Before the post-election legal dust begins to settle even a little bit, former Vice President Joe Biden and his transition team are already filling out their fantasy Cabinet roster, including eyeing up a potential secretary of state who was actively involved in pushing “Russia collusion” narratives in 2017.
According to Breitbart, Biden is reportedly looking closely at his longtime adviser and dedicated swamp creature, Tony Blinken, as his selection to take the helm of the coveted Secretary of State cabinet position. The news comes as the country is still unsure of who might be in the White House, come January 20.
Blinken has a polished resume and has served in a variety of high-level roles, including former deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser under former President Barack Obama’s watch.
He has also served as a “global affairs analyst” for CNN, in which he actively pushed the “Russia collusion” narrative during appearances on the network — accusations that would later be rendered unfounded or otherwise unproven in a report released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller following his investigation.
During one CNN appearance, Blinken said: “The president’s ongoing collusion with Russia’s plans is really striking, intentional or not.” Blinken’s allegation at the time, like everyone else’s in his camp, was flimsy and not based on real evidence.
According to Fox News, Blinken is already forming a game plan for what needs to happen if Biden is handed the keys to the White House, saying that COVID-19 is the very first issue the incoming team will tackle.
“There is an urgent leadership requirement internationally with regard to COVID-19. The first thing we have to do is deal with, domestically as well as internationally, is working to get out from under the COVID-19 rock,” Blinken said.
Biden is expected to name a bulk of his incoming Cabinet on Tuesday, which will also likely include former Hillary Clinton aide Jake Sullivan for national security adviser and longtime diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield for the UN ambassadorship.