National Security Council Getting Itself Fumigated of Swamp Creatures
Feb. 11, 2020 (EIRNS)—The National Security Council confirmed yesterday that it is proceeding to reduce staff levels, down from the bloated level of 400 reached under the Obama Administration, the Washington Times reported today. It is a welcome move, given that the NSC has harbored a number of nasty foreign intelligence agents and other allied swamp creatures who worked to subvert the Donald Trump Presidency.
NSC spokesman John Ullyot said that this month “we will complete the right-sizing goal” that National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien outlined last October, “and in fact may exceed that target by drawing down even more positions.” O’Brien had said that he wanted to reduce the staff to fewer than 120 positions by early this year. More than 40 staffers were already moved out last December, and another 70 are expected to be reassigned this week.
This couldn’t come too soon for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, who told the Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures” program with Maria Bartiromo Feb. 9 that the NSC was responsible for undermining the President. Nunes expanded:
“I’ve been saying for a long time that the National Security Council ... there at the White House, 400 and some people, he would be best to take all of those people, ship them across the Potomac, quarantine them, get them the hell away from the White House, because we know that a lot of the leaks for the last three-plus years have been coming from that National Security Council.”
According to the Washington Examiner, Nunes is also targetting Justice Department Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who changed the whistleblower statute to allow for the infamous whistleblower’s hearsay “revelations” about President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which was used to unleash the impeachment inquiry. Nunes has written to Atkinson, giving him until Feb. 14 to hand over “documentary evidence” on the “unusual handling” of the whistleblower’s complaint, or otherwise he would refer the matter to the DOJ.