When President Joe Biden took office, he immediately changed the security guards around him. Why? Some of them were more loyal to the ex-president than the sitting one. But it appears that there are others in the White House who owe their allegiance to the former resident.
The Biden administration forced out Darren Beattie who had been lurking in the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, The Washington Post, reported. There were six additional Trump-appointed members that went, too. What had they been doing?
Beattie had been claiming that the FBI had inserted agents into the January 6th mob that tried to take down America’s democracy and hand it to Trump. In the months after he lost the election, the former president embedded a number of delayed time bombs like Beattie, who would blow up in President Biden’s face.
Deputy Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, Gautam Raghavan, alerted Beattie that he had to turn in his letter of resignation by the end of the week or he would be fired.
Beattie tweeted his confirmation of the White House’s letter on Friday. He claimed that the ask for Beattie’s resignation was “better than a Pulitzer [Prize].”
Trump appointed his former speechwriter Beattie to a three-year term. The commission is a volunteer position.
The House January 6 Select Committee’s investigation into the attempted overthrow of our democracy caught onto Beattie during their investigation. The far-right media and even some Republican legislators had been promoting this conspiracy theory. The attack on the Capitol resulted in five deaths and 140 law enforcement members injured.
Beattie is also in charge of a right-wing sight. Twice he posted that one of the attackers, Ray Epps of Arizona had been hired by the FBI to warm up the mob to a fevered pitch.
The Select Committee interviewed Epps. The man said that neither the FBI nor any other arm of the law was involved in the attempted coup.
Trump released a statement on Sunday applauding Beattie for pushing the conspiracies:
‘Because of Darren’s work, and others, Americans aren’t buying into the Unselect Committee’s attempts to smear 75 million (plus!) Americans.’
Of course, Trump only won about 74 million votes compared to President Biden’s 81 million votes.
The other six members of the Commission were also asked to resign. They included the “Chair Paul Packers, conservative activist Julie Strauss, New York planning commissioner Joseph Douekm, and attorney Mark Levenson.”
The White House administration had already announced replacements for those who left. In addition, it named the International Food and Agricultural Development Board:
‘Former New York City homicide prosecutor turned Emmy-award nominated TV host Star Jones was named chair of the commission. Others named to the board include William H. Shaheen, husband of New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D), and Nancy K. Kaufman, former CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women.’
Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who has been facing an FBI investigation himself said:
‘You’ve been fired by better people than this.’
Individuals with former and current ties to Trump have other reasons to worry. The House January 6 Select Committee has been subpoenaed a number of them, The Associated Press reported.
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