State Department Exposed For ‘Frequently Berating Employees’ Who Were ‘Disloyal’ To Trump
According to the report, assistant secretary of State for the department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Kevin Moley, failed to stop multiple incidents in the department where employees were being “berated.” Mari Stull, another senior political appointee in the bureau, who has since left, was also called out on the report for mistreating employees.
Stull and Moley were said to have “frequently berated employees, raised their voices, and generally engaged in unprofessional behavior toward staff,” according to the report.
The majority of the employees the inspector general’s office interviewed “either directly experienced hostile treatment or witnessed such treatment directed at others. In fact, one IO employee told [the Office of the Inspector General] that working with Ms. Stull involved ‘six to eight hostile interactions per day.’”
According to Politico, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, claimed that the findings of the report were “offensive” and said that Moley should “resign or be fired.”
Engel added that he and his colleagues “won’t stop until this culture of impunity is ended and everyone responsible faces stiff consequences.”
The report also stated that many of the bureau’s staffers said Moley and Stull “made positive or negative comments about employees based on perceived political views.”
For example, several career employees reported that throughout her tenure at the department, Ms. Stull referred to them or other career employees as “‘Obama holdovers,’ ‘traitors,’ or ‘disloyal.’”
Moley, however, insisted to the inspector general’s office that “the only occasion on which he heard Ms. Stull make such remarks was in reference to former political appointees whom she believed were converted to career employees.”
The report goes on to reveal more details of harassments. You can read the entire report HERE.