President Trump’s administration is on edge as he’s hinting towards a major change within the White House after learning about recent leaks, an incident with John McCain, recent stories from fake news media outlets reporting leaks that may or may not have been true, and leaks, in general, that will certainly be addressed.
Numerous stories have revealed leaks and President Trump’s administration is left to figure out what leaks are legitimate and then dish out consequences to those who’ve been 100% verified as a leaker. Trump referred to people who leak information to the media or other sources as “traitors and cowards.”
There could be a huge shakeup, or shakedown, of the entire administration causing an abrupt staffing change. Tie this in with the phone ban that was recently an issue in the White House and we have what could be a very juicy and gossip-filled story that might have more underlying stories than we expect. Whatever is brewing in the thought process of President Trump will surely be exciting to watch unfold, as he doesn’t take lightly to cowards and traitors – his own words, of course.
Politico added this information to the situation: “Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Monday that she expects personnel changes in the White House in the wake of President Donald Trump’s latest outburst against leaks that have proved damaging to his administration.
The White House has dealt in recent days with fallout from a leaked remark from communications staffer Kelly Sadler, who responded to Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the confirmation of Gina Haspel to be CIA director by saying it “doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.” McCain (R-Ariz.) has been away from the Senate for weeks as he receives treatment for brain c****r.
Sadler reportedly called McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, after the news of the comment surfaced but has yet to make a public apology. White House spokespeople have not denied that Sadler made the remark but have declined to comment on it other than to say it is being dealt with internally.
On Monday, Trump wrote online that “the so-called leaks coming out of the White House are a massive over exaggeration put out by the Fake News Media in order to make us look as bad as possible” but added that “leakers are traitors and cowards, and we will find out who they are!”
Asked later Monday whether, in the wake of the president’s tweet, she expects personnel changes at the White House, Conway told Fox News that “I do, actually. Yes, I do.” She said she had spoken to the president about the subject of leaks earlier in the day.
“There are all kinds of leaks. Some leaks exist to hurt, I guess, colleagues, some leaks exist because they disagree with the policies that are being put forth, but none of them are helpful,” Conway said. “Something else that’s gone on in this White House but not as badly as it was at the beginning, where it’s not so much leaking as using the media to shiv each other, and that was going on quite a bit at the beginning of this administration and it’s less so now.”
The problem for Trump seems to be identifying who his most trusted people are and who the leakers are. Then he has to decide if the leaks are relevant or real, or if they were part of a movement to simply oust him as a bad guy. Don’t be shocked if people who seem to be the closest with Trump turn out to be the biggest leakers. There’s the old saying of keeping your friends close, but keeping your enemies closer.
I wouldn’t be shocked if it turns out that someone very close to Trump goes rogue. Of course, I hope that would not be true because any distraction to the president only hurts us as citizens. When the president is unable to accomplish tasks due to nonsense such as leaks, Stormy Daniels, and the #Resist movement, then it only hurts us all in the long run.
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