A personal assistant to President Trump who had been with the administration since Trump took office, Madeleine Westerhout, abruptly resigned Thursday, reportedly after it was determined she shared private information about the president with reporters.
Madeleine Westerhout, a former staffer with the Republican National Committee, joined Trump’s team during the 2016 campaign.
Westerhout allegedly shared intimate details about the president’s family and life during an off-the-record dinner with reporters near Bedminster, N.J., where Trump was on vacation. Her desk sat outside the Oval Office and she was often seen alongside Trump.
Some White House officials had become weary of her as she tried to expand her role from personal assistant to include duties associated with foreign travel and other tasks, Politico reported.
One White House adviser told the outlet the breach of trust was “the final straw.”