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Democratic War Room Expands With Plans To Scrutinize, Stop And Hundreds Of Trump Appointees #WAR

Friday, March 3, 2017 15:10
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(Before It's News)

It’s time for Trump and his administration go on the offense.
Playing defense is not a strategy, it’s a recipe for failure. No
war is ever won on the defense. And the left-wing is at war with

It’s time to for Trump’s Department of Justice to go after
prosecute Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett and the
Muslim Brotherhood groups awaiting indictment on terror-funding.
Throw open investigations into Obama and his crew for aiding and
abetting America’s worst enemies. An investigation of George Soros
and the funding of groups who seek to overthrow the government is
long over-due.

The Soros funded Center for American Progress and their spin
machine, Think Progress, who employs pro-terrorist ex-bloggers
like  ""
target="_blank">Zaid Jilani,
is leading the insurgency and
whose Editor-in-Chief ""
target="_blank">had helped fundraise for Hamas
. (more "nofollow" href=

Center for American Progress was founded by John Podesta. Need i
say more?


Even Buzzfeed (!) is reporting on the treason masquerading as

Democratic War Room Expands With Plans To
Scrutinize Hundreds And Hundreds Of Trump Appointees

The Center for American Progress’ anti-Trump hub brings on a new
communications director as it plans to “expand indefinitely,”
slow-walk GOP efforts in Congress, and craft a blueprint for a new
“economic narrative” with broad Democratic appeal.

target="_blank">Ruby Cramer,
BuzzFeed News
Reporter,  March. 2, 2017:

Democrats at the Center for American Progress estimate that
President Trump still has upwards of 900 second- and third-tier
appointees to push through the Senate.

And in the liberal think tank’s new “war room,” the objective is
to scrutinize each one, from assistant to more minor federal agency
employees, raising questions about qualifications and conflicts of
interest that promise to tie up floor time, bog down Republican
efforts in Congress, and delay Trump’s legislative agenda.

The political arm of the Center for American Progress, called
the CAP Action Fund, is one of the central entities in Democrats’
sprawling effort to oppose Trump.

In an interview on
, the group’s senior strategic adviser, Adam
Jentleson, outlined an ambitious and wide-reaching plan to vet
nominees, push for an independent investigation into the
administration’s ties to Russian intelligence, direct grassroots
activists to protests and town halls, produce policy analyses on
Trump’s proposals, and build out a growing team researchers and
press operatives in what Jentleson described as a plan to “expand
indefinitely” in the Trump era.

“We’ll never reach a point where we say, ‘OK, that’s enough,’”
he said.

This week, CAP brought on Chris Hayden to help lead the war room
as communications director, Jentleson said. Hayden has worked
extensively in states that favor Trump, most recently in Missouri
for Jason Kander, a national upstart who narrowly lost a race last
year for U.S. Senate, as well as for the state’s sitting senator,
Claire McCaskill, and the former U.S. senator from North Carolina,
Kay Hagan.

Earlier this year, the group also hired Corey Ciorciari,
formerly of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, as the war
room’s policy and research director, filling out a still growing
team that now comprises about 20 of CAP’s 340 or so employees.

Most of Trump’s top cabinet nominees have been approved — and
will continue to be, given the Republican majority in the Senate.
But Jentleson, who last served as a senior aide to former Senate
Minority Leader Harry Reid, said CAP will keep casting scrutiny on
the president’s lower rungs of government appointees.

“Those are the people who are going to be actually writing and
implementing the policy,” Jentleson said. “It’s a tremendous number
of people. For them to be at all feasible, the vast, vast majority
of them have to pass by unanimous consent, so all it takes is one
objection to slow them down.”

Trump has already faced what some call a historic delay in his
confirmation push. The CAP strategy could help detain Republicans
even longer, holding major legislative priorities in limbo. “Floor
time is a finite resources,” Jentleson said.

Originally founded as a progressive think tank in 2003, CAP
officials have also sought to use the “institutional knowledge” of
the organization’s large cadre of policy experts to produce what
Jentleson called “razor sharp policy analysis that impacts the
debate and that really helps drive and sustain grassroots energy,”
citing two recent studies on  ""
target="_blank">Wall Street gains
 and  "nofollow" href=
target="_blank">middle-class losses
 under Trump.

The anti-Trump focus marks something of a readjustment for an
organization that has spent most of its existence under the
two-term presidency of Barack Obama, and comes at a time when what
unifies the Democratic Party most is opposition to the president,
rather than singular policy aims or a shared economic message.

But the shift is also a return to CAP’s roots. The think tank
and political group was formed opposite George W. Bush, and amid
the liberal activism of the 2000s. “It thrives in the opposition,”
said Jentleson, who has worked at CAP twice before.

During the Bush years, CAP put together a policy
blueprint,  ""
target="_blank">Strategic Redeployment 2.0
, for Democrats who
opposed the war in Iraq war but wanted a strong military posture.
Jentleson said the CAP war room will now look to do the same with a
new “economic narrative,” attempting to reframe progressive policy
into a message that will be as salient on the left as for
“moderates, Independents, and soft Democrats.”

The promise to play a key role across the party’s opposition
effort — from research to protests and policy — is a tall order for
CAP’s war room, still in the process of hiring researchers and a
press team under Hayden. (“I hate to use ‘building an airplane as
we fly it,’ because it’s a cliche,” Jentleson said. “But it’s
really true.”)

The month before the inauguration, the group emerged as one
of  ""
target="_blank">several entities
 hoping to help lead the
anti-Trump efforts Democrats refer to as “the resistance.”

Others include the former Clinton super PAC, Priorities USA, and
the constellation of liberal groups headed by operative David
Brock, including American Bridge, which has launched its own
opposition research-based war room alongside CAP’s.

Apart from the Washington-based organizations working directly
with Senate leaders, a number of activist-based groups have sprung
up, leading weekly protests and spear-heading a more aggressive
movement to pressure Democrats to take a harder line on Trump —
even  ""
target="_blank">threatening incumbents
 with primary

But Jentleson said most of the groups are working together so
far. Many are led by strategists who worked with one another for
years in Washington, he said, ticking off names like Bradley
Beychock at Brock’s groups and Brian Fallon at Priorities, who used
to sit next to Jentleson every day when they both worked in the

“I have not yet run into an instance where there were too many
cooks in the kitchen,” Jentleson said. “It’s people who have very
long relationships. You haven’t seen any backbiting.”


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