The last thing President Trump needs at this point in time are self-inflicted wounds, either of his own creation or by his staff. Some mistakes are inevitable and forgivable, others are just plain reckless and inexcusable.
According to a report by Gotnews.com, which has an excellent record for being on the mark in their breaking of insider stories, “two separate National Security Council sources have confirmed that National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell have been leaking negative material about President Donald J. Trump to their allies in the anti-Trump media.”
One staffer is quoted as saying, “It’s very hard when your boss, the President, and your boss, the NSC advisor, see the world so differently.” That staffer is opposed to the neocon regime change in Syria favored by McMaster and Powell.
The staffers report hostility, a “culture of intimidation” directed towards those who preceded McMaster and align themselves ideologically with Trump’s America first agenda. One is quoted as saying, “It’s like the Bush years never ended. I didn’t sign up for this shit and the American people didn’t vote for it.”
That same staffer expressed doubts that Democrats are to blame for the withholding of security clearances, particularly as it relates to those who have ties to former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn. He believes that Defense Secretary Mattis has been engaged with Russia-obsessed RINO John McCain in efforts to deny clearances in order to influence the investigation into the phantom Russia collusion. They also report that McCain was meddling into the White House affairs with his long time ally James Comey, interfering in the background check process prior to Comey’s dismissal.
According to Gotnews, “McMaster uses Powell to plant negative stories in the Washington, D.C. media.” Another NSC staffer doesn’t have much respect for the methodology used by Powell to rise to the top. “We all know she slept her way to the top of NSC, working her way from the receptionist desk at Dick Armey’s office. She has zero qualifications and, given her ties to Huma Abedin, is a security risk.”
They go on to detail that Dina Habib Powell, the Egyptian born establishment insider who is often referred to as “The Republican Huma Abedin,” is a member of Vital Voices, an organization founded and co-chaired by Hillary Clinton. Powell’s close friend, Abedin, worked with her husband at the Clinton accessory organization to the Clinton Foundation, Teneo. As if that wasn’t enough to make you ask “what the Hell is Trump thinking?, she’s also close friends with Valerie Jarrett.
How could she not be leaking, you might be asking. It’s like having Obama still squatting in the White House. They also note that the organization, “Vital Voice,” which Hillary Clinton founded and of which Dina Powell is a member, is part of her donation racketeering. They cite an instance in which Clinton said at one of her panhandling events, “Well, let me start with a thank you. I mean, I think Bank of America’s partnership with Vital Voices is just exemplary. I mean, what you’re doing to support Vital Voices in the mentoring and development arena really matters.”
Powell isn’t new to attacking opponents through leaks, she leaked negative stories about Ginny Thomas, journalist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas while working in Dick Armey’s office. Those transgressions resulted in her being exiled to the RNC although it does appear she didn’t learn much from that experience.
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