Elaine Duke, Deep State Agent
Interestingly, this has flown under the radar and only recently came to the attention of this writer. All another victory for the Deep State bureaucrats.
President Donald Trump on Monday announced his intention to nominate Elaine C. Duke, former undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, to serve as the department’s deputy secretary.
[Trump To Tap Ex-Obama Appointee For DHS Deputy Secretary, by Chuck Stanley, Law 360, January 31, 2017]
Duke was an early supporter and appointee of Barack Hussein Obama, so important she was nominated before Obama was inaugurated. That shows a close connection to the Democrats in the Deep State.
Duke was confirmed as the Obama administration’s DHS deputy secretary for management in 2008, and was tasked with overseeing the department’s financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security and asset management programs, as well as providing guidance to the acquisition oversight process. She was also responsible for managing DHS business lines and $47 billion budget.
As someone responsible for years in DHS, she presided over massive wasteful spending and ongoing morale and personnel problems at DHS.
The Department of Homeland Security trails all federal departments in employee moral again this year, continuing a trend of dissatisfaction at the agency expressed through the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS).
The Office of Personnel Management made 2015’s government-wide employee engagement index scores and the global satisfaction index scores public Tuesday, revealing that DHS ranked dead last in both employee engagement and job satisfaction among large agencies.
[DHS Ranks Last In Employee Satisfaction, Engagement, by Caroline May, Breitbart, September 29, 2015]
Duke is the typical Obama bureaucrat, promoted because she is a woman and incompetent in every position she was appointed to. The massive overspending on the National Security Cutter program was under her watch as well.
And like a good bureaucrat, she exploited her former position at DHS to be a lobbyist for contractors she once dealt with as a DHS official.
Since leaving DHS in 2010, Duke has served as the principal of Elaine Duke & Associates LLC, which provides acquisition and consulting services to large and small businesses and serves as a strategic adviser to the Government Technology & Services Coalition, a trade group for small and mid-size businesses in the national security sector, according to the company website.
She is part of the swamp, the revolving door of corruption between the bureaucracy and lobbyists. She also has no experience in actual in immigration law enforcement, but her selection is a direct slap at Kris Kobach and the early supporters of President Trump. Kelly specifically objected to Kobach, most likely be cause Kelly is an amnesty supporter.
Multiple media outlets, since Trump's election in November, had reported that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was the front-runner for the No. 2 position in the agency. Kobach was an early supporter of Trump's White House run, an immigration policy adviser to the campaign and a member of the Trump transition team on immigration. His position on the campaign team was a source of criticism from opponents, due in large part to his role authoring a controversial 2012 Arizona immigration bill, which was largely overturned by the Supreme Court.
The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported Kelly fought the administration on its preference to name Kobach to the role.
Given that neo-con warmongers are now convinced President Trump to waste his energy on a war in Syria, it's time of immigration patriots to move into the opposition as Kelly is now in the open as the man who saved DACA.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly struck a defiant tone in a meeting with House Democrats Friday, lawmakers said, telling them he's "the best thing to happen" to immigrants brought here as minors — and if members don't like current laws, they should change them.
"I'm the best thing that happened to DACA.... it is still on the books," Kelly said, referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants brought here as children from deportation.
[Democrats Slam DHS Secretary After Closed-Door Meeting, by Heather Caygle, Politico, March 17, 2017]
Kelly even begged Democrats to change the law so he doesn't have to arrest illegal aliens.
"If you don't like the law we are enforcing, and I don't like many of them, please, please, please change the law," Kelly added, according to multiple sources in the room.
Invite the world, invade the world. That will be legacy of Donald J. Trump. Cry beloved country.