AG: As many classified leak referrals in past 6 months as in past 3 years combined

AG: As many classified leak referrals in past 6 months as in past 3 years combined

[Ed. – The swamp is deeper, wider, and more foul-smelling than Trump imagined.]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced efforts to crackdown on the leaking of classified materials, including plans to review “policies affecting media subpoenas.”

“First, let me say I strongly agree with the president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country. Just yesterday, we saw reports in the media about conversations the president had with foreign leaders,” Sessions said.

“No one is entitled to surreptitiously fight their battles in the media by revealing sensitive government information. No government can be effective when its leaders cannot discuss sensitive matters in confidence or to talk freely in confidence with foreign leaders,” he added.

Sessions was referring to transcripts of the president’s conversations with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which were leaked to the Washington Post on Thursday.

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