Update To Classified System Keeps Log Of Who Accessed Docs Like Ukrainian Call

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 24: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, on Christmas Eve in the State Dinning Room of the White House on December 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post)
President Donald Trump (Photo by Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
October 1, 2019 4:00 p.m.

The White House reportedly updated the National Security Council secret codeword system in 2018, adding a feature that keeps track of who accessed documents like President Donald Trump’s call transcript with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

According to Politico, the update was installed to prevent leaks. Now that the whistleblower complaint revealed that Trump administration has been using the system to hide politically embarrassing calls with foreign leaders, Democrats will likely have a vested interest in who exactly stashed the transcripts behind codeword protection.

The update was installed after transcripts of Trump’s calls with the leaders of Australia and Mexico were leaked to the press last year.

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