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Former Trump era White House chief of staff Mark Meadows believes he may have finally identified the culprit who’d tipped the media off in early summer 2020 about then-President Donald Trump being rushed to an underground bunker.
As previously reported, on Friday, May 29th, 2020, hundreds of violent left-wing extremists stormed the White House gates, raising concerns about an insurrection.
Two days later, The New York Times reported that amid the insurrection, Secret Service agents had “abruptly rushed the president to the underground bunker used in the past during terrorist attacks.”
Though accurate, the report triggered the establishment left — i.e., the same people who have spent nearly a year crying over the Jan. 6th riot — to mock Trump for having sought refuge amid the veritable insurrection.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) June 11, 2020
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 4, 2020
When I said Bunker Bitch I never thought I would see it on a poster with 24 hours. God bless this country. pic.twitter.com/E0hD04qR78
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 3, 2020
Trump literally cowering in the people’s White House. #BunkerBoy
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) June 6, 2020
Think about that. The President of United States Of America is currently in a bunker, afraid of his own citizens. #BunkerBoy
— Ricky Smith (@Rickonia) June 1, 2020
From here on out I shall only refer to Trump as Bunker Boy.
— Cathy Yan (@CathyYan) June 3, 2020
Again, these are the same people who continue to cry about the Jan. 6th riot.
Returning to 2020, the mockery enraged the then-president. According to the Washington Examiner, in Meadows’ just-released memoir, “The Chief’s Chief,” he reveals that Trump was so “furious” that he demanded his chief of staff find the culprit.
“He demanded to know who leaked the story, and it was up to me to figure it out,” Meadows writes.
However, he also admits that to this day, he has yet to identify the perpetrator with 100 percent certainty, though he has at least narrowed down the list.
“To this day I do not know how this information got out, but I have my suspicions and it’s a short list. I have no doubt that it was leaked by someone who had every intention of hurting the president,” he writes.
“If I had to bet, I would say that it was probably Stephanie Grisham, Emma Doyle, or someone from the VP’s team.”
Grisham is the disgraced former chief of staff and press secretary to first lady Melania Trump who suddenly resigned from her post in January and then rushed off to become a back-stabbing, anti-Trump media darling.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 9, 2021
Doyle meanwhile is a former Trump era White House deputy chief of staff who pretty much quietly disappeared after the Trump administration left office.
Given what’s known about both Grisham and Doyle, the former seems far more likely to be the culprit.
Either way, Meadows assumes “the leaker was probably not someone with firsthand knowledge of Secret Service protocols.”
“He said Trump didn’t have a choice as the White House entered ‘Code Red’ with protesters jumping the fence on the Treasury Department’s side of the compound, and ‘they were running toward the Oval Office,'” according to the Examiner.
“I’m sure that if President Trump had the choice, he would have headed out the lawn and knocked their heads in one by one. But he didn’t have a choice. When it comes to the United States Secret Service, no one does,” Meadows writes.
The Examiner notes that since that day in 2020, “there have been reports about Trump saying he wanted the leaker prosecuted,” in addition to the claim from Michael Bender of The Wall Street Journal that the former president had “wanted the leaker charged with treason and ‘executed.'”
The former president’s spokesperson, Liz Harrington, has denied these rumors.
Roughly a year and a half after the incident, it’s all kind of old news now, and Meadows recognizes that.
“But it doesn’t matter much now, and in truth, it didn’t matter then either. For the moment, we had much bigger problems to deal with,” he writes.
Namely the insurrection at the White House, in addition to the months and months of nationwide acts of violence being committed at the time by left-wing Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists.
And again, all this violent activity was outright condoned and promoted by the entire establishment left.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) September 26, 2020
Yet when conservatives committed their own riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, the same establishment left suddenly became stunningly sanctimonious, using the riot to smear all conservatives as “insurrectionists.”
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