What do all of these Trump appointees have in common?
White House Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus
Senior Counselor to the President and White House Chief Strategist: Steve Bannon
Counselor to the President: Kellyanne Conway
Senior Counselor to the President for Economic Initiatives: Dina Powell
Senior Advisor to the President for Policy: Stephen Miller
Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Planning: Jared Kushner
Director of Strategic Initiatives for the White House Strategic Development Group: Chris Liddell
Director of the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs: Anthony Scaramucci
National Security Advisor: Michael T. Flynn
Deputy National Security Advisor: K. T. McFarland
White House Staff Secretary: Rob Porter
White House Cybersecurity Advisor: Rudy Giuliani
Executive Secretary of the National Security Council: Keith Kellogg
They were all appointed on January 20th of 2017 but are yet to be confirmed by the senate who today confirmed the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions as our next Attorney General earlier today.
No president before Trump has had such rigorous scrutiny put on his appointments. The final vote tally was 52-47 in favor of confirmation as CSPAN reports, then they wen’t the deliberate on other Trump appointments, who knows by which small margin this one may pass.
It’s seems dubious weather the senate will be on-board with Trump’s “draining the swamp” initiative, it remains to be seen weather the upper house’s gridlock ability has transformed from being a house with limited vested interests to a house eternally indebted to the same corporate interests endemic in the lower house.
-Ælle Sussex, Editor-in-Chief