Donald Trump Cuts Staff On Security Council After Leak Over Ukraine

Washington.- The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has ordered the reduction of the personnel working in the National Security Council (NSC) after the leak over Ukraine that has caused the start of a political trial process, he reported today the Bloomberg agency.

Some of the sources cited by this means on condition of anonymity indicated that said staff cut seeks to lose muscle in foreign policy by the White House under the leadership of the new National Security advisor, Robert O'Brien, who recently replaced John Bolton

Bloomberg said that both O'Brien and the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, have already moved the order to reduce staff at the NSC, where 310 people are currently working and that they grew in size during the Government of Barack Obama.


The order, however, comes shortly after a leak that has splashed the NSC has caused a political earthquake in Washington with the start of a political trial process against Trump.

The leak – which Trump pressured Kiev to investigate former vice president and Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his family for alleged corruption in Ukraine – came from inside the White House itself.

As published by The New York Times, it would be a CIA agent who worked for a while in the White House.

This Friday, Trump has retweeted a message on Twitter stating that in the White House the filter worked for the NSC.

It has also been known that the White House stores in a system that very few people in the NSC have access to classified information and files of Trump talks with foreign leaders, such as the one he had with the Ukrainian Vladimir Zelenski.

The leak has shaken Washington to a year of the presidential elections with the start of a political trial process against the president.

The president of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, ordered her committees last week to initiate an investigation with the aim of bringing to the plenary an "impeachment" vote so that the Senate can discuss Trump's impeachment.

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