Thursday, February 16, 2017
Upset about damaging leaks of his calls with world leaders and other national security information, [President] Trump has ordered an internal investigation to find the leakers. Staffers, meanwhile, are so fearful of being accused of talking to the media that some have resorted to a secret chat app -- Confide -- that erases messages as soon as they're read. "None of this is normal," said Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist and top official in President George W. Bush's White House, who has been highly critical of Trump and ticked through controversies that included false White House statements and the administration's halted travel ban targeting seven majority-Muslim countries. "The incompetence, the sloppiness and the leaking is unprecedented."
Seriously? We just finished a presidential campaign in which Hillary Clinton's communications were considered the single most important issue confronting the nation, and three weeks into the Trump administration, White House staffers are already using tools that may help them circumvent the Presidential Records Act?
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