President Trump has faced unprecedented obstruction from both establishment parties and the permanent bureaucracy otherwise known as the swamp.
Trump has fought them all while dealing with snakes in his administration who leak constantly.
Remember, Obama put more leakers in jail than any other administration and Trump is just talking about firing these bureaucrats who have egos too big for the job.
From Axios: The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the effort who spoke to Axios.
Driving the news: By the time President Trump instructed his 29-year-old former body man and new head of presidential personnel to rid his government of anti-Trump officials, he’d gathered reams of material to support his suspicions.
While Trump’s distrust has only intensified since his impeachment and acquittal, he has long been on the hunt for “bad people” inside the White House and U.S. government, and fresh “pro-Trump” options. Outside advisers have been happy to oblige…
… Members of Groundswell, whose members earlier led the successful campaign to remove McMaster as national security adviser, meet on Wednesdays in the D.C. offices of Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that has led the fight against the Mueller probe.
Judicial Watch’s president is Tom Fitton. He’s a regular on Fox News, and Trump regularly retweets his commentary on the “Deep State.”
Conservative activists who attend Groundswell meetings funneled names to Thomas, and she compiled those recommendations and passed them along to the president, according to a source close to her.
She handed a memo of names directly to the president in early 2019. (The New York Times reported on her group’s meeting with Trump at the time.)
- The Groundswell memo: The presidential personnel office reviewed Thomas’ memo and determined that some names she passed along for jobs were not appropriate candidates. Trump may revisit some given his current mood.
Potential hires she offered to Trump, per sources with direct knowledge:
Sheriff David Clarke for a senior Homeland Security role.
Fox News regular and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino for a Homeland Security or counterterrorism adviser role.
Devin Nunes aide Derek Harvey for the National Security Council (where he served before McMaster pushed him out).
Radio talk show host Chris Plante for press secretary.
Federalist contributor Ben Weingarten for the National Security Council.