This is the term that trump and his cronies are throwing around now to explain all of the dysfunction and leaks coming out of this administration.
We are supposed to believe that former president Obama has operatives hidden in various government agencies throughout Washington, and that they are waiting on orders from him to topple the orange haired one. Give me a break!
What's scary is that president trump actually believes this crap, and, as a result, he is purging all those hard working government employees who he believes are hostile, not to American ideals, but to him. These are people who have worked in government all of their lives as civil servants, and who have worked for both republican and democratic presidents. But now, because of trump 's paranoia, ----not to mention his white supremacist right- hand man with a master plan, they are all viewed as a threat to his well being.
Sean Spicer admitted today when asked by a reporter that the administration does in fact believe that there is a shadow government and operatives working behind the scenes trying their best to undermine the duly elected trump.
The irony in all of this of course is that the people doing most of the leaking actually work for trump. And it seems that they are doing it because of their own internal fighting amongst each other.
But trump is so obsessed with Obama, and he is so paranoid (he loves Alex Jones) that he refuses to believe that a lot of the leaks and problems with controlling a story is because of his own actions. (Mr. President, please delete your twitter account.)
Anyway, today the president fired over 45 US attorneys all at once. (Including one he lied to after telling him that he would stay on.) they all got their pink slips, and it was so sudden that many of them heard it on the news This is not that unusual; Clinton did it, and so did other presidents. But it's the way that trump did the firing that has folks scratching their heads.
Some of these attorney's are in the middle of large investigations, and they were told to pack their backs and leave immediately. At least other presidents has the decency to give these people proper notice and get their affairs in order. And what's even scarier is that he did this (like so many other decisions that he makes) because a FOX VIEWS host told him to do it.
The move caught one senator by surprise.
"The abrupt mass firing appeared to be a change in plans for the administration, according to a statement by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
'In January, I met with Vice President Pence and White House Counsel Donald McGahn and asked specifically whether all U.S. attorneys would be fired at once,” she said. “Mr. McGahn told me that the transition would be done in an orderly fashion to preserve continuity. Clearly this is not the case. I’m very concerned about the effect of this sudden and unexpected decision on federal law enforcement.”'
So they lied. What else is new?