While the media was focused on the Michael Flynn controversy last month, Donald Trump claimed that the “real story” was the amount of illegal leaks coming from his White House. This week, he announced who he believes may be responsible.
President Trump said in an exclusive interview Tuesday that he believes former President Barack Obama and his top aides are behind the protests and leaks that have tormented the new administration – and he doesn’t expect it to stop anytime soon.
Trump, during an interview with “Fox & Friends,” blamed Obama acolytes and the ex-president himself for the organized demonstrations that have sprung up nationwide since the Nov. 8 election, and also for the politically embarrassing leaks that have hindered Trump’s messaging.
“I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump said. “And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, you know, some of the leaks – which are very serious leaks, because they’re very bad in terms of national security.”
Trump didn’t provide evidence to support the charge.
He certainly is not alone, though, in his view that top Obama administration officials could be involved. A former senior intelligence official told Fox News earlier this month that he suspects ex-CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper – among others – were connected to leaks.
This could be the reason why the Senate has been so slow to confirm Donald Trump’s cabinet. The longer they have Obama’s people on the inside, the better chance they’ll uncover information damaging to the administration. Considering how badly they want to impeach Trump — this may be more important to them than the security of the country.
Source: Fox News