Veteran Intelligence Official Fired In Middle of Election Security Meeting

Sue Gordon, a career intelligence official with 30 years of loyal service to our country who had worked her way up to the No.2 intelligence post of our nation, was sacked by the Trump administration on Thursday while conducting a meeting on U.S. election security, which was interrupted by her boss, Dan Coats, Trump’s top intelligence official, to inform her in front of those present that her resignation was demanded. Read story here.

Trump’s animosity toward the intelligence community is well known, plus he’s probably the last person in Washington who wants to stop Russian meddling with the 2020 election, so it’s not surprising that competent people like Gordon whose loyalty is to the nation and American people rather than Trump personally are being shown the door. Gordon had known for some time that she was on the way out.

But the timing and manner of her firing is, well, not strange at all for this administration. This really is Trump’s style.

Photo: Sue Gordon, the latest faithful public servant to be fired by Trump



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