Rex Tillerson’s State Department Will Get Fresh Faces
The State Department just proved how radically attached they are to the Obama administrations ideology by the entire senior level management resigning on Thursday.
From The Washington Post:
The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era…
…Then suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly, four State Department officials confirmed. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, followed him out the door.
The house cleaning is nearly complete as the Washington Post also reports that the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, George Starr, retired the day President Trump was sworn and the director of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, Lydia Muniz, also quit the same day.
In a new development, CNN is reporting that Senior State Department was actually forced out by Trump.
Two senior administration officials said Thursday that the Trump administration told four top State Department management officials that their services were no longer needed as part of an effort to “clean house” at Foggy Bottom.
Patrick Kennedy, who served for nine years as the undersecretary for management, Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Joyce Anne Barr, and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office for Foreign Missions, were sent letters by the White House that their service was no longer required, the sources told CNN.