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The first 10 months of the Trump administration were flooded with government leaks that seemed to come from everywhere and the media and the Left were eating it up. Reports ranging from infighting and disorganization to Trump’s private meetings and telephone conversations were being leaked. But I have sensed a turn for the better in the last few weeks.
First, AG Jeff Sessions announced a stepped-up effort on leak investigations. Just last month he confirmed that there were 27 ongoing investigations into leaks. He declined to give any more information.
Congressional investigators tell Fox News that Tuesday’s seven-hour interrogation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe contained numerous conflicts with the testimony of previous witnesses, prompting the Republican majority staff of the House Intelligence Committee to decide to issue fresh subpoenas next week on Justice Department and FBI personnel.
He also reported on McCabe’s comments on the Trump dossier and his claim he didn’t remember when he learned that the Clinton campaign had funded it, even though related forms had his signature.
Considering that McCabe was questioned for seven hours, it could make me wonder why the leaks were so limited and unsurprising. I suspect, however, now that people complicit with the Democrats are being questioned, the Democrats are not so anxious to tattle on them. After all, James Comey lost his job.
The press is also getting nervous about these investigations:
Marty Baron, the executive editor of the Washington Post, told CNN last month that he thought the August announcement was “an effort to try to intimidate the press from doing its job.”
He said it’s possible that some Post reporters are ensnared in leak investigations right now, but the Post wouldn’t know unless there was a subpoena, a search warrant or “an actual leak about the leak investigation.”
We all know that leaks will never be completely stopped. But now that the press might reconsider welcoming leaks from their collaborators, especially those that damage the Progressives instead of the Trump administration, and the Democrats are shaking in their boots with the truths that may be revealed, maybe people will show some integrity.
Since I’m not counting on that, let’s just make it all public. I’m ready!Published in