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In all the years I've followed the media, the only times I ever saw a reporter BURN a source that spoke off the record was when it was done as payback for the source giving them bad information.

So far I can't see any real reason for the reporters Westerhout spoke to doing this
If as a reporter you tell a source your conversation is off the record, and then you later publicly OUT that source, that means you can't be trusted.
So whoever this reporter/s are that just burned Westerhout, you can bet she's going to name them and NOBODY in DC is EVER going to speak to them off the record ever again.
Remember what I wrote a long time ago. You don’t immediately remove every leaker. If you’re smart, you leave some in place to feed them disinformation to give to your enemies.

So it could be she was being used as a source all this time, and Trump knew and WaPo burned her...
...after she was used to feed them disinformation that blew up in their faces one time too many.

Now, let me show you how complicated Art of War can get.

There are MULTIPLE possibilities here.
1. Unknown enemy spy betrayed by her own side after simply handing over too much stuff that turned out to be wrong

2. Known enemy spy, spotted & fed disinfo until enemy turned on her

3. Flipped enemy spy, willingly feeding disinfo to the enemy

4. Double agent spy
5. Trump spy from the start, was feeding the enemy disinfo all along, enemy finally realizing it only now.

I’m still half awake or I’d come up with more scenarios.
If #5 turns out to be the case, that means WaPo finally figured out the were being fed disinformation thru her.

They outed her as their source in retaliation, and so it’s time for her to move on to another job.

I suspect but cannot yet prove this happened with Hope Hicks.
But in Hicks case, they got fed disinformation so many times, they stopped calling but didn’t burn her. So a new “source” had to be found to keep feeding distractions to these laser pointing chasing media idiots.

Remember, it’s not just what TRUMP says making them chase it...
...these media idiots are fed stories from INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE. Stories that turn out to be spectacularly wrong.
“The leaks are real; the news is fake.”

He TOLD THEM THIS at the very beginning, did he not?
This is why you’ve got to be careful. Many of the fake leaks embarrassing the Fake News Media comes from...WHO?

TRUMP HIMSELF, via his own network.

Many people just do not remember, grasp, or accept this.
Could be after this one blew up on WaPo they retaliated by burning the source.

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