Friday, February 17, 2017

About That Well Oiled Machine

In the midst of chaos, the laughs keep coming:

Several White House staffers were dismissed Thursday morning after failing FBI background checks, according to sources familiar with the matter. 

Some of the aides were "walked out of the building by security" on Wednesday after not passing the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions for security clearance. 

Among those who won't be working at the White House was President Donald Trump’s director of scheduling, Caroline Wiles, the daughter of Susan Wiles, Trump’s Florida campaign director and former chief of staff to Governor Rick Scott. Wiles, who resigned Friday before the background check was completed, was appointed deputy assistant secretary before the inauguration in January. Two sources close to Wiles said she will get another job in Treasury.

She's among others who failed to pass the intensive background check, which includes questions on the applicant's credit score, substance use and other personal subjects.

You know, there are quite a few other people who won't be working in the White House when this is all said and done, and all we can hope for is a speedy recovery for American democracy.

If you're going to accept a job working in Washington D.C., you should be reasonably certain that there will be a background check for the position. Accepting the job while wondering if you can pass the background check is the very definition of making a foolish vocational choice. These people probably moved everything they owned to a city where they will soon be persona non grata

Did Trump give them jobs in his hotel? Cash to travel home? A severance package? A shout-out to those dedicated servants during his press conference? They'll be lucky if they can get jobs picking grapes for his kid.

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