Report: Kelly’s Phone Hacked, Trump Takes Historic Action in West Wing

Categories: Politics

The White House may be taking extreme measures after it was reported that the White House believes chief of staff John Kelly’s personal cellphone had been compromised.

A new report indicated that the Secret Service is prohibiting personal mobile devices, including tablets, cellphones and smart watches, from the West Wing.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow claimed during her program Thursday night that her team had access to an internal Secret Service memo explaining to White House staffers that personal devices, including cellphones, tablets, smart watches, would be prohibited inside the West Wing.

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Maddow reported that personal devices would either be secured in lockboxes or turned off before entering the West Wing.

The memo was reportedly dated on Oct. 2 and noted that the policy would be implemented in 30 days. The memo also stated that the policy applied to all pass holders and their guests.

You can watch the video at this link. If you cannot stomach listening to Maddow go on and on, the relevant portion of the video begins around the 3:15 mark.

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Considering this “news” is coming from Maddow, it should be taken with extreme caution. Maddow has repeatedly compromised her journalistic integrity by constantly trashing President Donald Trump and his family. She also has a nasty habit of sensationalizing news that is not really news.

However, it is based on reporting from the somewhat more respectable Politico that Kelly’s phone had been hacked, adding that the compromise could go as far back as December.

However, there has been no official word yet from the White House, the Secret Service or the president regarding the memo.

Any kind of hack is serious business and it will be interesting to see if this news is the real deal.

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H/T Washington Examiner

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