Sean Spicer is so desperate to stop the leaks coming from his staff that he’s now demanding cell phones.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer is desperately trying to find leakers in the West Wing. So desperate, in fact, that he’s now doing random phone checks of White House staffers, with the assistance of White House attorneys.
The White House whistleblowers have done the American people a great service. Without them we’d never know the extent of the corruption and incompetence in this administration. And because he can no longer hide or spin the facts, Trump is frantically cracking down on all departments trying to find the truth-tellers.
“Last week, after Spicer became aware that information had leaked out of a planning meeting with about a dozen of his communications staffers, he reconvened the group in his office to express his frustration over the number of private conversations and meetings that were showing up in unflattering news stories, according to sources in the room.
Upon entering Spicer’s office for what one person briefed on the gathering described as “an emergency meeting,” staffers were told to dump their phones on a table for a “phone check,” to prove they had nothing to hide.”
The staffers in the meeting were warned that they better not be using phone apps like Confide and Signal, which are encrypted and screenshot-protected messaging apps. The apps also automatically delete texts after they are sent.
The phone checks were done on all electronic devices the staffers carried. That included both government issued phones and personal phones.
Spicer warned the group that there would be hell to pay if news of the meeting or phone checks was leaked to the press. But clearly the whistleblowers were not intimidated.