CBS News reports:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein held a news conference about ongoing leak investigations Friday, a day after the Washington Post first published leaked transcripts of President Trump’s January phone calls with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Sessions began his press conference mentioning the leaked phone calls, describing how much that hurts the national security of the United States when the president cannot have sensitive conversations with foreign leaders without worrying about leaks.
“No government can be effective when its leaders cannot discuss sensitive matters in confidence…” Sessions said. Sessions claimed the number of leaks of classified information in the first six months of the Trump administration have “exploded.” “Simply put, these leaks hurt our country,” Sessions said. Sessions said the “culture” of leaking “must stop.”
AG Jeff Sessions, citing leaks, says he's "reviewing policies" for subpoenaing the press. "They cannot place lives at risk with impunity." pic.twitter.com/U35g1QankV
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