Report: Government is Spying on Journalists to Find Deep State Leakers
According to a new report by the New York Post, the Justice Department has gotten a FISA warrant to conduct electronic surveillance on a few journalists who have been on the receiving end of leaked information.
Via The New York Post:
There was a big ruckus four years ago when the Associated Press announced that telephone records for 20 of its reporters had been subpoenaed by the Justice Department.
The government was apparently looking for CIA leaks about an operation in Yemen.
Well, a Washington source of mine tells me it’s happening again. The Justice Department has gotten a warrant from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — also known as the FISA court — to conduct electronic surveillance on a group of journalists who’ve been the recipient of leaked information, the source said.
The journalists are not the target, according to my source — and I say, thank goodness for that. Instead, the Trump administration is looking for the leaker. Who could it be?
Some in the administration are focusing on a retired, high-ranking military officer who held important posts in the intelligence service, according to the source.
The possibly high-ranking leaker was getting some of his information from people inside the White House who were holdovers from the Obama administration, the source said.
Those White House leakers — said to be three people — have either already been fired or will soon be, the source claims.
And these cases, I’m told, have been turned over to the Justice Department for possible prosecution.
President Trump must get rid of all of the Obama holdovers and the ‘Never Trumpers’ in order to successfully run his administration. These Deep State leakers must be prosecuted and made an example of in order to stop the leaks.
Just like Newt Gingrich recently said, “You start putting a few people in jail, you’ll see the leaks dry up dramatically.”