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Thursday, June 14, 2018

A senior advisor to the State Department appointed just two months ago has been quietly vetting career diplomats and American employees of international institutions to determine whether they are loyal to President Donald Trump and his political agenda, according to nearly a dozen current and former U.S. officials. Mari Stull, a former food and beverage lobbyist-turned-wine blogger under the name "Vino Vixen," has reviewed the social media pages of State Department staffers for signs of ideological deviation. She has researched the names of government officials to determine whether they signed off on Obama-era policies -- though signing off does not mean officials personally endorsed them but merely cleared them through the bureaucratic chain. And she has inquired about Americans employed by international agencies, including the World Health Organization and the United Nations, asking their colleagues when they were hired and by whom, according the officials.




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This is a really amazing piece by Foreign Policy that is getting play in other publications.


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So we are about to have a Purge. This list is good for a long time, so even if he fiers someone now he can always shoot them later.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-06-14 06:40 AM | Reply

McCarthyism at its finest.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-14 03:04 PM | Reply

Nothing says I love freedom quite like demanding loyalty to a single man

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-06-14 03:24 PM | Reply

It's like trump decided to copy everything nixon did without knowing how it ended.

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-06-14 06:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Unless we follow our leaders blindly we will never be free...
-- Lt. Col. Frank Burns

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2018-06-14 09:37 PM | Reply

Ferret face was a Major.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-06-14 09:46 PM | Reply


Maj. Frank Burns: Unless we each conform, unless we obey orders, unless we follow our leaders blindly, there is no possible way we can remain free.

"Frank Burns eats worms!"

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-06-14 09:51 PM | Reply


He was promoted to Lt. Col. when he was being transitioned off the show. Hawkeye heard about it when talking to him on the phone. The actor Larry Linville never appeared on that episode or the one prior.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-14 09:52 PM | Reply

But his caricature was a Major.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-06-14 10:10 PM | Reply

Of course. And any quote from him on that show would have been when he was a Major.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-14 10:11 PM | Reply

I always like Frank... almost as much as that idiot Col. Flagg that showed up once in a while.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-06-14 10:14 PM | Reply

Col Flagg was awesome. At one point he wanted a box of scorpions. A gift for a friend.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-15 12:41 AM | Reply

In a related development, Trump said today of his new friend, Kim Jong-un: "He speaks and his people sit up in attention. I want my people to do the same."

Later, he said he was kidding. Uh huh.

#13 | Posted by cbob at 2018-06-15 01:45 PM | Reply

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