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Needless to say, the notion that a group of hired thugs was surveilling a United States citizen and planning God knows what has shocked members of the foreign service. “It’s horrifying, it’s just unbelievable,” retired ambassador Jim Melville told CNN. “The very idea that there were elements, possibly of the U.S. government or connected to the U.S. government, who were trying to do an end run around everything that we’ve established to keep our mission safe is just outrageous.” Retired ambassador Nancy McEldowney had a similar take, saying, “I find this really shocking and alarming and the idea that American citizens would be surveilling an American ambassador with the endorsement of the President’s personal attorney, it’s just so troubling to me.” (Melville also went off on Secretary Pompeo, saying, “He hasn’t stood up for anybody in the foreign service. All he’s looking out for is his own back and the president. He has no interest in the good of the service and its people and he’s made that abundantly clear repeatedly.”) A third retired ambassador said that they had “never heard of anything like [the surveillance],” adding: “It’s common that terrorists and former communists do this to us. It’s appalling and incomprehensible that somebody who is working for the President’s personal lawyer would have been doing this to our ambassador.”
Brown shirts, with fascism rising.