In an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, President Trump said that he wouldn’t be surprised to learn that his predecessor was behind the leaks streaming out of the White House and the intelligence community.
The hosts told Trump that Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action group was behind many of the protests targeting Republican town hall events. “Do you believe President Obama is behind it and if he is, is that a violation of the so-called unsaid presidents’ code?”
“I think he is behind it,” Trump said. “You never know what’s exactly happening behind the scenes. You know, you’re probably right or possibly right, but you never know.”
But Trump said it was a good bet.
“I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” he said. “And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, which are really serious because they are very bad in terms of national security. But I also understand that is politics. In terms of him being behind things, that’s politics. And it will probably continue.”
Obama’s OFA group isn’t the only liberal organization rallying disgruntled leftists; MoveOn, the SEIU, and the Center for American Progress are among the others trying to create the liberal equivalent of the Tea Party movement. But Obama’s group is definitely active, and the former president undoubtedly still has loyal supporters inside the federal government.
Publicly, however, Obama has maintained radio silence. Other than one vague statement – released through a spokesman – affirming support for the travel ban protests, Obama has steered clear of political drama for the last month. Even Hillary Clinton has weighed in a time or two on Twitter, but she’s been nearly invisible since the inauguration as well. Both of them have (seemingly) gone underground, but we don’t believe for a second that either of them have left American politics behind. They are seething with rage. Hillary, because this was supposed to be HER time. Obama, because he’s watching his legacy go up in smoke. Make no mistake – neither of these powerful players are sitting on the sidelines, even if they are going to great lengths to make it appear that way.
Now it becomes a question of how far these two would go to undermine and destroy the man currently sitting in what they view as their RIGHTFUL place of power. Would they encourage government employees to leak classified material to the press? Would they plant stories with their pals in the media? Would they break the law if it could bring them one step closer to having Donald Trump impeached?
If you’re on the fence about any of these questions, you’re kidding yourself about who these people really are.