Wednesday, October 23, 2013

White House National Security Staffer Fired For Tweeting Under Fake Name

The Daily Beast is reporting that a director in the non-proliferation section of White House's National Security Staff, Jofi Joseph, has been fired after the White House learned that he had been tweeting under a fake name since February, 2011, often tweeting negative comments about high-ranking members of the Obama administration, along with Republicans. According to the report, Joseph formerly worked for the State Department and on the Hill for Sen. Bob Casey and Joe Biden while he was still a member of the Senate. Here's a sample of some of Joseph's past tweets:

  • “I'm a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me,” he once tweeted.
  • “Was Huma Abedin wearing beer goggles the night she met Anthony Wiener? Almost as bad a pairing as Samantha Powers and Cass Sunstein ....,” he tweeted on another occasion, insulting a top Clinton aide, a then Congressman, and two White House senior officials in one tweet.
  • “So when will someone do us the favor of getting rid of Sarah Palin and the rest of her white trash family? What utter useless garbage .... ,” he tweeted last October.
According to the Daily Beast, Joseph was a "well known among policy wonks" in Washington's foreign policy community. Joseph is married to Carolyn Leddy, a Republican staffer for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


1 comment:

Pete Boggs said...

He's definitely an establishment schmuck- can't tell whether he's an R or D swamp monster.