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Sean Spicer Blames White House Leaks on 'Apps'

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:49 PM

The White House can’t end the continuing information leaks because of  "encrypted apps," according to President Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer.

Spicer, who left the Trump administration about 10 months ago, endured a grilling on Fox News Tuesday night from Martha MacCallum, who asked him how the leaks have continued despite White House chief of staff John Kelly’s attempts to crack down.

"This is like a year and a half," she said. "I mean, we’ve been through all these cycles of people in the communications department, and then John Kelly was brought in. This was going to stop the leaks."

She added that former White House communications director "Anthony Scaramucci said he was going to stop the leaks. I mean, what is the problem?! How tough is it to run a tighter operation?"

Spicer replied that "encrypted apps" make it very difficult to stop people from spreading information.

"People have very ingenious ways these days with encrypted apps, et cetera, to go after each other, but I think part of the problem is that you’ve got a media that’s willing to take any story," he said before borrowing a phrase from White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, "that comes from anybody that wants to — as Kellyanne put it — shiv one of their fellow employees. So that there’s a willing audience to get retribution or undermine someone else’s agenda, and score petty political points if they don’t want to undermine someone else on the team. I think that’s sad, that’s wrong."

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The White House can’t end the continuing information leaks because of “encrypted apps,” according to President Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer.
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