Column | After White House Shake Up, Deep State on the Run | Kingman Daily Miner – Arizona News

Column | After White House Shake Up, Deep State on the Run | Kingman Daily Miner – Arizona News

  • Originally Published: August 3, 2017 5:59 a.m.

  • A wild Washington, D.C. week that started July 21 when White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned and Anthony Scaramucci arrived, ended on July 28 with the Department of Homeland Security John F. Kelly’s appointment as President Trump’s Chief of Staff to replace outgoing Reince Priebus. During the intervening seven days, President Trump trash-tweeted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the Senate failed again to repeal and replace Obamacare.

    President Trump’s decision to name Kelly was motivated by what has been a nonstop attack on his administration and his person since Day No. 1 by the deep state, the press, opposition Democrats, and establishment Republicans, three of whom voted to reject the so-called skinny Obamacare repeal – Senators John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Priebus played a central role in President Trump’s election, but his inability to silence critics forced the shift to Kelly, a loyalist.

    The deep state’s commitment to undermining the Trump presidency is unprecedented. According to multiple government officials, during the Trump administration’s first 126 days, Obama holdovers – many of whom are FBI operatives – leaked 125 classified secrets. Allegedly, FBI General Counsel James Baker, the agency’s top lawyer, is under a Department of Justice criminal investigation. Baker also is friend to former colleague and confessed leaker James Comey, former FBI director.

    The huge question that remains is who will replace the successful…

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