UPDATE: 7/31/17: AT TODAY’S PRESSER ON MOOCH, HUCKABEE SANDERS SAID THERE IS NO ONE ELSE LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF AT THIS TIME.
CAVEAT: WE DON’T KNOW WHERE SARA CARTER GETS HER INFORMATION! IT’S FROM ANONYMOUS SOURCES.
People are leaking from the White House. One potential leaker who is currently under scrutiny is H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser. There are rumors that he might be replaced with Mike Pompeo. McMaster is said to be leaking White House internal politics to Andrew McCabe, acting director of the FBI, Sara Carter of Circa News tweeted.
That isn’t the only problem from the administration’s point of view. McMaster has kept the Obama appointees in their positions, causing some frustration.
“There’s no such thing as a holdover,” H.R. McMaster said in July, referring to the career professionals who stayed on the council after the presidential transition. McMaster added that career staffers are loyal to the president.
That’s possible but how likely?
McMaster recently fired the widely respected Col. Derek Harvey, a Trump loyalist. While no reason was given, some say he is an Iran hawk.
Bloomberg reported that Harvey had come up with a list of so-called “[Barack] Obama holdovers” at NSC who were suspected of leaking to the press. White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and Trump urged McMaster to fire them, but he refused.
Other’s say Harvey’s list had nothing to do with leaking to the press. Instead, the targeted staff had written a memo on key issues in the counter-Islamic State campaign and sent it directly to McMaster, circumventing Harvey which angered him.
It should be noted however that McMaster has purged several conservatives from the Council.
McMaster has also allowed top officials from President Obama’s White House to come and go in and out of the White House compound freely.
Robert Malley, Obama’s “ISIS czar,” and an apologist for Islamic terror groups, has met with National Security Council staff on multiple occasions.
McMaster might have been leaking to McCabe
Investigative reporter Sara Carter tweeted that sources claim McMaster has been leaking to Andrew McCabe, whose Democratic wife famously ran for Congress with funding from Hillary allies.
Investigating: sources say,”McMaster has been communicating WH internal politics 2 Acting FBI director Andy McCabe.” More shake-ups?
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) July 28, 2017
For weeks, rumors have been circulating that President Trump has lost confidence in McMaster. There is another rumor that Trump is considering putting CIA Chief Mike Pompeo into McMaster’s position.
Investigating: Rumors swirling in Wash circles and sources saying @realDonaldTrump “considering CIA Pompeo to replace HR” wait and see?
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) July 29, 2017