Federal bureaucrats becoming more willing to defy Trump

Drain the swamp. Clean house. However you want to put it, some major work is to be done to fix the federal bureacracy. The Hill is reporting that some federal workers are becoming increasingly willing to criticize or defy the policy initiatives of Trump appointees. A handful of current and former career staffers in the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have openly shredded their superiors within the last several weeks, continuing a trend that has developed throughout the government over the course of Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office.  The growing opposition in the executive branch comes as the White House’s legislative agenda has stalled in Congress and Trump turns to his Cabinet agencies to change course in several policy areas. It also is emanating from career staffers or political holdovers whose resistance to Trump has, at times, been rooted in deep opposition to the president’s agenda.  “From our point...(Read Full Post)