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Trump’s pick to run Labor’s pension
agency: Mitch McConnell’s brother-in-law

Washington Post, by Alex Horton

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 5/16/2018 12:10:50 PM

President Trump has selected a Washington outsider to head the government agency responsible for paying back dissolved pensions. That might be welcome news for Trump voters who want the president to fulfill a promise to “drain the swamp” and rid the capital of the politically connected. Yet Trump’s nominee, Gordon Hartogensis, is well known to some of Washington’s most politically influential people: He is the brother-in-law of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and McConnell’s wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Chao’s sister Grace is married to Hartogensis. Hartogensis was nominated to direct the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., a Labor Department agency that collects insurance

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Are you kidding me? You would think since McConnell is being treated like a king by Trump that he would be accomplishing much more for him. And I sure don´t understand how the writer of this article could say that this is good news for those who want to drain the swamp when he is the brother-in-law of McConnell. I wish someone would explain that to me. It´s even worse considering the recent news from Peter Schweitzer related to the dealings the McConnells have with China. Link below.

https://nypost.com/2018/03/17/how-mcconnell-and-chao-used-political-power-to-make-their-family-rich/

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucky5, 5/16/2018 12:26:31 PM     (No. 11634015)

McConnel´s wife got that big job in education and now his brother in law is the pick for this?
Hmmm. This feels off.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: troutgreen, 5/16/2018 12:28:01 PM     (No. 11634018)

The Swamp gets deeper and the stinks gets stronger.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 5/16/2018 12:34:54 PM     (No. 11634028)

Mitch McConnell’s price for forcing a vote on more judgeships. He is a contemptible toad.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: alecto2, 5/16/2018 12:49:14 PM     (No. 11634053)

On the other hand: never been in government, ran a business and Washington Post is all sniffy about him. I say wait and see.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Peach1, 5/16/2018 2:16:12 PM     (No. 11634151)

I agree that we should wait and see.

Just because he is Mitch’s BIL, doesn’t mean he shares the same views.

Also, perhaps this is more of a strategic move on the President’s part

He should be judged for who he is, not by Mitch.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zzzghy, 5/16/2018 5:13:19 PM     (No. 11634287)

Cool it. Jeez, give the guy a chance.

No need to go running off the track with your hair on fire for no reason.

And how about giving DJT a little credit and trust before pulling the freakout switch?

So far so good, yes? Do you really think President Trump will abandon his compass just to accommodate Yertle?

One hundred good moves with barely a thank-you; one small unknown move and people spaz out. Sometimes a guy can´t win.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 5/16/2018 5:50:43 PM     (No. 11634327)

McConnell gets the blame? Trump picked him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 5/16/2018 5:58:51 PM     (No. 11634334)

Thank you very much, #6.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muguy, 5/16/2018 8:30:29 PM     (No. 11634506)

Swamp nepotism DC style

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 5/17/2018 7:52:57 AM     (No. 11634832)

Paywall.I won´t click on WAPO stories!

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