Trump warned repeatedly to get rid of Obama Staffers
Friday, 03 March 2017


Josh Dawsey reports in Politico that President Trump’s advisers are urging him to “purge” the remaining Obama appointees who are likely responsible for the “gush of leaks” plaguing the new administration.

From Politico:

Advisers to President Donald Trump are urging him to purge the government of former President Barack Obama’s political appointees and quickly install more people who are loyal to him, amid a cascade of damaging stories that have put his nascent administration in seemingly constant crisis-control mode.

A number of his advisers believe Obama officials are behind the leaks and are seeking to undermine his presidency, with just the latest example coming from reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. and apparently misled senators about the interactions during his confirmation hearing. What was conveniently not mentioned is that Sessions spoke to the Russian official while being a member of the Armed Services Committe. He also spoke to at least 20 other foreign ambassadors.

That was coupled with a New York Times story that Obama appointees spread information about the investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia in an attempt to create a paper trail about the probe. Trump’s aides have also blamed Obama appointees for other damaging leaks, like Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders.

Essentially, Trump is keeping around him the very people that are undermining his presidency. Most interestingly, Trump needs to fire hundreds of people, which everyone expected to be purged on day one, considering Obama added dozens of staff just days before he left the White House. Trump's goodness in keeping Obama's staff around him is becoming very costly as the man is unable to take a leak without being leaked.

 




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