Earlier this week, President Donald J. Trump told the co-hosts of Fox & Friends that he believed Barack Obama was behind the leaks coming out of his administration, as well as helping to instigate the liberal town hall protests that have popped up in recent weeks.
Now, a bombshell new report from The New York Times may have just confirmed President Trump’s fears, claiming that in the final days of the Obama administration, “some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government.”
According to the report, the Obama officials leaked the information about the election for two reasons: “to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.”
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From The New York Times:
At intelligence agencies, there was a push to process as much raw intelligence as possible into analyses, and to keep the reports at a relatively low classification level to ensure as wide a readership as possible across the government — and, in some cases, among European allies. This allowed the upload of as much intelligence as possible to Intellipedia, a secret wiki used by American analysts to share information.
There was also an effort to pass reports and other sensitive materials to Congress. In one instance, the State Department sent a cache of documents marked “secret” to Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland days before the Jan. 20 inauguration.
What’s important to note is that U.S. officials have still been unable to prove any sort of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, but that didn’t stop Obama officials from spreading information across the government aimed at hurting the incoming president.
Despite the lack of evidence connecting the Trump campaign to Russia, it is now clear that Obama officials actively tried to sabotage Donald Trump and his administration by spreading information that so far has turned up to be meaningless. For weeks, Democrats have falsely claimed that President Trump’s campaign was coordinating with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election, despite any evidence at all.
And now that we’re learning that Obama, post-presidency, has a goal to “to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment,” there are serious questions to be raised.
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