In Trump's White House, the women are the survivors

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 5, 2017

Trump's outbursts against media organizations he derides as "fake news" have led to predictions that his administration will more aggressively try to root out leaks.

"I should emphasize that happens from time-to-time", said Miller.

GREENE: Well, so, I mean, presidents will often say any leaks are risky.

Regardless of "the reasons for the leaks, it is risky for our foreign policy", added John Kirby, spokesman of the us diplomacy under Barack Obama. Media organizations also had an often-tense relationship with the Obama administration, whose Justice Department brought more leaks cases than all his predecessors combined and was criticized for maneuvers seen as needlessly aggressive and intrusive. This is getting unsafe, folks.

FOLKENFLIK: Well, look, you know, there was this moment where Anthony Scaramucci, who was for about a minute and a half the communications director for the White House. Mike Lee said Thursday there should be criminal prosecution for leaking classified information. And of course, the Washington Post is a primary outlet for this kind of information and has a very cozy relationship with their, if you will burrowed in sources, mainly in the intelligence community. You're an American, too. She says: "Well, they may, they may not".

"We told them what our intention was, we told them what we thought was significant in these transcripts and what we meant to emphasize in our coverage, and we have some comment in the story from officials familiar with these conversations defending the president's handling of these calls". "We have these conversations frequently with the USA government about programs, covert programs and things like that". But the default for journalists is we want the public to understand how their government works and why.

USA attorney general Jeff Sessions has said the Trump administration is "taking a stand" against unauthorised leaks of classified information.

The american president is not far away to pray to his mexican counterpart during this exchange: "I must get that Mexico is paying for the wall".

He makes it clear that he's interacted with the President's adult children before and found them to be "unfailingly deferential and polite", and at one points he credits Kushner for doing "much to elect his father-in-law".

To date, Trump has fired three officials who were investigating him - FBI director James Comey, New York state US attorney Preet Bharara, and acting head of the US Department of Justice Sally Yates.

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