Several conservative activists and external advisers to President Donald Trump, including Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, have been creating lists of government officials to completely replace with loyalists, according to new reports.
What We Know:
- The New York Times confirmed on Tuesday an Axios report from the weekend on the memos, which suggest firings and propose new hires, including controversial cable news pundits, for the administration.
- Axios White House correspondent Jonathan Swan, stated many Trump allies have taken thorough action to identify and weed out anyone within the Trump administration or federal government who has been “insufficiently” pro-Trump or an immediate threat to the president’s agenda.
- “A well-connected network of conservative activists with close ties to Trump and top administration officials is quietly helping develop these ‘Never Trump’/pro-Trump lists, and some sent memos to Trump to shape his views,” Swan reported.
- Although Ginni holds no position in government, she is known to be a prominent and outspoken conservative, who’s had a record for aligning herself with controversial figures and making incendiary, insulting comments.
- Some other notable remarks include her blasting Congressional Republicans Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan as “clueless” and “useful idiots” who are being manipulated by so called “Liberal Fascists”. She heads up a right-wing coalition, Groundswell, which attempts to exert political influence through personal lobbying of high-profile figures.
Swan has said that Groundswell, along with others, have sent memos to the Trump White House, which has greatly accelerated motives to purge said government officials since the impeachment saga ended earlier this month.