Admittedly, the first month of the Trump administration has been fodder for so many things but what he shares with every president since the inception of the National Security Council in 1947 are leaks to the press.
If you’re looking for subterfuge and politics, the 70-year history of the NSC will not disappoint.
When U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson complained about the leaks, his assistant, Ralph Dugan denounced the State Department saying “I’ve got about as much confidence in them as I have in a Soviet spy.”
The spy thing is for a different post but I digress…
And of course, the infamous quip by Ronald Reagan, January 10, 1983. “I’ve had it up to my keister with these leaks.”
What would then-U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) say about the breach in protocol?