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Trump Tears into the FBI: It Is “Totally Unable to Stop National Security Leakers”

Friday, February 24, 2017 10:18
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By Tyler Durden  //  ZeroHedge.com

After nearly a week of eerie silence in which Trump ignored the topic of “leaks” to the press by various US agencies, most notably the FBI, in his first tweets of the day the president reverted to one of his biggest peeves in recent weeks, namely how the “enemy” press continues to get inside scoops into his administration, and tore into the Federal Bureau of Investigations, following a provocative report from CNN which cited “unnamed sources” according to whom the White House tried to urge the FBI to dispute accounts of regular contact between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

“The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security “leakers” that have permeated our government for a long time. 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 U.S. FIND NOW” he tweeted moments ago.

The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security “leakers” that have permeated our government for a long time. 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 U.S. FIND NOW

The tweets come one day after the CNN reported that the FBI rejected a White House request to dispute media accounts of regular contact between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russian intelligence officials.

CNN reported Thursday, citing “multiple U.S. officials briefed on the matter,” that the FBI declined to publicly corroborate Priebus claims that reports of ties between Trump team members and Moscow were “total baloney” despite an alleged rare request from the White House to do so. The New York Times and CNN reported last week that Trump campaign aides and associates were in touch with Russian intel officials during the campaign.

“Multiple U.S. officials briefed on the matter” told CNN that the agency declined to publicly corroborate White House chief of staff Reince Priebus’s claim that reports of ties between Team Trump and Moscow were “total baloney.”

The report of White House communications with the FBI during a pending investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election could raise questions about whether the contacts violated restrictions established to insulate such probes from political influence. Former President Richard Nixon in 1972 discussed with aides using the CIA to push the FBI away from investigating the Watergate burglary that ultimately led to his resignation.

CNN reported that a law enforcement official and a White House official offered conflicting stories of how the communication between the White House and the FBI over the news reports began. 

A law enforcement source told the media outlet that the discussions began between FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Priebus during a meeting on other topics after a day after The Times and CNN published their reports. A White House official, however, said that McCabe called Priebus to assure him The Times piece overstated the contacts between Trump advisers and Russian officials.

And so one week after Trump’s war with the press reached an almost nuclear level, the President has today taken on the alleged source of the press leaks. One wonders what FBI leaks will follow in retaliation.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-24/trump-tears-fbi-accuses-it-being-totally-unable-stop-national-security-leakers

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  • Anonymous

    ““The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security “leakers” that have permeated our government for a long time. They can’t even find the leakers within the FBI itself”…To stop the leak is a very easy solution…REMOVE ALL THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS MEMBERS, from ALL the government positions, they are CFR MOLES and ENEMIES OF THE COUNTRY, they work for the DEEP STATE(SHADOW GOVERNMENT), the INTERNATIONAL RULING BANKERS ELITE, and not for WE THE PEOPLE. REMEMBER THIS…Fact: Since the end of WWII. most U.S Presidents, Vise President, Secretary of State, CIA Directors, National Security Advisors, Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been CFR Members.

  • Man

    What so what kind of government is afraid of leaks from whistleblowers….. the one that is not democratic and has something to hide

    so when does Trump institutionalise the US version of the Gestapo/Stasi?

    • Boo

      Man…probably never. How about he just put an investigative task force from the agency’s we already employ to ferret out the malicious malcontents who some might posture are the Gestapo/Stasi working within these intelligent agencys already.

      • Man

        you i guess you have the same view on snowden and assange/wikileaks?

        • kletus_ledbetter

          Snowden and Assange did it in the open. They were not cowardly under handed sneaks. In my opinion they were pretty stand up guys alerting the masses as to what was really going on behind their backs and what kind of evil was running for the POTUS.

          • Man

            and when the FBI leaked about hilarry?

            your statements are a bit two faced

          • DK

            Man the FBI from my transatlantic viewpoint leaked absolutely nothing, it gave out vague promises of investigations when WKILEAKS made a public domain release of the Clinton emails on March 16 2016 well before the Presidential campaign which began on November 8th 2016.

            The FBI conducted not a single investigation which would have indicted Hillary Clinton, sort of not investigated, then press released the non investigation as conclusive evidence of non criminality.

            Nothing to see here, move along sheep.

  • kletus_ledbetter

    The FBI is not used to dealing with things like this. This is being fueled by the well established shadow government that Obama left in place. This is treason against the constitutionally elected and sitting President of the United States of America. Pray that they catch these people quickly and make a lasting example of them.

  • F16Hoser

    Read the FBI’s Mission Statement on their website. F-ing Hilarious. :lol:

  • wiseoldlady

    There are probably hidden mics all over the WH wired right to obamas house 2 miles away. After watching any 007 movie you must use your imagination as to where, how, size, locations of said devices. I bet it isn’t persons but hidden mics. If Trump carries his cell phone everywhere then there you go……cuff links, inside the heels of your shoes, light bulbs, books, statuary, under side of drawers, a wire sewn into the label of his ties….. They should try only using paper to talk to each other for a week….no talking….constantly shredding the conversations…only communicating among a certain few people….and see if leaks still happen.

    • VirusGuard

      We are all being recorded using mobile phones, X-Boxes or Samsung “Smart TV’s” and not just people like puppet number two, Mr Trump

  • VirusGuard

    TRump needs to deal with the CIA over covering up for 9/11 but he’s just a banker puppet and will do anything for Israel and already is sucking up to big US corporations, has his nose up their a$$ so the bankers can continue to treat everyone as slaves.

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