Attorney General Jeff Sessions Prosecuting Four People Over Leaks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced in a press conference that four people will be charged over leaks. The Trump Administration has cracked down on leakers after a number of embarrassing material made it into the news. President Trump has often discussed the importance of a crackdown, even chiding Jeff Sesssions to be more hardline.

The suspects are accused of leaking classified material and/or concealed contacts to foreign intelligence officers. The amount of probes into leaks has tripled since January, when President Trump took office. The attorney general said this is a top priority at the Department of Justice:

“I strongly agree with the president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country,” he told reporters.

He said there had been a “dramatic” increase in recent months of unauthorised disclosures to the media and even foreign adversaries.

The attorney general also said he wanted to review policies on media subpoenas – compelling journalists to reveal sources – to balance the role of the press with protecting national security.
The move is likely to send a chill through US newsrooms that have been breaking almost daily scoops, which have embarrassed the White House.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats also spoke at the press conference and made a strong warning to others who consider leaking:

“Anyone who engages in these criminal acts is betraying the intelligence community and the American people,” he said.

“We feel the pain of those betrayals intensely and I can assure you that I will do everything in my power as director of national intelligence to hold those people accountable.

“Understand this, if you improperly disclose classified information, we will find you, we will investigate you, and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, and you will not be happy with the result.”

President Trump should be happy about these prosecutions.

  • RCQ157@yahoo.com

    Does that mean you will give them long prison sentences like say twenty lonf years in federal prisons and not some vacation home where they pretend to be in prison where they get to eat what they want, and wouldn’t eat horse meat like the regular prisoners that you lock up. Remember when you prosecute them and find them guilty, they are now considered convicts, with no rights, cannot ever vote again, cannot own or have in their possessions any fire arms, or are you just going to slap their hands and tell don’t do that anymore or I will take your birthday and your cake away from you and then that’s the end of it until they do it again and the unfair B.S. continues again and again. Remember this we are not in kinder garden any longer now we face the real McCoy so no bullshit anymore.

    • Frederic Charles Hilnbrand

      I do so agree with you. What is your trick? I say somethng like damn in caps or treason in caps to make my point and they hold me out. I tried to say sh*t one time and it was held out. How did you get away with bullsh*t?

      • old codger

        When in doubt add spaces in between the letters! Some sites have the PC CRAP computerized censored so tight you can’t say hello! I’ve seen other sites that will allow one to say f u c k. I tried it without the spaces and got bounced!!
        So best way is “IF” you’re unsure ALWAYS put spaces in between the letters!!! The PC program hasn’t gotten that smart yet!!
        ROFLMAO!

      • Frederic Charles Hilnbrand

        Hi Codger, Thanks and will try that if I remember as I too am a old fart ๐Ÿ™‚ Just some sites are kind and others suck.

      • old codger

        I’m fighting over a trying to post down a couple! Not working, I’ve been bounced for the word h e l l! This PC cop program is tighter than a bulls a s s!!

      • Frederic Charles Hilnbrand

        ๐Ÿ™‚ how about something like this (-h e l l-)
        hope it helps.

      • old codger

        Ya have to try anything that works! Like I said some are tighter than tight!

      • psychosally

        I always use / for one of the letters in my cuss words.lol

      • old codger

        Hey, whatever works!!

      • old codger

        So best way is “IF” you’re unsure ALWAYS put spaces in between the letters!!! The PC program hasn’t gotten that smart yet!!

        When in doubt add spaces in between the letters! Some sites have the PC CRAP computerized censored so tight you can’t say hello! I’ve seen other sites that will allow one to say f u c k.

      • Judy McKinney

        This isn’t a reply to anyone, just a place to throw it in. I have a hubby with a bit of a bad mouth, too, but I was wondering if your points wouldn’t be more impressive and convincing if you skipped some of the vulgar talk, and just made your point, whatever it is at the time, in an intellectual (or clean) way? Just a thought.

      • psychosally

        its been reported that when someone uses any form of vulgarity in their speech for emphasis that they are highly intelligent and a master of the topic

      • Susan P

        Back around 2000/2001 the censor on the eBay chat sites was so tight that if you attempt to say “someone who reads” it would get replaced with “someone #@!?/”. The censor software removed the space between “who” and “reads” and accused you of calling someone a vulgar name; 5 letter word beginning with “who” and ending with “re”.

