Are White House Leaks Self-Serving Or About The Greater Good?

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:58pm
Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 4:04pm
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Every presidential administration has leaks, but the Trump administration has made prior White Houses seem like they simply had tiny drips — instead of the current deluge.

Former Chief of Staff Reince Preibus was painted as a leaker, which was reportedly part of the reason he lost his job.

So why do leaks happen? Are they self-serving or more likely about the greater good in some way?

Frederic Lemieux of Georgetown University recently wrote a piece about leaks, and I spoke with him. Lemieux is faculty director for Georgetown’s Masters in Applied Intelligence.

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