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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:53 PM

Barr's removal of career national security official, weeks before election, raises concerns

Source: abc



A little-known office in the Justice Department has lost its long-time chief.

August 31, 2020, 1:07 PM


Current and former national security officials are raising concerns over Attorney General William Barr's recent decision to remove the head of a Justice Department office that helps ensure federal counterterrorism and counterintelligence activities are legal and replace him with a political appointee with relatively limited experience.

"It's very alarming," said Katrina Mulligan, who worked for the Obama administration in several national security roles and then, after President Donald Trump's inauguration, joined the Office of Law and Policy in the Justice Department's National Security Division.

For much of the past decade, that little-known office has been led by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brad Wiegmann, a 23-year career public servant, not a political appointee. But two weeks ago, Wiegmann, 54, was told he is being reassigned and replaced with a political appointee, according to a Justice Department spokesman and sources familiar with the matter.

Mulligan and other sources told ABC News that the new head of the office is 36-year-old Kellen Dwyer, a cyber-crimes prosecutor who joined the federal government six years ago and made international headlines in November 2018 when he accidentally revealed that federal charges had been secretly filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mulligan said that given Dwyer's limited time and experience handling national security matters, he is "a very odd" choice to replace Wiegmann, whom she described as "exceptional" at managing government bureaucracy and resolving "highly contentious matters across the government."

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riversedge Aug 31 OP
Thomas Hurt Aug 31 #1
bucolic_frolic Aug 31 #2
Under The Radar Aug 31 #3
progressive nobody Aug 31 #4
AZ8theist Aug 31 #5
Wuddles440 Aug 31 #6
abqtommy Aug 31 #7
Edwcraig Aug 31 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 31 #9
Kid Berwyn Aug 31 #10
RhodeIslandOne Sep 1 #11

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:57 PM

1. Apparatchiks abound...must need someone there to cover something up.

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:03 PM

2. They're up to something, our faithful Democratic Party better figure it out fast

Barr is going all in on something. We'd best put some think tankers on this one.

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:04 PM

3. Scare the shit out of Trump cabinet by having g Biden announce

....he is appointing Hillary as attorney general, then watch how fast everything gets put back to normal.

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:05 PM

4. This is not good! I hope Rachel or Lawrence covers this tonight.

 

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:38 PM

5. An inexperienced counter terrorism political appointee......

Who can't keep his mouth shut. What could possibly go wring?

Vlad must be popping champagne right now. ...

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 05:13 PM

6. Not surprising!

When Benedict Donald says "they're trying to rig the election", he's for once actually being truthful. Of course, by "rigging the election" he's referring to actions that he and his cabal of traitors and hacks will be perpetrating. Expect this type of corruption and much, much more in the coming days and weeks. He will not even remotely accept the possibility of defeat and has absolutely no intention of vacating our White House. What's frightening is that many Democrats and apathetic citizens are not prepared for this prospect. Things are not "normal" folks, we need to be operating in DEFCON 1!

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 05:41 PM

7. I've been concerned about Barr for a long time. He means none of us any good.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:01 PM

8. Raises concern? "Is a threat to Democracy" Stop whitewashing this treason.

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:24 PM

9. And the sleaze keeps oozing

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:33 PM

10. Thanks, Putin.

Fuck you, Trump.

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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 11:55 AM

11. Fucking media downplays everything

 

Assholes.

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