Trump rebukes FBI over failure to stop leaks

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lambasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for being unable to stop the leaks to the media and directed them to find the leakers right away. In a series of tweets on Friday, the President said, " The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even......" "find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. FIND NOW". Trump has several times lambasted the damaging leaks that have beleaguered his administration especially the ones including reports of former national security advisor Michael Flynn's contact with a Russian ambassador that led to the his resignation. Earlier, Trump had expressed concern over the leaks saying the classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy which he described as "Very un-American". His latest lash back comes amid reports that The FBI rejected a White House request to knock down media reports about communications between President Donald Trump's associates and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. White House officials had sought the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts, the officials said (ANI)