On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump responded to news that his former National Security Adviser resigned from his position.
News of General Michael Flynn’s resignation came late on Monday night, shortly after a report in the Washington Post that said the Department of Justice knew that Flynn discussed sanctions on the Russian government with the Ambassador to Russia.
According to the report, the administration was aware of Flynn’s impropriety for several weeks and did not discipline him. In his Tuesday morning tweet, Trump seemed to corroborate the validity of the report and other leaks from his administration.
“The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?”
According to recent media reports, Trump may have to get used to leaks coming from within his administration, if he keeps his current brain trust in place.
The Washington Post recently theorized on three possibilities about why the Trump White House has become known for its leaks.
“People who work in such environments invariably gossip about one another,” Callum Borchers said of the business like structure of Trump’s White House.
Most people are not constantly approached by journalists and invited to vent, however.
It could be the case that all these leaks are simply the result of human nature. Maybe White House staffers just can’t help themselves.