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Calls are growing for President Trump to “clean house” at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, after a series of leaks aimed at embarrassing and undermining the president sprung from the White House this week.

A White House source estimates more than 60 percent of employees at the National Security Council are not Trump administration appointees, but career officials who were appointed to the White House from other agencies under the Obama administration.

The source said there are “whole departments” at the NSC with only one Trump appointee.

“I think the lesson here is that these things are going to continue to happen until the Trump White House does a serious housecleaning,” said Fred Fleitz, a former CIA and Bush administration official.

“Now under civil service rules, it’s difficult to fire them and I’m not sure they should be fired, but they can be reassigned. And people who are going to promote the president’s policies rather than undermine them — he needs to put those people in place,” he added.

The White House did not respond immediately to a request for comment on whether it would reassign or appoint new NSC officials anytime soon.

Earlier this week, “current and former” officials leaked to the Washington Post that Trump had discussed “highly classified” information with Russian officials last week.

A day later, an “associate” of former FBI Director James Comey told the New York Times that Comey allegedly wrote a memo saying Trump asked him to end his investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Then a “current and a former official” — presumably the same ones who talked to the Post — revealed to the New York Times that Israel was the source of the information Trump spoke with Russian officials about.

Fleitz believes it is those career officials assigned to the NSC under Obama who leaked Trump’s conversation with Russian officials to former Obama officials and media outlets.

“I understand there was something called a memcon, a memo of conversation, that was written on it, and I suspect that that document may have reached people in these various agencies who had been put in place, promoted by the Obama administration, they’re Obama loyalists, and they’re just aching for information that they can use to undermine this president,” he said.

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source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/trump-under-siege-more-than-60-percent-of-nsc-employees-placed-by-obama/

  • Chris

    Really scary times! President Trump never asked Comey to end anything. On another matter, Keith Olbermans rant. At first it sounded like a snl skit, then it turned very dark. Like a unabomber manefesto. This guy is certifiable, asking for foreign Governments to leak information about Trump to damage his presidency? That’s sedition, he needs to be arrested, not aired or published. That was the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. A padded room is in order. I thought he was fired, now I think he should be committed!

    • Kieth is a 100 percent alt left crack pot. When he started spilling the left garbage any sane person quit listening and watching him. He could not be married unless to a crazy like him!

      • Chris

        He’s poison now and nobody will touch him, again. ESPN ditched him years ago and now I’d be surprised if even the most radical liberal left wing media will give him a voice. He may be arrested for his manafesto. Lol all day long

  • Ex-Detroiter

    Like changing the locks on a business or when buying a home, this should be the practice of any incoming administration. Obama and his fellow travelers have done so very much during their eight years of RULE, our President must move and quickly to drain the swamp. Unions have such power that most of the swamp dwellers are protected but, transfer is the best option. I have heard the saying “keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer.” NOT ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY!!!

  • walter myers

    polygraph test for all

    • Patriot47

      Won’t work. Libtards actually believe their own lies.

    • Robert Weltzien

      Walter, as an independent that would work for me. Mr Trump should be included. Everyone!

    • The Redman

      Yep. all dem white-folks. hahahhahahahhahaha. walter-B-boy

  • SED

    Trump. Accelerate the reorganization of your staff and stop this unAmerican attack on your presidency. We are behind you.

  • Patriot47

    Mr. President, enlist the help of your most trusted advisor to clean house (of course subject to your final approval). There must be someone you can trust, get ‘er done. MAGA

    • The Redman

      Yep. all dem stupid greedy inbred white-folks. patty. hahhahaahahhah

  • sharon419

    He must clean house. All dems out any Obama left overs out.

    • The Redman

      Make it white again.

  • jesse

    Duh, job number one, can the saboteurs ASAP! This should have been top priority from day one, if 60% are subversives then they all go, must get control now!!

  • The Redman

    white-folks ruined america

  • rick meek

    I’d CLEAN house —– One thing there trump – remember IF YOU LOSE YOUR SECURITY CLEARANCE – YOU LOSE YOUR JOB……