American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker Stephen Covey said, “Always surround yourself with people who are even more talented and competent than you.” Tricia Newbold, a manager in the Personnel Security Office of the White House, accused the office of rampant mismanagement of the security clearances of at least 25 employees. Ms. Newbold told the committee that at least two senior administration officials had been granted security clearances, which gave them access to classified information, despite possible disqualifying issues. She also told the committee that she had compiled a list of at least 25 individuals, including contractors and senior advisers, who had a “wide range” of disqualifying information, including drug use, financial problems and criminal conduct. Apparently Trump cares more about people who he thinks will be loyal to him, than those who have the competency to do the job.
Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – April 3 prompt.