Kellyanne Conway thinks the issue of White Home leaks has been significantly exaggerated, despite the fact that a considerable amount of information protection has been constructed round leaked feedback by White Home staffers.
“[It’s] overblown by the media,” Conway advised CNN’s Brian Stelter Sunday on “Dependable Sources.”
Just a few individuals within the Trump administration leak to advance their private agendas, however “tons of and tons of” don’t, she stated.
Conway, counselor to President Trump, did say that some staffers within the White Home “prefer to settle private scores by speaking to the press.”
However Trump understands that is “the way in which the sport is performed,” she stated.
To make sure, the White Home was shaken up after a leak about Senator John McCain earlier this month. Staffer Kelly Sadler’s feedback that McCain’s opinion of Gina Haspel, who was confirmed final Thursday as CIA director, did not matter because “he’s dying anyway” led to adjustments within the West Wing and a tirade from Trump.
And Trump tweeted final week that “leakers are traitors and cowards, and we’ll discover out who they’re!”
Conway confirmed Sunday that there’s an energetic investigation into White Home leaks, however declined to say whether or not anybody has been fired.
Requested if the issue of leaks is exacerbated by the dearth of a White Home communications director, Conway demurred.
“Loads of the leaks do not come from the press and comms division,” Conway stated. “The president is aware of that, as a result of he sees who’s in numerous conferences.”
She wouldn’t say whether or not Trump plans to rent a brand new communications director to fill the spot left open by Hope Hicks, who resigned from the White House on the finish of February.
She added: “The president is a good communications director and he is acquired fantastic individuals supporting him.”
CNNMoney (New York) First printed Might 20, 2018: 1:35 PM ET