"In 26 Years, I've Never Seen Anything Like This" White House Leaks Reportedly Reveal Trump Team Turmoil

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Trump’s volatile behavior has created an environment ripe for leaks from his executive agencies and even within his White House, according to The Huffington Post. And while leaks typically involve staffers sabotaging each other to improve their own standing or trying to scuttle policy ideas they find genuinely problematic, Trump’s 2-week-old administration has a third category: leaks from White House and agency officials alarmed by the president’s conduct.

For Americans who based their impression of Trump on the competent and decisive tycoon he portrayed on his “Apprentice” TV reality shows, the portrait from these and many other tidbits emerging from his administration may seem a shock: an impulsive, sometimes petty chief executive more concerned with the adulation of the nation than the details of his own policies ? and quick to assign blame when things do not go his way.


“I’ve been in this town for 26 years. I have never seen anything like this,” said Eliot Cohen, a senior State Department official under President George W. Bush and a member of his National Security Council. “I genuinely do not think this is a mentally healthy president.”


There is the matter of Trump’s briefing materials, for example. The commander in chief doesn’t like to read long memos, a White House aide who asked to remain unnamed told The Huffington Post. So preferably they must be no more than a single page. They must have bullet points but not more than nine per page.


Small things can provide him great joy or generate intense irritation. Trump told The New York Times that he’s fascinated with the phone system inside the White House. At the same time, he’s registered a complaint about the hand towels aboard Air Force One, the White House aide said, because they are not soft enough.


He’s been particularly obsessed with the performance of his aides on cable television.

Notably, HuffPo admits...

Information about Trump’s personal interactions and the inner workings of his administration has come to HuffPost from individuals in executive agencies and in the White House itself. They spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of losing their jobs.


While some of the leaks are based on opposition to his policies – the travel ban on all refugees and on visitors from seven predominantly Muslim nations, for instance – many appear motivated by a belief that Trump’s words, deeds and tweets pose a genuine threat.

The New York Times, meanwhile, painted a portrait of a brooding commander in chief, wandering the White House alone in a bathrobe at night, watching too much cable television and venting his frustrations through angry tweets.

“I think it’s a cry for help,” said Elizabeth Rosenberg, a counterterrorism expert at the Treasury Department under Obama.


She said many staffers still working in the national security agencies under Trump see what’s happening and are driven by a simple motive: “Incredulity, and the need to share it.”

However, Daily Caller's Kerry Picket reports that President Donald Trump pointed the finger at Obama administration holdovers at the White House and National Security Council for leaking information about private phone conversations he had with leaders of Australia and Mexico.

“It’s a disgrace that they leaked because it’s very much against our country,” Trump told Fox News Sunday, accusing “Obama people” in civil service positions for the leaks.


“It’s a very dangerous thing for this country,” he added noting that these individuals were still being sought out and replaced.


Trump described the media stories of what seemed to be contentious interactions between him and the two foreign leaders as misreported, and contended that he actually had “positive” conversations with both men.


Leaks relating to the new White House have gone to mainstream media outlets that Trump has blasted in the past for treating him unfairly including: the New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC and the Associated Press.

Ron Kaufman, who worked in George H.W. Bush’s White House in the late 1980s and early 1990s, argued that the Trump administration’s leaks are par for the course for a young administration. “There’s always leaks,” Kaufman said. “Every president in history has said the press hates me and there’s too many leaks.”

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cossack55's picture

Go medival on their asses, Donny.  They think you are a little off anyway. Prove it.

barndoor's picture

He's just acting crazy to confuse the press

barndoor's picture

I guess those tiny hands require very delicate towels...

Son of Loki's picture

Killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people by Soweeto Obama was much much saner, eh.


lol...Fake news to delegitimize the Trump meister but he knows exactly what he is doing.

barndoor's picture

For those who claim that this is all an act, here's a question.  Over the long term, what is the difference between acting crazy and actually being crazy?

monad's picture

Kissinger acted crazy. He's still breathing. Contact with that poison toad drove borderline crazy Nixon the rest of the way. He's been dead so long he's not even in plant fertilizer anymore.  

Manthong's picture

Huff ‘n Puff Post, Cohen - Bush appointed dweeb     and New York Slimes...

Consider the source.


VinceFostersGhost's picture



I genuinely do not think this is a mentally healthy MSM.

Bastiat's picture

Maybe  after the Pizaagate indictments come out, they'll calm down.

N2OJoe's picture

I’ve been in this town for 26 years."

Drain the swamp!

MalteseFalcon's picture

This is the latest in a long line of "Trump can't be president" memes. Trump is crazy, so the cabinet can remove him under the 25th (?) amendment. This kind of long distance psychoanalysis is a (((stereotypical))) move. Ain't happening.

Pinto Currency's picture

For 26 years this scum has watched a bunch of pedophiles running wild in Washington.

No, he's never seen anyone like this as president.

And that's a good thing.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Pinto Currency Feb 8, 2017 10:31 AM

That's just a liberal HufPo hit piece.  Trump has done almost everything that is right and needs to be done.  Just because a few of the ELITES don't like his methods is no reason to make such crazy statements or to put them in print.

I'm With Trump!

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

These joos and libshits better hope Trump prevails, because if he doesn't far worse (for them) is coming.

Do they really think this anger in the hearts of White men will subside by undermining Trump? They must be really confused.

Buck Johnson's picture

They don't think that it can happ to them.  They think it only happens to black people so the other groups think they are safe as long as they act white.  LIttle do they know they don't like them either.



Shemp 4 Victory's picture

whispering campaign: noun
1.  the organized spreading of insinuations or rumors to destroy the reputation of a person, organization, etc.


