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."
All demonRATS are evil and must be eliminated.
And for Trump saying he doesn't want to prosecute Hillary because Bill and Hillary are good people. I wonder if he still thinks that way now after all that has been going on by Obuma AND Hillary since he has been sworn in. One way to hit back at Obuma is to have the FBI examine his birth certificate. Everyone already knows that it is a forgery. Having the FBI confirm it would doom Obuma to prison for life, along with the Democratic Party coming to an end for helping him, and reversing everything Obuma signed (Obamacare) and removing every person he appointed to the (Supreme) court's.
Scum bags never leave; you must purge them!
wow - what an epiphany...
ya just gotta believe that Trump wanted everybody obie to be purged to begin with. ...and some 'experienced' advisor must've convinced him otherwise. surely... - if so, it was probably Priebus
All prior appointees of Obama must be purged - these are not Constitutional Americans but Obama "cronies" who will leak classified info. to the detriment our all our servicemen overseas and also to undermine the Trump Administration. These are "fifth column" in-house terrorists who don't give a damn about America or the people.
Please President Trump--get rid of all of bummers appointees---they will not help you--and I would watch out for Prebius a "No Trumper---lets see- if you and VP Pence are discredited--than Ryan becomes last man standing
absolutely get rid of all of them
We must eliminate all evil from the USA.
Its good to see that you are still with us, hope all is good with you.