A new batch of President Donald Trump’s private schedules was leaked to the Press and published by Axios on Sunday.
According to the new document, Trump spent about 50 percent of his time from Monday to Thursday last week in “Executive Time” watching television, making phone calls to friends and reading newspapers, Axios reported.
The news outlet notes that the latest leak comes only a couple days after it was reported that the administration had opened an internal investigation into who leaked the first slate of private presidential schedules.
Last week, Axios, reported that Trump had spent 60 percent of working hours in “Executive Time” since the midterm elections. A source told the news outlet that Trump typically spends the first five hours of his day in his residency.
Trump on Sunday defended his use of “Executive Time,” as a “positive thing,” saying that he is “generally working” during those hours and not “relaxing.”
“In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President,” Trump wrote in a tweet.
He also said that he “had no choice but to work very long hours” because of the state of the country when he took office. He did not dispute the report’s accuracy.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Sunday that the administration had opened an internal probe into the source of the schedules.
“It’s not the content,” Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s the fact that someone within the White House spent three months collecting this information, which is really, really hard to do.”