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40,000 Definitely Real People Have Applied for Jobs on Donald Trump’s Broken Website

40,000 Definitely Real People Have Applied for Jobs on Donald Trump’s Broken Website

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Photo: GettySpeaking to Fox News on Thursday, RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer boasted that “almost 50,000" people have submitted resumes to join the Donald Trump administration through his website. Whether all of those people are real, however, is far from certain. In order to fill some 4,000 presidential appointee positions, the President-elect’s transition team set up an online application form at apply.ptt.gov this week. But as Daily Dot writer Gavia Baker-Whitelaw notes, the website has no email or address verification system, “so you can ‘apply’ for a job in about 30 seconds.”   In Gizmodo’s own tests, we found that the application accepted just about any input for the required fields, including the email addresses “kornfan311@dubstep.gov,” “animeluvr1488@pe
Government Employees On Trump: “Everything. Is. Fucked.”

Government Employees On Trump: “Everything. Is. Fucked.”

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Across the federal government, career employees are reckoning with the prospect of working for a Donald Trump administration. Today, people from the CDC, NLRB, DOT, TSA, and other agencies speak very freely about their hopes and fears.   This is the second installment of emails we’ve gotten from government employees sharing their thoughts on their new boss. We’ll have another installment next week. From a federal government employee I’m a female, “double minority” (race and religion), first-generation-American federal employee. I’ve faced various forms of discrimination (mainly religious, sometimes racial, often gender) from the time I was in elementary school. But I still wanted to serve this country, and I have loved every day of the last 7 years I’ve been doing it. I know I’ve mad
Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, Tests Legal Path to White House Job

Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, Tests Legal Path to White House Job

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WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald J. Trump, has spoken to a lawyer about the possibility of joining the new administration, a move that could violate federal anti-nepotism law and risk legal challenges and political backlash. Mr. Kushner, 35, the husband of Mr. Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, and an influential adviser to his father-in-law during the presidential campaign, had been planning to return to his private businesses after Election Day. But on the morning after Mr. Trump won, Mr. Kushner began discussing taking a role in the White House, according to two people briefed on the conversations who requested anonymity to describe Mr. Kushner’s thinking. Mr. Trump is urging his son-in-law to join him in the White House, according to one of the peo
Top US intelligence official: I submitted my resignation

Top US intelligence official: I submitted my resignation

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(CNN)Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the House Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday he had submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday night. "(I) submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good," he said before the panel of lawmakers, in response to the top Democrat on the panel joking he hoped he would stick around for another four years. "I have 64 days left and I'd have a pretty hard time with my wife going past that," Clapper told California Rep. Adam Schiff, who also paid his respects to Clapper's service as the hearing opened. All members of an outgoing administration must submit a resignation at some point. Clapper's announcement wasn't a surprise to those around him and was expected at the end of his term. For mont...