Rumblings: Did Trump Set Up White House Leaker Madeleine Westerhout with Ludicrous ‘Nuke the Hurricanes’ Nonsense?
President Trump’s executive assistant Madeleine Westerhout resigned on Thursday after she was caught leaking details about Trump’s family and Oval Office operations to reporters.
Westerhout joined Trump’s transition team from the RNC and was not considered a ‘Trump loyalist.’
According to the New York Times, President Trump learned on Thursday that Westerhout had “indiscreetly shared details” about Trump’s family and “Oval Office operations” during a recent “off-the-record” dinner with reporters in New Jersey.
By Friday morning there were rumblings that Westerhout was fired for leaking the ludicrous “nuke the hurricanes” report to Axios earlier this week.
The White House scoffed at the ridiculous report.
But Axios reporter Jonathan Swan stood by his reporting.
I stand by every word in the story. He said this in at least two meetings during the first year and a bit of the presidency, and one of the conversations was memorialized. https://t.co/5qs8o1k4QS
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 26, 2019
This NYT report is accurate, per people familiar. She had an off the record conversation and reporter/s shared it. This info got back to the White House. https://t.co/rtXcy6RdrW
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 30, 2019
Jonathan Swan tweeted out his one word response last night when the report broke: “Wow.”
Swan later deleted his tweet.
The Gateway Pundit reached out to Swan for comment.
We will update with any response.
Now that I know this, hard to believe this didn’t happen sooner: “Madeleine Westerhout, 29, had worked for the Republican National Committee as an assistant to Chief of Staff Katie Walsh & the transition team before becoming a close aide to the president.” https://t.co/fTpmimSMLk
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) August 30, 2019