Trump takes aim at FBI for failing to stop leaks
February 25, 2017, Saturday
President Donald Trump took the unusual step yesterday of publicly criticizing the FBI, saying it was failing to stop national security leaks to the media, even from within the agency.
The rebuke, posted on Twitter and Facebook, comes with his administration on the defensive against allegations of improper links to Russia, with several investigations underway on Capitol Hill and at the FBI. Accusations against Trump and his cohorts have come from news reports based on unnamed government sources.
“The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security leakers that have permeated our government for a long time,” Trump said. “They can’t even find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on US. FIND NOW.”
The comments came as CNN aired a story on how the FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly deny reports about alleged communications between Trump associates and potential Russian spies.
source: Shanghai Daily