There are shadowy figures in Washington plotting against Donald Trump.

Many are loyalists to Barack Obama.

But Obama himself is involved in the anti-Trump schemes – and the extent of his role is disturbing to many Americans.

Obama is not moving very far away, even though his time in office is over.

He and Michelle are staying in Washington.

Their public reason is they don’t want to move until their daughters finish school.

But others believe there is a more sinister purpose behind their decision.

Writing in the New York Post, Paul Sperry contends Obama is plotting to ruin Trump’s Presidency.

Sperry writes:

“In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.

He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.

Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Obama’s legacy,”it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.

Obama is intimately involved in OFA operations and even tweets from the group’s account. In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump’s upset victory.”

Professional protestors have taken to the streets, to airports, and town halls hosted by Republican members of Congress to sow chaos and create the impression America is violently opposed to Donald Trump and his policies.

Sperry contends OFA is part of a shadow government Obama intends to create in Washington which will also include handpicking the next chair of the Democrat National Committee:

“It will be aided in that effort by the Obama Foundation, run by Obama’s former political director, and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, launched last month by Obama pal Eric Holder to end what he and Obama call GOP “gerrymandering” of congressional districts.

Obama will be overseeing it all from a shadow White House located within two miles of Trump. It features a mansion, which he’s fortifying with construction of a tall brick perimeter, and a nearby taxpayer-funded office with his own chief of staff and press secretary. Michelle Obama will also open an office there, along with the Obama Foundation.

Critical to the fight is rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party. Obama hopes to install his former civil-rights chief Tom Perez at the helm of the Democratic National Committee.”

This is an unusual course for an ex-President to chart.

The tradition is that former Presidents keep silent on the affairs of their successor because America can only have one President at a time.

But Obama is shattering that norm in an attempt to ruin Donald Trump.