The End of Sessions?
According to the Washington Post, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon be launching an investigation into the various White House leaks that have plagued Trump during the past six months.
These leaks seemed to have “emanated from the Justice Department and various intelligence agencies,” reports Politico.
News of the investigation comes after newly-appointed White House Press Secretary Anthony Scaramucci announced he was ready to “fire everybody” to stop information leaks from the press office.
President Trump has grown increasingly critical of Sessions in recent days, badmouthing him on Twitter and complaining that his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation was “unfair.”
“Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,” said Trump. “How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? …It’s extremely unfair – and that’s a mild word – to the president.”
On Tuesday, Trump told reports that Sessions needs to be “much tougher on leaks in the intelligence agencies that are leaking like they never have before.”
On Wednesday, Scaramucci confirmed Sessions plans to do so: “I think he has got a plan that he’s put together, and at some point, I don’t know if it will be today, tomorrow or next week, he will announce that plan.”
Meanwhile, the Deep State is said to be in possession of intelligence intercepts that suggest Sessions had “substantive” discussions on “campaign-related matters” with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before he was appointed Attorney General.
The Deep State did not provide actual documents, preferring instead to verbally describe the documents to the Post. All sources are anonymous.
In March, Sessions said that he did not have “meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign” and met with Kislyak only in his capacity as a Senator. The intercepts seem to contradict these statements, but it is unlikely the intercepts are accurate.
The DOJ did not comment on the story due to lack of reliable sourcing.
“Obviously I cannot comment on the reliability of what anonymous sources describe in a wholly uncorroborated intelligence intercept that the Washington Post has not seen and that has not been provided to me,” said DOJ spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores.