Influence of Clintonites in Obama government ignored

As power brokers in the Democrats’ party push for the nomination of Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, the influence of Clintonites in President Barack Obama’s administration is ignored.

Fact is, key influencers from Bill Clinton’s presidency have dominated Obama’s cabinet. Media should theoretically ask questions about what, if anything, would change if Mrs. Clinton is elected. If you consider cabinet officials as well as a top national security advisor, all recycles from the Clinton era, you might conclude the Clintons’ power structure has controlled the US government during Obama’s tenure.

Here’s a partial list of Clintonites appointed to top positions by Obama, with links shown in full rather than embedded: 

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: “Lew served directly under Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of State.”
Lew was also director of the Office of Management and Budget in Bill Clinton’s administration.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter served in Bill Clinton’s administration.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch: “Before becoming attorney general, Lynch served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. It was her second time in the position, having been first appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999.”

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez: “AAG Perez later served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under Attorney General Janet Reno.” Reno was Bill Clinton’s AG.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Health and Human Services Secretary: “During the Clinton Administration, Burwell served as Deputy Director of OMB, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Treasury, and Staff Director of the National Economic Council.”

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx “spent the remainder of the 1990s serving as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice…”

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: “Moniz has extensive political experience, having served in the Clinton administration as an undersecretary in the Energy Department and as a White House science adviser.”

US Trade Representative Michael Froman: “A former chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin during the Clinton administration, Froman also served in the Treasury as deputy assistant secretary for Eurasia and the Middle East.”

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan: “Secretary Donovan rejoins HUD after his previous service in the Clinton administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing, where he was the primary federal official responsible for privately-owned multifamily housing.”

Other influential staffers include National Security Advisor Susan Rice who “served as Special Assistant to President William J. Clinton and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House. From 1993-1995, she served as the Director for International Organizations and Peacekeeping on the National Security Council staff.”

Former AG Eric Holder was Deputy Attorney General under Bill Clinton.

This list is not a full list of Clintonites who have influenced Obama’s policies and practices.

Featured image: Obama’s cabinet from White House website.

(List compiled by Kay B. Day/Jan. 11, 2016)

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About Kay Day

Kay B. Day is a freelance writer who has published in national and international magazines and websites. The author of 3 books, her work is anthologized in textbooks and collections. She has won awards for poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Day is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Authors Guild.
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