Pat Caddell: Trump Transition Shake-Up a Part of Draining the Swamp

Pollster and analyst Pat Caddell challenged criticism of the Donald Trump transition effort in an interview Wednesday with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow by pointing out that forcing out former Rep. Mike Rogers was actually a part of Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington, as opposed to any snag or infighting with transition efforts.

Caddell said Rogers “was a man whose wife was involved with one of the companies providing the security to our embassies and had a big contract, which was a direct conflict of interest.” He added, “He ran a whitewash on Benghazi as quickly as he could, for whatever reason, whether it was her or whatever reason.”

Caddell explained why he spoke out against it at the time: “It struck me,” he said. They interviewed nobody at the time. They just issued a whitewash for the Obama administration to use to try to defend their position on Benghazi.”

Caddell went on to discuss attacks against Trump, characterizing them as little more than a continuation of the anti-Trump effort from media and some establishment Republicans through much of the 2016 campaign.

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