Leaks to the press are causing considerable damage to President Trump’s reputation, and it seems that they’re coming from Trump’s own staff.
The New York Times ran a story on Friday with the headline “Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation.”
The New York Times reported:
President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.
“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”
So where did the Times get their information? From a document “an American official” provided the Times with.
Many experts agree that time and time again, White House staff seem to be to blame for leaking information to the press.
From Daily Caller:
Columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Friday: “What’s unusual is the Niagara of leaks coming out of this White House. As you said, this had to have been somebody in the room, somebody who took the notes, who picked up the phone and read the notes.”
“It’s a loyalty problem inside the White House,” Krauthammer added.
NBC’s Hans Nichols said Friday that the president is “dealing with something other presidents haven’t necessarily had to deal with. That is, a remarkable amount of leaking within his own administration.”
Prominent Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz described the leaks on CNN as acts of “civil disobedience,” and said that some have been illegal.
So why is there so much “civil disobedience” at the White House? Because there are plenty of holdovers from the Obama administration left to be replaced by Trump, and they’re doing whatever they can to keep the media putting out negative stories.
Daily Caller continues:
The Trump administration has yet to appoint nominees to 455 key executive branch positions, and Obama administration holdovers are still in control in many sections of the bureaucracy.
If Trump wants the leaks to stop, he has a lot of work to do.
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