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‘Furious’ Trump has unleashed the White House IT department to track down leaker of embarrassing ‘executive time’ daily schedule

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President Donald Trump is “infuriated” with the constant leaks pouring out of the White House and approved of an IT investigation to find out who the leaker is, reported Politico.

Trump’s personal schedule was leaked and showed that he had an unprecedented amount of “executive time” that included vague details about what he actually does. The president was scrutinized for using the large gaps of the time to do nothing except watch cable news.

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“It’s unprofessional to be trusted with information that is not intended to be publicly disclosed and then discloses it, whether it’s related to the president, related to your co-workers or your office, it’s just not professional behavior,” the official told Politico.

The official went on to explain that whoever leaked the personal information should not be trusted with access to more sensitive and private documents.

“We all have much bigger things to worry about and much bigger things that are going on. so it’s not that big of a deal. but it’s more just unnecessary and it was just a petty thing to do,” they explained. “If you’re leaking the schedule, what else could you be leaking or what other information?”

Officials did not reveal who the leaker was although they feel as if they are close.

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“Both career and political staff receive the daily public schedule, but I want to be very careful that we don’t try anyone in the press,” said one of the officials.

The White House has sought to seek out the leakers in the past, but have failed to identify a person.

“It’s a familiar position for the Trump White House, which has pledged to root out leakers in the past — most recently after a New York Times op-ed penned last year by a senior administration official identified only as ‘part of the resistance inside the Trump administration.’ In the wake of the op-ed’s publication, the White House embarked on a search for the official that has yet to turn up the culprit,” the report said.

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The search was approved by the acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. A White House spokesperson has not responded to a Politico’s request for comment.

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Trump is ‘having a full-blown mental breakdown’ and needs to resign: Ex-Trump staffer

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Leading Republican elected officials should work with President Donald Trump's family to negotiate him resigning from office, a former top White House official suggested on MSNBC on Friday.

Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci blasted his former boss during an interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily."

"He has totally and completely lost it. There is nobody that can look at the situation, read the tweets, look at the press sprays, and say he hasn’t lost it," Scaramucci argued.

"What does that mean, lost it?" Todd asked. "Define that."

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Trump responds to China raising tariffs — by raising tariffs on over half a trillion dollars in Chinese goods

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After US markets tanked on Friday, President Donald Trump dramatically escalated his trade war with China.

"For many years China (and many other countries) has been taking advantage of the United States on trade, intellectual property theft, and much more. Our country has been losing hundreds of billions of dollars a year to China, with no end in sight," Trump tweeted.

"Sadly, past Administrations have allowed China to get so far ahead of fair and balanced trade that it has become a great burden to the American taxpayer. As President, I can no longer allow this to happen," he argued.

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MSNBC anchor blasts Trump’s ‘lunacy’ after ‘a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling’

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The New York Stock Exchange closed down over 600 points on Friday as President Donald Trump's trade war with China escalated.

MSNBC anchor John Heilemann said, "we’re hours away for the president taking off to the G7 summit in Bairritz, France, where allies are bracing for the Trump-fueled mayhem that is now 100% certain to ensue, with Trump like a drunken traveler in the departure lounge about to take a trip that he dreads, already sewing global chaos, days-long public meltdown typically moved from words to actions."

"Donald Trump beginning this day with a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling, closing down more than 600 points today and escalating his trade war with China with these norm-shattering, power-abusing words in this tweet," he said, putting the tweet on-screen.

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