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Brandon Middleton: About Me
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BRANDON MIDDLETON

Chief Counsel, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center
2020-

THE ‘DEEP STATE’ OF LOYALISTS TRUMP IS LEAVING BEHIND FOR BIDEN

January 19, 2021

“He has the kind of background that makes me concerned that he might use his new career position for ideological purposes,” Nick Schwellenbach of the Project on Government Oversight said of Middleton. “There are some political appointees who are qualified and are experts and are the best picks for the job, but whenever it happens, it needs to be reviewed very closely to make sure they are not just hacks who are burrowing in.”

BIDEN MAY BE STUCK WITH SOME TRUMPISTS

January 25, 2021

At the Energy Department, there’s Brandon Middleton, a lawyer who fought the Endangered Species Act for the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation before joining the staff of then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. When he was Trump’s first attorney general, Sessions hired Middleton to work in the Justice Department’s environmental division. Then Middleton held a deputy solicitor job at the Interior Department before his permanent appointment as Energy’s chief counsel in the office that manages contracts for cleaning up toxic waste. He got a $10,000 raise to $172,508, records show.

TRUMP MAY BE GONE, BUT HE LEFT PLENTY OF LACKEYS BEHIND. HERE ARE SOME OF THE WORST.

Middleton wasn’t a well-known name in Trumpworld, but he played an important behind-the-scenes role in rolling back environmental regulations and fighting Obama-era climate policies as the deputy solicitor for water resources in the Department of the Interior. In September, Trump made him a top lawyer in the office that runs the biggest environmental cleanup program in the world.

February 1, 2021

TRUMP'S “SABOTAGE” PLAN: WATCHDOG GROUPS WANT TO KNOW WHO WAS “BURROWED” INTO CAREER JOBS

Brandon Middleton, a former aide to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, was first hired at the Justice Department's  environmental division after Sessions became attorney general, and later got a $172,508-per-year job as chief counsel for an Energy Department office that oversees toxic waste cleanup.

February 25, 2021

Brandon Middleton: CV
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