On Thursday, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence told Fox News that former Obama officials who are still active in government roles, and possibly others who have managed to infiltrate Trump’s administration, are providing leaked classified material to the media.
The most recent leak involved conversations between former national security adviser Ret. Gen. Mike Flynn and a Russian ambassador, which resulted in Trump calling for Flynn to resign earlier this week.
In addition, transcripts of calls between Trump and both the president of Mexico and the Australian prime minister have been leaked to media outlets, it is reported.
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) made this statement on Fox News: “I think most of this is probably from people who were in the old administration, but there still could be some people that have burrowed in and are providing classified information to the media.”
“This is a state, here, that’s falling apart, and it’s totally unacceptable for anyone within government to be doing this,” Nunes said.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 16, 2017
In response to the suspicious string of leaks, Trump is urging Republicans to investigate who is behind the breach.
On Thursday morning, the president issued a statement that he plans to catch the “low-life leakers.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
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