ALLEN WEST| The chaos that has ensued over the past week in Washington has been nothing short of a whirlwind, between the botched GOP healthcare rollout and Reince Priebus’s resignation as chief of staff.
As we reported yesterday, Donald Trump replaced Priebus with General John Kelly, who for the past seven months has served as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With Kelly’s appointment, Trump will have to move quick to find his successor at the DHS.
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While the liberal media is gleefully foaming at the mouth slamming the Trump White House as being in “chaos,” Perino thinks there’s a method to the madness.
I think that this was all set up for a few weeks because the president has been so upset about Jeff Sessions and his recusal in the Russia investigation,” Perino said on The Five.
As the rumor mill swirls over Kelly’s replacement, Dana Perino, the co-host of “The Five,” had a very interesting take on the deeper strategy behind Trump’s reshuffle.
The Republicans and conservatives that came to Jeff Sessions’ defense this week all said, ‘But he’s doing the best on the issue we care about most, and that is immigration.’”
Perino continued: “Well, where can Jeff Sessions do even more on immigration? As the Secretary of Homeland Security. So I think what they’re going to try to do is move Sessions over to DHS, and then how can conservatives complain? And then you have a new AG … who can fire [Robert] Mueller.”
Dana Perino’s co-hosts on The Five were so struck by the mind-blowing logic behind the strategy that they ooohed and aaaahed. An impressed Jesse Watters remarked: “So he’s playing chess and everyone else is playing checkers.”
Here’s the full segment, with Perino starting at about the 3:30 mark:
It’s unclear if that was President Trump’s plan all along, but it’s no secret that he’s very unhappy that Sessions recused himself, paving the way for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Robert Mueller is investigating Trump, the man who fired his pal James Comey, an Obama appointee. Mueller — a close friend of Obama appointee and fired FBI director James Comey — has stacked his staff with Democratic donors, fueling rampant speculation that Trump will not be given a fair shake in the “Russia collusion” hoax.
If Trump moves Sessions to DHS, he could hire another Attorney General, who could then oversee the Russia investigation himself and fire Mueller.
Under DHS Secretary John Kelly, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has made tremendous progress cracking down on the brutally violent MS-13 gangs and illegal immigration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is currently in El Salvador to further the fight against MS-13.
Trump’s firm belief that the Russian investigation is a complete farce could very well be the motivating factor propelling Sessions to the DHS post. Trump is a move-maker and strategist who sees the big picture. Ending the Russia probe once and for all will surely launch a new phase in his young presidency and restore confidence in his ability to govern effectively without the needless distractions coming from the fake news machine.