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Friday, February 17, 2017

President Trump orders Justice probe of intel leaks

President Trump said Thursday he’s ordered a Justice Department probe of leaks of classified information and defended fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying “he was just doing his job” by talking to a Russian diplomat before the inauguration.

“We are looking into that very seriously,” Mr. Trump said of leaks from U.S. intelligence agencies. “It’s a criminal act. We’ve got to stop it.”

Mr. Trump said he believes the leaks are coming from “people probably from the Obama administration” who are holdovers in the new administration.

In a wide-ranging news conference about his first month in office, Mr. Trump refuted allegations that some of his campaign officials had contact with Russian operatives before the election. The president said neither he nor his associates have connections with Russia.

“I own nothing in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia,” he said.

The president also spoke at length about his firing of Mr. Flynn..


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is happening to the Justice Dept looking into charges on Hillary this was one of Trumps main promises and one that he said would be addressed the first days in office---the time has come!