In the latest move designed to make sure he only gets advice from his political sycophants, while avoiding all interaction with anyone who might be nonpartisan, Hair Twittler today removed the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council. Added as a regular member was the Assistant to the President and Chief Strategist, who is, of course neo-Nazi and avowed Leninist Steve Bannon (pictured above blogging from his mother’s basement). Also added as a regular member: Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
The chairman of course is wild-eyed conspiracy theorist Mike Flynn.
The news was broken by Zeke Miller, White House correspondent for Time magazine. And as usual, the White House tried to spin this as a really good thing, because now the DNI and CJCS will have more time on their hands:
Here’s the EO as mailed to Miller’s phone:
If Trump wants to start a war, it’s hard to imagine a better first move than this one. All decisions on national security will now be made by political operatives, while career professionals in the intelligence and military communities have been deliberately excluded from the process. Every single member of the NSC PC is now political; there are no career professionals left.