Greg Gutfeld: ‘Obama Loyalists Who Stayed Behind’ Likely Behind Leaks


Fox’s Greg Gutfeld said on The Five today it’s likely that Trump White House leaks are coming from “Obama loyalists who stayed behind.”

Gutfeld made this observation following the release of a new report out this afternoon from the Washington Free Beacon:

The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump’s national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described to the Washington Free Beacon a behind-the-scenes effort by these officials to plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media.

The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn’s credibility, multiple sources revealed.

The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration’s efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.

One anonymous national security advisor told the Free Beacon, “It’s undeniable that the campaign to discredit Flynn was well underway before Inauguration Day, with a very troublesome and politicized series of leaks designed to undermine him. This pattern reminds me of the lead up to the Iran deal, and probably features the same cast of characters.”

Gutfeld said what President Trump has failed to do so far is figure out who the big Obama loyalists are, come down hard on them, and “get back to policy.”

He also pointed out that the Flynn scandal seems worse than the past because the media wasn’t as fiercely “nipping at the heels” of President Obama as they are now with Trump.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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