  • malady43

    Who are they? We deserve to know so they cannot be revoted into Senate or Congress seats.

    • Frederic Charles Hilnbrand

      You will know by that time. Read my post and you will understand.

    • Jolanta Krol

      Excellent question…
      We want and we need to know all names…
      Please peovide is correct information.

    • bkeyes71@yahoo.com

      Wonder why they won’t tell us their names??

      • Hubert Bent

        if they do they will find a way to get away with it wait and it will come out when the time is right.

  • Arbie Viau

    In my opinion, Sessions thinks he’s back in Congress as a Senator who while there, had a comfy plush office and didn’t do any work. Now he’s in the Attorney General’s office and thinks he doesn’t have to work there too. Sorry, Sessions, those days are over and I see more than enough work for you to do within the DNC mess. Why aren’t you doing it? And within the Russian debacle against Trump, why isn’t Mueller questioned about his conflict of interest with his friend/pal Comey and all the attorney’s that are Clinton’s pals? Is this okay with you? You should be doing something to see that there is fair play going on don’t you think? Well, at least you’re doing something with the leaks, but they’re still leaking.

    • Dean

      He needs to go after one of the biggest leakers everyone knows about. Time for Hillass Clinton to be tried and convicted…

    • mbnick

      McConnell, like Democrats is also fighting working harder like they do in the private sector.

      • Arbie Viau

        Boy, you got that right!

    • Pathfinder0100

      Great post Arbie!! I wish that someone would rub it on Session’s nose and make him read it!! What a disappointment he is with his stance on medical pot and “civil asset forfeiture” huh??

  • Frederic Charles Hilnbrand

    They need to keep there names under wraps until they are locked up and brought up on charges. Depending on what they leaked the ystill need to be brought up on the maxium of charges. Then they can release their names and make no deals!! I love treason!! Don’t you? We do not need the media etc messing things up once the names are out.

    • old codger

      If duly convicted SHOOT THE B A – – – R D S and B I – – – H E S!!! The PC Censor program didn’t get me as I put
      spaces between the words I thought I’d get bounced for! Went back and
      DOUBLE spaced them!! Didn’t work either!
      Wow what a chore to post this!!!
      Locked up H e l l!!

    • philnmdg

      These deep throats are being squeezed for as many names as they can cough up before being charged. I think that is what happened to Anthony Weiner with pedophiles too.

  • McFerguson

    Ok, I’m looking for names…who are the leakers?

  • reagangs

    Socket it to them. Let the heads roll. Take no prisoners, show no mercy.

    • old codger

      Bring back the guillotine!!! Public display’s!! Only take a couple of “LEGAL” beheading’s to shut the rest of them the h e l l up!!
      Prison is much to kind as most are now basically “spas” anymore and cost approx. $35 to $40 THOUSAND per prisoner, per year!!
      Off with their F–king heads!!

      • Bdog

        Just a hypothetical for all of you in here… Forget for the moment, who is in the White House.. and let’s just say, there is a ‘leak’… or a whistle-blower who exposes unethical, unconstitutional and/or criminal behavior against “THE PEOPLE” of the Unites States and in total contradiction to their oath of office? Is this a prosecutorial act… or an act of patriotism?

        Or, there’s another side to it as well. What about a deliberate leak by a high level White House official… ‘outing the name and operations of a covert CIA asset, putting dozens of operatives in harms way, and compromising years of work and millions of dollars of TAX PAYER”S money?

      • old codger

        The first one, this is an act of patriotism?
        The second one is an act of TREASON!

        Bring back the guillotine!!!

      • Bdog

        1st one…. I would say ‘patriotism’. If you blow the whistle on corruption as a duty to country, yes indeed… patriotic.

        2nd…. CIA operative Valerie Plame’s name was leaked by Cheney’s office in direct retaliation for her husband, Joe Wilson disputing the lie that Iraq was trying to purchase yellow-cake uranium from a north Africa country. The charge was fully vetted and debunked well before Bush used it in a speech to help sell his illegal war. Yes… an act of TREASON….

