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Trump says he’s ‘honored’ by White House leaks that show staff fighting for his ‘love’

President Trump said Thursday he is “honored” by leaks revealing details within the White House because the leaks signify how members of his administration are fighting for Trump’s affection. In comments to reporters in Bedminster, N.J., Trump distinguished between leaks of classified information dealing with intelligence and national security issues, …

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John Dean, Nixon White House Counsel, Sees Uphill Climb For Trump In Leaks Fight : NPR

John Dean, shown testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2006, served as White House counsel to former President Richard Nixon. Dean says he sees echoes of the Watergate scandal in the Trump administration and its handling of the Russia investigation. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty …

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Is This White House More Exposed To Leaks Than Previous Administrations? : NPR

The White House is leaking. That’s nothing new. NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith talks with Bowdoin College Professor Andrew Rudalevige about how to plug the only ship that leaks from the top. STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST: We turn now to a story that’s been dominating the headlines domestically. The Trump administration …

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Leon Panetta: White House leaks are ‘dangerous’

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday that individuals leaking classified information from within the White House walls or other federal agencies are not being “helpful in any way.” “I don’t think these leaks are helpful in any way,” Panetta said on “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.” “I think they’re dangerous, particularly when …

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White House aide on leaks: Don’t toy with John Kelly

White House aide Sebastian Gorka sent a warning to West Wing staff on Saturday about leaking information: Don’t mess with President Trump’s new chief of staff. “This is John F. Kelly. This is a man you do not toy with,” Gorka said during an appearance on “Fox and Friends.” The …

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Without Leaks, the Trump White House Becomes Scarier Than Ever

Alex Wong/Getty Images General Kelly looks to crack down on the administration’s leaky ways. Unless another senior West Wing staffer gets unceremoniously fired this afternoon—which, to be fair, can never be completely ruled out—it appears that Donald Trump’s administration will remain in the hands of General John F. Kelly, who …

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Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. The nation’s top law enforcement official cited no current investigations in which disclosures of information had …

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Lewandowski: Priebus ‘ultimately responsible’ for White House leaks

Former President Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski blamed Reince Priebus for leaks from the White House, saying he was “ultimately responsible” in a “Fox & Friends” interview Tuesday.  “If Reince couldn’t control those leaks and those leaks continued to permeate, then he was the one who was ultimately responsible, and …

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War Inside the White House: Scaramucci Takes On Priebus Over ‘Leaks’

An escalating White House war between two top advisers to President Donald Trump entered a new stage Thursday after Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci lobbed a grenade of leak accusations that were seen as an attack against chief of staff Reince Priebus. The fracas began Wednesday night after Politico published Scaramucci’s …

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The White House isn’t at war with leaks. It’s at war with basic transparency.

Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is trying to “undercut” leaks coming out of the divided camps within the Trump administration, and turned his ire on chief of staff Reince Priebus on July 27. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) Two incidents over the past 24 hours have made glaringly …

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