State Department Appointee Inquiring About Staffers’ Loyalty To President Trump, Sources Say
Foreign Policy: Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State
“…Mari Stull, a former food and beverage lobbyist-turned-wine blogger under the name ‘Vino Vixen,’ [and now a senior adviser to the State Department,] has reviewed the social media pages of State Department staffers for signs of ideological deviation. She has researched the names of government officials to determine whether they signed off on Obama-era policies — though signing off does not mean officials personally endorsed them but merely cleared them through the bureaucratic chain. And she has inquired about Americans employed by international agencies, including the World Health Organization and the United Nations, asking their colleagues when they were hired and by whom, according the officials…” (Lynch/Gramer, 6/13).