What kind of leak is this? By that, the writer tries to figure out from which side did it come from? Did this leak come from the President’ Detractors or did it come from his supporters? Was this something meant to help the Department of Justice or was it meant to be destructive? There are always two sides to an argument, but it is interesting to see that there are two sides to this leak. What is your informed opinion?
As Written By Allahpundit for Hot Air:
What I mean is, was this a friendly leak or a hostile leak? I can imagine it both ways.
Relatedly, did it come from someone on Trump’s side or on Sessions’s side? I can imagine that both ways too.
New White House chief of staff John Kelly, in one of his first acts in his new post, called Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reassure him that his position was safe despite the recent onslaught of criticism he has taken from President Donald Trump.
Kelly called Sessions on Saturday to stress that the White House was supportive of his work and wanted him to continue his job, according to two people familiar with the call. The people demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about a private conversation. Kelly, who was appointed to the post the day before, described the president as still miffed at Sessions but did not plan to fire him or hope he would resign.
Scenario one: Sessions and his allies leaked it to reassure DOJ personnel that the Attorney General isn’t going anywhere. The worst part of Trump dogging Sessions on Twitter was undermining his authority within the Justice Department, signaling that he’d be out the door sooner rather than later. This leak helps re-establish that authority.
Scenario two: The White House leaked it with Trump’s approval to reassure the president’s base that their favorite cabinet member is still part of the team. Dumping on Sessions, the one committed nationalist ……..
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