When President Trump ordered Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his brother Yevgeny to be reassigned off of the National Security Council on Friday, it only marked the beginning of the council’s long overdue house cleaning.
Earlier today it was confirmed that National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien cut an additional 70 Obama administration holdovers who were the likely sources for many of the leaks that have plagued the Trump White House for the past three years.
In early November, 2019, the newly confirmed National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, appeared on Face the Nation where he let it be known that he’s about to clear out the NSC and start anew.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, who has testified under oath, is serving on the National Security Council currently. Will he continue to work for you despite testifying against the president?
ROBERT O’BRIEN: Well- well look, one of the things that I’ve talked about is that we’re streamlining the National Security Council. It got bloated to like two hundred and thirty six people from- up from 100 in the Bush administration under President Obama. We’re streamlining the National Security Council. There are people that are detailed from different departments and agencies. My understanding is he’s- is that Colonel Vindman is- is detailed from the Department of Defense. So everyone who’s detailed at the NSC, people are going to start going back to their own departments and we’ll bring in new folks. But we’re going to get that number down to around 100 people. That’s what it was under Condoleezza Rice. She came and met with me. I met with a number of my successors.
Obama had populated the NSC with people who have proven to be dangerous ideologues as this series of tweets from Roscoe B. Davis posted at that time have shown, with time, to be true.
As early as August 2017, we explained that after Michael Flynn was targeted and removed by the Deep State for being a patriot who knew where all of the Obama skeletons were hidden, McMaster was using his position as head of the NSC to bring in Obama loyalists… and purge anyone on the NSC who might favor Trump’s foreign policy.
The NSC is considered the president’s personal staff. After three years President Trump can finally begin purging these America last Obama loyalists.
This begins the removal of Obama’s firewalls. Things should get very interesting from now to election day.