White House Leaker Behind Trump-Putin Phone Call Could Be In A World Of Trouble


The White House official behind the leak of President Trump’s briefing memo urging him not to congratulate Russia’s Vladimir Putin on winning the re-election could face criminal charges.

“If this story is accurate, that means someone leaked the President’s briefing papers. Leaking such information is a fireable offense and likely illegal,” a senior White House official said in a statement.

Sara Carter reports:

This was the specific warning President Trump’s national security advisors allegedly put in his notecards Tuesday before he called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on a reelection that has been scrutinized throughout the world, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Post. […]

But there’s only a handful of people at the White House that would have access to the notecards, according to two U.S. government officials and a former senior official familiar with the process.

Trump, along with other senior White House staff, believe it was an inside leak and suspect it was coming from National Security Council staff, sources with knowledge stated. […]

“The cards are printed outside National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster’s office and would be collected by his team before being handed off to the president,” said the former official, familiar with the process. “It would make sense that the people who handled the cards or the national security advisors who provided the feedback to the president.”

White House officials will investigate the leaks and a senior White House Official told this reporter in a statement, “If this story is accurate, that means someone leaked the President’s briefing papers. Leaking such information is a fireable offense and likely illegal.”

GOP insider Arthur Schwartz fingered National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and aides Ylli and Ylber Bajraktari as the potential leakers, the GP reported.



Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) tweeted that the leakers should be fired immediately.

“Any free agent leaker(s) on @realDonaldTrump‘s National Security Council w/their own agenda/vision for Presidency & America need to be tossed to curb in a NY minute. The “what would @brhodes want me to do” attitude by some in NSC is a disease easily curable,” Zeldin tweeted.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said Wednesday that the leak “had to,” come from Trump’s national security team.


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