On the very same day President Trump hammered Sessions for being weak on leaks, the Attorney General is set to announce a major report on them.
The Hill reports:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reportedly make an announcement about several criminal leak investigations within days.
Officials told The Washington Post about the forthcoming news from the Justice Department. The investigations will be centered around news reports containing sensitive material about intelligence, the report said.
The news comes as newly-appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci publicly decried leaks coming from within the West Wing in his first week on the job and vowed to fire staffers who continue talking to reporters.
The impending announcement also comes as Trump grows publicly unhappy with Sessions, last week criticized the attorney general for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
Pressure by President Trump and Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has has renewed efforts to stop White House leaks.
Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street financier tapped for the role last week, said Tuesday that he was prepared to “fire everybody” to stop information leaks from the press office.
Speaking to reporters, Scaramucci said that he was “not doing an investigation. I’m just going to get the leaking to stop.” He stressed that he had “the authority from the president to do that.”
“You’re either going to stop leaking or you’re going to get fired,” Scaramucci said.
Scaramucci said Tuesday that he planned to dismiss Assistant Press Secretary Michael Short, according to a report from Politico. Short, however, told Politico he had “not been informed of any decision” on Tuesday morning.
Axios confirmed Short’s resignation on Tuesday.
Leaks are one of the most pressing issue the Trump administration has faced since the very beginning. The White House is plagued by nearly one National Security leak per day.
Washington Free Beacon reports:
The Trump administration is battling an unprecedented wave of national security leaks that are appearing in the press at least once a day, significantly more than either the former Obama or Bush administration experienced in the same time frame, according to a new Senate investigation that warns these leaks are endangering U.S. security operations and relations with allied nations.
“Since President Trump assumed office, our nation has faced an unprecedented wave of potentially damaging leaks of information,” according to a new report published by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
“Under President Trump, leaks are flowing at the rate of one a day,” according to the report, which notes that “under President Trump’s predecessors, leaks of national security information were relatively rare.”
These leaks, often of highly classified national security information, are meant to undermine President Donald Trump’s administration and handicap his national security apparatus, according to sources inside and outside the White House familiar with the situation.
The Gateway Pundit did an extensive report on the Deep State leaks to left-wing media outlets.
The leaks are all being reported by biased liberal media outlets that were adamantly opposed to the election of President Trump.
These ‘leaks’ in all cases still are not supported with any names of so-called sources and in all cases the ‘leaks’ are meant to destroy the current President.
President Trump is handicapped at this point in his Presidency with the ‘leaks’ coming out and many blame this on the ‘deep state’ government that is currently in place. A large portion of the government is still basically run by the prior Obama Administration because the Democrats have done all they can to stall the appointment process with Congressional Republican leadership in no apparent hurry to place the President’s appointees as well. As of late May, there were 455 key executive branch positions with Obama administration holdovers in many sections of the bureaucracy that are still in control.
Joel Pollak at Breitbart News provided this summary:
In their effort to impugn Trump, the [New York] Times and the [Washington] Post violate the most basic journalistic standards. Publishing parts of a document that you do not possess and cannot verify, and timing the release to cause maximum political damage (right after the president leaves the country), is not investigative journalism. It is political propaganda.
… For the elite mainstream media, when it comes to protecting Democrats or attacking Republicans, there are no journalistic standards, no ethics, and no shame.
The President has the law on his side. Attorney General Sessions needs to add these entities and individuals to a growing list of corrupt swamp dwellers that he needs to bring to justice.
Drain the Swamp!