Donald Trump was elected president largely because he promised to reform Washington.
Millions of Americans are fed up with intellectually dishonest politicians who are not looking out for them.
Mr. Trump portrayed the nation's capital as a swamp.
TRUMP: “I want the entire corrupt Washington establishment to hear the words we all are about to say. When we win tomorrow, we are going to DRAIN THE SWAMP.”
For every action, there is a reaction.
And the law of unintended consequences is now hitting President Trump.
That's because the swamp is inhabited by many different creatures, some of whom want to destroy the president.
Right now the national media despises Mr. Trump - as we have pointed out and backed up with facts.
Also, some folks working for the federal government want to damage the president.
That's why you are seeing leaks from intelligence agencies and other federal bureaucracies.
Now all presidents have to deal with leaks. But in this political climate, the press gleefully, gleefully, accepts information from anonymous sources.
As we pointed out last night, the public and press does not know what General Michael Flynn said to the Russian Ambassador.
Also, whether there is any truth to allegations that people working on the Trump campaign had meaningful contact with the Russian government.
Yet the press has run wild with these stories, and the Trump haters are relishing a witch hunt:
AL SHARPTON: “If there was dialogue and negotiations with the Russians, with the Russians, which is clearly against the law and clearly an act that cannot be pardoned. If the president knew while it was going on and did not stop it or in some way authorized it, that can be impeachable.”
That's just bull. It is not against the law for anyone to talk with any Russian.
General Flynn had no power other than being a private citizen when the call with the Russian ambassador took place.
In order for him to have committed a crime, he would have had to formally attempted to undermine the Obama administration's Russian policy.
So Sharpton is full of it.
There is a report today that says General Flynn may have lied to the FBI. If that is true, that is a crime, so we'll see.
As Talking Points reported last night, there are two goals here.
The first, to link the Trump campaign to the Russian hackers who disrupted the Clinton campaign.
And the second, to somehow try to prove that President-elect Trump was undermining President Obama on Russian policy.
That is what the media goal is.
Also, as we again said last night, if there is truth to those allegations, it should be taken very seriously when facts are presented.
When President Trump first mentioned draining the swamp in Washington, I do not believe he understood how extensive the problem was.
After eight years of President Obama, there are many people working in the federal government who like the former president and who despise Mr. Trump.
Eliminating all of them and stopping leaks will be pretty much impossible.
Also, trying to get fairness out of an anti-Trump press will be impossible as well.
So the Trump administration has its hands full.
And that's the memo.
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