Sunday, March 05, 2017

Trump team attempts to purge Obama appointees in a desperate bid to stop leaks

By Mark Sumner  
Friday Mar 03, 2017 · 10:00 AM EST

Call it de-bamafication. Or maybe the continued unblackening. But as Donald Trump wages war on people who are telling the people the truth about his regime, also known as “low life leakers,” his team is focusing on ditching appointees who were put into their positions under President Obama.

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.
The Sessions leaks may be recent, but they’re certainly not the only example.

President Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used his first senior staff meeting last month to tell his new aides he would not tolerate leaks to the news media, sources familiar with the matter said.

Apparently stories about the Trump regime’s increasing effort to tighten its fingers, which are immediately relayed by unnamed sources, enrage Trump. How can you create “real news” if people keep telling the “fake news” what’s really happening? This is a job for an expert on lying.

"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?"

Actually … who does Newt Gingrich think they’re reporting to? Does he think Obama is still running a shadow government while on vacation? Because that would be super cool.

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