Ever since word leaked that President Donald Trump did not follow his aides’ instructions to not congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone, there has been a great deal of speculation about who gave this story to the media.
“Maybe the president put this out there,” Hemmer suggested. “He’s been going at it with the intel community for some time. If they say ‘don’t congratulate him,’ this might be his way of saying, ‘Hey, the heck with you — I’m the boss.’”
“The president has apparently complained privately about the leak, but not publicly,” he said. “I’m smiling because I wouldn’t put it past President Trump to use this as a way of saying, ‘I’m the boss, you guys don’t tell me what to do.’”