Trump Wants to Replace McMaster with Russian-Tied Swamp Monster

Donald Trump has been at odds with his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster — one of the so-called "moderating generals" — for quite some time. I don't know if they ever really got along, since McMaster replaced Michael Flynn, of whom Trump has always remained fond and defensive, despite (or because of) Flynn's confession of national disloyalty.

Now it's being reported that McMaster may be out by the end of the month.

The straw that broke the authoritarian's back was almost certainly McMaster publicly asserting that there is "incontrovertible" proof that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

Which makes it all the more absurd, and simultaneously expected, that the leading contender to replace McMaster is reportedly Stephen E. Biegun, who, as Leah McElrath noted, "has longstanding ties with Russian leaders."

Biegun is currently the Vice President of International Governmental Affairs for Ford Motor Company, and his bio at Ford's website reads in part:
From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Biegun served in Moscow, Russia as the Resident Director in the Russian Federation for the International Republican Institute, a democracy-building organization established under the National Endowment for Democracy.

Mr. Biegun, born 1963, graduated from the University of Michigan where he studied Political Science and Russian Language. He is a third generation Ford Motor Company employee. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group, and is a member of the boards of the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Development and the Rule of Law, the Moscow School of Politics, Freedom House, the US-Russia Business Council, the US-ASEAN Business Council and FordSollers, Ford Motor Company's joint venture operating in the Russia Federation.

His bio also notes: "Prior to joining Ford, Mr. Biegun served as national security advisor to Senate Majority Leader, Senator Bill Frist." In case the name Bill Frist doesn't ring any bells, he's the sadistic dipshit who "diagnosed" Terri Schiavo [Content Note: video may autoplay] from the Senate floor. That Biegun was willing to work with Frist, one of the worst human beings ever to serve in the U.S. Senate, does not speak well of him.

Bill Frist and Jesse Helms. Neat.

Anyway. The swamp continues to drain directly into the White House, to the echoing sounds of "Kalinka."

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