For John, BLUF: This could actually backfire, if the Voters decide their will is being thwarted. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Hill, by Reporter Devin Henry, on 5 August 2017.
Here is the lede plus two:
Government employees are growing increasingly willing to criticize or defy the White House and President Trump’s top appointees.Our Bureaucrats have become so European. It isn't what the voters want, but what the bureaucratic experts want. It is so Continental.
A handful of current and former career staffers in the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have openly shredded their superiors within the last several weeks, continuing a trend that has developed throughout the government over the course of Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office.
The growing opposition in the executive branch comes as the White House’s legislative agenda has stalled in Congress and Trump turns to his Cabinet agencies to change course in several policy areas. It also is emanating from career staffers or political holdovers whose resistance to Trump has, at times, been rooted in deep opposition to the president’s agenda.
Hat tip to the Drudge Report.
Regards — Cliff