OPINION| It has been about three years now that we have all been waiting for this moment to come.
It is now being widely reported that President Trump is about to take the gloves off and and cut out the cancers from his administration.
To be clear, we are talking about the never-Trumpers and holdovers who are still ‘serving’ in his administration.
We are being told that the President and his close conservative confidants are assembling lists of people currently working as Trump admin officials who have been deemed to be working against the interests of President Trump and/or his agenda, or are otherwise interfering with Trump’s aims..
For those not paying attention, ever since being cleared of the bogus impeachment charges, Trump has been **** canning the cancers in the most critical parts of our government, most high profile of all being the National Security Counsel.
The word is that Trump is about to kick this process of, firing bad actors and replacing them with people loyal to Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda, into overdrive.
The Gateway Pundit explains:
‘According to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, a network of pro-Trump conservatives are quietly developing “Never-Trump/pro-Trump lists,” and some have even sent Trump memos to help him make his decisions.
The ousting of corrupt US Attorney Jessie Liu was just the beginning. President Trump reportedly reviewed a memo of all of her misdeeds before making the final decision to withdraw the nomination of Liu to the Treasury Department.
According to Axios, the Liu memo was just the first of many that President Trump is reviewing compiled from a conservative activist network headed by Ginni Thomas and GOP Senate staffer Barbara Leeden dubbed “Groundswell.”
Members of Groundswell meet every Wednesday at the DC office of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch and these members are funneling names of “bad people” to Thomas to be passed on to the President.’
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. https://t.co/m4ud705uie
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) February 24, 2020
Here is a segment from the Axios piece discussed above:
A well-connected network of conservative activists with close ties to Trump and top administration officials is quietly helping develop these “Never Trump”/pro-Trump lists, and some sent memos to Trump to shape his views, per sources with direct knowledge.
Members of this network include Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and Republican Senate staffer Barbara Ledeen.
The big picture: Since Trump’s Senate acquittal, aides say the president has crossed a psychological line regarding what he calls the “Deep State.” He feels his government — from Justice to State to Defense to Homeland Security — is filled with “snakes.” He wants them fired and replaced ASAP.
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.
The State Department memo: In one extraordinary incident last year, President Trump passed along another action memo to his then-head of presidential personnel, Sean Doocey (since pushed to State and replaced with former body man John McEntee). People familiar with the January 2019 memo say it came from conservatives associated with Groundswell. Though nobody I’ve spoken to has claimed credit for it.
According to sources briefed on the incident, the memo was, in large part, an attack against Doocey. The memo accused him and a colleague in the State Department of obstructionism and named several State Department officials who needed to be fired.
This list named former deputy secretary John Sullivan, deputy undersecretary for management Bill Todd, and undersecretary for political affairs David Hale, who later testified in the impeachment hearings. (Todd and Hale are career foreign service officers, serving in positions typically reserved for career officials.) Sullivan is now the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
Read Axios’ full report here.
I sure wish that Trump has done this day one, but hey, better late than never. Hopefully this s a sign that Trump’s second term is going to a chocked full of winning.
The DS actors plotting against Trump must be sweating bullets. Once their operatives are identified and rolled up, their ability to leak and start future coups is going to be severely hampered.
Furthermore, with the American people’s faith in the IC as close to 0 as I have ever seen it (IMHO) the DS’ best weapons are now becoming less and less powerful.
Buckle up and hold on, it’s going to be one hell of an election year!