Jennifer Williams is a name few knew until last night, appearing seemingly out of nowhere to testify in front of Adam Schiff’s secretive committee hearings in the SCIF of the Capitol building on Wednesday.
Williams, a Princeton and Georgetown graduate, is a classic establishment type.
She campaigned for Bush/Cheney in 2004, creating the foundation for her permanent political class credentials.
From there she served as an executive assistant in the then newly formed Department for Homeland Security, before hoping over to the U.S. embassy in Jamaica.
Williams then served as Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Beirut, Lebanon before shifting again to be the Refugee Program Officer in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) in Washington, D.C..
She went on to become the Senior Syria Program Officer in the same office, before taking a job as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State. At the time, the Deputy Secretary of State was first William Burns (Hillary Clinton’s favored pick for Secretary of State if she had won in 2016), then Wendy Sherman (a hardline pro-abortion activist who was also the chief U.S. negotiator on the disastrous Iran deal (JCPOA)).
After serving under these two Clinton acolytes, Williams returned to school to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton). Upon completion she was posted to the U.S. Embassy in London, serving as a press officer and spokesman, where she remained until April of this year when she became the Vice President’s Special Advisor for Europe and Russia.
Williams managed to finagle a bizarre puff piece about herself in the Telegraph newspaper’s Women section during her time in London.
Oddly, the author of the piece doesn’t seem to realize that Williams is a career diplomat, rather than “Trump’s woman in London”.
Given the opportunity to defend her ultimate boss, however – the President of the United States – Williams demurred.
Telegraph writer Celia Walden wrote in 2018: “…when I ask her directly whether she believes the President – who has, after all, been described as responsible for unleashing “a wave of misogyny around the world” – is himself a fan of strong, intelligent females, Williams tells me she “can’t really comment on that… [w]hat I can say is that in my experience in the state department and working within U.S. government, I have seen incredible examples of strong, talented, smart and dedicated women across the board.”
Brett Bruen, a former staffer to President Obama, trained with Williams when they both worked at the State Department and lavished praise upon her before the Thursday testimony.
“She’s your ideal example of a diplomat,” Bruen said. “Cool under pressure, confident, super smart and deeply committed to the mission.”
In this case, the “mission” appears to be the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump over a disagreement with the political establishment on how to handle corruption in Ukraine, especially as it pertained to the Washington, D.C. swamp.