evaluating the successes and failures of the fledgling
With any new Presidential Administration there are promises and expectations of their agenda and ability to accomplish the goals that they outlined during the campaign. The Trump Administration has been handicapped by an entrenched bureaucracy of Obama holdovers and progressive socialist and communist insiders that have had 8 years to reinforce their positions within a government system that has no interest in limiting it’s own power. The interests of national security and the freedom of average Americans have been held captive by the “fake news” of the progressive Mainstream Media for a very long time, and the Trump Administration is receiving ZERO support from the leftists that control that media. The Trump Administration has scored an amazing number of successes considering this handicap, and has also recognized how incredibly powerful the shadow government of the progressive left has become. There have already been some compromises and missteps because of this handicap. The system of government “of, by, and for the people” envisioned by our founders has not been in play for a very long time, and if we are to restore the system that gives us true liberty, much work and many decades will be required to root out the cancer within.
Join our guests Bruce Moran and Clare Lopez to hear their evaluation of the first 100 days of the Trump Presidency, and how much work will be required before his administration can truly return our system of government to freedom loving Americans.
Bruce J. Moran is a senior National Security Advisor who focuses on strategic planning for National Security issues. As a consultant, he works with public officials, U.S. Government committees, departments, agencies, think tanks, and corporations. He works on special national security projects and defines clear “hands on” working solutions for Crisis Preparedness and Crisis Readiness scenarios. He has in-depth experience in foreign policy, security operations & Hi-Tech systems (connectivity, interoperability, and interfacing) such as SMART* Fusion protocols and applications.
He consults with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House Committee On Foreign Affairs, Joint Economic Committee, Senate/House Committees on Banking/Finance, Senate Permanent Committee On investigations and the Senate Select Committee On Intelligence.
Clare Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Canadian Mackenzie Institute. In 2016, she was named to Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign national security advisory team. Since 2013, she has served as a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi. Formerly Vice President of the Intelligence Summit, she was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a 2011 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.
Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a military commission to join the CIA.
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