President Trump is calling on officials to exact legal revenge on whoever leaked the details of his trip to the White House bunker on May 29 as hundreds of demonstrators protesting George Floyd's death gathered in the streets outside.
Trump wants to find and prosecute those who released the details of the trip and is consumed by stories coming from the White House, the New York Times reports.
At the time, Trump brushed off news that he was rushed underground by Secret Service agents fearful for his safety as a "false report." Instead, he said the visit was for an "inspection" for a "very short period of time" because he had only been down there "two-and-a-half times" since arriving at the White House.
Attorney General William Barr later countered Trump's claim, telling Fox News that "things were so bad that the Secret Service recommended the president go down to the bunker."
Trump is threatening to sue his niece Mary Trump to stop the publication of a tell-all family memoir, due in July. He has also sought to halt a long-teased book by his former national security adviser John Bolton, leveraging the authority of the Justice Department.