Great American Daily July 28, 2017
Barack Obama has been accused of setting up a shadow government to thwart Donald Trump.
And one agency is the nerve center of this plot.
Obama loyalists and Deep State operatives have put a rebellion into motion that could end Trump.
The President’s greatest powers under the Constitution are in foreign policy.
As Commander-in-Chief, he has the ability to implement his policies and define America’s role in the world.
Trump campaigned as an ‘America First’ President who would reject globalism and put the interest of America and her citizens at the front of every decision he makes.
But the President counts on the State Department to be the tip of the spear in carrying out the President’s agenda.
However, Obama loyalists have embedded themselves in the State Department and are now being reported as carrying out “open war” with the Trump administration.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“THE STATE DEPARTMENT UNDER SECRETARY REX TILLERSON HAS BEEN LOCKED IN A GROWING POWER STRUGGLE WITH THE WHITE HOUSE THAT HAS ANGERED OFFICIALS IN THE WEST WING AND SPARKED CLAIMS THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S TOP DIPLOMATIC ORGAN IS NOW IN “OPEN WAR” WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A RANGE OF CRITICAL ISSUES, INCLUDING THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN IMPASSE, IRAN, THE CRISIS WITH QATAR, AND OTHER MATTERS, ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE SOURCES WHO SPOKE TO THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ABOUT THE SITUATION.
THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS SAID TO BE IN A STATE OF “MASSIVE DYSFUNCTION,” WITH TOP OFFICIALS WORKING UNDER TILLERSON IGNORING WHITE HOUSE DIRECTIVES ON CRITICAL STAFFING ISSUES AND KEY POLICY MATTERS, ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE SOURCES, INCLUDING ADMINISTRATION ALLIES WHO ARE SAID TO BE INCREASINGLY FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT IS PERCEIVED AS THE WHITE HOUSE’S INABILITY TO CONTROL ITS OWN FEDERAL AGENCIES.
THE TENSIONS HAVE FUELED AN OUTSTANDING POWER BATTLE BETWEEN THE WEST WING AND STATE DEPARTMENT THAT HAS HANDICAPPED THE ADMINISTRATION AND RESULTED IN SCORES OF OPEN POSITIONS FAILING TO BE FILLED WITH TRUMP CONFIDANTES. THIS HAS ALLOWED FORMER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION APPOINTEES STILL AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO CONTINUE RUNNING THE SHOW AND FORMULATING POLICY, WHERE THEY HAVE INCREASINGLY CLASHED WITH THE WHITE HOUSE’S OWN AGENDA.”
Key positions in the State Department remain vacant and this has allowed Obama holdovers to work against Trump’s stated goal to undo Obama’s disastrous Iran deal.
The Washington Free Beacon also reports:
“AS KEY POSITIONS REMAIN VACANT, TILLERSON HAS BEGUN TO RELY ON OBAMA-ERA HOLDOVERS WHO TOE A DIFFERENT POLICY LINE THAN THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION. SOURCES POINTED TO STUART JONES, THE ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NEAR EAST AFFAIRS, AS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THIS DISCONNECT.
JONES, A CAREER FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WHO HAS HELD MANY POSTINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, HAS EMERGED AS ONE OF TILLERSON’S GO-TO ADVISERS ON THE MIDDLE EAST, A REGION WHERE THE WHITE HOUSE AND STATE DEPARTMENT APPEAR TO BE PURSUING WHOLLY SEPARATE AGENDAS.
SOURCES BRIEFED ON THE MATTER CITED JONES AS LIKELY RESPONSIBLE FOR TILLERSON’S ERRONEOUS CLAIMRECENTLY THAT THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY HAS CEASED SPENDING U.S. TAXPAYER FUNDS TO PAY TERRORISTS, A COMMENT THAT OFFICIALS WERE FORCED TO WALK BACK AFTER HEAVY CRITICISM.
“TILLERSON SHOULD HAVE SPENT TIME AND EFFORT WORKING TO HELP THE PRESIDENT UNDO THE IRAN DEAL,” SAID ONE GOP INSIDER BRIEFED BY ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON THE SITUATION. “INSTEAD, HE’S APPARENTLY SPENDING TIME AND EFFORT TRYING TO PREVENT THE PRESIDENT FROM UNDOING THE IRAN DEAL. AND IN THE MEANTIME HE’S ELEVATED THE ARABIST BULLSHIT ARTIST STUART JONES TO A POSITION OF INFLUENCE IN THE BUILDING—A GUY WHO WAS PERFECT FOR THE JOB IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.”
Trump expressed his frustration with this situation when he stated that while he was willing to certify Iran was in compliance with the nuclear deal, he may not do so again in six months.
The Iran deal was Obama’s Holy Grail foreign policy achievement and Obama loyalists protect it at all costs.
Conservatives believe one of the reasons Deep State operatives illegally leaked classified intelligence was to engineer the ouster of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn since he was a dedicated opponent of the Iran deal and would have pushed Trump to tear up the agreement.
Now the fight is being brought to the State Department and Obama bureaucrats are actively undermining Trump in effort to stop him from undoing Obama’s disastrous legacy.