‘The Real Story is Leaks!’: Sean Spicer States Trump’s ‘Real Concern’ Is Leaks to the Press
During today’s White House press briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about President Donald Trump’s tweet this morning in relation to the reporting surrounding former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s communications with Russia.
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017
“The president tweeted this morning the real story is leaks,” Spicer was asked by a CBS News reporter Steven Portnoy.
“It is leaks,” the press sec exclaimed. “If you think about it, all of this information was leaked. I mean, again, I know we’ve got this me lecturing you about what the story should be. I think there’s a real story here.”
Spicer also explained that while a “good story” may come out from leaks now and then and it’s the responsibility of the press to report on those, there was a bigger story at play.
“I think there’s also a story here where the amount of leaks that are coming out of people that are entrusted with national security secrets and classified information are leaking it out,” Spicer said. “That’s a real concern for this president.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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