On today’s Fox News Sunday, Rush Limbaugh said that “embeds” by former President Obama and Hillary Clinton in the “deep state”—the permanent bureaucracy—are “absolutely” behind the leaks about ties between the Russians and the Trump campaign.

Rush added that “the left, which is run by Obama and Hillary and the hierarchy of the Democrat party, is doing everything they can to undermine, sabotage, and to prevent Trump from implementing his agenda. There’s no question about it.”

CHRIS WALLACE: You also use a phrase which I have to say I only heard for the first time in the last couple of weeks: the deep state. And that’s the notion that there’s an Obama shadow government embedded in the bureaucracy that is working against this new president. I think that some folks are going to think that’s right on and some folks will think it’s awfully conspiratorial.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Well I would love to claim credit for that, but actually I think a reporter by the name of Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept, who is, got a relationship with what’s his name, Assange? I think he actually coined the term. And I think it works. I don’t think there’s any—who’s driving this business that the Russians hacked the election? It’s the Democrat party. It’s Hillary, Obama, it’s all of those people who just can’t accept it anything at all.

WALLACE: Do you think that they’re behind the leaks, too?

RUSH: Absolutely, of course they are! Lookit: they can’t win at the battle box. You know they’re down 1,200 seats since 2010. They’ve become a marginal party electorally. All they’ve got is their embeds in the bureaucracy and the judiciary, and they’re pulling out all the stops. There’s no question. This business that the Russians hacked the election — this is a serious, serious allegation that is impossible. The Russians could not have had any impact whatsoever on voting. Either how they were cast or how they were counted. In fact, if you want to say they did, they did their job, Hillary won the popular vote. How could they have possibly had any — this whole premise, and it has been driving news coverage here ever since Trump took office and even before.

You don’t need any more evidence than that to suggest and to know that the left, which is run by Obama and Hillary and the hierarchy of the Democrat party, is doing everything they can to undermine, sabotage, and to prevent Trump from implementing his agenda. There’s no question about it.