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Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Why Isn’t Jeff Sessions Going After the Leaking ‘Backstabbers’?

After the leaks surrounding President Trump‘s call with Vladimir Putin, Fox News’ Jesse Watters wants to know why Jeff Sessions isn’t doing more to prosecute leakers.

Last night came the stunning news that the President was warned in all-caps “DO NOT CONGRATULATE,” but he congratulated Putin anyway. Some Republicans have been critical of the call to Putin in the first place, but many of them have expressed outrage over the leak.

Watters brought up Barack Obama‘s interactions with foreign leaders before saying the issue with Trump’s congratulations is that “the media seizes on that as him being soft.” He said Trump has actually not been soft on Russia, citing the recent sanctions.

Watters went on to say that Trump is a “businessman” and this is how he does business with people, before saying the bigger issue here is the leak:

“This is the highest level of security clearance people were on that call. That’s a very small group of people. To do that and to have backstabbers at such a high level of the White House in the national security apparatus is so dangerous and so scary, it makes me understand why the President’s constantly thinking about shifting personnel because he doesn’t have the team together that he can trust.”

He went after Jeff Sessions for not doing enough to crack down on leakers, noting the lack of people being charged. “I mean, Sessions really needs to step up and start charging people under the Espionage Act,” he concluded.

Greg Gutfeld, meanwhile, asked again why Democrats are now so concerned about Russia now when they weren’t for years.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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