The recent White House shake-ups (resignations of Spicer, Priebus and Scaramucci) seemed to have driven the previous “Trump Jr” frenzy from the news. But it’s back. And all of it may be connected – on the themes of leakers, scheming advisers, and Trump (possibly) not being in control of his own crew.
The new brouhaha is a story from The Washington Post which claims that President Trump personally dictated the initial Trump Jr. statement about Trump Jr.’s short meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya in 2016. Naturally, WaPo tries to make it all sound worse than it is. The question arises: How did WaPo get the story?
One clue could be that the WaPo story praises Jared, Ivanka, and White House aides Hope Hicks and Josh Raffel. The praise is traditionally a signal that they are valued sources.
But the leakers of this particular story could be others. Cernovich claims that leaks are coming from White House interns, and/or civilians related to Air Force One. He says:
With Mooch out of the way, Jared Kushner’s interns feel free to record conversations and leak away. Indeed, people on Air Force One are leaking damaging stories to the Washington Post…
Pro-Trump interns were blocked by Kushner and Reince Preibus, as I reported back on May…These [actual, anti-Trump] interns are now recording White House conversations and sharing those recordings with the media…
Trump gave the power of personnel to swamp monster Johny DeStefano, who squeezed out Trump’s most loyal supporters…HR McMaster has also been hard at work purging the NSC of anyone who puts America First…McMaster has been pulling security clearances of Trump supporters…Never Trump’er Brian Hook is in complete control of the State Department…Hook is using this power to block Trump hires at State…Trump is being abused like a beta male by the GOP establishment, McMaster, and Never Trump’ers like Brian Hook.
Interesting, if true. Is it? All I know for the moment, is: Cernovich’s pattern is to wrap hyperbole around grains of truth that nobody else had (also known as “scoops”).
*IF* Trump’s presidency does fail in the end, the probable reason will be this set of issues: that his people were working at cross purposes, allowing The Swamp to infiltrate and consume them all.