Maxine Waters Endorses White House Leaks: ‘I’m So Glad They’re Telling Us What’s Going On’


Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference announcing his department’s crackdown on leakers within the government. Stating that investigations into White House leaks have tripled under the Trump administration, Sessions suggested that he’d be open to issuing subpoenas to journalists in an effort to stop “the culture of leaking.”

During an appearance on The View today, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) waved off any concerns that the White House has expressed with leaks to the press, stating that it is in the public’s interest to know what is going on with the administration.

Host Paula Faris wanted to know if Waters was bothered that President Trump’s conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Austraila were “illegally leaked,” noting that the conversations were “confidential.”

“No, not at all,” Waters responded. “I am so glad they’re telling us what’s going on.”

After Faris reiterated that the conversations were private and confidential, the California lawmaker exclaimed that she needs “to hear these conversations,” to applause from the audience.

When Waters claimed that this showed that people in the White House don’t believe in the president and that Mexico was actually happy the transcript of the call came out, co-host Jedediah Bila countered that if this can happen to Trump, it means it can happen to another president.

The outspoken Trump critic answered Bila by saying “leadership starts at the top,” essentially brushing off any worries future administrations may have as she feels a well-run White House will prevent leaks from happening.

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

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