One day after President Obama was re-elected, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State announced that she would be stepping down from her position at the US State Department after Obama’s inauguration in 2013.
Potential replacements for Clinton include:
- Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
- Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN
- Tom Donilon, National Security Adviser
- Bill Richardson, former US Ambassador to the UN under President Clinton
- Samantha Power, Special Assistant to Obama and head of the Office of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights as Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs on the Staff of the National Security Council
Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the US State Department and US Ambassador to the UN stated: “I don’t think the secretary’s plans have changed…You’ve heard her say many times that she intends to see through a transition of a successor and then she will go back to private life and enjoy some rest, and think and write and all those things. . . She seems pretty set in her plans.”
Clinton’s departure is perfectly timed considering that Benghazi-gate is expected to pick up pace once the festivities of Obama’s re-election wears off. Clinton, being Secretary of State, was directly incharge of diplomatic security under her employee capacity at the federal agency. She also oversaw directives of the US State Department. Those working under Clinton in this matter are Eric J. Boswell, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security; Scott P. Bultrowicz, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service; and Tracy H. Mahaffey, Executive Director for Diplomatic Security.
At a lecture at the University of Baltimore School of Law, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he is considering resigning from his position at the Department of Justice. Holder said: “[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do I think there are things that I still want to do? Do I have gas left in the tank? It’s been an interesting and tough four years, so I really just don’t know.”
Holder, most notably-known as the scapegoat for the Fast and Furious debacle, advised Obama to use his executive privilege card concerning the internal documents of the F&F operations that would “have significant, damaging consequences.”
Holder went on to explain that handing over the documents to Congress “would inhibit candor of such Executive Branch deliberations in the future and significantly impair the Executive Branch’s ability to respond independently and effectively to congressional oversight.”
In June Holder was held in contempt by Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight Committee when Holder refused to cooperate with the Committee’s requests for documents showing Holder’s involvement in the run running operation.
Rumors are circulating that Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may be replacing Holder should he leave his post. Other contenders for the position are:
• Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
• Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan
• Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General
• Claire McCaskil, Senator for Missouri
• Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator for Rhode Island
• Amy Klobuchar, Senator for Minnesota
Should Napolitano take Holder’s position, her seat would be open to potentials like Merrick Garland, Judge for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals or Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorsim Center.
Ray LaHood, Secretary of US Transportation is also suspected to be leaving the current administration.
Obama appears to be shifting his cabinet staff as well, as Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the US Treasury could be replaced by Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google. Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff may also be vying for Geithner’s job as Pete Rouse, aide to Obama reveals that the President “has been focused on trying to find a Fortune 500 CEO to recruit, such as Larry Fink of BlackRock, Tony James of the Blackstone Group and David Cote of Honeywell or even Eric Schmidt of Google. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s name comes up — Obama clearly likes her, and she served as chief of staff at the department under Larry Summers.”
David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has formally resigned; citing “unacceptable” behavior due to an extra-marital affair. Petraeus called Obama who accepted his resignation. The day before, Petraeus met with Obama wherein it was stated in a letter that he asked to resign for “personal reasons”. Petraeus wrote: “Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein says that this affair should not result in Petraeus’ departure. She also remarked that Petraeus would not be mandated to attend the hearing next week on Benghazi.
Concerning Benghazi-gate, as US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was working for the CIA gathering intelligence for the agency on Islamic militias being utilized by the defacto-government in Libya, the National Transitional Council (NTC). In fact, those who killed Stevens were Salafi extremists working with Ansar al-Sharia (or Partisans of Sharia) who have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
More replacements are in the works as those currently holding a seat in the Obama administration are leaving:
• Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense
• Steven Chu, Energy Secretary
• Ken Salazar, US Interior Secretary
• Lisa Jackson, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The US Department of Commerce may see a new Secretary with hopefuls Ron Kirk, US Trade Representative or Fred Hochberg, president of Export-Import Bank.
The second-term of Obama’s reign over our Constitutional Republic appears to be clearing out old problems and scapegoats for a new cast of characters and a new set of Zionist agendas that will ultimately result in the continued destruction of our sovereignty as our Commander-in-Communism marches us all toward Global Governance.
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