Sunday, August 6, 2017

YOU'VE BEEN WARNED: Jeff Sessions Warns Leakers—and Those to Whom They Leak

The attorney general announced Friday that the Justice Department is stepping up prosecutions for illegal leaks, which have skyrocketed.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a stark message for the media and their government sources: Playtime is over at the Department of Justice.
Sessions announced Friday that DOJ is stepping up investigations and prosecutions for illegal government leaks, which have swelled from a trickle to a flood since President Donald Trump took office.
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“In the first six months of this administration, DOJ has already received nearly as many criminal referrals involving unauthorized disclosures of classified information as we received in the last three years combined,” Sessions said.
The attorney general cautioned potential leakers that their actions would not go unnoticed.
“Today, I have this message for the intelligence community: The Department of Justice is open for business. And I have this warning for would-be leakers: Don’t do it,” Sessions said. “The Department will not hesitate to bring lawful and appropriate criminal charges against those who abuse the nation’s trust.”
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who is confused about this story?

Is he trying to scare the media? In the press conference, he barely mentions the media at all, so who knows.

But let's remember - it is NOT illegal for journalists to accept leaks.

If not for leaks, we wouldn't know half the stupid stuff going on in this administration.

So yeah, I don't mind leaks coming out of the White House one little bit.

The American people need to know what's going on.