Trump Tears Into The FBI: It Is "Totally Unable To Stop National Security Leakers"

Tyler Durden's picture

After nearly a week of eerie silence in which Trump ignored the topic of "leaks" to the press by various US agencies, most notably the FBI, in his first tweets of the day the president reverted to one of his biggest peeves in recent weeks, namely how the "enemy" press continues to get inside scoops into his administration, and tore into the Federal Bureau of Investigations, following a provocative report from CNN which cited "unnamed sources" according to whom the White House tried to urge the FBI to dispute accounts of regular contact between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

"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" he tweeted moments ago.

The tweets come one day after the CNN reported that the FBI rejected a White House request to dispute media accounts of regular contact between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russian intelligence officials.

CNN reported Thursday, citing “multiple U.S. officials briefed on the matter,” that the FBI declined to publicly corroborate Priebus claims that reports of ties between Trump team members and Moscow were "total baloney" despite an alleged rare request from the White House to do so. The New York Times and CNN reported last week that Trump campaign aides and associates were in touch with Russian intel officials during the campaign.

"Multiple U.S. officials briefed on the matter" told CNN that the agency declined to publicly corroborate White House chief of staff Reince Priebus's claim that reports of ties between Team Trump and Moscow were "total baloney."

The report of White House communications with the FBI during a pending investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election could raise questions about whether the contacts violated restrictions established to insulate such probes from political influence. Former President Richard Nixon in 1972 discussed with aides using the CIA to push the FBI away from investigating the Watergate burglary that ultimately led to his resignation.

CNN reported that a law enforcement official and a White House official offered conflicting stories of how the communication between the White House and the FBI over the news reports began. 

A law enforcement source told the media outlet that the discussions began between FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Priebus during a meeting on other topics after a day after The Times and CNN published their reports. A White House official, however, said that McCabe called Priebus to assure him The Times piece overstated the contacts between Trump advisers and Russian officials.

And so one week after Trump's war with the press reached an almost nuclear level, the President has today taken on the alleged source of the press leaks. One wonders what FBI leaks will follow in retaliation.

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

They can't 'find' them because they don't want to find them. It serves the FBI's interest to have leaks.

You can't find what you ain't looking for.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

I think I found it. Just look in Comey's bank account.

Looney's picture

 

James Comey should resign, go to the nearest Transgender Bathroom and drown himself in an overflowing urinal.  ;-)

Looney

HockeyFool's picture

Maybe the FBI is part of the problem?

Chupacabra-322's picture

LIst one Three Letter Agency that isn't a problem.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

My President, its a club and you ain't in it.  You have no choice but to crush the club and that will not be pretty.

PT's picture

He's just setting up the board.  Now the evidence is public.  Someone(s) is guilty of, at the very least, incompetence.
"You're fired."

CuttingEdge's picture

Shut down the NSA who are enabling the leaks to all and sundry via raw data (after Obumfuck's 15th Dec EO), and you shut down the 90% of the leaks.

Why hasn't that EO been squished yet, President Trump?

new game's picture

at some point in tyme trump will go into self preservation mode or have a stress related health problem or an "accident"...

logical outcomes

he is taking on a millions of gov.org people that also have self preservation as their primary motive.

a david and goliath story. twitter = bolero

lol...

AllTimeWhys's picture

"CNN reported"

 

All i had to hear

TheLastTrump's picture

If the media is involved it's a

 

TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT

11b40's picture

And that is a great question.

TheLastTrump's picture

There's a lot going on that we don't know about. Actually, we KNOW maybe 10% of what's happening. If the fucking media had their way we would know NOTHING.

 

>>> Why hasn't that EO been squished yet, President Trump?

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Why hasn't that EO been squished yet, President Trump?"

That the trillion dollar question.

y3maxx's picture

-When Trump's Cabinet is complete....he and it can begin to sway and sweep their wrath of power.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Wait.....what?

 

 

Leak.....what?

BullyBearish's picture

Dear donald...simple physics: the more and better the leaks, the FASTER the swamp gets drained...

