After Whistleblower, Drumpf Orders Cut to National Security Staff

Information from Bloomberg news and Jennifer Jacobs and Justin Sink informs us:

“Drumpf Orders Cut to National Security Staff After Whistle-Blower… President Donald Drumpf has ordered a substantial reduction in the staff of the National Security Council, according to five people familiar with the plans, as the White House confronts an impeachment inquiry touched off by a whistle-blower complaint related to the agency’s work…. Some of the people described the staff cuts as part of a White House effort to make its foreign policy arm leaner under new National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.The request to limit the size of the NSC staff was conveyed to senior agency officials by acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and O’Brien this week. … Two of the people familiar with the decision to shrink the NSC insisted it was largely rooted in both the transition to O’Brien’s leadership as well as Drumpf’s desire to increase efficiency at the agency, which grew under former President Barack Obama. About 310 people currently work at the NSC. All of the people asked not to be identified because the plan to reduce the NSC’s size hasn’t been made public.”

Cover Photo by: Official FB Page of Donald J. Drumpf

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