Trump administration members and other Republicans are using the
encrypted, self-destructing messaging app Confide to keep conversations
private in the wake of hacks and leaks, according to Jonathan Swan and
David McCabe at Axios. Axios writes that “numerous senior GOP operatives
and several members of the Trump administration” have downloaded
Confide, which automatically wipes messages after they’re read.
Encrypted message apps like Signal, Telegram, and WhatsApp
apparently spiked in popularity after Trump’s election, and the Clinton
campaign reportedly adopted Signal after the DNC hack was discovered.