Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Trump leakers could prove elusive targets
The Hill by Jonathan Easley
President Trump’s White House, not even private conversations in the Oval Office stay secret for long.
A day after firing FBI director James Comey, Trump met with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the Oval Office.
Three of Trump’s most trusted advisers were present — secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell. Other than a photographer from a government-run Russian news agency, there was no media in the room.
And yet out of that small group, damaging and highly specific details attributed to U.S. government officials spilled on to the pages of the Washington Post and the New York Times.