Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy Theory

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The White House has been leaking like a sieve lately, but who's doing the leaking?

If have my own theories, but Trump apparently believes the "Obama people" are doing it.

President Donald Trump accused "Obama people" of leaking less-than-favorable details about his tense phone calls with Australian and Mexican leaders, calling the leakers "disgraceful" in an interview with Fox News published Monday. [...]

“It’s a disgrace that they leaked because it’s very much against our country,” Trump told Miller. “It’s a very dangerous thing for this country."

It's true that there are holdovers from the Obama administration in the federal government, just as there always are when a new administration take office, but there are no holdovers with direct access to the White House and certainly not the oval office.

There have been multiple leaks that only could have come from someone in the room or very close to it. So who is it?

Whoever it is, they aren't "Obama people." My personal theory is that Jared Kushner is the leaker. That theory is largely based on everything written here.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump is trying, far too late, to create an impression of a childish revenge plot.

    The incoming GW Bush administration did this by claiming outgoing Clinton staffers systematically pulled the W key off of keyboards and superglued the locks on desk drawers and scratched anti-W grafitti into the desktops, to the tune of a hundred grand or some such. (By and large, it wasn’t true—there were apparently a few isolated incidents of vandalism—and the GAO set the cost of cleanup between administrations at $12–13,000, or a bit more than average. By the time of the GAO report, the damage was already done, so to speak, because our glorious, Clinton-loathing news media credulously reported the tall tales.) Claiming holdover Obama staffers are trying to sabotage the Trump administration by leaking embarrassing information is risible, given that the transition team leaked like the proverbial; the story’s simply not credible.

    Apart from the overreach—nobody sane believes this story (note I said “sane,” because this is the sort of thing Trump’s fans eat up with a spoon)—this is just another in the ongoing, and seemingly endless, series of whinges coming out of the West Wing.


  • Georgie

    These people are so lame, they can’t even find something interesting to blame the leaks on, just the old Thanks Obama meme.

    • ninjaf

      “Thanks, Obama!” Turrets is part of Obama Derangement Syndrome and they are still, obviously, not cured.

  • Badgerite

    The man’s an idiot.

  • Aynwrong

    Maybe the “Obama People” have found away to disguise themselves and that’s why Trump (with his very good brain) didn’t notice when the “Obama People” were standing right there in front of him. In the Oval Office. This could be Alex Jones was trying to warn us about.

  • mnpollio

    What are you saying? It MUST be the “Obama people”! It simply must. Everyone the Rancid Cheetoh has surrounded himself with is faithful unto death. He picked them personally. They love him. He told us so himself. And everything he says is true…except for all those “alternative facts”.

    • Scopedog

      Well, he’s gotta blame it on the Black Guy somehow, right?

      • Georgie

        I’m sure bannon would approved that for him.