Officials in charge of sanctions ‘defect’ as Trump’s trade war ramps up damage to the economy

March 27, 2019

The sanctions office within the Department of the Treasury is experiencing its own kind of shortage: people. It’s not a matter of being unable to find people knowledgeable enough about sanctions to do the work. The problem is keeping them. Because, as Bloomberg reports, those staffers are fleeing from a department that’s enacting policy sure to cause the nation harm. As Trump has applied sanction after sanction—because, he says “trade wars…