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Ina Fried May 30
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NY Times Editor: "It’s a White House in disarray"

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New York Times editor Dean Baquet said at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California that there are two simple reasons why there is so much leaking coming out of the Trump White House:

  • "A lot of the news is coming out because it's a White House in disarray," he said, explaining that the Trump administration still consists of 2-3 factions fighting for the ear of a president who came into office without fully formed policy positions.
  • Baquet also cited the deep dissatisfaction within the D.C. bureaucracy. "This administration is doing stuff that has upset the permanent government of Washington," he said, adding, "I don't think there is a conspiratorial meeting of people that want to take down Donald Trump."