Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is worried that the State Department may be targeting employees there as retribution for not following the Trump Administration’s agenda.
He sent a letter recently to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asking the Committee to subpoena for documents that allegedly show these retribution attempts.
Cummings said in his letter that he has documents from a whistleblower which “showed that in making staffing decisions, high-level political appointees of the Trump Administration characterized career State Department employees in derogatory terms, including as ‘a leaker and troublemaker’; ‘Turncoat’; ‘associated with previous policy’; and ‘Obama/Clinton loyalists not at all supportive of President Trump’s foreign policy agenda.”
Cummings’ letter is a follow up to one he sent in March asking for the same documents.
A copy of the letter is included below.
2018-05-18 Cummings Letter Re: State Department Retributions