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The incoming Obama administration has notified all politically-appointed ambassadors that they must vacate their posts as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office, a State Department official said.
The clean slate will open up prime opportunities for the president-elect to reward political supporters with posts in London, Paris, Tokyo and the like. The notice to diplomatic posts was issued this week.
Political ambassadors sometimes are permitted to stay on briefly during a new administration, but the sweeping nature of the directive suggests that Obama has little interest in retaining any of Bush's ambassadorial appointees.
Most ambassadors, of course, are foreign service officers, but often the posts involving the most important bilateral relations (such as with Great Britain, Japan and India) or desirable locales (such as the Bahamas) are given to close friends and well-heeled contributors of the president.
originally posted by: Nickn3
If they leaked anything at all they should lose their security clearances. Personally I would move them to a military base in Alaska.
If you were president of a nation like this, would you want people you cannot trust working in the White House? Nobody would,
It's fine to remove people from positions. I think the important thing is who he replaces them with.
Trump gets up in the morning and the first thing he thinks about is how to piss the left and the media off .
originally posted by: neoholographic
Why would any President keep people at the NSC who are hostile to their administration and are known leakers?
originally posted by: SailorJerry
a reply to: rickymouse
Hell I dont even allow people into my own personal circle that try and sabotage me or my friends.
Why should the president?
I have said this very same thing to NUMEROUS people on FB bitching about what Trump did, they never respond