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 have to clean the filth out, if you're going to build something good ! There are many wonderful people all across this land who would love to replace the governmental goons of OVOMIT'S ! Purge and sanitize !! It sounds like Trump is finally going on the offensive, so I expect things to start moving and shaking !! Thank God for President Trump !!
The best defense is always a better offense.
Trump needs to wiretap Obama and then go after that A-hole. with both barrels then get Jarret and any others in this country that are subversives
OBAMA BELONGS BEHIND BARS OR BETTER YET HE DESERVES----TRUTHFULLY--- THE GALLOWS,AFTER BEING TRIED AND FOUND GUILTY OF TREASON!
AMERICA HAS HAD A CRIMINAL AS PRESIDENT BECAUSE "BERRY SOETORO" LIED HIS WAY INTO THE PRESIDENCY THEN LIED ALL THE WAY FOR 8 LONG PAINFUL YEARS OF NOTHINGNESS----------- AND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY WAS HIS SHILL.
FIRE EVERY barry soetoro SCUM POS WHO WAS HIRED IN 2009 AND UP THE PRESENT !!! E V E R Y ONE OF THEM !!!
NO MAS demoCRAPS and NO MAS RINOS !!!
Every last one of them. and if they are caught Leaking information than Jail Time.
PURGE..., THEY were put in there TO CAUSE TROUBLE.., DISRUPT....., and TO LEAK TO THE MEDIA....!! PURGE....!! PURGE....!! PURGE....!! PURGE....!! PURGE....!! PURGE....!! PURGE....!! PURGE....!!
OR IS THAT PLUNGE.....!!
DRAIN THE SWAMP..., TOILET AND WHATEVER....!! GET RID OF THE GARBAGE... SEWAGE....ETC. ETC....!
The GOP Leadership in Congress can stop all this... it isn't Schumer ... it is McConnell that is denying Trump his picks.. McConnell is the man responsible and we all need to shout it from the roof tops.
I also believe Trump has the right to make temporary appointments while pending Congressional approval of his nominees.. they all should be working pending permanent appointment. What is up with that? Is someone giving the President bad advice?
Hell Obama had unconstitutional Czars working for him... being paid with government funds and none of them were authorized by Congress or approved for Presidential direct appointments.
"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.
I agree,,,,10000% and start with the DOJ dude Sessions just put in charge of the "russia fiasco BS"...anyone appointed by or connected to king o and jarret..... must go
WE NEED TO MOVE FAST ON ANY INDICTMENTS OF OBAMA'S HENCHMEN and HENCH-WOMEN !!!!!!! No reasons that the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CANNOT do it's "DUE DILLIGENCE" against the CONSPIRATORS while other matters are taking place. ISOLATE ALL THE OBAMA'S APPOINTEES NO MATTER HOW LOW on the ladder they are NOBODY IS TO BE TRUSTED AT THIS POINT !!!!
OBAMA apparently has used his 8 years to seed his Agents deeply within ALL the Government AGENCIES, thinking of course that HILLARY would replace him as President and ALL the OBAMA/MARXIST's will have already been placed accordingly.
But UP JUMPED our MAN, "DONALD TRUMP" who, in spite of OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION from ALL QUARTERS "SAVED THE DAY" and "OUR COUNTRY" from CERTAIN DISASTER, and became POTUS !!!!!
WELL, NOW WE SEE OBAMA is working on "PLAN #B !!!! He has to now, do a lot of MICRO- ENGINEERING to UNSEAT TRUMP BY "HOOK OR BY CROOK." HOW to do that does not MATTER TO OBAMA !!!! He is RUTHLESS and will do ANYTHING TO ACHIEVE HIS GOALS OF DESTROYING THE AMERICAN NATION and the PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE, like YOU and ME !!!!
EVERY ONE OF US MUST TAKE TO THE STREETS, PARKS, AUDITORIUMS, AND WHEREVER WE CAN RAISE OUR VOICES IN SUPPORT OF OUR POTUS " DONALD TRUMP" !!!!! AND DROWN OUT OR STOMP OUT if necessary, the THUGS AND COMMUNISTS THAT SUPPORT THE OBAMA/CLINTON MOBS that have turned VIOLENT AGAINST US, OUR PROPERTY and our FAMILIES !!!!!!!!
TIME IS NOW !!!!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!!