Sessions: 4 Charged in Leaks, Warns Intel Community and Media

Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield, Aug. 4, 2017:

The message could not have been any clearer. The crackdown is here.

Attorney General Sessions appeared together with Dan Coates, the Director of National Intelligence, to offer some blunt words. Sessions and Coats head the National Insider Threat Task Force.

Sessions described the “leaks to both the media and “even unauthorized disclosures to our foreign adversaries” as a serious threat.

“Since January, the Department has more than tripled the number of active leak investigations compared to the number pending at the end of the last Administration,” Sessions said. “And we have already charged four people with unlawfully disclosing classified material or with concealing contacts with foreign intelligence officers.”

“Today, I have this message for the intelligence community: The Department of Justice is open for business,” the Attorney General warned.

That’s a very direct message. And an extremely unusual one. It indicates just how bad things have become.

Sessions also said that the FBI had “created a new counterintelligence unit” to manage leak cases. And, in another warning that has the media worried, he made it clear that they were not off limits.

“One of the things we are doing is reviewing policies affecting media subpoenas,” he said. “They cannot place lives at risk with impunity. We must balance their role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in our intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law abiding Americans.”

“We will investigate and seek to bring criminals to justice,” Sessions concluded. “We will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country any longer.”

Furthermore, the DOJ will begin looking into Obama Inc’s use of the DOJ to blackmail companies into moving money into leftist slush funds.

2 thoughts on “Sessions: 4 Charged in Leaks, Warns Intel Community and Media

  1. Any federal employee who is determined to have leaked classified information should be suspended immediately, indicted and tried on federal charges. And, if convicted, fined and incarcerated. The convicted should also lose any federal pension they might have earned while employed.

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