When it comes to opposing President Trump’s policies, some in the federal bureaucracy have learned a few lessons from the Hillary Clinton email server scandal.
The ‘holdover’ bureaucrats from the Obama administration are taking their lessons seriously too, after watching what happened to former Secretary of State Clinton, when she wiped her private servers to keep nosy FBI agents from finding incriminating emails.
Unfortunately, the lesson learned is not a lesson to abstain from using personal email accounts and servers, but to utilize them!
Federal bureaucrats opposed to implementing President Donald Trump’s policies are creating personal email accounts and using encrypted messages to communicate and collaborate as they push back against the new administration, Politico reports.
Just as former Secretary of State used a private e-mail server, whose contents she later wiped, in an attempt to shield some of her communications from the government and from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, bureaucratic rebels are using external communications and applications to create what amounts to a shadow administration. But unlike Clinton, or perhaps having learned her lessons, they are encrypting their communications, using secure messaging apps like Signal.
Politico further stated:
Whether inside the Environmental Protection Agency, within the Foreign Service, on the edges of the Labor Department or beyond, employees are using new technology as well as more old-fashioned approaches — such as private face-to-face meetings — to organize letters, talk strategy, or contact media outlets and other groups to express their dissent.
The goal is to get their message across while not violating any rules covering workplace communications, which can be monitored by the government and could potentially get them fired.
At the EPA, a small group of career employees — numbering less than a dozen so far — are using an encrypted messaging app to discuss what to do if Trump’s political appointees undermine their agency’s mission to protect public health and the environment, flout the law, or delete valuable scientific data that the agency has been collecting for years, sources told POLITICO.
Breitbart referred to it as the “coup of the bureaucrats”, and apparently, it may be time for President Trump to clean house and take out the trash!
Bureaucrats need to understand they work for us and our interests and if they can’t, then they need to go find something else to do!