It’s really hard to keep track of every nefarious, underhanded, illegal thing that the Obama administration perpetrated while in office. Washington is so infested that it’s hard to see where one scandal ends and the next begins. However, it is now known that Obama set at least 78 of his cronies into plush government positions.
Before Barack Hussein left office, Senators Tillis and Johnson sent him a letter that requested a hiring freeze. Basically, they wanted to prevent Obama appointees from being given cushy government jobs to hold as a career after he left office. However, a watchdog group has shown that Obama was steady in integrating his sycophants into career positions during the entire time he held office.
The letter stated that although burrowing was a common practice, these gentlemen wrote, “Not only is ‘burrowing in’ unfair to applicants without an inside connection, it further contributes to the possibility that federal workers may attempt to undermine the policies of the new president.”
“We respectfully encourage you to consider the aforementioned concerns and also consider the implementation of a hiring freeze on all career civil servant positions, except those that involve public health or safety, until the end of your term,” the letter added.
By the Time Obama’s reign ended, 78 of his political appointees had “burrowed in” to government posts. The report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was obtained by the Washington Times, which outlines the placements.
The report shows that at least seven of Obama’s appointees were given career jobs without getting the necessary approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Of those seven, four were denied the positions, and three later resigned. However, the other burrowers are still working in the government.
Burrowing refers to a president taking a political appointee and giving that person a great paying government job as a way to keep their influence alive after they leave office.
The GAO report discovered that the OPM approved 78 of 99 requests to transform political appointment holders to career jobs from Jan. 1, 2010, through March 17, 2016. OPM denied 21 requests for variable reasons like ignoring qualified veterans. Nine of the cases were denied and sent to the Office of Special Counsel.
Of the Obama appointees, the Department of Homeland Security had the highest number of burrowers with nine. Eight people were sent to the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense got six.
The Treasury Department garnered five Obama-ites and the Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services Departments and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. each received four.
This in itself is not extraordinary. George Bush placed 135 people in government jobs during his time in office. The difference here involves the actions and mindset of these far-left liberals. They typically have no scruples about lying, cheating or stealing to get their way. According to their warped sense of justice, anything that advances their cause is justified.
Given the rabid adherence to leftist philosophy that many Obama supporters hold, it’s not hard to see how President Trump could believe that people inside these departments were thwarting his policy changes and hindering the improvements he was elected to make.
The president must already deal with RINO senators who were elected to undo certain changes made under the Obama regime, but haven’t, so it’s doubly hard that these burrowers are operating against him too.
However, these career positions aren’t even half of the number of liberals operating in the State Department. There has been so much leftist infiltration over the last two decades that getting rid of all the arrogant people who think that they can control the country will take some time.