Did a Leaker Just Get Revealed in the NSC?

There is a lot of friction in the President Trump’s National Security Council (NSC). The NSC is headed by H.R, McMaster and the leaks of the transcripts of President Trump’s phone calls have set off a string of accusations and denials and support within the administration. It is described in this article that a poisonous atmosphere now exists on the council. Also noted is the appearance the Mr. Masmaster does not fall into alignment with the President on any issues that the President supports. How can you account for the fact that he is still working for Trump?

As Written By Richard Pollock for the Daily Caller:

Finger-pointing erupted within the National Security Council following a major leak to The Washington Post of telephone transcripts between President Donald Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Australia, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. And as the U.S. inches closer to war with North Korea, the White House body charged with discussing and coordinating U.S. foreign policy is engulfed in what one administration official called a “poisonous environment.”

Initial leak accusations from two White House officials focused on Megan Badasch, the National Security Council (NSC) deputy executive secretary, who manages the NSC’s document portal. The portal included transcripts of his discussions, which makes her one of three people with access to the leaked documents. But three senior officials within the White House say Badasch had nothing to do with the leaks, and point out that no evidence has been provided to prove that she did.

The finger-pointing is a reflection of growing divisions within the NSC under Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Three current administration officials interviewed by The DCNF blame the volatile McMaster for the atmosphere and for a growing demoralization among the staff. One official characterized the NSC under his leadership as a “poisonous ………


‘Poisonous Atmosphere’ Grips NSC | The Daily Caller

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