On Thursday the Senate voted to confirm Rachel Brand for the number two position at the Justice Department. She is a former Bush and Obama administration appointee (once again demonstrating how fake the divide is between Republicans and Democrats).
Senator Patrick Leahy complained Brand “carries a heavily skewed, pro-corporate agenda that would do further harm to the Justice Department and its independence.”
That’s pretty hypocritical coming from a guy who takes money from Time Warner, General Electric, General Dynamics, Google, Viacom, Sony, and other corporate behemoths.
But I digress.
Brand is a member in good standing with the Federalist Society, the “conservative legal fellowship” organization lubricated by the David Koch, the Bradley Foundation, and the Sarah Scaife Foundation.
Bradley funds a variety of neocon operations, including the Hudson Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, and the regime change and color revolution folks over at Freedom (sic) House. Scaife also funds a number of neocon outfits, including the American Enterprise Institute, David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the Jamestown Foundation. The group was seeded by the grand daddy of the neocon movement, Irving Kristol.
I realize a large number of Americans will support Trump no matter what he does, believing he will drain the swamp and give the boot to the globalists and insiders. This is wildly delusional.
“Trump supporters are often very vocal in their belief that the real estate magnate is an anti-establishment outsider,” writes Steven MacMillan. “In many of his speeches and comments, Trump plays up to this (probably carefully constructed) persona. Judging by the nature of people advising the presidential candidate however, Trump’s anti-establishment populism looks anything but genuine.”
The Trump administration has a large number of Council on Foreign Relations members and associates on staff. Notable CFR members have included: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Warren Christopher, Zbigniew Brzezinski, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and, of course, David Rockefeller. Transnational corporations and banks dominate: Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, General Electric, Google, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Shell Oil, and many others.
See a complete list of Trump’s CFR operatives here.
It doesn’t matter if Trump’s appointees are swamp critters because his loyal and delusional followers will support him no matter what he does, same as Obama’s followers ignored his CFR and Trilateral Commission appointments and cheered on the corporatist globalism agenda.