Trump Betrayed By Member Of His Inner Circle As Personal Assistant Leaks Intimate Details Then Resigns

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A personal assistant to the President of the United States, Madeleine Westerhout, suddenly resigned from her position on Thursday after it was revealed that she leaked private information about President Donald Trump to the media.

Westerhout had been with the Trump administration since the President's inauguration.

Fox News reports on the matter:

Westerhout allegedly shared intimate details about the president's family and life during an off-the-record dinner with reporters near Bedminster, N.J., where Trump was on vacation. Her desk sat outside the Oval Office and she was often seen alongside Trump.

Politico reported that there were some White House officials who were weary of Westerhout when she began to attempt to expand her own personal role from the President's personal assistant to also include “duties associated with foreign travel and other tasks,” according to Fox.

A White House adviser told Politico that the information breach, which was a total violation of the President's trust was “the final straw.”

Fox further reports, “Westerhout, a former staffer with the Republican National Committee, joined the Trump team during the 2016 campaign.

Her departure adds to the growing list of staffers and other Trump administration officials who have come and gone.

More than 60 percent of those with the title of assistant to the president left within the first 18 months.”

Via CNN:

A former White House official told CNN that Trump was close with Westerhout — whose office was directly in front of the Oval Office — but discussing personal information about his family was a red line.
Her ouster marks yet another departure from an administration beset by a series of exits by high-ranking officials. It also underlines the President's battle against the extensive leaks out of the White House and his greater campaign against the press, and could have a chilling effect on future contacts between members of the administration and reporters.
The New York Times reported first on Westerhout's resignation. The Times cited “a source with knowledge of her departure,” reporting that the Trump administration official was considered to be a “separated employee” on Thursday.
A source with knowledge about the dinner at the Embassy Suites hotel in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, where the President reportedly visits, said that Westerhout and deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley were both at a dinner out surrounded by reporters recently.
This story is still developing. Check back for updates.

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