In a few years when Jofi Joseph looks back on this event, I’m pretty sure he’ll still be kicking himself in the ass for the actions that led to his firing. Every last one of Joseph’s security clearances have been snatched away from him after it was discovered he was the man behind a Twitter account sending out controversial and sometimes insulting comments on the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Josh Rogin of The Daily Beast reports.
Joseph, who worked with the National Security Council in the White House, was tweeting as @NatSecWonk since February 2011. He had been with the State Department since August 2009 before joining the NSC in August 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile.
From The Daily Beast:
During his time tweeting under the @natsecwonk name, Joseph openly criticized the policies of his White House bosses and often insulted their intellect and appearance. At different times, he insulted or criticized several top White House and State Department officials, including former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Secretary of State John Kerry, and many many others.
The Beast compiled some of his “greatest hits” on Twitter, to include:
— “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.”
— “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 …. “
It is also alleged that Joseph was responsible for a second anonymous Twitter account [email protected] which included tweets about sexual encounters, escort services – and the inner workings of the State Department.
“Wow, you look amazingly sexy in this photo!” the @dchobbyist wrote in an Oct. 5th post.
Joseph’s tweets were under investigation for months, especially after he expressed doubts about the official administration accounts about the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi. Earlier this week Joseph deleted his @NatSecWonk account which shocked his followers. Maybe he realized that his cover was about to be blown?
“It has been a privilege to serve in this Administration and I deeply regret violating the trust and confidence placed in me,” Joseph told POLITICO in an email.
Streets are watching.