(National Sentinel) West Wing: For months, before and since taking office, Team Trump has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign of felonious leaking of information — from his own White House; from Deep State #nevertrump operatives, some of whom are likely holdovers from the Obama administration; and some of whom are likely careerists within government who don’t take kindly to some populist outsider coming to D.C. thinking he can ‘run things.’
As reported by Axios on Sunday, newly hired communications director Anthony Scaramucci promised “dramatic action” to stop the leaking during an interview with Fox News‘ Chris Wallace.
“[W]e have to get the leaks stopped. If we don’t get them stopped… I’m a businessperson so I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks. … If the leaks don’t stop I’m going to pare down the staff because it’s just not right…. Something is going on inside the White House that the president does not like. We will fix it.”
In a separate interview with John Dickerson of CBS News, he was asked how he’ll deal with the leakers.
“They’re going to get fired,” he said. “I’m just going to make it very, very clear, okay? Tomorrow I’m going to have a staff meeting. And it’s going to be a very binary thing. I’m not going to make any prejudgments about anybody on that staff. If they want to stay on the staff, they’re going to stop leaking.”
As Axios noted further:
Scaramucci told Wallace that while he thinks some members of the press are stretching or making up stories, he wants to “engage” the mainstream media, adding that he wants to “de-escalate” tensions between the press and the White House.
— Scaramucci is probably right that a great many stories are being fabricated, given the inordinate amount of fake news that’s been published over the last six months alone.
— As for “firing” leakers, great — how about prosecuting them instead, Mr. Scaramucci? If you really want to send a message, that’s the best way to do it.