Corruption or coincidence?
Personally, I think that something which happens over and over, or something with a high concentration points to something being intentional, rather than just coincidence.
Sources point out that 15 of Biden’s advisors, including those in senior positions, all worked at the consulting firm WestExec.
Now I don’t know about you, but 15 is just way too much—it’s a number which does not suggest a coincidence.
Some of the WestExec crossovers include State Secretary Antony Blinken, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Here are more of the advisors on the list:
awesome that westexec was just openly an influence pedaling operation for defense contractors to connect with decision makers at State and the WH then they all just revolved into State and the WH after cashing large defense industry checks and no one cared or currently cares https://t.co/RwI8b6bhEa
— Adam Johnson (@adamjohnsonCHI) July 6, 2021
This is *disturbing.*🔻https://t.co/winTFwSGcL
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) July 6, 2021
The Intercept had a very informative article on the story:
Less than six months into the Biden administration, more than 15 consultants from the firm WestExec Advisors have fanned out across the White House, its foreign policy apparatus, and its law enforcement institutions. Five, some of whom already have jobs with the administration, have been nominated for high-ranking posts, and four others served on the Biden-Harris transition team.
Even by Washington standards, it’s a remarkable march through the revolving door, especially for a firm that only launched in 2017. The pipeline has produced a dominance of WestExec alums throughout the administration, installed in senior roles as influential as director of national intelligence and secretary of state. WestExec clients, meanwhile, have controversial interests in tech and defense that intersect with the policies their former consultants are now in a position to set and execute.
The firm describes one of its chief selling points as its “unparalleled geopolitical risk analysis,” now confirmed by the saturation of its employees in positions of power. WestExec has also succeeded in getting tech startups into defense contracts and helped defense corporations modernize with tech; it worked to help multinational companies break into China.
One of its collaborators is the defense-centered investment group Pine Island Capital Partners, which launched a SPAC, or “blank check” company,” last year. Tony Blinken advised Pine Island and was a part owner. (Michèle Flournoy, another WestExec co-founder, had her nomination to be secretary of defense nixed. President Joe Biden instead nominated Lloyd Austin, himself a former Pine Island partner but not a WestExec consultant.)
…WestExec clients, meanwhile, have controversial interests in tech and defense that intersect with the policies their former consultants are now in a position to set and execute.
— Rickard Joseph Maroni (@MaroniRickard) July 10, 2021
‘Legalized Corruption’: 15 Biden Administration Advisers Worked at Consulting Firm WestExec. https://t.co/2sS9NFGVRR
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) July 9, 2021
Breitbart didn’t shy away from the facts:
The notable individuals who previously worked at WestExec are as follows:
Jen Psaki, White House press secretary
Tony Blinken, Secretary of State
Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence
David S. Cohen, Deputy Director of the CIA
Lisa Monaco, Deputy Attorney General
Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director
WestExec is a consulting firm that markets itself as a “unique geopolitical and policy expertise to help business leaders… defense, foreign policy, intelligence, economics, cybersecurity, data privacy, and strategic communications.”
The company also claims to be “committed to excellence, integrity, [and] bipartisanship.”
So many individuals working for the administration “poses concerns about the potential for groupthink, conflicts of interest, and what can only be called, however oxymoronically, legalized corruption,”