Former President Donald Trump and his associates are reportedly on the lookout for undercover loyalists within the Biden administration in a clandestine effort to shape the future political landscape.
The revelation comes from Barton Gellman, a writer for The Atlantic, who discussed the matter on MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight,” shedding light on the potential strategies Team Trump might employ to reclaim power and establish what Gellman terms a “Trumpistan government” as per a report by Raw Story on Thursday, December 7.
Gellman’s insights stem from an article he authored titled “How He Gets Away With It?” which explores various scenarios through which Trump could make a political comeback.
During the interview, Gellman emphasized that Trump’s team is actively searching for individuals aligned with the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement, already positioned within the U.S. government.
“Trump’s people are looking,” Gellman asserted during the interview. “Do they have some MAGA people undercover already in the U.S. government?”
The objective appears to be identifying and placing shadow Trump supporters in senior-level positions, particularly those with a GS-15 pay scale, where they can strategically influence key appointments and policies to align with Trump’s vision.
“If not, they have to find someone who is at least GS-15 on the federal pay scale,” Gellman explained, highlighting the significance of having individuals in influential positions.
When questioned about the challenges of installing Trump loyalists in pivotal roles, given the scrutiny of Congress, Gellman outlined a potential workaround.
He suggested that individuals like Stephen Miller or Kash Patel, both known Trump loyalists, might exploit vacancies to fill key positions, circumventing the usual confirmation processes.
“You have to start off by thinking: ‘Who could be confirmed by the Senate?’ And it depends who controls the Senate,” Gellman noted.
He acknowledged potential challenges, even in a Republican-controlled Senate, due to the controversial nature of some individuals like Stephen Miller.
However, Gellman introduced the Vacancies Reform Act as a possible solution for Trump’s team.
The act allows the president to make temporary, acting appointments for roles such as Secretary of Homeland Security or Attorney General.
This mechanism could enable Trump to place loyalists in influential positions without the need for Senate confirmation, creating a potential avenue for shaping the government in alignment with his agenda.
The revelation raises concerns about the potential infiltration of the U.S. government by individuals with allegiance to Trump’s ideology, potentially influencing key policy decisions and government functions.
As discussions around the future of American politics intensify, Gellman’s insights into Team Trump’s strategies underscore the complexities and potential vulnerabilities in the nation’s political system.
The pursuit of hidden MAGA agents within the Biden administration adds a layer of suspense to the ongoing political narrative, prompting observers to closely monitor developments as they unfold.