 

E M B R A C E    L E A K S   and   the    L E A K E R S

Son of Loki's picture

Project Veritas and Judicial Watch have been 100% more effective then the fbi at exposing criminal activity. And, BTW, why is Hillary not locked up yet?

wren's picture

Son of Loki, 8,000 votes up! I am EXTREMELY unhappy with Trump over the Clintons. He is either fulfilling his campaign promises or he is not. And it looks like his promise about Clinton was a blatant lie!

TheLastTrump's picture

You give up way too easily, therefore I assume you are a CONCERN TROLL.

Kevin Trader's picture

it woudl require the FBI to actually do their job, its hard to get the to pursue and lock her up if they are spending there time covering tracks regarding leaks

wren's picture

There is a theory going around it the security leak is Sen. McCain. Still a rumor/theory, but it wouldn't surprise me. If it is true, we will see the White House go after him very soon.

TheLastTrump's picture

Ask yourself why this article on the Clintons is out now in a leftist rag. 

Ghordius's picture

is that a game? ok, I'll try... how about the Russian FSB? no? damn, I'm not good at those games

recently I was asked to name all 17 known US intelligence agencies, and I could only name 12 of them. that's how bad I am at them

here, open letter to Mr. Trump: Dear Donald, I suggest you watch a bit that series called "House of Cards"

no, not the American version. the original, British version. very... educative

from there, a quote: "The Ship Of State is the only known vessel that leaks... from the top"

BorisTheBlade's picture

Simple algorithm to get good at this game, don't try and remember, come up with generic name by combining [Federal, Central, Military, Royal if you fancy] & [Intelligence, Investigation, Security] & [Agency, Bureau, Committee, Service, Ministry]. If confronted with a claim that such entity does not exist, claim it's so secret that no one heard of it. Next time you'll name 30 out of 17 easily.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

The 5 others are ABC, CNN, NPR, NBC, and CBS.

HockeyFool's picture

Careful now. The NHL is a beacon of light and integrity in this world. Plus we have Cindy Crosby, eh?

mc888's picture

You mean Sidney Crosby? Even a Russian would know that.

I don't know about that light and integrity stuff. I still can't get over the 2-line pass, the trapezoid, and the shootout. BS!!!

 

edit: alright, I missed the /sarc and got played. Good one.

shivura's picture

wait so everyone is for leaks and now they are against them? you guys is as stupid as your fuhrer...why be afraid of information...step to the plate like bannon don't be an idiot pussy like trump...rebrand them as "fake leaks." problem solved dumbfucks.

TheLastTrump's picture

Bureau of Transatlantic Telephony?

 

B.U.T.T.?

Stinkytofu's picture

WPA....................they actually shut down/defunded that one.

847328_3527's picture

The FBI is infested with weasels. Time to clean house and replace with patriots. I know it's a hard process but needs to be done. 8 years of bin Bama and the place is almost a branch of the moslim brotherhood or the soros fund.

crossroaddemon's picture

Patriots are dangerous. Patriots break things. Our insanely complex beauracracies are best run by dispassionate technocrats. 

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Patriots broke the Falcons! Go Pats! New England "Blitz for Six!"

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Looks like we've got this one programmed.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

You didn't see the invisible "/sarc" tag?

TheLastTrump's picture

Those without loyalty are always BOUGHT BY THE HIGHEST BIDDER.

Ghordius's picture

fine, but what kind of patriots are you thinking of? I know two main kinds of them... in practically every country

those who are willing to die for the country, and those who are willing to die for the constitution of the country

both kinds are patriots, note. but lots of blood can be shed in a fight between those two kinds

gcjohns1971's picture

That is an interesting distinction that is surely more meaningful when the existence of the country as a coherent entity precedes the Constitution.

When not...not.

BarkingCat's picture

There is a third kind - one who is willing to make the other guy die for his .

TheLastTrump's picture

Muslim head of the CIA? Three Paki brothers in charge of Congressional computers with access to sensitive intel & e-mails?

 

Tip of iceberg. Enemies of the state abound IN THE STATE.