President Donald Trump has been pushing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look further into the White House leaks, and Friday Sessions will give a report on the leaks and their plan of action.
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When Sessions announced that he would be doing the press conference, it was said he would “go further” into the leaks and “may provide more of an overview of what the DOJ hopes to accomplish rather than specific prosecutions at this stage.”
Trump made it very clear he has wanted Sessions to do more about the leaks for awhile. On his Twitter he has called out “beleaguered A.G.” to looking into “crooked” Hillary and Russia relations, as well as saying he has taken “a VERY weak position” when it comes to the leaks.
Former Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci made the White House leaks a big deal during his 10 days in office. During a 30-minute phone call into CNN’s New Day, Scaramucci seemed to accuse White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus of being a leaker, who was replaced later that day by John Kelly. In fact it was his phone call to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza asking about leaks that led to his explicit rant that got him fired.
Most recently, White House Special Counselor Kellyanne Conway was on Fox & Friends to call out the seriousness of the leaks.
“What really should concern everyone are these leaks that imperil national security,” Conway said. “Leaking the phone calls between our president and other heads of state is nothing short of a national disgrace.”
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