Read The Tweets That Got a White House National Security Aide Fired

(Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)

By now you’ve probably heard about former White House staffer Jofi Joseph, who was fired Tuesday after it was discovered he had tweeted anonymously from the Twitter handle @natsecwonk.

The account was notoriously critical of President Barack Obama, senior White House aides, Cabinet officials, and administration policy. The Daily Beast first reported Joseph was @natsecwonk and that he had been relieved of his duties.

Here’s a sampling of Joseph’s, uh, work as @natsecwonk: “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.” There’s much more, for your lunch-break perusal, after the jump.

Check out this Joseph quote — and remember, young national security wonks, you cannot take to social media and criticize your White House bosses nor the commander in chief. Ever.

“NatSecWonk @NatSecWonk 10 Sep Remember when Dems mocked Bush for hailing Georgia and Moldova as members of Iraq “Coalition of the Willing”? So why is Obama WH doing same?”

Want more? Here you go, all the @natsecwonk you can stomach, via Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic.

John T. Bennett

John T. Bennett

Bennett is the Editor of Defense News' CongressWatch channel. He has a Masters degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
John T. Bennett
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