This latest leak comes on top of an administration in a state of distrust and alarm, with the White House already hunting for the source of previous leaks and leveraging the significant resources of the IT department.
It is not publicly known whether the administration has identified who may have leaked the schedules.
Now Axios has published four more of the president’s private schedules from last week. They appear to show even more “executive time’ than previously reported. According to the latest documents, published by Axios here, the schedules reveal a president with a more open daily routine than before.
According to the documents, Trump spent about half of the entire four days during the week of February 4 in the now-notoriously titled “executive time.”
According to a Politico, report published Friday, a White House official believes the source of the leak is likely a career government worker, rather than a Trump appointee.
These schedule leaks, however galling for the president and his advisers, do not provide a complete picture of the president’s working day. Trump has a more detailed, less openly circulated routine that even senior staff aren’t given, Axios reports.
According to the president himself, executive time is not just a time when Trump kicks about the Oval Office — watching TV, reading newspapers, tweeting, and making phone calls.
“When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President,” he tweeted.
Unsurprisingly, Trump was reportedly incensed by the leak and is well aware of the search for the culprit.
Leaks have been an ongoing problem for the president.
Unflattering leaks and reports have constantly flowed out of the Trump White House, much to the consternation of officials.
Former White House chief of staff John Kelly attempted to clamp down on the leaks by taking several precautions, including conducting sweeps to collect personal devices and banning cell phones at the West Wing.
It seems that was not a success.