President Trump on Thursday promised to bring information leaking to an end by catching and punishing any government officials who have been giving info to news agencies.
“The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers!” the president tweeted. “They will be caught!”
The president was reacting to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who promised to investigate the sources behind the story that led to this week’s resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Nunes said he would order the FBI to investigate the sources, “because we cannot continue to have these leaks as a government.”
Democrats and other critics of the Trump administration want any investigations to be focused on any connections involving the president, Flynn, and Russians who worked together to influence the US election in November 2016.
“The Trumpian view when someone informs your spouse that you’ve been cheating on them: ‘Honey, the real issue is the leak!'” tweeted Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
Since taking office Trump has fought with intelligence agencies, mostly over the Russia story. He has promised to conduct a review of how each agency handles sensitive information.
As Red State Disaster recently reported, many officials at top intelligence agencies have promised to continue withholding information they fear will be leaked under Trump’s team.
Trump has continued to send out tweets that blame Democrats for spreading stories creating stories about Russia and the election: “The Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election, and so badly (306), so they made up a story – RUSSIA. Fake news!”
The POTUS then attempted to shift blame, stating that leaks have been a huge problem in Washington for years.
Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years. Failing @nytimes (and others) must apologize!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2017
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