Barack Obama’s shadow government is working overtime to undermine Donald Trump.
Officials loyal to Barack Obama have leaked damaging information at every turn.
Now Trump could be on the verge of striking back and dismantling a large portion of Obama’s shadow government.
Obama appointees are still burrowed within the Trump administration.
They have caused chaos with leaks and carefully framed stories designed to present the Trump administration in the worst light possible.
These Obama activists are remaining in government because the Democrats are slow-walking the confirmation process for Trump’s political appointees.
Now Trump and his advisors are about to start pushing back.
Reports are surfacing that the Trump administration is formulating a plan to purge Obama loyalists from the government.
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.
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 erratic phone calls with foreign leaders.
Inside the White House, the chatter about Obama officials in the government has heightened in recent weeks, one administration official said. And advisers are saying it is time to take action.
“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?”
Conservatives argue Trump must move quickly to eliminate the ability of Obama and his supporters to wage war on their administration.
The steady stream of leaks have sabotaged the Trump administration’s ability to conduct the affairs of government.
It’s an unprecedented campaign that many argue amounts to a soft coup.
Never before in American history has a previous administration worked to destroy the duly elected government.
This is creating a crisis in American politics.
Trump’s supporters hope that he will act decisively to cut off a malignant tumor in his administration.