Climate-change-denying goblin and anti-LGBTQ nutjob Sam Clovis on Thursday withdrew his name for consideration to be chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This development is fallout from recently unsealed court documents that are part of the ongoing investigation being conducted by Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Clovis is referenced in these documents.
During Trump’s presidential campaign, Clovis supervised George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos is the former campaign foreign policy adviser who was quietly arrested on July 27, 2017, has been quietly cooperating with the investigation ever since, and has probably quietly been wearing a wire as a “proactive cooperator.” In early October Papadoo-run-run pleaded guilty “to making a false statement to FBI investigators who asked about his contacts with foreigners claiming to have high-level Russian connections.”
Clovis, the wheezing embodiment of corpulent greed and “blue-eyed” entitlement, is not a scientist and has no academic credentials in agriculture. So why was he in the running for the USDA chief scientist post at all? Perhaps it’s for so superbly supervising George Papa John’s reaching out to the Russians (“great work”) to set up a meeting with the Trump campaign. Clovis apparently said he “would encourage” Papadopoulos to set up a meeting with the Russians “off the record.”
Regarding the Russian investigation, Clovis reportedly has been questioned by the special counsel team and has given testimony to the investigating grand jury.
In his withdrawal letter, Clovis told President Trembling he did not want to “be a distraction or a negative influence.” Too late, asshole.