The leak Thursday of two conversations between President Trump and two heads of states is very serious and very dangerous. There is no hyperbole here. The leak was likely meant to embarrass the President though we can’t know that for certain until the leakers are found.
It was extremely serious though some downplay it. They shouldn’t. Take this issue for example: what foreign leader will speak to Trump or any president of the United States or his staff after this?
Washington Examiner reported that Jeff Sessions said he has already charged four people and strongly agrees with the President about leaks.
In the aftermath of the latest leak, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats held a press conference Friday, making very strong statements and significant warnings to the leakers. Sessions also alerted the press to limits the media will face because they do not have “unlimited” roles.
Specifically, Sessions told the press, “At their suggestion [FBI], one of the things we are doing is reviewing policies for affecting media subpoenas. We respect the important role that the press plays, and we’ll give them respect, but it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity. We must balance the press’s role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in the intelligence community, the Armed Forces, and all law-abiding Americans…”