OPINION| Lawrence David| Since the beginning of his administration, President Trump has been hampered by the Deep State cabal populating the National Security Council who have steadfastly resisted his foreign policy initiatives – the policies that Americans elected him to implement.
As a candidate, Trump made it clear he was running to reset our trade alliances and to put an end to the ceaseless, unnecessary, and unwinnable wars.
Donald Trump’s victory threatened Deep State control over those foreign policy decisions that our Framers vested in leaders elected by the American people.
Over the past three years, the NSC has essentially ran a shadow government undermining the duly elected President of the United States at virtually every turn.
Now, members of the NSC are at the center of the conspiracy to impeach President Trump.
Yesterday, President Trump’s newly confirmed National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, appeared on Face the Nation where he let it be known that he’s about to clear out the NSC and start anew.
It’s about freakin’ time.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, who has testified under oath, is serving on the National Security Council currently. Will he continue to work for you despite testifying against the president?
ROBERT O’BRIEN: Well- well look, one of the things that I’ve talked about is that we’re streamlining the National Security Council. It got bloated to like two hundred and thirty six people from- up from 100 in the Bush administration under President Obama. We’re streamlining the National Security Council. There are people that are detailed from different departments and agencies. My understanding is he’s- is that Colonel Vindman is- is detailed from the Department of Defense. So everyone who’s detailed at the NSC, people are going to start going back to their own departments and we’ll bring in new folks. But we’re going to get that number down to around 100 people. That’s what it was under Condoleezza Rice. She came and met with me. I met with a number of my successors.
If O’Brien follows through as he’s promised, the long overdue house cleaning of Obama holdovers at the NSC, that was certain to have occurred had Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn not been unlawfully targeted and removed by the Obama DOJ/FBI, will finally take place.
Trump’s appointment of Gen. Flynn led to the hope that he would lead the white hats to reconstruct a nationalist-minded defense and security apparatus… something that Trump had made a central theme of his campaign.
For the operatives within Obama’s Deep State, what you want, what you voted for, mattered not.
Once the newly-elected Donald Trump began promoting him as his National Security Advisor, Obama loyalists targeted General Flynn for removal.
[PJ Media’s] Heine explains that throughout his tenure, Flynn “clashed mightily with the Obama administration’s policies on ISIS and the Iran nuclear deal, among other things, which put him at odds with the Obama-friendly deep state.” Following his ouster, Flynn’s public remarks deepened the rift. “For instance, in November 2015 during an appearance on Fox News, Flynn called for an investigation into the ISIS intel-skewing scandal, recommending that it “start right at the top.”
(PJ Media) Obama already despised Flynn. But his hate likely turned to fear when his former DIA decided to throw his support behind Donald J. Trump, another boat-rocker who had a real chance of winning…
…Obama made a point after the 2016 election of advising Trump not to hire Flynn. But Trump didn’t listen.
Next thing Flynn knew, government spies were listening in on his innocuous phone conversations with Kislyak, his name was unmasked by someone in the Obama administration, and the contents of the call were leaked to the Washington Post (which remains the only serious crime to have emerged in the Russia investigation).
Because of political considerations, establishment choice, Lt. General H.R. McMaster eventually succeeded Flynn as Trump’s NSA giving Obama the protective shield he needed to undermine Trump from outside the government.
Trump eventually relieved McMaster of his duties after the president grew tired of McMaster’s antics.
And, maybe now you realize why the Pelosi/Schiff-led Democrats are in an impeachment frenzy.