Report: Trump signed off on plan to check White House staffers’ cell phones
U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly attempting to find out how information is being leaked from inside the White House and has signed off on a plan to check the cell phones of White House aides. However, the White House press secretary claimed that Trump was not involved in the decision.
U.S. President Donald Trump decided late last night (Monday) to sign off on White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s plan to check the cell phones of aides in the White House in order to make sure that they are not leaking information to journalists, multiple sources told CNN. The decision is reportedly supposed to send a clear message that Trump is furious at leaks from within the White House.
According to the decision, the phones of White House staffers will be checked in order to determine whether the aides have been communicating with journalists. The sources added that Trump also signed off on Spicer’s decision to prevent reporters from certain news agencies from entering a press conference on Friday.
Spicer rejected the reports about Trump’s involvement in the decisions. “[Trump] did not sign off or even know what I did,” Spicer said. “That is not accurate.”
“I don’t believe he even knew there was a gaggle and in no way was it discussed with him or any other staffer,” he added.