The Deep State has been trying to destroy the Trump administration with illegal leaks.

Trump’s Presidency has been tripped up by bad news cycles generated by damaging leaks of classified information.

Now one Deep State leaker just paid the ultimate price.

When Anthony Scaramucci was hired as Trump’s new communications director, he promised to crack down on the leakers.

And he came into the job with one simple message: If you leak, you’re fired.

Scaramucci made good on his word by firing press aide Marc Short because he was suspected of being a leaker.

Politico reports:

“President Donald Trump’s newly appointed communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, said Tuesday that he is prepared to “fire everybody” in the White House communications shop in order to put an end to embarrassing internal leaks.

The financier and longtime Trump surrogate is eager to shake up the communications shop, which has been dominated by former Republican National Committee staffers loyal to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, a former RNC chairman.

Scaramucci confirmed to POLITICO early Tuesday that he planned to start by dismissing assistant press secretary Michael Short at a morning meeting, but that move was apparently delayed.

Short, who initially said Tuesday that he hadn’t yet been informed of any decision, resigned Tuesday afternoon.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a brief statement on Short’s resignation later in the day: “We are grateful for Michael’s service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Short’s ouster is Scaramucci’s first warning shot to White House aides who have been perceived as disloyal to the president. In an echo of Trump’s not-so-subtle warning to Jeff Sessions about his status as attorney general, Scaramucci’s vow to “fire everybody” is a warning to staffers perceived as leakers.”

Short was an establishment Republican who was aligned with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the former Republican National Committee Chairmen.

He previously worked on Trump’s Presidential campaign only to suddenly quit.

Trump loyalists were shocked to see him rewarded with an administration position after he’d abandoned a then-candidate Trump.

But Short was seen as a symptom of a larger disease.

He was an establishment figure who critics believed was more loyal to the Washington ruling class than Donald Trump.

The Deep State depends on figures embedded in the government to leak damaging material to stop Trump from fulfilling his promise to overturn the status quo many Americans believe only serves the well-connected elite at their own expense.

Clearing out individuals in his own administration whose sympathies lie with the ruling class and not the ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda is one step Trump can take to drain the swamp and stop the Deep State’s efforts to sabotage his Presidency.