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Soros-funded group advises federal bureaucrats on resistance from 'within'
Spero ^ | 2/1/17 | Martin Barillas

Posted on 02/01/2017 3:44:17 PM PST by markomalley

According to a report by the Washington Post, some 180 federal employees have registered for training on the February 4-5 weekend in both the rights of workers and in civil disobedience. The report said that dozens of federal bureaucrats attended a support group that foments opposition to the Trump administration, less than two weeks after the inauguration President Donald Trump. 
 
While the Post report pointed out the obvious public protests that have emerged since the beginning of the Trump administration, “there’s another level of resistance to the new president that is less visible and potentially more troublesome,” it said. This “growing wave of opposition,” the report said, is from within the federal government and federal employees who are supposed to implement the new president’s policies to the administration: a growing wave of opposition from the federal workers charged with implementing any new president’s agenda.
 

Anonymous dissident Twitter accounts

 
Dissidence was already evident last week when tweets appeared on the official accounts of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service that appeared to flout the administration’s position on global climate change. While the administration soon took control of government social media accounts, the Post reports that federal bureaucrats are regularly consulting their former bosses who had served during the Obama administration. According to the post, bureaucrats have started anonymous social media accounts in order to leak policy changes and directives emitted by the Trump administration.

For example, there is a Twitter account at the Defense Department that protests against Trump. Using the handle @Rogue_DoD, the tweeter has, for example, distributed Defense Department documents warning about the effects of climate change. There are some within the national security apparatus who contend that Trump is actually a threat to national security. Elsewhere, there are Twitter feeds that have garnered more than 200,000 followers who are part of the so-called “Resistance” to Trump: @altUSEPA and @ActualEPAFacts. 

Dissent channel

 
This week, 800 American diplomats out of 8,000 used the so-called “dissent channel” in order to convey their opposition to Trump’s executive order that temporarily suspends immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, as well as the admission of all refugees. These career diplomats contend that the order unnecessarily emboldens anti-American sentiments among Muslims in foreign countries. In this case, the White House has been blunt. On January 31, the American Foreign Service Association issued an advisory entitled, “What You Need To Know When You Disagree With U.S. Policy.” It provided information on legal protections for federal employees, but also warned that “walking out in protest of a U.S. government policy, even just temporarily, would be considered a strike” and can result in dismissal. On January 30, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that dissident diplomats “should either get with the program, or they can go.”
 
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich is one of the early critics of the development, and he has called on the Trump administration to clean house at the departments of Justice and State and remove “left-wingers.” He called it the “opposition in waiting.” A page on the Patheos website calling itself Convention of States criticized the dissident bureaucrats and says that “The alligators in the DC swam[p] will never give up. That’s why the people — acting through their state legislatures — must call and convene a Convention of States to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.” Article Five of the Constitution calls for either two-thirds of the Congress or a convention of states to propose and ratify an amendment to the Constitution.
 

How to dissent and keep your federal job

 
At Just Security -- a program of the New York University School of Law that is supported by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation -- offers tips to federal employees who are at odds with government policy. Before Trump was inaugurated, the website offered a catalog of methods of resistance:
 
(1) working from within; (2) reaching out to allies in other parts of the government; (3) whistleblowing; and (4) last resort measures.

As for “last resort measures,” Just Security suggested that dissident federal employees should align themselves with outside groups such as Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,  Government Accountability Project, and the Project on Government Oversight. These organizations have formulated a plan for federal employees to take action when they believe that policies are either illegal or against their principles. These groups have produced a white paper, which was linked at the Just Security website, that discusses how dissidents and whistleblowers within the government can the internet to thwart regulations and administration policy.

