Politics White House anger over leaks grows, crackdown promised

17:59  04 august  2017
17:59  04 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Trump: ‘Russia was against Trump in the 2016 election’

  Trump: ‘Russia was against Trump in the 2016 election’ <p>President Trump on Saturday insisted Russia never wanted him to be president,</p>He made the connection in a tweet about the firm behind a controversial dossier filled with salacious allegations about Trump. The firm, Fusion GPS, "also worked for Russia," according to a news story Trump re-tweeted.

White House anger about leaks is growing , and the Trump administration is stepping up efforts to crack down on it. An exchange over the meaning of the Statue of Liberty grew heated during a White House press briefing.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House 's anger about leaks is growing , and the Trump administration is stepping up efforts to crack down on them.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, will be discussing the leaks at the Justice Department today. © Jay LaPrete Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, will be discussing the leaks at the Justice Department today.

WASHINGTON — The White House's anger about leaks is growing, and the Trump administration is stepping up efforts to crack down on them.

The attorney general and the national intelligence director are set Friday to discuss what the Justice Department calls "leaks of classified material threatening national security."

A presidential adviser is raising the possibility of lie detector tests for the small number of people in the West Wing and elsewhere with access to transcripts of President Donald Trump's phone calls. The Washington Post has published transcripts of his conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

4 lowlights of Anthony Scaramucci's time at the White House

  4 lowlights of Anthony Scaramucci's time at the White House Anthony Scaramucci's time as White House communications director was incredibly short, but he dominated the headlines from start to finish. Here are some of the major moments of the past 11 days: 1. The Mooch in, Spicey out The mere appointment of the Wall Street financier – who had a notable lack of communications experience – caused a stir right out of the gate. It spurred the abrupt resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer, who objected to his hiring. Later that same day, Scaramucci appeared before the White House press corps later that day, disputing the idea that the White House is having trouble. “This ship is going in the right direction,” Scaramucci said on July 21. 2. Fire all the leakers Scaramucci's first (only?) order of real business as head of the White House communications: Oust the leakers. "I'm going to fire everybody, that's how I'm going to do it," Scaramucci told reporters. "You're either going to stop leaking or you're going to get fired." Michael Short, senior assistant press secretary and former RNC staffer, resigned after Scaramucci told media outlets that he planned to fire Short over alleged leaks. Short's departure also prompted questions about whether Scaramucci understood the meaning of leaks. Scaramucci told Politico earlier last Tuesday that Short would be dismissed – but used the news report to rail against unauthorized leaks.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House 's anger about leaks is growing , and the Trump administration is stepping up efforts to crack down on it.

Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway tells "Fox & Friends" that "it's easier to figure out who's leaking than the leakers may realize."

And might lie detectors be used? She says: "Well, they may, they may not."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, are holding a news conference at the Justice Department. They'll be joined by Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, and William Evanina, the government's top counterintelligence executive.

Trump complained on Twitter last week that Sessions was "weak" when it comes to cracking down on leaks of classified information.

Trump suspects Bannon behind WH leaks: report .
President Trump reportedly suspects that his chief strategist Stephen Bannon is behind some White House leaks about fellow staffers, according to a new report by Axios. Sources told Axios that West Wing staff believe Bannon was behind leaks about National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and that Bannon's job could be in danger. 6 Cash Back Credit Cards That Payoff Big Learn More Sponsored by CompareCards According to the report, Trump has been "irritated" with Bannon following a series of Breitbart reports targeting McMaster. Bannon was formerly the executive chairman of Brietbart.

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