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White House press secretary Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown

According to Politico, press secretary Sean Spicer is cracking down on leaks coming out of the West Wing, with increased security measures that include random phone checks of White House staffers, overseen by White House attorneys. The push to snuff out leaks

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the press, CNN reports. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were