This past week on Fox News, conservative pundit Sean Hannity took a few minutes out of his show to send a message directly to President Donald Trump and his leadership team.

The time had come for the Trump administration to purge every vestige of the “holdover” Obama bureaucrats who were “hell-bent” on destroying the Trump administration. Far too many leaks had occurred, and far too many embarrassing moments had taken place, not because the President had said or done anything egregious, but because rebel elements within the administration had been working to undermine him.

Hannity begged the Trump administration to take a page out of President Abraham Lincoln’s book and fire the bureaucrats who the administration wasn’t sure they could trust.

Transcript from RCP:

For weeks, we’ve been warning you about the deep state Obama holdover government bureaucrats who are hell-bent on destroying this president, President Trump. It’s time for the Trump administration to begin to purge these saboteurs before it’s too late. That’s tonight’s ‘Opening Monologue.’

Let’s go back to 1861. President Abraham Lincoln — he created, you know, a team of rivals, a so-called team of rivals, a cabinet of rivals, including…

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