The White House has really declared war on the leakers in the staff. They have gone so far as to plant fake stories that will let them identify who is doing the leaking. The President has not spoken kindly about those who have provided the leaks to the media. It is clear that those found out will be treated to a very bad time. This is pretty brilliant.
As Written and Reported By Ellen Cranley for Business Insider:
- A senior White House aide is feeding staffers inaccurate stories to try to identify who is leaking to the press, according to a New York Times report.
- President Donald Trump’s administration has been plagued by a string of leaks in past months, with one staffer quitting last week over reports of a leaked comment.
- Trump and top administration officials have condemned leaks and instituted several measures to stop staffers from speaking to the press.
A senior White House aide is deliberately feeding inaccurate stories to White House staffers in an effort to weed out those who are speaking to reporters, according to a New York Times report on Sunday.
Amid an ongoing battle with leaks of internal meetings and memos, President Donald Trump has reportedly remained fixated on determining who is passing information on to the press, the report said.
Trump’s obsession with identifying leakers has grown so much that when he’s speaking with outside advisers on the phone and a staffer’s name comes up, Trump will ask, “Is he the leaker? Is she the leaker?” according to The Times.
Trump has publicly condemned the leaks that have come out of his administration and has reportedly made staffers sign nondisclosure agreements that extend beyond his presidency……..
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