Offbeat Kellyanne Conway on leaks: It's a few people trying to 'settle personal scores'

20:55  20 may  2018
20:55  20 may  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Anyway, someone with a score to settle against Sadler leaked the comment and a Two Minutes Hate was called. Last Friday, Kellyanne Conway addressed the leak I have personally fired people over leaking before.

Kellyanne Conway does not want to be on TV anymore. " Conway says she is trying to dramatically scale back her life in the media, to come in, as it were, from the heat and to nurture her role as one of a handful of people closest to the president," The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Kellyanne Conway thinks the problem of White House leaks has been greatly exaggerated, even though a large amount of news coverage has been built around leaked comments by White House staffers.

"[It's] overblown by the media," Conway told CNN's Brian Stelter Sunday on "Reliable Sources."

A few people in the Trump administration leak to advance their personal agendas, but "hundreds and hundreds" do not, she said.

Conway, counselor to President Trump, did say that some staffers in the White House "like to settle personal scores by talking to the press."

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“Many people sympathetic to Spicer in and out of the White House believe otherwise. Five of these sources think the person behind the leaks is Kellyanne Conway , Trump’ s ever-visible White House counselor. Though they offer no hard evidence, they say Conway is trying to offload blame for

It ’ s fun watching Conway scold others for leaking . Sweeps are carried out to track down personal devices that have made it past the lobby and into the building. “ It ’ s tough. I like having two people with different points of view. Tags: ban kelly kellyanne conway leak leakers personnel phones trump.

But Trump understands that's "the way the game is played," she said.

To be sure, the White House was shaken up after a leak about Senator John McCain earlier this month. Staffer Kelly Sadler's comments that McCain's opinion of Gina Haspel, who was confirmed last Thursday as CIA director, didn't matter because "he's dying anyway" led to changes in the West Wing and a tirade from Trump.

A large daily communications staff meeting has since been indefinitelysuspended.

And Trump tweeted last week that "leakers are traitors and cowards, and we will find out who they are!"

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Conway confirmed Sunday that there is an active investigation into White House leaks, but declined to say whether anyone has been fired.

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"Well they don't want it , Gayle, because they want to continue to allow people and I assume drugs Kellyanne Conway on how Trump plans to pay for Mexico border wall https tone-deaf leadership," and found leaking to be "strategic and tactical — strategic to drive narrative, tactical to settle scores ."

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Asked if the problem of leaks is exacerbated by the lack of a White House communications director, Conway demurred.

"A lot of the leaks don't come from the press and comms department," Conway said. "The president knows that, because he sees who's in different meetings."

She would not say whether Trump plans to hire a new communications director to fill the spot left open by Hope Hicks, who resigned from the White House at the end of February.

She added: "The president is a great communications director and he's got wonderful people supporting him."

Kellyanne Conway's husband emails anti-Trump writers on how to improve their arguments: report .
George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, reportedly emails writers who have been critical of President Trump and offers his advice on how to improve their arguments, Politico reports. Writers told the outlet they received unsolicited emails with suggested improvements from the lawyer. George Conway has appeared to frequently contradict and criticize the Trump administration in messages to the nearly 50,000 followers on his Twitter account.The outlet reported that his wife's allies in the White House have been worried about her husband's tweets."I had some angst for her," said one former official.

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