Trump Reportedly Suspects Steve Bannon of White House Leaks

West Wing sources say Trump is 'irritated' with Bannon, and suspicion of leaking puts the chief strategist's job in jeopardy

President Donald Trump walks away after his comments on the ongoing situation in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday August 12, 2017.
President Donald Trump walks away after his comments on the ongoing situation in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday August 12, 2017. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

U.S. President Donald Trump suspects Chief Strategist Steve Bannon of being behind leaks from the White House, placing his job in jeopardy, according to a report by Axios.

West Wing staff believe Bannon leaked information about National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and that the former's job could be in danger, White House sources told the news website.

Trump is said to be "irritated" with Bannon following a series of reports targeting McMaster. In the past, Trump has expressed his intention to end the high volume of leaks escaping the White House. Newly hired Chief of Staff John Kelly is expected to help crack down on such leaks.

On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a crackdown on leakers government-wide on Friday, including a Justice Department review of subpoena policies for media outlets that publish sensitive information.