Sarah Sanders Gave ‘Emotional’ Speech Lambasting WH Staff For Leaking McCain Comments…And It Leaked

“It is actually unheard of for a White House.” That’s how Axios’ Jonathan Swan described the leaks coming out of the White House on MSNBC Saturday. His latest report, based on five sources, details a meeting Sarah Huckabee Sanders had with the White House communications team, in which she decried leakers. The contents of that meeting, of course, leaked to Swan. The White House is currently struggling to deal with the fallout from comments made by staffer Kelly Sadler in a private meeting, in which she dissmissed Sen. John McCain‘s opposition to CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel by quipping “he’s dying anyway.” That comment leaked earlier this week, and after Sanders held a meeting with her comms staff to lambaste the leak of those private comments, that meeting leaked as well. According to Swan’s reporting, a “visibly upset and furious” Sanders told the group of 20 staffers: “I am sure this conversation is going to leak, too. And that’s just disgusting.” Sources from the meeting told Swan that White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp voiced support for Sadler, who has faced calls for her resignation over the comments. “You can put this on the record… I stand with Kelly Sadler,” Schlapp said, which a source told Swan was intended to support staffers that are the victims of leaks. Sanders, who reportedly said Sadler’s comments were innapropriate, focused her ire on leaks from private White House meetings. Swan said on MSNBC that the White House press team is “in complete disarray.” Watch the Axios reporter dish on his reporting above, via MSNBC.

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