Is Ivanka a White House Leaker? Speculation Abounds After Curiously-Timed Puff Pieces


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Over the last several days, a number of flattering pieces have been published in various outlets about Ivanka Trump. The stories have come as her father, President Donald Trump, announced the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord — a move which Ivanka vigorously opposed, according to numerous outlets.

This is not the first time that these types of (often anonymously sourced) articles have portrayed the first daughter in a positive light.

Journalists, politicos, and others have begun to notice.

So why all the Ivanka love from the press? One theory has begun to gain steam.

In a piece for The New Republic, Brian Beutler voiced his agreement with those who point to Ivanka as a White House leaker, and blasted those who continue to write flattering pieces about her.

“[E]very political reporter will at some point find that such “well-placed” anonymous sources aren’t necessarily sources worth listening to. They lie, or they bullshit, or they think they know more than they do, or they self-deal one news clip at a time. Or some combination thereof. That’s Ivanka.”

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