China Joe has been in office a little more than a week, so let's see what's happening. They say personnel is policy, so let's see who he is staffing his administration with. Labor Pick Paid Biden-Linked Firm Tens of Thousands Prior to Nomination "Boston's Marty Walsh has paid Anita Dunn's firm $90k since September"(Wa Free Bee), a mere pittance by political standards, also, Biden Energy Pick Set to Make Millions from Prominent Energy Company "Jennifer Granholm's ties to energy industry will likely lead to conflicts of interest" and according to Da Caller, Biden’s Energy Nominee Divvied Millions In Taxpayer Funds To Alternative Energy Startups That Went Bankrupt. So we can foresee more Solyndras in the future. PM, New Biden hire allowed Washington state to be defrauded out of millions by Nigerian scammers. Now, that's the way to spend taxpayer's money!
It was announced Friday that Suzie LeVine, Commissioner of Washington State's Employment Security Department (ESD), will be leaving her post at the end of January to take a position in the Biden Administration.
LeVine was directly responsible for the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars from Washington state unemployment funds after the agency was defrauded by Nigerian scammers.
An audit of the agency found that through the end of June 2020, the ESD had lost $600 million dollars to Nigerian fraudsters. They recovered only about $250 million of the missing funds. ESD said that more had been recovered since June for a total at the time of $357 million. Original estimates placed the loss at closer to $1 billion, though a large amount of the difference was recovered when the fraud was detected.
The audit found that LeVine and ESD had deliberately bypassed the waiting period for benefits in order to send out unemployment checks faster. That action was taken by LeVine at the urging of Democrat Governor Jay Inslee. LeVine was a political appointee of Inslee’s who had been a donor to his campaign.
From Tristan Justice at Da Fed, The Biden Administration Just Made Peter Strzok’s Wife A Top SEC Official, well, she'll have more time for the job, once Peter gets sent to jail for insurrection! (A case where the word might actually fit). Maybe she can hire Lisa Page as her aide-de-camp.
A little over a week and Biden's brother touts proximity to new president in ad for Florida law firm (JTN) while Karen Townsend at Hot Air reports that Frank Biden Uses His Brother Joe’s Name In Inauguration Day Ad For Law Firm. They're not even trying to hide it.
And from Jordan Davidson at Da Fed, Violating Norms On Day One, Biden Axes Respected Labor Attorney. I only point out they hypocrisy of how they would have whined if Trump had fired a Democrat appointee. The unsinkable Mollie Hemingway at Da Fed, Breaking Norms And Precedent, Biden Attempts To Purge Career Intelligence Official
In a stunning violation of precedent, Biden’s National Security Agency (NSA) placed General Counsel Michael J. Ellis on administrative leave pending a Defense Inspector General investigation of his recent appointment, as well as an unspecified claim of mishandling of classified information. Ellis has maintained a top security clearance, without any blemish, for more than a decade. He is a trained classification official both as a military officer and civilian.
While Ellis has prominent defenders from his many years of service in the intelligence community, his detractors include high profile participants in the Russia collusion hoax, proponents of former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s attempt to publish classified information in a book, and some of the individuals who orchestrated the Ukraine impeachment effort.
Meanwhile, even as China makes provocative moves over Taiwan and the South China Sea, Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid (Natalie Winters at TNP), and Biden Immediately Removes ‘China Challenge’ As ‘Policy Issue’ On State Dept Website, from PM, Biden removes Trump order protecting US power grid from China and from Vodka Pundit at PJ Media, Insanity Wrap #131: 'CCP Joe' Welcomes Communist Firms Back into U.S. Energy Grid. China Economic Review, Biden administration delays Chinese military investment ban
At Da Lid, Joe Biden, The Job-Killing President: 70,000 Jobs Killed On Day One, More Since by killing the border wall and Keystone Pipeline. Global News, Premiers tell Trudeau they ‘want to go to war’ with U.S. over Keystone XL: sources. But Joe was going to normalize our relationships with our allies, right? Western Journal, Unions That Endorsed Biden Lash Out After He Stabs Them in the Back on Day 1