Barack Obama loyalists entrenched in the deep state have plagued the Trump administration.
They have selectively leaked classified information in order to thwart Trump’s agenda.
But thanks to a big announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, their sabotage-campaign may come to a screeching halt.
Sessions announced the Department of Justice would aggressively pursue leak investigations and prosecute leakers.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department is aggressively investigating recent leaks of classified information and wants to put “some people in jail” over the disclosures.
“Whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail,” Sessions said in El Paso, Texas, during a border-security visit with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged investigations into national security leaks, particularly those related to the ongoing FBI probe of possible ties between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government.
“I’ve actually called the Justice Department to look into the leaks,” Trump said during a news conference in February. “Those are criminal leaks.”
Asked about the administration’s approach to leaks Thursday, Sessions did not mention Trump or his request, but the former Alabama senator and former U.S. attorney said he believes the volume and seriousness of recent leaks have been unprecedented.
“We are going to step up our efforts and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks,” the attorney general said. “This is a matter that has gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals who have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks. Some of them are quite serious. So, yes it is a priority.”
The deep state has struck back at Trump through leaks.
And many conservatives believe the leakers are former Obama Intelligence Officials or career bureaucrats who are Obama loyalists.
The leaks began with The Washington Post publishing former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn speaking with the Russian Ambassador after the Obama administration enacted sanctions for Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
The only way information could have ended up in the paper was someone illegally leaking that Flynn was caught on surveillance the government was running on the Russian Ambassador.
Other leaks soon followed.
The most recent illegal leak was the disclosure the FBI obtained a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page – a one-time Trump associate.
Conservatives have blasted the leaks as illegal and similar to “police state” tactics that dictators employ.
In authoritarian regimes, leaders use surveillance to gather information on opponents and employ it to destroy their adversaries.
The Obama deep state followed a similar path.
The media was eager to push the fake news conspiracy theory that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to rig the election because the reality of the media is they are Democrat partisans with press passes.
They hate Trump and wanted to take him down.
So Obama supporters in the intelligence community illegally leaked selected classified information – that while not providing any evidence of wrong doing – allowed the press to run countless stories speculating about a Trump-Russian collusion.
But thanks to Jeff Sessions’ announcement, the Obama deep state may finally be held accountable for their criminal use of intelligence as political gossip to harm the Trump administration.