Just who is behind the White House leaks?
And who is behind the professional protesters swarming GOP town halls?
Donald Trump believes the answer is none other than Barack Obama.
In an interview on Fox and Friends, Trump was asked about the protests at the GOP town halls.
Trump stated he believed Obama was behind them.
“Trump was asked in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” if he believed Obama was responsible for the town hall protests against Republicans this month.
“It turns out his organization seems to do a lot of these organizing to some of the protests that these Republicans are seeing around the country against you. Do you believe President Obama is behind it and if he is, is that a violation of the so-called unsaid presidents’ code?” Trump was asked.
“No, I think he is behind it. I also think it is politics, that’s the way it is,” Trump replied.”
Obama’s group – Organizing for Action – has published a training manual teaching left-wing activists how to disrupt GOP town halls.
The New York Post reports:
Organizing for Action, a group founded by former President Barack Obama and featured prominently on his new post-presidency website, is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists that advises them to bully GOP lawmakers into backing off support for repealing ObamaCare, curbing immigration from high-risk Islamic nations and building a border wall.
+In a new Facebook post, OFA calls on activists to mobilize against Republicans from now until Feb. 26, when “representatives are going to be in their home districts…
…The manual, published with OFA partner “Indivisible,” advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and “grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.” Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. “This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.” It also urges them to ask “hostile” questions — while keeping “a firm hold on the mic” — and loudly boo the GOP politician if he isn’t “giving you real answers.”
“Express your concern [to the event’s hosts] they are giving a platform to pro-Trump authoritarianism, racism, and corruption,” it says.
The goal is to make Republicans, even from safe districts, second-guess their support for the Trump agenda, and to prime “the ground for the 2018 midterms when Democrats retake power.”
Trump also pinned the leaks of intelligence information on Obama as well.
CNN also reports:
“Trump then discussed the leaks that have disrupted his first month in office.
“You never know what’s exactly happening behind the scenes. You know, you’re probably right or possibly right, but you never know,” Trump said in the interview, a clip of which was released Monday night. “No, I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it. 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.”
Critics believe Obama loyalists have embedded themselves deep within the federal government and intelligence community and were behind the leaks that led to the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
They also believe they are behind the innuendo fueling the speculation of Trump’s ties to Russia.
No evidence has emerged to back up these claims, but there have been carefully framed leaks –such as the stories about contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials.
However, these reports – designed to feed the media’s desire to believe the worst about Trump – do not provide any context as to what the conversations are about.
And Trump agrees that Barack Obama is behind it all.