President Donald Trump has been fighting back against Deep State bureaucrats and Obama holdovers since he took office three years ago.
But the White House is still working to remove those who may be trying to sabotage the president and his agenda.
White House officials have confirmed that they removed a top public affairs official at the Department of Homeland Security, according to Politico.
Heather Swift, who was DHS’s deputy assistant secretary of public affairs, was removed from her position on Friday after the Presidential Personnel Office raised questions about her loyalty to Trump.
The personnel office may have discovered some old social media postings that officials there did not like, this person said, though POLITICO was unable to find any examples of posts the Trump administration might find objectionable.
Swift, who has not yet left the department, is moving to a top communications job at the National Endowment for the Arts, a detour well outside the administration’s power corridors.
The transfer represents a fresh blow to Swift’s career aspirations: Several months ago, after serving for a few months in an acting capacity as the top public affairs official at DHS, she angled for that job permanently — only to be disappointed when she was not promoted, according to a Trump administration official.
Back in February, it was reported that the White House may have identified the “Anonymous” official who claims to be a senior administration official who claims to be part of the liberal Resistance.
Deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates will be reassigned after being removed from the National Security Council and reassigned as a senior adviser to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.
Some White House officials said they do not believe Coastes wrote the infamous NYT piece in 2018, where an official claimed to be part of the “Resistance” inside the White House working against the president.
Coates has vehemently denied to colleagues that she is “Anonymous,” as some people in the administration have allegedly tagged her.
I’m pretty sure a better reason for her resigning would be because she is an art historian who started as a Pro-W war blogger and used to be a staff advisor to Rick Perry and Ted Cruz rather than having any knowledge about national security https://t.co/aBPioxVBXQ
— Dean C ن (@constans) February 18, 2020
The “Anonymous” author also wrote a book about the Resistance movement against Trump in his own White House.
In late 2018, an anonymous official person claiming to be a senior administration official published a piece in the New York Times, titled, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”
All of this considered, this is another shocking reminder of what Trump is up against.
Every single day he’s battling obstructionist Democrats, there are a few Republicans who refuse to help him get things done in Congress, and there are even figures in the White House actively plotting to thwart his agenda.