By Kelleigh Nelson
Look, we want freedom and we want liberty in this country. But we’ve also got to have the guts to stand up and run a tight ship in America. Morality is now a word that many people consider very square and outdated. But if we don’t stand up for it, we deserve what we will get in the end – unprincipled anarchy. —Actor Cliff Robertson
Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service. —President Calvin Coolidge, Have Faith in Massachusetts
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty. —Cicero
President Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, resigned Thursday, August 29th, amid tensions. Trump reportedly discovered that Westerhout shared private details about his family and White House operations. The exchange took place at a recent off-the-record dinner with reporters, per Axios’ Jonathan Swan, and the information got back to the White House. “The breach of trust meant immediate action,” per the NYT, adding Westerhout, who has been with Trump since the first day of his presidency, was immediately deemed a “separated worker.”
Westerhout has sat outside the Oval Office since day one of the administration. She had become a trusted aide to the President. Unscrupulous behavior and a lack of principles is only too common in the Washington D.C. swamp. The Deep State is everywhere and yes, moles are still working against the people’s President.
Some questioned her loyalty to the president after a recent book about the White House reported that she cried in anguish in 2016 when the election results rolled in.
Of course, we know Democrats are going to target her next to try and dig up dirt on Trump. I’m sure they are hoping she turns on Trump just as did Anthony Scaramucci, Omarosa Manigault-Newman and Michael Cohen.
In the 2012 presidential election, Westerhout worked for the campaign of Mitt Romney. In the summer of 2013, Westerhout began working for the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party Organizing Committee. From January 2015, she worked as an assistant to RNC chief of staff Katie Walsh. In 2016, she worked as a “greeter girl” for visitors to the Trump Tower during the transition period after the election.
On January 19, 2017, Donald Trump’s transition team, headed by VP Michael Pence, announced that Westerhout would serve as special assistant and executive assistant to the President. Her salary was $130,000 for the position. The sole way of reaching President Trump, other than calling his cell phone, was through gatekeeper, Madeleine Westerhout. It has been alleged that this was arranged by former Chief of Staff General John Kelly. She was promoted to Director of Oval Office Operations on February 2, 2019.
VP Mike Pence
Governor Michael Pence was chosen as Trump’s Vice President because he needed a man who knew the people in Congress and could help him pass legislation. Allegedly, for this reason, he was Ivanka Trump’s choice. Pence had served 12 years in Congress and was longtime friends with Paul Ryan, and John McCain who he endorsed for election prior to Trump’s support. His other close friend who retired was Jeff Flake. After his stint in Congress, Pence ran for Governor of the State of Indiana.
Had he not been chosen by Trump, Pence quite likely would have lost his second gubernatorial bid for many reasons, but one of them was because he was taking “victory laps” for eliminating common core, when in reality, all he had done was rebrand it. It’s now the Indiana Core, but their standards are almost mirroring exactly what’s commonly referred to as the Common Core standards. Link
Pence gives an Oscar winning performance masquerading as a devout Christian, yet he launched a political action committee allegedly to help Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections…a lot of good that did when 40 of them retired, no thanks to Paul Ryan. No vice president in modern history had their own PAC less than 6 month into the president’s first term, until Mike Pence.
In a previous article, Our Pro-Amnesty Vice President and His Establishment Friends, I discussed VP Pence’s globalist pro-amnesty, pro-trade, and pro-alien workers goals. His guest worker program would have required participants to apply from their home country to government-approved job placement agencies that match workers with employers who cannot find Americans for the job. Link The plan received support from neo-cons such as pro-amnesty former Congressman and Freedom Works founder Dick Armey. Link However, it attracted criticism from conservatives such as Phyllis Schlafly and Pat Buchanan, who viewed Pence as lending “his conservative prestige to a form of liberal amnesty.”
Pence is also closely aligned with the pro-Constitutional Convention and Trump hating Koch brothers who are pro-abortion, pro-trade, pro-open borders and cloak themselves as conservatives. The Koch brothers heavily fund the GOP and countless conservative organizations urging them to promote a Constitutional Convention.
They have financed Pence’s political career since its inception along with Dick and Betsy DeVos. Pence stated in 2014, that he was “grateful,” for David Koch, who recently passed at the age of 79.
Pence Transition Team
President Trump’s transition team was originally led by former Governor Chris Christie until he and a number of his supporters were replaced or demoted on November 11th because of the Bridgegate affair. VP-elect Michael Pence then took over.
One of the key responsibilities of a presidential transition includes the identification and vetting of candidates for approximately 4,000 non-civil service positions in the U.S. government whose service is at the pleasure of the president. Their vetting procedure has seemed less than stellar, perhaps because of who was chosen to replace Christie.
I would surmise that Pence and his transition team staff chose the majority of folks who were on board with the Trump administration, the day he took office, but many people brought in by VP Pence were folks he worked with in his home state of Indiana.
Seema Verma is the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Two other former Indiana staff members joined Verma at the CMS office, Brady Brooks and Matt Lloyd, the latter a former close aide to Pence. Lloyd had returned to the government after a stint working as director of communications at Koch Industries.
Dr. Jerome Adams, Pence’s former Indiana state health commissioner became the U.S. general surgeon. He defended Pence against complaints of his slow response to the HIV outbreak among drug users in Indiana.
Tom Price, who ultimately was forced to resign, was Pence’s friend when they served in Congress and he was the first secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Alex Azar, the President of Eli Lilly based in Indianapolis, was named to replace Price and he was one of Pence’s major corporate campaign contributors, despite the fact that Eli Lilly threatened to leave Indiana if Governor Pence had not watered down Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, became Trump’s secretary of agriculture and he was related to the wife of Pence’s Chief of Staff, Nick Ayers who has strong ties to the Koch brothers along with Mike Pompeo and many others.
Globalist Dan Coats, Pence’s friend and a former U.S. Senator from Indiana was named director of national intelligence succeeding James Clapper, but has since resigned. He did not support Trump and believed in Russian interference.
Betsy DeVos of Michigan, the Amway billionaire and Pence’s long-time political benefactor became Secretary of Education.
President Trump and his family live in the DC swamp and have endured and suffered so many vitriolic and uncivil attacks by people who should have been charged with sedition. Yet he fights on for us, for our country, and for every American citizen. Pray for him and his family, and pray that his future choices are men and women who love and appreciate what he’s doing to save our country and will work hard for him.
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