President Barack Obama allegedly directed the US Secret Service to “keep the Press away from Trump” in an effort to help the Hillary Clinton Campaign.
Shortly after that verbal directive was given by the President, the Secret Service told the Trump Campaign the Press could no longer travel with the Trump Motorcade because their resources “were spread too thin during a time of heightened security.”
The Trump Campaign, completely trusting of and cooperative with the Secret Service, did not question the MOTIVE behind the change; they simply agreed to do what the Secret Service asked of them. This has caused outrage among the press Pool which typically travels with the candidate.
An extremely high-ranking member of the Secret Service has revealed to SuperStation95 that President Obama openly laughed
“If the press is kept away, then Trump won’t be in the news as much. If he’s not in the news, people won’t vote for him.”
POLITICO writer HADAS GOLD broke a story today about the change in Press situation around Trump, but the story does not mention it was Obama who personally ordered a change and allegedly did so for political reasons.
The POLITICO story, title “Trump campaign reporters no longer in motorcade” was published today 09/20/16 09:37 AM EDT and goes on to report:
The Donald Trump campaign has reversed a move that was meant to improve logistics for the traveling media. Reporters following Trump as part of his pool will no longer travel in the candidate’s motorcade.
According to an email sent by organizers of the Trump press pool, the campaign said it was the Secret Service’s decision to remove the press pool from the motorcade as their resources are being stretched too thin amid a “heightened state of security” to keep the press’ plane clean.
“We have communicated that this is an issue that the campaign should have spotted long ago and are vigorously protesting the decision,” an email from the pool chairs said. “We have told the campaign that if they are truly committed to transparency, than [sic] they should place the pool on Trump’s plane so it is a truly protective pool. They have not been responsive to that request.”
On Monday, the journalists following Trump began to fly on a new “chase” plane which would more closely follow Trump’s plane, and were told they would now travel within the Trump motorcade. The move, which the campaign said was in the works for weeks, was expected to help prevent instances such as last week, when Trump’s press pool, caught in traffic on the way from a different airport, was late to a Trump rally in New Hampshire. Instead of delaying his rally, Trump mocked the press for being late.
By not being in the motorcade, the pool will have to contend with normal traffic, making it more likely that they could miss or be late to other events. The Trump press pool has been lobbying to travel with Trump on his plane, a move which would solve these logistical problems, and one his campaign has signaled will likely never happen. Nearly all previous presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton, have their traveling press corps with them on their planes by this point in the campaign.
The reversal is the latest in a series of events that has seriously frustrated the reporters who cover Trump.
This story reads as though the decision had nothing to do with Obama when, in fact, SuperStation95 has information given to us directly from a high-ranking Secret Service member, indicating Obama had EVERYTHING to do with this change. That source spoke to us on the specific condition of anonymity, because the source knows SuperStation95 protects sources in accordance with the New York Journalist “Shield Law.” We treat such confidential sources as being protected by a “Non-Disclosure Agreements” to which we are contractually bound and we will not reveal the identity of a source to anyone or to any court, anywhere, for any reason, including the federal courts of limited jurisdiction.