        The same would go for an Arkansas governor who ran drugs through Pena, AK for then VP H.W. Bush’s CIA pals.

        The guillotine, I’m not so sure. Think I’d rather see them in a glass cage outside the White House to endure the humiliation and shame they deserve for the rest of their lives. My guess is the chicken-hawk draft dodgers wouldn’t last a week.

      • old codger

        One could only pray they wouldn’t last a week!! Last I saw it costs about $35 THOUSAND to house 1 prisoner per year till you factor in everything, medical, dental, food, clothing, etc., etc.!!
        THEY’VE COST US ENOUGH ALREADY!!! Bring on the “Slice-O-Matic”!! LOL!

  • caesar

    Fry them!

    • old codger

      In Wesson cooking oil or 90 weight gear oil??? They say old “sparky” isn’t reliable!

  • SED

    Treason is equivalent to attempted murder and manslaughter on an entire population. Death penalty is the only reasonable sentence. Treason ranks as the highest crime.

  • CaptTurbo

    As they offer Crooked Hillary a Plea deal.

    • Frederic Charles Hilnbrand

      They should tell her SORRY that is OFF the table. We thought about it and changed our minds as we are allowed to do that. UNDERSTAND?? See Hillary there was nothing in writting and we want to see you FRY!!

      • CaptTurbo

        Or maybe burned at the stake?

    • mbnick

      And Comey and Lynch are next.

      • CaptTurbo

        Maybe Jeffy will grow a pair recused or not.

  • Grant Fisk

    Sedition
    Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition. ALSO: Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; Pub. L. 103โ€“322, title XXXIII, ยง 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

    Treason
    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103โ€“322, title XXXIII, ยง 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

    • mikey2046

      Thank you for posting these definitions. I hope they are read and heeded. I get so tired of people throwing “treason” around when the actual matter is really espionage, or more often, just an opinion or action they disagree with.

  • philnmdg

    burn their @sses for treason and put them on public trial along with their friends from the media

  • Fay Butler

    Name names.

  • RERJR

    We already know about James Comey and Susan Rice. Who are the other two?

  • mbnick

    Based on what we are seeing it is pretty obvious why the FBI could not find the illegal leakers. They were part of it and now we see Mueller is also!

    • old codger

      The FBI, anymore, could find the rest rooms with a map!!

  • Jolanta Krol

    We know that the biggest leaker was Our former FBI Director James Comey. If he is included……

  • William Sasman

    As malady43 asked. Who are they? If you know you need to tell.

  • G Bert

    I’m guessing it won’t make Trump happy. I’ll be shocked if one or more leakers aren’t friends of Kirchner or Don Jr. Since the beginning some in that camp have been able to bypass any WH Chief of Staff and go direct to Trump.

  • Esau’s Message

    You wanna stop the leaks. Start monitoring every careerist and Obama holdover at the NSC. They’ll be a helluva lot more than four. And then start monitoring everyone in Mueller’s shop. You’ll find that every single lawyer is leaking.

    By the by, I do not generally support subpoenaing reporters for their sources. But in one instance, I think it is warranted. Revelation of classified national security, intelligence or law enforcement information. For example, someone might wish to remind Mueller that grand jury proceedings are secret, and should be hermetically sealed rather than released to the AGITPROP MEDIA to advance whatever the he\ your agenda happens to be. I, for one, cannot tell what he considers the scope and nature of his mission. But it’s about d@mned time he laid it out before a congressional committee, so we can see whether he is exceeding his imprimatur. Rod Rosenstein, Please Proceed to the Nearest White Courtesy Telephone, Thank You.

  • jel6x

    The Justice Dept. should not only publish their Names if they have solid proof they did commit the crime they should Publically Arrest them TV Camera’s and all!, charge them with High Crime Against America and when Convicted, sentence them to Life without Parole, and not at a Resort Prison, and I hope they find the top of the list and don’t settle for the mail room Guy!

  • Mac

    Those wondering why no names??, can be assured Spies and Leakers can be tried silently due to National Security.
    On another note, Leakers are dirt. If they want to call themselves, Whistleblowers”, the Law provides venues to true Whistleblowers. Protections are provided as well as compensation and from possible firings. I am under the impression leakers are High School equivalents who think what they are doing is for the cause of Sedition.