Leaking Trump's Phone Calls 'Nothing Short of a National Disgrace'

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While Trump has yet to address the leak of his personal calls, he has raged against "illegal leaks" in the past and even went so far as to lash out publicly at Sessions last week for taking what he called a "very weak" position on the issue. "They may, they may not, there are many different ways to discover who's leaking". The same day, the Wall Street Journal reported that a grand jury had been convened in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

'No one is entitled to surreptitiously fight to advance battles in the media by revealing sensitive government information, ' Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday. "No government can be effective when its leaders cannot discuss sensitive matters in confidence or to talk freely in confidence with foreign leaders".

The newspaper said the transcripts had notes indicating they had been classified by the chief of staff on the National Security Council.

"This is incensing the people who are here to serve, and that begins with the president and vice president", Conway said.

Whoever leaked the transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders to the press likely committed a crime, former prosecutors said Thursday - as lawmakers called for rooting out the culprit.

Getty Images Ivanka Trump showed much more than planned during a meeting at the White House today
Getty Images Ivanka Trump showed much more than planned during a meeting at the White House today

Media organizations also had an often-tense relationship with the Obama administration, whose Justice Department brought more leaks cases than all his predecessors combined and was criticized for maneuvers seen as needlessly aggressive and intrusive.

'This culture of leaking must stop, ' he added.

Additionally, Sessions said the DOJ is reviewing its media subpoena policy, which some worry may have a chilling effect on the press. She said: "Well, they may, they may not".

"He is one of many Democrats out there who are so sick and exhausted of a leftist party that's gone so far that you don't welcome pro-lifers, pro-Second Amendment, you won't show more respect for military veterans, national security, American exceptionalism", Conway stated.

Trevor Timm, the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, wrote the publishing of leaks has "led to White House dismissals, reversals of unsafe policies, investigations, and a dip in public support for the administration". His announcement, made with other security officials at the Justice Department, followed a series of news reports involving the Trump campaign and White House that have relied on classified information.

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