Investigation: Vacancies in Trump's State Department Allow Career Bureaucrats to Take Charge

Ambassador Bill Taylor, charge d'affaires at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine; and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry
November 26, 2019 Topic: Politics Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: Deep StateDonald TrumpImpeachmentState DepartmentBill Taylor

Investigation: Vacancies in Trump's State Department Allow Career Bureaucrats to Take Charge

Some of them, like Bill Taylor, are now playing key roles in the impeachment inquiry.

Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE): In June 2019, Republican Jim Gilmore took the position, but for two and a half years, the slot — key to monitoring Russia — was vacant. That meant it fell to deputy Harry Kamian, who previously worked in the innermost office of John Kerry, Obama’s secretary of state.

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