The sabotaging of our federal government by anti-Trump forces has extended far past the President himself, with even brand new members of The Donald’s inner circle feeling the heat.
Even brand new White House Press Director Anthony Scaramucci has fallen victim to the saboteurs, as a number of damning facts regarding Scaramucci’s personal finances were leaked this week.
The disclosure comes just days after Scaramucci joined the Trump team, taking over a role that Sean Spicer was originally reported to be filling.
This is far from the first damaging leak from within the administration, and comes as a slap in the face for Scaramucci, who had already begun the process of smoking out earlier leakers with the firing of at least one prominent staff member this week.
Scaramucci responded briefly to the leak via Twitter before deleting his statement. The short burst over the social media platform created more questions than answers, however, as the new White House Press Director tagged Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with no explanation, while simultaneously labeling these leaks as felonious.
“‘In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept,’ he tweeted, tagging White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and adding the hashtag #swamp. He later deleted the tweet.
“While it’s unclear why Scaramucci tagged Priebus, Priebus has been named as a potential leaker by some Trump supporters, like longtime confidant Roger Stone. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, tweeted that he can confirm that Scaramucci wants the FBI to investigate Priebus for leaking.
“Later on CNN, Lizza said he talked to a senior White House official who said that Scaramucci believes Priebus is the leaker. He also noted that there has been tension between Priebus and Scaramucci because Priebus had worked to block Scaramucci from obtaining a White House job.”
While Trump has so far been unable to totally eliminate leaks from within the White House, the President and a vast majority of his staff have done an excellent job in bringing transparency to the Washington swamp.
On the campaign trail during the 2016 contest, Americans fell in love with the idea that Donald Trump could waltz into Washington D.C. and “drain the swamp” of its less desirable snakes and stench.
This belief was one of the most powerful tools in the Trump arsenal, given his relative political inexperience.
Now, as the Beltway Bog rises to meet the newly inaugurated President, many Americans are getting a pungent whiff of Washington’s foul aroma, exposing these entrenched and amebic elitists for the criminals that they are.
This revelation could be worth more in the long run than a speedy implementation of every Trump campaign promise.