According to a report from Axios, former President Donald Trump and his allies are preparing some radical changes to the federal government if he runs in 2024, including a purge of 50,000 government workers; Trump would fill any openings with staffers loyal to the ‘America First’ ideology.
The impact could go well beyond typical conservative targets such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service. Trump allies are working on plans that would potentially strip layers at the Justice Department — including the FBI, and reaching into national security, intelligence, the State Department and the Pentagon, sources close to the former president say.
The heart of the plan is derived from an executive order known as “Schedule F,” developed and refined in secret over most of the second half of Trump’s term and launched 13 days before the 2020 election.
Continue reading over at Axios:
Trump 2025: The preparations are far more advanced and ambitious than previously reported.
The reporting for this series draws on extensive interviews over a period of more than three months on preparations for a potential second Trump term. https://t.co/x39E2Jg8nX
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