Trump Vows to Catch ‘Low-Life Leakers’
Wash i n g t o n : US P r e si dent Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to catch those responsible for intelligence leaks that led to the ouster of his national security advisor over contacts with the Russian ambassador to Washington.
“The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers! They will be caught!” Trump declared in an early morning tweet, the latest in a series of Twitter attacks that have portrayed the leaks as part of a campaign to undermine his administration. “Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years. Failing @nytimes (and others) must apologize!” The president on Wednesday decried the treatment of his ousted national security advisor, Mike Flynn, even though Trump himself fired the retired general for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Instead Trump lashed out at the leaks, specifically pointing the finger at the National Security Agency and the FBI as a possible source of the leaks and suggesting that the intelligence agencies were seeking to undermine him.
“It’s criminal actions, criminal act, and it’s been going on for a long time — before me,” Trump said at a White House news conference with Israelileader BenjaminNetanyahu. “But now it’s really going on, and people are trying to cover up for a terrible loss that the Democrats had under Hillary Clinton.”