The Internet has become a popular tool for public employees, particularly when an employee wants to leak a “smoking gun” document that speaks for itself. Scanned versions of photos or internal memos can set the record straight in a powerful way. Advocacy groups’ web sites double as bulletin boards for public employees to post these documents. The documents are supplemented with outreach to relevant agency staff, decision makers and media outlets, with links back to the scanned documents and a brief description of their significance. As with white papers, these web links force agency leaders to address a well-documented message, while keeping the messenger safe.
Helpfully, the Just Security website provided an email address for whistleblowers and dissidents to contact: dissentingfromwithin@gmail.com 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: federalemployees; gap; justsecurity; leakers; nyu; nyusl; opensociety; peer; pgo; saboteurs; shadowgov; soros; stopsoros; subversives; trump
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1 posted on 02/01/2017 3:44:17 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

RICO


2 posted on 02/01/2017 3:45:35 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: markomalley

Get a list of those who attend the weekend retreat and make an example of them. Fire them immediately. Dont let this get out of control.


3 posted on 02/01/2017 3:46:06 PM PST by Uncle Sam 911
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To: markomalley

I personally cannot wait for Soros to die and burn in hell like he deserves.


4 posted on 02/01/2017 3:48:23 PM PST by MeganC (BOYCOTT Nancy Pelosi's Auberge de Soleil!!! SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: markomalley

I would imagine some of these traitors have security clearances. Would be EASY to strip them of their clearances for engaging in subversive activities against the U.S. gov’t, then: NO CLEARANCES, NO JOB.


5 posted on 02/01/2017 3:50:03 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing (Females DESTROYED America.)
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To: MeganC

This really is the key to stopping this. STOPPING SOROS.


6 posted on 02/01/2017 3:51:04 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing (Females DESTROYED America.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Agreed.


7 posted on 02/01/2017 3:51:40 PM PST by MeganC (BOYCOTT Nancy Pelosi's Auberge de Soleil!!! SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: markomalley
Washington Compost lies a lot, but Soros financing training in civil disobedience for government employees?

Time to pull the plug, drain and clean with RICO.

8 posted on 02/01/2017 3:53:05 PM PST by TYVets
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To: markomalley

Deport this POS already. Better yet, make him disappear.


9 posted on 02/01/2017 3:54:42 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: markomalley

This is open, literal sedition.


10 posted on 02/01/2017 3:56:13 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: markomalley

Where do we draw the line on outright sedition and treason from this guy?


11 posted on 02/01/2017 3:58:12 PM PST by Eisenhower Republican (Nope. Still not tired of winning.)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like some federales need to be sent to Camp Trump for a ‘shape up’ seminar or two.


12 posted on 02/01/2017 3:58:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: markomalley

If any Conservatives in the federal departments had operated this way, as a semi-exposed internal resistance to Obama’s policies, what can we imagine the reactions in the media and by the Obama administration would have been??? I expect there would have been harsh internal sanctions and recriminations from the administration and calls for firing people from the media.

Again - this is becoming a broken record - I am calling for legislation by the House and Senate to provide a 2 year suspension of all federal civil service rules related to firing anyone, such that the cabinet and agency heads can reward disloyalty and internal obstruction with saying “You’re Fired”.


13 posted on 02/01/2017 3:59:13 PM PST by Wuli
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To: CivilWarBrewing

This really is the key to stopping this. STOPPING SOROS.


A Navy SEAL team comes to mind.


14 posted on 02/01/2017 4:01:47 PM PST by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Paladin2

bttt!


15 posted on 02/01/2017 4:02:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like conspiracy to commit sedition.
18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy
18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection
18 U.S. Code § 2382 - Misprision of treason
18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason


16 posted on 02/01/2017 4:03:48 PM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: laplata

Cool. Snatch him and hand him over to Russia before he knows what hit him. Water board him and find out what kind of kill switch he has so his sons can’t carry on, either.


17 posted on 02/01/2017 4:08:43 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: laplata

“...A Navy SEAL team comes to mind....”

With the private security this POS probably has, it will take SEAL team to get to him.
Trump needs to take this bassturd out asap, crate his sorry azz up and ship him to Putin as a belated Christmas present. Let the Ivan deal with him. They’re much better at it than we are.... :)


18 posted on 02/01/2017 4:11:44 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: markomalley

My father was a Federal employee and was always wary of getting sideways with the Hatch Act. I wonder if Trump filing for 2020 (see prior FR thread) has a bearing on this organization and these activities?


19 posted on 02/01/2017 4:24:12 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: markomalley

Fire every last one of em


20 posted on 02/01/2017 4:24:44 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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