It has long been an open secret that one of the big leakers of the White House was Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway. It seems some people may have grown tired of her way of operating as several people told Politico she was overheard making fun of her colleagues at a party at the British Embassy in Washington on Thursday.
While attendees were having some drinks waiting for results of the British election to come in, Conway was overheard mocking White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and his efforts to stop leaks. “No leaks guuuys” she said, according to the Twitter account @KellyanneLeaks which was created after the party. The creator of that account, who photographed Conway talking to some Washington Post reporters, was one of Politico’s sources.
Conway was also overheard questioning what Legislative Director Marc Short actually does as part of his job. “Honestly, what the fuck does Marc Short do all day?” she supposedly said, according to the same Twitter account.
The former campaign manager also complained that she is “the one catching the slings and arrows in the West Wing.” She also told the reporters that Trump had told her to “go out there and say ‘Jim Comey is going to have to wait and see about the tapes’,” a statement she reportedly said was “basically the same thing as a ‘no comment’.”
The anonymous Twitter account has a tagline: “If a NYT, Politico, or WaPo article hits @Reince45 (or other W.H. staff), good chance @KellyannePolls leaked.”
Press secretary Sean Spicer said Conway disputed the account, claiming she is close to Short. Rather than mock Priebus, she was actually targeting reporters or their stories about tensions inside the White House “and how wrong they’ve been,” Spicer said.