The Trump White House continues to harbor leakers, even after General John Kelly took over as chief of staff.
In less than 24 hours, General Kelly, fired communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and senior advisor Jared Kushner have all been targeted in a series of leaks by White House spies intent on undermining the Trump administration.
And this all happened AFTER a four-star general was brought in to bring “discipline” to the chaotic White House. The leaks do not bode well for Kelly, who replaced Reince Priebus after a stunningly brief six-month tenure.
Rumors have run rampant that Priebus was a source of some of the damaging White House leaks in recent months. His inability to gap those leaks — coupled with his failure to rally support behind the skinny repeal of Obamacare — were reportedly what led to his ouster.
Anthony Scaramucci had accused Priebus of being a leaker and vowed to get rid of all of them. Unfortunately for Mooch, he was unceremoniously fired before he was able to clean house.
Fox News host Howard Kurtz said he’s astonished at the sheer number of leaks coming from the Trump White House. “In this administration, I continue to be amazed at how much stuff is whispered to reporters in furtherance of personal agendas,” he said.
While all White Houses have leaks, Kurtz said the anti-Trump leakers are revealing classified information and doing serious damage to the president.
“History would suggest there’s no way to stop leaks,” he said “The big difference in this administration is that the president is often damaged by these leaks and they sometimes include classified information. And there’s no sign that these leaks will recede any time soon.”