In a testy exchange between reporters and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, the latter absolutely torched the media for leaking classified information and jeopardizing the national security of our nation.
One reporter pressed Sanders about the security clearances of White House aides, particularly those of former Staff Secretary Rob Porter, who announced his resignation last week amid allegations he abused his ex-wives.
“Are high-level aides allowed to work with classified information without permanent security clearances?” the reporter asked.
They followed up by asking Sanders to guarantee the White House is protecting classified information.
That’s when the White House Press Secretary unleashed on the hypocrisy of media members suddenly feigning concern about classified information.
Sarah Sanders: If you guys have real concerns about leaking out classified information, look around this room. You guys are the ones that publish classified information, & put national security at risk pic.twitter.com/3Kir9Cb4Tg
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 12, 2018
“If you guys have real concerns about leaking classified information, look around the room,” Sanders responded. “If anyone is publishing, or putting out publicly, classified information, it’s members of the press.”
“That doesn’t come from this White House,” she concluded.
She reminded the media that they had repeatedly “leaked” classified information provided by their sources on Capitol Hill, a move that “puts national security at risk.”
Sanders is 1000 percent correct on this issue. One example of the media leaking classified information involved the memos of former FBI Director James Comey that were leaked to the New York Times.
JW Prez @TomFitton: “James Comey is the fired FBI Director who leaked info from the Comey Memos to the New York Times to get a Special Counsel appointed to target President Trump. And Comey seems to have protected status for any misconduct…” Learn more: https://t.co/CdSwiZRi5g pic.twitter.com/M8QQ2RPy7y
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) February 13, 2018
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes believes there have been nearly “100 leaks” by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee related to the Russia investigation alone.
“Whatever they accuse you of doing is what they’re doing,” Nunes said. “We know there have been almost 100 leaks that we believe have come from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.”
President Trump slammed top Democrat Adam Schiff for doing as much …
Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
Unlike Democrats and the media, Sanders argued: “I think we’re doing every step we can to protect classified information.”
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