Americans elected Donald Trump partially for his promise to “drain the swamp” of the nation’s capital — but it looks like getting rid of allegedly corrupt political appointees is easier said than done.
An Obama-era appointee within the Department of Defense is now under investigation after he allegedly helped rig government contracts for personal benefit… and one of the recipients of the “pay-to-play” scheme is apparently a close personal friend of the Clinton family.
According to The Daily Caller, James H. Baker, director of the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment, is accused of retaliating against a whistle-blower who first raised the alarm about the problem.
The inspector general at the Pentagon is now investigating allegations that Baker “unleashed various reprisals” against Adam Lovinger, a senior Office of Net Assessment official, reported The Daily Caller.
According to the Department of Defense, the Office of Net Assessment “is an independent organization within the Department of Defense charged with identifying emerging or future threats and opportunities for the United States.”