How Trump Clears Obama's Minefield
By WASHINGTON EXAMINER --
Before moving into the White House, President-elect Trump needs to double check the Oval Office for trip wires. His predecessor has spent the last month setting traps to ensnare the new administration.
President Obama has more on his mind than an effort to solidify a legacy and nail down policy. He has adopted a guerrilla strategy designed to defame and debilitate. Inherently political, it's administrative sabotage by extra legislative means and it threatens to hobble Trump.
Obama has prepared what looks like a classic episode from Mad Magazine: Executive vs. Executive. Instead of delivering on his own agenda, Trump will be forced to deal with the aftermath of his predecessor's final binge. They could consume a notable portion of Trump's first 100 days, but if left unaddressed it would stain his administration long term.
To avoid that hazard, an examination of President Clinton's final days in office is helpful. After all, Obama didn't develop these tactics on his own. He lifted them directly from a manual written by the Clintons.