean ANY website out there many of us read.

I’m always absolutely amazed just how stacked user comments are on WaPo, NYT and CBS etc. When you get to any site outside the dinosaur media domains the comments are almost 80% anti-government/establishment and up to 70% conservative.

These comments, all anti-Trump, all pro state department.

I mean.... who is home drinking their coffee thinking of pro state department spin?

Is there one person, one unpaid person, one citizen that sits home and has a pro state department viewpoint of the world??????


43 posted on 02/17/2017 5:28:32 AM PST by PittsburghAfterDark (The American media: We do what the Soviet media did without the guns to our head.)
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To: tcrlaf

"So what you do is you take the specifications from the customers and you bring them down to the software engineers?"

44 posted on 02/17/2017 5:28:41 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: tcrlaf

I got a tour of the seventh floor when I was ten years old.

I saw a lot of the various offices, conference rooms, the big reception room for the SOS back then around 1970.

The security wasn’t so tight back then and I remember going all over the building even down in the basement where they had a room with old fashioned telephone switchboards in it.


45 posted on 02/17/2017 5:28:56 AM PST by Spiridon
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To: IC Ken

Trump said he wanted to protect American jobs (not Ivy League jobs).
NTOWY!


46 posted on 02/17/2017 5:32:24 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: tcrlaf

Removing these traitors is a must at every level.


47 posted on 02/17/2017 5:35:26 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)
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To: tcrlaf
They can, however, be transferred to the “New” State Department Field Office Projects in Barrow, Galena, and Guam!

They can all work remotely from Portal, North Dakota.

48 posted on 02/17/2017 5:35:31 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (SandyInPeoria just doesn't sound right... yet here I am.)
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To: tcrlaf

BOOM!


49 posted on 02/17/2017 5:39:14 AM PST by Enlightened1
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To: tcrlaf

Thomas Jefferson, our first Secretary of State started off with a very small staff and absolutely no knowledge.

There are 285 diplomatic facilities, 65,000 employees and only 195 countries in this world. We have far too many employees in State.


50 posted on 02/17/2017 5:39:43 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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