The plan would see the international role currently held by USAID stripped away. Instead, power would be centralized in the safely inspector-general-free State Department, with Deborah Birx as the expected head of this new division.
Officials at USAID warned that favoring Christian groups in Iraq could be unconstitutional and inflame religious tensions. When one colleague lost her job, they said she had been “Penced.”
On CNN, Jake Tapper said Trump's border experts have explained USAID monies are actually helping Central American countries like El Salvador, to cut the crime rate and migration issue, but acting COS Mick Mulvaney demeaned administration officials by calling them, "career staffers."
Even though Trump's own administration is telling him that USAID support to Central American countries is helping, he's blocking it anyway.
Rachel Maddow responds to Jon Stewart's criticism of her reporting this week on USAID and has no apologies for Stewart. Maddow: I know that's polit