Sessions to announce investigations into intelligence leaks

26 July 2017 Brilliant Fox

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon announce several criminal leak investigations, Fox News has learned.

A U.S. official familiar with the discussions said Tuesday that the planned announcement surrounding stepped-up efforts on leak investigations has “been in the works for some time and will most likely happen sometime in the next week.”

The news comes in the wake of days of intense pressure on Sessions, with President Trump lashing out and expressing his “disappointment” with the attorney general, through tweets, interviews and news conferences.

The investigations will look at news reports that publicized sensitive intelligence material, according to officials who have been briefed on the matter.

Meanwhile, it appears that Sessions has no plans to step down at this point.

A source familiar with the conversation tells Fox News that Sessions’ chief of staff, Jody Hunt, recently told White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus that the attorney general had no intention of resigning.

Trump said Tuesday that Sessions has not been tougher on leaks from the intelligence community.

“I want the attorney general to be much tougher,” Trump said. “I want the leaks from intelligence agencies, which are leaking like rarely have they ever leaked before, at a very important level. These are intelligence agencies we cannot have that happen.”

Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director, said Tuesday that he was prepared to “fire everybody” to stop unauthorized information coming from the press office.

Speaking to reporters, Scaramucci said that he was “not doing an investigation. I’m just going to get the leaking to stop.” He stressed that he had “the authority from the president to do that.”

“You’re either going to stop leaking or you’re going to get fired,” Scaramucci said.

Sessions to announce investigations into intelligence leaks: source

Fox News has learned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon announce several criminal leak investigations. A U.S. official familiar with the discussions tells Fox News the planned announcement surrounding stepped-up efforts on leak investigations has “been in the works for some time and will most likely happen sometime in the next week.”

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    • Rijomi2

      I still do because these things take time to plan before announcing. You don’t announce an investigation, then plan. Putting a team and process together is not an over night task. You think Sessions just thought of this just now? “s “been in the works for some time and will most likely happen sometime in the next week.”

      • Exactly, Trump’s criticism of Sessions puts out the image that he was not involved, while knowing all along what was going to happen. Its in DJT’s best interest for his opposition to believe he’s against Sessions because now they are all praising Sessions and will not be able to retract whats said. Trump is like a skilled poker player, an actual negotiator. Remember The Art of The Deal

        • Rijomi2

          I totally disagree because this all started with the recusal (he stated it previously but subtly) and if he didn’t want any attention come to him. he would have shut up about that. He’s been screaming about the leaks being illegal before he was inaugurated. I play poker and could tell he showed 4 aces from the very beginning.

          • We can agree to disagree. Trump complaining about the recusal from months ago is not the norm for him. There is something bigger happening here.

          • Rijomi2

            He always complains and throws people under the bus. He complained about the House not getting a new health care plan done, they got it through and he took credit, and then called it a mean bill. He complained about Murkowski yesterday. He complains incessantly and singles out people in his tweets.
            Sessions started in Feb and is methodical detail person who just last week got the person who would lead the leak investigation. With no FBI Director who would have to lead it? McCabe whose wife was supported by McCAuliffe a Clinton crony? You’re going have him lead a Clinton investigation. It is what it is . Jesus, Trump just whined about McCabe knowing he is now expendable.
            The person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from (Hillary Clinton) for wife!”
            Claimed by: Donald Trump

          • FYI Sessions is at the White House right this moment.

            Edit: Not saying that in a condescending way, just think his tranny announcement was meant to throw off the media for a bit.

          • skydove

            Sessions was in the White House because the occupant needs him more than the other way around. Sure, Sessions could be fired, but good luck getting Giuiliani confirmed. Too many empty chairs as it is.

            Hopefully we’re only a tweetstorm or two away from MSM’s refusal to play fetch with a guy who tosses out nothing but cheap bones.

            Why has the president chosen to publicly insult his AG again and again? Might it have been because he felt his disdain needed emphasizing? & after several iterations, he still didn’t hear a chorus of “We love our Trump. Go ahead and fire the jerk!”? So another graceful pivot, which POTUS will interpret for us soon enough.

          • Sessions isn’t going anywhere. This is theatrics.

          • skydove

            Yes and yes. But it’s theatre of the absurd, a juggling act in which it doesn’t matter how many balls are dropped or ignored because the juggler shouts “Fake news!” whenever such events are noted.

          • It just hit me. Trump turned Sessions’ label from ‘racist’ to ‘rockstar’ with a few tweets. All the libshits who were against Jeff becoming AG are now calling him “a good man”. A few months ago he was the grand wizard of the KKK.

          • Rijomi2

            You consider that a compliment 😂?

          • skydove

            Trump did nothing to remove the “racist” label from Sessions during the nomination process, probably because he didn’t know about the civil rights cred Sessions had, including the prosecution of white men for killing black men. He could have read about it in the Wall St. Journal, but no — he expected Sessions to be confirmed because that was the will of POTUS; no other reason necessary.

            Of course it’s hypocritical of the Dems to become Sessions fans because it buggers the president. That doesn’t mean that POTUS had any intention of creating higher approval for Sessions than Trump has himself. More like an unfortunate unintended consequence.

          • Charles___Darwin

            Trump is the puppet master.