President Donald Trump is considering banning White House staffers from using personal mobile phones while at work, five Trump administration officials told Bloomberg News.
The move comes as the Department of Justice cracks down on leaks coming out of the administration. However, one official told Bloomberg that the ban wasn’t related to leaks to the media, but to the fact that President Trump is reportedly not comfortable with “recording devices” around him.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a government-wide crackdown on leaks in August.
Sessions said during his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee earlier this month that the Justice Department was investigating 27 leaks of classified information.
“We intend to get to the bottom of these leaks,” he said during his testimony. “I think it has reached epidemic proportions. It cannot be allowed to continue.”
According to Bloomberg, staffers are concerned that a ban would mean they couldn’t reach their friends and family while on the job.