Why Trump Didn’t Tell His Staffers He Was Firing James Comey

President Trump’s decision to keep his staff in the dark regarding his firing of then-FBI director James Comey was motivated by his concern that staffers would leak the news to the press, according to a report in the Associated Press.

While weighing whether or not to fire Comey, Trump kept his staffers out of the loop because he feared “that his own team would leak the decision,” according to the AP. Trump gave the White House communications team just one hour’s notice of Comey’s firing, leading to a poor public defense of the decision.

When Trump did tell his staffers of Comey’s firing, the news leaked to the press before Trump’s letter firing Comey could arrive at the FBI’s Washington, D.C. office….

Source: Why Trump Didn’t Tell His Staffers He Was Firing James Comey | The Daily Caller

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