After the President initially got elected, it became obvious that someone on his staff was leaking information to the press. After multiple firings, the leaks stopped for a time, but the identity of the leaker remained a mystery.
Some suspected former Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus of being the leaker, while others were convinced that certain leaks had to have come from former national security advisor H.R. McMaster. McMaster was at the helm when the President called Vladimir Putin last March after Putin won his election.
Trump was reportedly pressured by top aides to not call Putin, and was even given instruction in all caps which said, “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.” But Trump cannot be managed and called Putin anyway.
It’s likely this call was leaked to the press because it had to do with the Russia investigation, one of the few things the liberal media still cares about, but Rep. Mark Meadows expressed outrage at the leak and suggested that it and others thought to come from the national security council are crimes.
Both McMaster and Priebus lost their jobs, yet the leaks continue. It’s more than likely that there are multiple leakers, but these leaks continue to affect national security, and Trump is demanding to know their identity.
He recently tweeted, “There was No Collusion with Russia (except by the Democrats). When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end? So bad for our Country. Is the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyer’s letters to the Fake News Media? Should be looking at Dems corruption instead?”
There was No Collusion with Russia (except by the Democrats). When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end? So bad for our Country. Is the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media? Should be looking at Dems corruption instead?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2018
This tweet came minutes before the New York Times published an article featuring a 20-page letter from Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen.
The confidential letter was reportedly sent to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team earlier this year, and attempts to clarify that the president cannot be called to testify because of his executive authority in matters such as this.
The letter also states that the president did not obstruct justice by firing former FBI director James Comey. According to the Constitution, the president has total authority over federal investigations and can fire whomever he chooses.
The confidential memo then goes on to say that the Constitution allows the president, “if he wished, [to] terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon.”
This leak gives the liberal media more to chatter about, but still does not prove that Trump colluded with Russia. At this point, as the investigation starts its second year, it’s clear that both the media and Mueller are becoming desperate.
This leaked letter tells us nothing that we didn’t already know, but is further proof that there are people willing to do whatever it takes to impeach our president.