On The Hunt: "We're Going to Find The Leakers And They're Going to Pay a Big Price"

As stories containing closely held intelligence details keep on coming, the White House and Congress have launched serious and expansive investigations into who is leaking information to the press.

While Press Secretary Sean Spicer said earlier this week former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn was asked to resign over an irreconcilable breach of trust, the issue of people inside government leaking damaging information for political purposes has been a main focus within the administration.

First, President Trump is livid. Over the past two days Trump has repeatedly called leaks a "criminal act" and said at the White House today, "We're going to find the leakers and they're going to pay a big price." 

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Leaking Confidential, or Classified information is a Crime, don't let anyone try to tell you it isn't.  We have become accustomed to the leaks cluttering the front pages of the rags called "News" papers, and we have accepted the leaks as good Journalism.  Well, it isn't.  They cover themselves by adding, "...the source will remain anonymous as he/she is not authorized to release the story".  If the source is not authorized, why is the press printing the story?  I, for one, find this ludicrous in that that would be classified as conspiracy; If one receives confidential, or classified information from someone that is not authorized, then prints it, that meets the definition of the crime of conspiracy, a Felony.  This is not news, it is a leak covered under the espionage acts.  Quit paying for and reading the news rags that report it.  They will stop as soon as it starts hitting their bottom line.

The FBI should start dragging some of these "reporters" that grab the unauthorized information and publicly release it.  Throw some of them in prison for the Felony charge of Conspiracy and you will see how quickly the leaks stop being reported in the "News".

Trump should have Sessions... select two or three high profile cases and then go after the Publisher, journalist and anyone on their staff that handled classified information... charging them with espionage, sedition and or treason... the case for treason should be the one's selected as that will certainly get everyone's attention.

Prosecute these reprobates... put them away Pres. Trump.

BRING IT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP...WE GOT YOUR BACK

I don't see how we will avoid blood in the streets this summer. Jail offenders and if they don't get the message jail them again. Back to law and order.

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Go after these traitors, my gut says Soros Oslimball and Clinton have their embedded jihadist working as spy's in top intelligence agencies of the government. Surely their is a conspiracy to overthrow this government, the left is getting desperate that Trump will dismantled their infrastructure to do so. Then theirs the real possibility that they could be charged with high crimes and be severely punished. The possibility becomes greater every day Trump begins draining the swamp.

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LOIS LERNER -- the recent best example of what swamp most needs drained - the bureaucracy.

if President Trump is sincere in his pledge to drain the swamp, that's where his efforts will be most effective. The current reality of un-fireable political activists in key positions throughout the bureaucracy must end, Transferring or retiring them as 'punishment' doesn't accomplish a damn thing, other than putting the loyal political activist into another key position or living comfortably in their tax payer paid retirement..

If I was him I'd take this opportunity to focus on that - and probably start by de-unionizing federal employment - while at the same time putting some of them in jail for this incident.

But they can be discharged, if one is performing good honorable service keep them. If a person is not performing and becomes a threat or commits a crime send them to federal prison. Nobody is beyond the law, the problem is the justice dept needs to do their job. This is why I have such a problem with all politicians they are theatrical (performers) working to pacify us with one promise then another and another. I believe Trump is what he says but the rest are still professional politicians that have deep rooted friendships with those they would have to charge with crimes, bring to trial, sentence and imprison them. I doubt we will ever see that happen. A year from now you'll look back and see that compromise by the Justice Dept has persisted. All politicians have skeletons in their closets, dirt on their faces. Other than Trump tell me the last time any of us remember s a promise kept by a politican. Last, get yourselves ready it will be a bloody summer in America that's not a wish it's a prognostication. May the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob have mercy on America.

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Phillip

 we're in agreement on - This is why I have such a problem with all politicians they are theatrical (performers) working to pacify us with one promise then another and another.

I equate them to snake oil peddlers, doing exactly the same thing - peddling laws as the solution/ointment to cure all our problems. what a bunch of hooey.

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no doubt the swamp the politicians reside in needs drained too, but my position is that what's going on right now demonstrates how the bureaucracy full of progressive political activists is the bigger problem. We have the means to shuffle the snake oil peddlers every 2-4-6 years, but a change of guard at that level still has the same bureaucracy in place.

btw -- you're not the 1st to tell me I'm wrong about 'un-fireable', but over the decades I've not seen even 1 Lois Lerner fired. If I did a search I think it'd be pretty easy to find many articles/documents in the news throughout the past decade or so discussing stuff like federal employees drawing pay for doing nothing at all, some for years, due to their being 'punished'. I'm no guru on the matter, but decades of observation tell me they're essentially unfireable.

You are correct, we are on the same page, I am focussed on a Justice Dept that could if it did its job, which it will not, could charge these people for their treasonous leaking but it will not happen. Hillary Clinton, Obama and all the rest stole money from the state Dept to the tune of 6 billion sold arms to our enemies, sold uranium to Russia, used a tax exempt charitable to wash money international on and on and FBI Director Comey, L.Lynch and now Jeff Sessions will I qurantee you not bring these people to justice.
I am totally fed up with this garbage Trump cannot do it alone. The GOP sets on there right thumb while sucking their left.
You do a fine job just like most TP activist, keep do what you do. Please overlook my rants, I get so angry with the lies of politicians and their failure to do their jobs. Listen to them on the TV, they are so absorbed with self, constantly stroking self, it's actually sickening. The Democrats are what they are, they're my sworn enemies justified by my oaths.
Republicans are getting close to that line in the sand for their cowards behavior of talk and no action, that is why I claim they will do nothing. All of them democrat or republican walking about all puffed up, look at me I'm so important.
I love our Country, I fear no man, I do fear trashing a nation that's foundation was a covenant with God. Politicians have given away what doesn't belong to them, that angers God. If for no other reason for Trump to retain my support and respect for him it is his unwavering support for Israel. We have the promise of God to be Blessed if we first stand with Israel.

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well said Phillip.

..and I don't intend to ignore your 'rants' or disapprove of your anger  ;' /   we're far too much in agreement to do that

9thA, I never was In disagreement with you I am angry at a Justice Dept that is doing nothing, past and present. Thank you, most of us here have very similar hearts.

Sessions had better start cleaning the Swamp very soon... or it won't happen at all. That will piss me off more than any single event.  Trump needs to kick butt... he must have an effective AG.

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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