• Haley’s Bombshell: Kelly, Tillerson ‘Resisted’ Trump Behind the Scenes

    Surge Summary: Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley disclosed in an interview this weekend that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly were acting behind the President’s back to “resist” his agenda; and tried to recruit her to join them — which could have led to a constitutional crisis. 

    by Gary Bauer

    Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley dropped a bombshell during an interview [Sunday] with CBS’s Norah O’Donnell.  The interview served as a kickoff for her new book, which I haven’t read yet.

    But in the interview, Haley made the extraordinary and very disturbing disclosure that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly “resisted” President Trump’s agenda and attempted to recruit her support for their resistance.

    My first thought was, “Did Haley tell the president?”  I hope he’s not hearing this for the first time.  But it also goes a long way toward explaining why both men are no longer serving in the Trump/Pence Administration.

    Assuming Haley’s account is accurate, Kelly and Tillerson’s plot to block Trump’s agenda would be a real constitutional crisis.  Even worse, if some top officials have accepted posts in the administration so they could thwart his agenda, that is a quasi-coup.

    As Haley explained to O’Donnell:

    “Instead of saying that to me, [Kelly and Tillerson] should’ve been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan.  It should’ve been, ‘Go tell the president what your differences are, and quit if you don’t like what he’s doing.’  

    “But to undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing.  And it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want.  And it was offensive.”

    She’s absolutely right.

    We know that the entire left-wing progressive movement is trying to cancel the election.  But the fact that two leaders inside the Cabinet, generally thought of as Republicans, were also part of the “resistance” is evidence of just how far down the road we are toward losing our constitutional republic.

    The president is the elected leader of the country, not the secretary of state, not the chief of staff!

    What do you think the media reaction would have been if it were discovered that former Secretary of State John Kerry and former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough had tried to blow up the Iranian nuclear deal that President Obama negotiated with the mullahs of Iran?

    While the deal was not legally treasonous, its effects certainly were treasonous.

    It removed sanctions against a regime that has killed hundreds of American soldiers.

    It transferred more than one billion dollars in cash to a government that plotted to blow up a prominent Washington, D.C., restaurant.

    It allowed a path to nuclear weapons for a country that has repeatedly vowed to wipe Israel off the map.

    Would Kelly and Tillerson have attempted to blow up that deal if they had served in the Obama Administration?  Yet they were willing to sabotage this president because he is intent on ending our “no-win” wars and on getting our allies to pay for their fair share of their own defense.

    I’m left with the sad conclusion that no high official in the military, at the State Department or the Pentagon resigned in protest when Obama was directly aiding an enemy of the United States.  But they are incapable of aiding a president who wants to put America first.

    Originally posted here.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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