Barack Obama has spent the final days of his presidency doing everything he can to force an extension of his policies into the next administration, and to give President Donald Trump as much trouble as humanly possible. And here’s the kicker: he doesn’t care who knows it, because he’s spent the last eight years with an adoring press and the ultimate political cover that gives him free reign to do whatever he pleases: being the first black president.
Obama is also going around the Congress again to fill vacant positions with Obama cronies who will do whatever they can to disrupt the reforms of the incoming administration. Barack Obama’s final acts will be criminal when he once again violates the Constitution’s Separation of Powers, something he has been excoriated by the U.S. Supreme Court many times over the years. He has come full circle.
(Via: The Washington Free Beacon)
President Obama is rushing to fill almost 100 federal government vacancies, some requiring Senate confirmation, before he leaves office on Friday and Donald Trump enters the White House.
Obama has appointed 72 individuals to federal positions and another 17 for nominations that require Senate approval since New Year’s Day, according to CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller.
Several of the jobs are for White House officials who will remain in their posts after President-elect Trump takes office.
On Monday night, Obama announced the appointments of 27 people to government jobs and nominated two others for jobs that need Senate confirmation, the New York Post reported.
The positions that must be confirmed by the Senate include Todd Phillip Haskell, to be ambassador to the Congo, and Jason E. Kearns, to be a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Other vacancies, according to the Post, were be filled by:
Avril Haines, named a member of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service; Sarah Hurwitz, a speechwriter for Michelle Obama, and Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a White House official, to be members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council; Christy Goldfuss, DJ Patil, Amy Pope, Dan Utech, and Cristin Dorgelo, all White House officials, to be members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.