White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is breaking her silence after recent leaks of comments made during an internal White House staff meeting last week. Conway is ready to fire everyone involved.
“I had several discussions with the president on this very topic today,” Conway opined during a recent interview. And she fully expects immediate personnel changes.
Conway’s warning came hours after Trump also condemned White House leakers as “traitors and cowards.” He has vowed to discover the source of the problem.
This situation started after it was reported that communications staffer Kelly Sadler made a mean joke about Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his fatal brain cancer diagnosis. Sadler said during an internal staff meeting that McCain’s views about Trump’s CIA director nominee Gina Haspel “doesn’t matter” because “he’s dying anyway.”
Deputy press secretary Raj Shan said the issue was handled “internally” and didn’t share additional details. But it’s clear the White House has a serious leaking problem, where staffers with vendettas are using leaks to “shiv each other.” This sort of harsh political infighting makes it harder to promote and defend President Trump’s conservative agenda.
Here is a video of Conway’s interview on Fox News. She means business:
Conway ends interview by remarking that she expects White House personnel changes as a result of the sort of leaks Trump denounced on Twitter this afternoon pic.twitter.com/TAiweTNd6W
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 14, 2018
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. With that being said, leakers are traitors and cowards, and we will find out who they are!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2018
Now, “men in suits” are supposedly using large technical devices to track down unauthorized cellphones and expose the leakers. They will be found and immediately terminated:
The men roam throughout halls and rooms to sweep for items such as personal phones, which they detect using a handheld device, inside sources told CNN. If something is detected, they’ll ask if anyone forgot to put away their phone, giving them a chance to come forward.
That’s taken as an extra precautionary step on top of ordering staffers to stash away all personal devices in their cars or in lockers by the entrances to the West Wing, the outlet reported.
While inside the building, they’re prohibited to use the devices throughout the entirety of the workday. Aides told CNN that’s resulted in crowds of officials gathering around the lockers to check the loads of messages that have piled up on their phones while they’ve been gone.
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