Ousted White House National Security Council (NSC) officer warns that enemies of President Donald Trump, especially far left anarchists and Antifa, are actively involved in promoting political warfare across the nation – all in an effort to drive Trump from the White House.
Rich Higgins, the recently dismissed director at the National Security Council, claims that a seven-page memorandum created back in May warned of a propaganda campaign against the populist president by Islamists, Marxists, far left anarchists and Antifa.
“The Trump administration is suffering under withering information campaigns designed to first undermine, then delegitimize and ultimately remove the president,” Higgins states.
“This is not politics as usual but rather political warfare at an unprecedented level that is openly engaged in the direct targeting of a seated president through manipulation of the news cycle,” he said.
Higgins was fired just last month, for writing the memo. An army veteran and former Pentagon official, Higgins specialized in irregular warfare. According to him, the propaganda attacks should not be mistaken for the usual political attacks or media bias.
The former White House aide blamed the administration for failing to take any decisive measures against these subversive activities.
“The White House response to these campaigns reflects a political advocacy mindset that it is intensely reactive, severely under-inclusive and dangerously inadequate to the threat,” he said. “If action is not taken to re-scope and respond to these hostile campaigns very soon, the administration risks implosion and subsequent early departure from the White House.”
Higgins was dismissed on July 21, by Deputy National Security Adviser Ricky Waddell, after the memo came to light, partly due to an internal search for leaks.
The former US army officer’s dismissal along with two other conservatives from the agency, has sparked political infighting and allegations that National Security Adviser HR McMaster is stalling Trump’s agenda, and even working from within to oppose the President. He has further been accused of attempting to resurrect key policies of the Obama-era.
Derek Harvey, who was dismissed alongside Higgins, reportedly complained to McMaster recently, regarding the large number of officials from the Obama administration who continued to retain their positions at the NSC. However, he was told that he has a “leadership problem.”
Another White House official who is close to the matter, believes that McMaster is attempting to clear out anyone from the NSC who is pro-Trump. The source further claims that McMaster is slow-rolling orders from President Trump that he doesn’t necessarily agree with.
For now, a possible candidate for the position of National Security Adviser is the current CIA director Mike Pompeo, considered to be far more loyal to Trump.