PrayingMantis's picture


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archon's picture

More fake news.  Drain the swamp!

Save_America1st's picture

let these scumbags continue to mouth off about things. They just add their names to the list of who to fire next (if they weren't already targeted anyway, which they probably were). These scumbags knew they were on the chopping block anyway, so they're gettin' uppity. Fire them all.
This is an info war and they will continue to use the treasonous media as their outlet for fakery and fraud.
They just put bigger targets on themselves and they will never recover from it when this is all over with.

nmewn's picture

"...according to the Huffington Post..."...and..."been here 26yrs"...and dats all folks.

IntTheLight's picture

I don't care what these morons say. They are liars. All attend the same synagogue too. Coincidence?

Richard Chesler's picture

according to The Huffington Post.

Stopped reading right there.

shovelhead's picture

Let me guess...

Three sentences in and you knew every hanky that was going to be tearfully waved and the hysterical emoting that would reach a rousing crescendo of dire warnings of impending cataclysm.

Yeah, me too.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"For 26 years this scum has watched a bunch of pedophiles running wild in Washington."

Search for "Conspiracy of Silence - The Franklin Cover-Up".

vealparm's picture

Can we remove "Crazy Nancy Pelosi" or "Crazy Maxine Waters"?

Many others also...........too many to list.

JRobby's picture


The illness is terminal, incurable.

Slingsby's picture

Yeah. Assclowns like this are the problem. He's been there for 26 years and apparently thinks bombing the fuck out of the Middle East and killing hundreds of thousands of people is sane. That trying to provoke Russia into war is sane. That importing the dregs of other nations societies into the US and paying them to do nothing is sane.

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

Say that again and I'll give you another green arrow!

Kidbuck's picture

Don't forget sodomizing jewish interns in the oval office while talking on the phone with diaper heads in the middle east.

turnoffthewater's picture

Yep. that's what you get for printing free currency.

Kobe Beef's picture

26 years, says (((Elliot Cohen))).

Wonder if he's another of those Washington Dual Citizens..

Kobe Beef's picture

and (((Elizabeth Rosenberg)))

Kobe Beef's picture

finally, (((Ron Kaufman))).

Every named source in this HuffPo hit piece hails from ZOG. Must be a cohencidence.

X- x3's picture

You forgot,

(((Ron Kaufman))), 'who worked in George H.W. Bush’s White House in the late 1980s....'

Samual Adams's picture

BINGO!   I was waiting for someone to comment on that.  I notice that shit all the time now, actually for the past 7 years since I began to become enlightened to ZOG,  etc.    Gold, Bitchez!



www.mediamonarchy.com   spectacular crowd sourced independent daily broadcast.    Have been listening fervently.   Just wanted to put it out there Fellow ZH crowd!

Al Armed's picture

Yes, and how. Loyalty-wise, anyway. He has been front-and-center on all issues having anything to do with opening the borders, loves shoveling taxpayer money to Asians. Associated with the Safavian-Abramoff-Rove crew.

NewHugh's picture

Cohen. Jew. Bush shill. NEXT!!!

Syrin's picture

EXACTLY !!   That was the first thing I thought too.   And they want to see more of the same behavior?


Ever seen a president give guns to Mexican drug cartels?

Ever seen a president release a forged birth certificate?

Ever seen a Nobel Peace Prize winner drop 100,000 bombs?

Ever seen an administration use the agencies of gov't as weapons to political opposition?


We have had LOTSof "firsts", and this fuckhead decides to speak up now?  Check his bank account for a deposit from Georege Soros.

fockewulf190's picture

Trump needs to implement further purging. Quickly.

Creative_Destruct's picture

@Son of Loki: "Killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people by Soweeto Obama was much much saner, eh."

Yep. State sanctioned killing is always "righteous" and a mere statistic. Stalin understood it, all the states involved in wars and internal oppression throughout the ages understood it , and we are no excetpion.

"A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic" - Joe S.

Now the Deep State is deep in the same delusion. Normal for them.

And implying Trump is mentally ill is a very black pot calling a partly stained kettle black, and likely yet another Deep State smear tactic to delegitimize him.

Katos's picture

Watch a video by Robert  Welch from 1958 on YouTube! In 9 minutes he explains exactly what is going on today! BRILLIANT 

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

The French police officer doesn't deny he sodomised the boy, as their was witnesses and the rectal damage by police baton was severe, resulting in an operation, but the officer has the temerity to claim it was by accident. lol  In the USSA, the officer would be found not guilty, as he was in fear for his life. lol  This cunt should serve a double figure jail term IMO and allegedly this has not been his first transgression from the rule book.

shovelhead's picture

I guess "Just say no to drugs" doesn't send a firm message like a poke with a nightstick.

Since his pantlegs weren't over his calves while he was walking, I'm going to assume that "sodomized" is going to be a bit of journalistic license to 'implant' the story deeper in the minds of readers.

Kidbuck's picture

This guy would get promoted for improving community relations if he worked in San Francisco.

funthea's picture

Well, they are French! 

No idea what motivates a bunch of cops to insert a baton into the rectum of a detainee, but if I had to guess... I would say it has to do with social norms of the French and pent up latent homosexual tenancies, coupled with authoritative God complex.      ... but I could be wrong.

shovelhead's picture

Now NYCPD knows how a real sodomizing is supposed to go.

Bunch of French dilettantes.

cheka's picture

“I think it’s a cry for help,” said Elizabeth Rosenberg

“I’ve been in this town for 26 years. I have never seen anything like this,” said Eliot Cohen


HowdyDoody's picture

They cry as they stab you in the back - old Polish proverb