WATCH: Clinton CIA Director Says Illegal Leaks Are ‘The Real Scandal Here’
As we’ve all been saying this entire time, the real scandal stemming from all of these leaks are the leaks themselves.
Tuesday night, James Woolsey, CIA Director under President Bill Clinton, commented on CNN:
“There are a lot of things I think have been disclosed too much and I think that is the real scandal here . . . So much disclosed, it makes it hard for the secrecy that’s essential to the operation of the U.S. government in these areas to continue, and I think the people who have broken these tacit and formal agreements and taken classified information and turned it loose are basically traitors to the country.”
Regarding the Kushner-Russia “backchannel” talk, Woolsey, who helped advise the Trump transition team following the election, stated that there isn’t anything suspicious about setting up a backchannel.
“I don’t see anything untoward about having backchannel communications as long as you’re doing it accurately and within the confines, essentially, of what your superiors have asked of you . . . People have backchannel communications all the time.”
POTUS Trump has been adamant in his assertion that the leaks are the biggest problem facing our government internally right now:
The real story turns out to be SURVEILLANCE and LEAKING! Find the leakers.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2017
The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2017
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017
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