Earlier this week, in an appearance on Fox News, Trump confirmed his beliefs that Obama is behind the litany of leaks that have plagued his administration over the past couple of months.
"No, I think he [Obama] is behind it, because his people are certainly behind it. I also think it is politics, that's the way it is."
And while the source of the leaks may be easy to deduce, the appropriate response is not so easy to implement. That said, there is a growing chorus of advisers to the President who are urging him to purge the government of former Obama political appointees and quickly install more people who are loyal to him.
Newt Gingrich is among those calling for such a purge...per Politico:
"His playbook should be to get rid of the Obama appointees immediately," said Newt Gingrich, a top surrogate. "There are an amazing number of decisions that are being made by appointees that are totally opposed to Trump and everything he stands for. Who do you think those people are responding to?"
Gingrich added: "Ninety-five percent of the bureaucrats are against him."
Meanwhile, Gingrinch offered a backhanded compliment to Schumer, saying "I didn't get it early on. This is not about slowing down the Cabinet. This is about keeping working control of the government for Obama. It's actually very shrewd on Schumer's part."
Gingrich said he blamed Sen. Chuck Schumer for slow-walking the nominees, though Schumer's office notes that many of the picks were not properly vetted: At least three have already dropped out. The Office of Government Ethics remains overwhelmed with applications now, "but they are beginning to catch up," one person involved in the nominations said. At many agencies, no top positions are filled, which means the layers of political appointees that report to them haven't been picked, either.
"I didn't get it early on. This is not about slowing down the Cabinet. This is about keeping working control of the government for Obama," Gingrich said. "It's actually very shrewd on Schumer's part. Trump is not going to have control of the government until at least June."
Roger Stone also chimed in on the debate saying the Trump administration should have cut ties with Obama's staff "a long time ago, a long, long time ago."
You can not eliminate evil by moving evil from one place to another. Evil must be eliminated.
I've been hashing this about with a lot of deplorable friends. We think that by sabotaging Trump, it could be considered treasonous. My gut feel is as soon as maybe a hundred or so of these kiss-ass obama a**holes are arrested, and promised a room with "Monk", they will roll over on anybody. And our second thought is, why haven't they begun to charge, try, and convict zero of treason. This should be done concurrently with charging the whole killary entourage with treason, (I think the fact they were all one big greedy family means they can be charged as accessories to her treason as accessories before, during and after the fact) All of the groups who are anarchal in form, fit, and function should be entitled terrorists (including black lives matter - just not on the roads we're blocking but anywhere. We're tired of being run over). Jail a bunch of these yo-yos and watch the macho leaders of these motley anarchist wanna-bes begin to whine because they're tired of being passed around on cell block H (These cons don't use flavored lube of any kind or crisco.).his means the tough guy wanna-be masked women who wish they had a set, will find out what fun it is to be on a female unit. So, if you're a terrorist make it a mandatory 5 year (no good conduct outs) hard time. And here's the best news yet!! All of the incarcerees will be jailed in one of Sheriff Joe's prison camps. these prison camps are self-sustaining, and don't cost the taxpayer anything except for pink underwarer You go Joe!! And just for Ashley Judd, we thought she should be taken to the Mayo Clinic and given a permanent set. But before that happens she's going on a world tour pulling trains for anybody and everbody - even kids! so the word processor is f**ked up. don't mind the mis-spellings or choppy syntax. Good Luck All! MAGA
Newt is right, a great purge has to happen and the sooner the better.....Lets start with the VA....
Yes, purge ALL Obamamites from the government and the United States!
Trump TURN THE DOGS OF THE FBI AND DOJ LOOSE !!!!!!!!!!!!
Well Barry if you are gonna play your hand you better do it quick cause its going down soon
Totally agree that is why the Dems are dragging their clodhoppers to approve President Trump's appointees. Once that's done, they're totally irrelevant. This way they are still controlling the conversation and the White House preventing PRESIDENT Trump from moving his agenda to fruition, all the while doing anything they can to destroy this administration.
As for firing, go for it! Even if it brings the government to a grinding halt. Fire every single OWEbama appointee. Get them out of any and all government positions.
Yes ,Yes , Yes, what have we been saying for the last month i really hope Donald listens to them and i believe he needs not just purge Obama's appointees, But at least half of Bush appointees as well . If their are some that are vested and can't be fired then create positions in some God for saken dislite remote corner of the earth and transfer them their
They cannot be trusted, drain the swamp and get rid of these traitors once and for all.
"Start with OPM (Office of Personnel Management). It SHOULD be (but they've probably covered it up already) a simple matter of reviewing OPM records of ALL hires in the past 8-9 years. Which were "appointees" that have burrowed into permanent positions. Eliminate them out of hand. That includes Obozo's mother-in-law who was a live-in babysitter for her own grandkids and is now supposedly receiving a $160K/year "retirement"!! 8 years?? Retirement??
Back to the point. OPM should be subpoenaed and investigated by a REAL FBI committee to produce all those records and every one of those "appointee now permanent" people should be dismissed. Their positions were not in existence before Obozo, and they certainly are not required now. That includes any who might have been "hired" into the FBI, Border Patrol, NSA, CIA, or any other alphabet agency.
A soldier has to put in 20 years to get a "retirement". Those "20 years" are the equivalent of SIXTY years as they are on call/on duty 24/7/365, even while on "vacation". They start out as Privates at below minimum wage (flipping hamburgers isn't a military duty) and undergo extensive training in how to stay alive and ensure the lives of others. And may God bless them, Law Enforcement Officers, EMS, Firefighters et al.!
Why hasn't it been done already? !!!!!!!! Tired of talk get ur done!