There’s no question that Obama administration holdovers have been a thorn in the side of President Trump, to say the least, but the extent of it is far worse than previously thought.
From changing language in the president’s executive orders to deliberately leaking sensitive information to media operatives, the embedded officials have wreaked havoc on the Trump administration since the day he took office. But there’s even more happening behind the scenes that nobody even realizes.
According to a report from the Washington Free Beacon, the Obama-era holdovers refuse to acknowledge that President Trump is actually our president, so they’re working double overtime to undermine his administration from behind the scenes.
Check it out:
The Obama administration worked in its final weeks in office to undermine the incoming Trump White House and continues to do so, according to multiple sources both in and out of the White House.
Behind the effort, these sources say, are senior government officials who previously worked under President Obama and remain loyal to his agenda. These individuals leak negative information about the Trump White House and its senior staff to a network of former Obama administration officials who then plant this information in key media outlets including the Washington Post and New York Times.
The campaigns against former national security adviser Michael Flynn and CIA Director Mike Pompeo were both a part of their efforts.
“We have members of the former administration at the highest levels who through their actions after January 20 have demonstrated their refusal to recognize the results of the general election,” one senior administration official told the Free Beacon. “They have pursued, organized, and managed a comprehensive subversion of the new administration.”
Plus, they’ve been trying to discreetly alter policies from the White house to align with Obama’s agenda – the agenda the American people rejected en-masse last November.
Meanwhile, holdovers from the Obama administration are working to undermine the Trump administration’s agenda through efforts to alter official communications, a number of administration officials confirmed in conversations with the Washington Free Beacon. […]
In one instance, Trump administration officials found evidence that the administration’s executive order banning travel from certain Muslim-majority nations had been selectively altered to bring it more in line with Obama-era talking points.
Several hours before the orders were set to be signed by Trump, officials noticed that language concerning “radical Islamic terrorism” had been stripped from the order and replaced with Obama-era language about countering violent extremism.
To top it all off, former officials who worked under Obama are actively working with the media to target members of Trump’s team for political assassination. According to the Free Beacon, people like Ben Rhodes, Colin Kahl, and others have been trying to purge Trump’s cabinet members that they disagree with by making baseless allegations against them and having their media lapdogs repeat it ad nauseum in hopes they’ll be fired.
“They have a network of journalists for whom they have served as sources and they have fed stuff to these journalists,” one senior U.S. official told the Free Beacon. “That’s what pretty obviously is going on. I’ve never seen this happen before. I’ve never heard of it happening throughout history.”
Putting the current White House in a permanent state of defense is a key objective of this strategy, according to one senior Republican foreign policy operative who is close to the White House.
“Part of this campaign, of course, was the media operation of selective leaks, many of which were illegal and directly targeted the staff and officials of the incoming Trump administration,” the source said.
So there you have it. This unprecedented attack on a sitting president is unlike anything we’ve ever seen, and truly borders on the line of sedition.
Let’s just hope that the president is working equally as hard to find these people and weed them out.