Four years after signing the now-infamous “Never Trump” letter condemning then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a danger to America, retiring diplomat Jim Jeffrey is recommending that the incoming Biden administration stick with Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East.
But even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.
“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.
Hal Turner Opinion
Most people would be ashamed to have been merely inaccurate when reporting to a President of the United States. This guy is BOASTING about it.
Jim Jeffrey is exactly the kind of disloyal, perhaps sociopathic, self-important snob, infesting the US State Department. He betrayed President Trump and the millions of Americans who made Trump president.
His seems to truly be the face of deep state treachery.
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