The President of the United States Donald trump endorsed his press Secretary Sean Spicer to check the phones of employees of the White house for leaks of confidential information to the media. It is reported by CNN, citing multiple sources.
According to interlocutors of the channel, this decision was for the administration a signal that the tramp is furious, because classified information regularly gets into the media. The sources also noted that trump has agreed to test phones before journalists CNN, The New York Times and Politico were not allowed at the briefing in the White house.
Sam Spicer told CNN that trump has nothing to do with the initiative to check the phones. “Trump does not approve of this idea and didn’t even know about it. This is not true,” — said the press Secretary of the White house.
Before Politico, citing sources in the Washington administration announced that Spicer ordered a check of the phones of White house staffers in connection with the leaks in the media. According to the publication, last week, after the media got the information from the closed meeting of the employees of the press service of the White house, Spicer summoned all the attendees to your office for an interview. At the entrance to the office of Spicer all employees had to pass the test on their phones to prove that they have nothing to hide, the meeting was attended by the lawyers of the White house.
During the meeting Spicer said that the members of the administration banned the use of mobile applications, that encrypt and automatically delete sent messages, and threatened his subordinates “big problems” if the leak will occur again.