Don’t correct the problem, just reduce the possibility that the problem will be identified.
Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump’s senior aides have further restricted the number of administration officials allowed to listen to the President’s phone calls with foreign leaders since his July 25 call with Ukraine’s President was revealed and became the centerpiece of the impeachment inquiry, according to multiple White House sources.
Transcripts of Trump’s calls with world leaders are also disseminated to a far smaller group of people inside the White House, those administration sources say, continuing an effort to limit the number of people with insight and information about the conversations.
It amounts to a concerted effort to prevent Trump’s conversations — which officials have said sometimes veer off into unguarded or undiplomatic territory — from becoming known to even those inside the administration.
“Nobody is allowed on the calls,” a White House official said, describing the new effort to limit those with access to the calls to only the President’s senior-most aides, barring some senior and mid-level career staff from listening in. “The barn door officially closed after the horse escaped.”
During past presidencies, a large number of officials would be invited to listen in on these phone calls, but those administrations were not engaged in potentially unethical or even criminal behaviors.
Of course this is part of a pattern that the Trump White House has adopted to protect Trump by keeping as many people as possible from seeing what he is up to.
Which is not the sort of thing that should help any of us sleep at night.