Monday, September 07, 2020

Con Man Supports Con Man

You may say that Zach Fuentes, who served as Deputy Chief of Staff under John Kelly, is no man's fool. A famous right-wing rag reports

“You can put me on record denying that I spoke with The Atlantic,” Fuentes told Breitbart News on Monday. “I don’t know who the sources are. I did not hear POTUS call anyone losers when I told him about the weather. Honestly, do you think General Kelly would have stood by and let ANYONE call fallen Marines losers?”

He specifically also stated that he believes The Atlantic’s sources “are unlikely first hand accounts.”

“They are conflating those people from something the day after,” Fuentes said....

Every person who was allegedly in the room who has spoken up so far has denied the account of what happened. Fuentes’ denial, reported here exclusive on Breitbart News first, deals another strike against The Atlantic’s credibility.

“I also think any President, regardless of political affiliation, deserves to have candid and private conversations with trusted advisors,” Fuentes added in a text to Breitbart News. “If the President decides to talk about it, that is his right, but generally, I don’t think it is my place to divulge private conversations I’ve had with him.”

That was every person allegedly in the room;. Moreover, no one wants the boss, King of Kings Donald Trump, to believe that he or she is the one who leaked this extremely embarrassing andpotentially damaging story.

However, Fuentes completely gives it away when he adds that he believes "any President deserves to have candid and private conversations" and that it is not his "place to divulge private conversations I've had with him."  He could hardly be any clearer that whatever the President said privately should remain private- and that if he were privy to a private conversation, he would not divulge it. 

There is nothing more impressive than a source who outs himself as an untrustworthy source.

Fuentes' credibility is non-existent, not unlike his integrity.  Over three months ago ProPublica found

A former White House aide won a $3 million federal contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

You have three guesses- the first two don't count- whom that former White House aide was.  It seems

Zach Fuentes, President Donald Trump’s former deputy chief of staff, secured the deal with the Indian Health Service with limited competitive bidding and no prior federal contracting experience.

The IHS told ProPublica it has found that 247,000 of the masks delivered by Fuentes’ company — at a cost of roughly $800,000 — may be unsuitable for medical use. An additional 130,400, worth about $422,000, are not the type specified in the procurement data, the agency said.

If you're thinking that there is no way Fuentes could possibly have dreamt that the products would be substandard, you'd be interested in knowing

What’s more, the masks Fuentes agreed to provide — Chinese-made KN95s — have come under intense scrutiny from U.S. regulators amid concerns that they offered inadequate protection.

The episode appears emblematic of Kelly's character, for while he was an aide to the Chief of Staff

In December 2018, as Kelly prepared to leave, The New York Times reported that Fuentes had told associates he planned to “hide out” in a vague role at the White House until he qualified for a Coast Guard early retirement program. Fuentes retired in January from the Coast Guard after 15 years of service. He said his retirement was for medical reasons.

Vouching (literally) incredibly for Donald Trump may not be a bad career move.  Throwing stones at a President who, if re-elected, plans to become an emperor would be unwise if you're living in Zach Fuentes' glass house.



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