Devastating details about Donald Trump’s growing scandals have been leaking out his administration like a sieve, and there’s at least some sense that some of it may be coming from inside the White House itself. Now comes a report that Trump has identified three such White House staffers as being leakers, and that he plans to fire them as soon as he gets home.
That’s the word from Trey Yingst, the Chief White House Correspondent for One America News (OAN), a fairly new and rising cable news network. Here’s what he’s revealed, according to his own sources: “Three White House staffers have been identified for leaking classified info. POTUS will fire ‘multiple people’ when he returns to DC.” (link). It raises the question of just who’s been leaking what to whom, why and how they’ve been caught now, and what these “classified” details are.
Major newspapers, as well as a number of online political pundits, have been quoting anonymous inside sources on a regular basis over the past months while reporting various details that appear to be emanating from inside the Donald Trump administration. Trump has repeatedly used his Twitter account to try to put the focus on these leakers, as a way of painting the leaks themselves as being more of a problem than his mounting scandals exposed through the leaks.
So have Trump and his inner circle truly figured out the identities of three White House staffers who have been leaking information to the media? And what “classified” info have been they been leaking? Most of the leaks that are becoming public haven’t seemed to be classified in nature. Or is the White House simply bluffing by leaking word to a reporter that it’s identified three leakers, in the hope that the leakers will become too afraid to keep leaking? Stay tuned. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report