It’s tricky, you see.

Trump’s advisers push him to purge Obama appointeesFrustrated by the gush of leaks, the president’s allies say it’s time to take action. – Politico

Trump does need to purge the leakers and the anti-American, tyrannical elements of the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department, the CIA, NSA and the FBI.  Simple right?  To make matters worse, he must get it right the first time.  The insidious elements of these entities are like cancer and like with any surgical operation to remove cancer, the malignant tissue must be removed entirely with no trace left behind or the remaining cells will simply regrow.  “The margins” are up to the surgeon’s discretion– “The margins” is the amount of healthy tissue around the cancer that is removed as well.  In this case, “the margins” would be the good, patriotic people at these entities that would wind up being removed when the cancer is cut.  Trump needs these allies to help him rebuild these entities into something that obeys its charter and the Constitution.

So in summary:  Cut the cancer, do it exactly right the first time or the cancer will come back twice as strong, and it’s critical to lose as little healthy tissue as possible.  This is no small task.  And what does any good surgeon do before removing cancer from a patient?  He/She collects intel.  A hands-on exam, a biopsy, bloodwork, x-ray and an MRI.  Trump is collecting intel by putting false information into the hands of those around him and watching to see which bits of information make their way to the press.

There’s one more element that cannot be ignored.  For the good of this country and for the health of this constitutional republic, these high-ranking criminal elements of this government must be exposed to the American People.  That means gathering evidence, providing resources to the elements of our system that still work and a lot of patience.  This is the approach that Trump is taking now with James Comey, Andrew McCabe and the illegal wiretap of Trump and his cabinet.  Trump could fire Comey with nothing more than some outrage from the Press and Democrats on Capitol Hill.  But he’s pushing for a Congressional Investigation instead so this can be public and everything can be exposed.

Then he will have the power and the mandate to make real change.  Within a year, we should see a lot of heads roll.