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Ex-Official Tells Fellow Republicans: Don’t Work For Trump

Republicans might want to think twice about taking jobs in Donald Trump’s administration, a former State Department lawyer warned on Tuesday.

CNN reported that Eliot Cohen, a Republican who held his government position under President George W. Bush from 2007-09, wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that those who associate themselves with Trump will “probably have to make excuses for things that are inexcusable and defend people who are indefensible.”

Cohen, part of the #NeverTrump movement, never endorsed the GOP nominee. However, he wrote that he attempted to “steer good people to an administration that understandably wanted nothing to do with the likes of me.” The same day the op-ed appeared, Cohen sat down with members of the president-elect’s transition team. Afterward, he tweeted: “Changed my recommendation. Stay away. They’re angry, arrogant, screaming ‘you LOST!’ Will be ugly.”

Cohen recalled that during the meeting, some of the participants were “seething with anger directed at those of us who had opposed Donald Trump.” He wrote that “the episode has caused me to change my mind about recommending that conservatives serve in the administration.”

Cohen called the meeting “a tipping point,” adding: “The tenor of the Trump team, from everything I see, read and hear, is such that, for a garden-variety Republican policy specialist, service in the early phase of the administration would carry a high risk of compromising one's integrity and reputation. In a normal transition to a normal administration, there’s always disorder, (but) this time may be different.”

Source: CNN
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