KIRSTERS BAISH| President Trump’s Senior Advisor, Anthony Scaramucci, has just canned Michael Short, the man who has been suspect to leaking information from the White House Communications Office. All of this is following the resignation of Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who was accused of being a possible ally to Short during the time of the leaks.
Breitbart has reported:
Suspected leaker Michael Short has been terminated from the White House communications office, Breitbart News can confirm.
Short, an ally of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and now former Press Secretary Sean Spicer—who resigned last week—was terminated on Tuesday by new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
Tara Palmeri of “Politico” was the first to report on the news.
On Tuesday morning, Palmeri wrote, “newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday that he plans to dismiss assistant press secretary Michael Short. It would be Scaramucci’s first step toward shaking up the communications shop, which has been dominated by former Republican National Committee staffers loyal to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, a former RNC chairman.”
Breitbart was told by numerous sources at the White House that Short was indeed a leaker. They explained that he had worked in cahoots with Katie Walsh, the now former White House Deputy Chief of Staff. Walsh is just another RNC wing official who was also fired earlier this year for her own involvement in suspected leaking of private information.
Although Short hasn’t given a response to the request for his comments on his involvement in the leaking, he did tell CNN that he does not believe that he is actually fired, even though numerous White House sources have indeed confirmed that he no longer works for the White House.
Multiple sources have explained that many of Short’s colleagues didn’t get along well with him after him having quit the Trump campaign and then decided to rejoin as a staffer simply because he had a relationship with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. When confronted about being the leaker, Short claimed that “the entire premise is false.” Short also maintains that he never quit the Trump campaign, claiming that he just went back to work at the Republican National Committee.
Those who decide to put national security on the line are a real threat to our country. Leaking classified White House information is unacceptable, and the Trump administration will do whatever is necessary to keep our country safe. Short shouldn’t be surprised that he lost his job. When accused of leaking government information it should be expected that one should be removed from a position with access to government information. It’s that simple. So, thank you Scaramucci, for doing what is right.