Over the past several weeks, there has been a series of leaks flowing from the White House. The miscreant that leaked this information to the mainstream media could face serious repercussions for putting our national security at risk. The mystery culprit who has been shrouded in secrecy may have been finally discovered by Donald Trump, and will now face the dire consequences.
Since Donald Trump assumed the office of president, there have been leaks coming from within the administration. Every step Trump took there was someone ready and waiting to trip him up. The most recent leak was about National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s conversation with a Russian official. Now after weeks of searching Trump’s team has been able to flush out the rat.
White House Deputy Chief of Staff and staunch #NeverTrumper, Kate Walsh has been identified as the mole. Walsh who was adamantly against Trump throughout his campaign still holds to her original opinions about her current boss. A source that is close to President Trump’s family said, “The president and his allies have been deliberately feeding her fake information in order to find her network, it’s been going well.”
Another White House source close to Trump said, “Everyone knows not to talk to her in the White House unless you want to see it in the press,” The source added, “The only question is whether or not she’s doing it at the behest of [White House Chief of Staff] Reince Priebus or if she’s doing it to advance herself in DC media circles.”
Trump who has been tirelessly searching for this leaker is ready to take action if Walsh is indeed to blame. If Walsh is caught red-handed her future does not appear to be too bright and will face a long stay in prison.
According to Law Newz, a person found guilty of leaking this sort of information could be tried under the Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. § 798. Any person found guilty of this crime could end up in prison for 10 years and face a fine. If the leaks involved classified information that was sent to members of the press, the source could end up behind bars if they’re caught.
This is why Donald Trump needs to flush the White House of holdovers and fast. These people are working together to bring him down and they do not care how. If Walsh is found to be responsible for these damning leaks she should also be tried for treason in addition to espionage charges. Trump needs to send a clear message and drop the hammer down hard in order to gain control of his office.
However, I do not think we have to worry about that. Trump is no one’s fool and if I were Kate Walsh, I would start shopping for a good attorney now.