Me thinks it’s yet another concocted story…
Curious things still unresolved as leaks about presidential comms inside White House continue
It’s happened again: a leak seemingly from inside the White House has got official Washington in a lather.
This time, it’s about a notation in briefing materials for President Trump. According to CNN and the Washington Post, information forwarded to Trump about this week’s election in Russia contained the warning “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.” Trump’s staff, in other words, was warning him not to call Putin in a precipitate manner to offer congratulations for Putin’s predictable win (in an election we need have no doubt was tilted unfairly in Putin’s favor, in every possible way).
Only a small group of staffers would have access to those briefing materials and would have known what his advisers would suggest before the phone call to Putin on Tuesday morning, CNN reported.
The network, citing an unnamed source, reported that the president was asking allies and outside advisers who they thought was responsible for the leak.
Who indeed? I admit, I am decreasingly convinced about the validity of the media’s patchwork narrative on a “White House in chaos.” So, with that caveat up front, you will understand that I’m taking the whole report here with a 10-pound bag of salt.