On May 22nd, One America News Network, OANN reporter Trey Yingst announced that three leakers have been identified in the White House and will be fired upon Trump’s return. Yingst also said they would be arrested.
Yingst reported they have been referred to the Office of Governmental Ethics but CBS has been told by the OGE they are not involved.
Disclosing classified information without authorization is a crime and it should be treated as such.
Now CBS News is confirming the OANN scoop.
Today, CBS News has confirmed from two sources that three leakers of classified information to the media have been identified are expected to be fired. CBS said nothing about arrest.
Officials within the Trump White House believe leaks of Mr. Trump’s conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are a “deliberate attempt” by officials who are holdovers from President Obama’s administration and are trying to damage the Trump presidency.
Last week, the Trump campaign released an email to supporters entitled “SABOTAGE,” in which the campaign said, “There are people within our own unelected bureaucracy that want to sabotage President Trump and our entire America First movement.”
Trump plans to restructure the communications staff when he gets back but denies any plans to fire Sean Spicer whom he says is “doing a good job but he gets beat up.”
He’s adding a Trump war room to counter lies/misrepresentations in the media and in congress.
Trump said the leaks are “coordinated and timed” to inflict the maximum amount of damage to his presidency.
Recently, the leakers tried to embarrass Trump by leaking classified British intel concerning the Manchester terror attack.
Donald Trump promised the Prime Minister of the UK that he would find and prosecute the leakers of the the British intelligence. He has asked the Justice Department to investigate.
NEW: President Trump says if appropriate, leakers of UK intelligence should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law pic.twitter.com/DdPo73T8n2
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 25, 2017