Leaks from the White House dried up a bit after Chief of Staff John Kelly took office, but now they are happening again and that is disturbing, Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said Monday.
"The leaks, the leaks disturb me," Gorka, now a national security strategist for Fox News, told "Fox & Friends." "Gen. Kelly really got a grip on the White House when he came in. Now there seems to be a resurgence."
The latest leak making waves came out concerning communication aide Kelly Sadler's comments concerning Sen. John McCain's, R-Ariz., opposition to Gina Haspel, the president's choice to head the CIA. Someone leaked her comments that McCain's opinion did not matter because the 81-year-old senator is "dying anyway" of brain cancer.
"I know there are still people in the White House who don't respect the president, and I never understood why you would want to work for somebody you don't respect," Gorka said. "They will be dealt with. I trust the general. But the at end of the day, it is really stunning."
Meanwhile, the president has gotten many achievements toward fulfilling his agenda, including Monday's opening at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, but he is still being roundly criticized by the media, and Gorka noted that started back on the day Trump was elected.
"They were so in the tank for Hillary [Clinton]," Gorka said. "If you remember The New York Times, The Huffington Post, [they said] she has more than 90 percent chance of winning."
For such outlets, "their world just shattered and crumbled and they can't psychologically cope with it," he said. "Let's look at one metric, the Heritage Foundation: Whenever there is a new presidency, they write a book called 'Mandate for Leadership.'
"In it they talk about the things new president should do if they wish to be a conservative. The Heritage Foundation list this time was 355 policy recommendations for the new president. They have just went back to that list. They did a kind of spreadsheet he has realized more than 60 percent of those policy recommendations in less than a year-and-a-half."
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