President Trump’s personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout was terminated yesterday after it was discovered she leaked information to the Washington Post’s White House bureau chief Philip Rucker.
According to the New York Times, Westerhout’s “resignation” came after President Trump found out she had “shared details about his family and the Oval Office operations she was involved in at a recent off-the-record dinner with reporters during the president’s working vacation.”
Westerhout was not allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
Westerhout previously worked as the assistant to Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Katie Walsh. She also worked for former Massachusetts Gov. Willard Mitt Romney, now a U.S. Senator from Utah.
Westerhout was President Trump’s personal assistant from the beginning of his presidency, and her office was in front of the Oval Office. She had been described as President Trump’s “gatekeeper” in U.S. media.
OAN’s Ryan Girdusky has reported, “Allies of the president who supported his agenda would leave him letters about why/how certain pieces of legislation were bad for his agenda- Madeline would vet the letters and very frequently ensure they never got in front of Trump.”
Girdusky added, “This was the case for most of the large funding bills that increased catch and release and created loopholes for illegal aliens.”
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan claimed Westerhout’s conversation with Rucker was supposed to be “off-the-record,” which would mean The Washington Post violated its own policies and standards in publishing information Westerhout provided.
Author Dr. Jane Ruby has reported extensively on how loyalist Trump supporters were shunned during the Trump administration’s hiring process. Zero hires were made from the GreatAgain.gov website that Trump supporters were encouraged to send resumes to.
Instead, hiring authority inside the Trump administration was given to Bush-era GOP characters like former head of the Office of Presidential Personnel Johnny DeStefano.
Dr. Ruby also reported on the story of former Trump campaign staffers that did make the transition into the administration promptly being fired within the first year of Trump’s presidency.
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