Leaked White House Memo Reveals McMaster's Plan To Crackdown On White House Leaks

Tyler Durden's picture

In perhaps the most ironic story of the week (so far), a leaked White House memo to Buzzfeed News reveals that National security advisor H.R. McMaster urged senior government officials to warn agency employees against leaks of both classified and unclassified information.

“For those with access to classified information, a review of the non-disclosure agreement reminds us of the responsibilities that come with access to, and penalties for unauthorized disclosure of, classified information,” the memo, which BuzzFeed obtained and posted, reads.


“However, it is equally important to discuss the importance of protecting controlled unclassified and personally identifiable information from unauthorized public disclosure.”

As The Hill details, McMaster in the memo said the disclosing classified and some unclassified information “causes harm to our Nation and shakes the confidence of the American people.”

 “In this era of unprecedented unauthorized disclosures, it is important to take time to review with your workforce their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding United States Government information,” the memo reads.

Coming just days after a leaked memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested the use of lie detector tests across a wide swathe of staff to root-out leakers, McMasters' memo leak suggests The White House is still struggling with containment.

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thesonandheir's picture

Kill them all randomly until it stops!

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

The Swamp is deep!  The career bureaucrats will not go quietly into the night.  It has taken many years, even decades to get to this point so don't think it will be fixed over night.  Although, when they are found just take them out back and shoot 'em

IntercoursetheEU's picture

And what about the Awan spy ring in Congress? Massive breach, back ups to secret servers, a huge story bring ignored. And those Blackberries, where did they all come from? This is the leak of the century. 


vato poco's picture

the more I learn about McM, the less I like him. here's a clown army officer who wrote a book saying that other officers - not HIM, heck no! - should have told their bosses thet were full of shit in Vietnam. 

but the minute anyone challenges HIS exalted self, he throws a tantrum, and reams them.

just another army brass pussy bully. WTF is Trump thinking?

Lost My Shorts's picture

Leaked memo details McMaster's prostate and bladder problems.  He has reportedly vowed to fire those responsible, after a quick trip to the men's room.

shimmy's picture

Seems like he fits in perfectly then with president pumpkin if he always blames others, gets into a hissy fit if people call him out and is a bully. 

I mean if you can't see the irony in what you said then I don't know what else to say.

Pinto Currency's picture

According to Cernovich, McMaster has a severe alcohol problem.

Talk about a national security threat.

No wonder McMaster is concerned about leaks of unclassified information.

FreedomWriter's picture

Massive espionage scandal, followed by high level resignations and prison time for Obama's law breakers and Intelligence stooges. That would help purge the rot. However, this is extremely unlikely, based on past swamp performance.

So we may need to settle for a civil war and/or mass insurrection. God help us to stay strong.

redmudhooch's picture

Awans are a cover for Clinton Foundation.

Cynicles II's picture


Shit can the Øbamites, including McMaster and Kelly. Boot all the left overs from the previous admin.

ET's picture

Career professionals in State and Defense always leak to get rid of their bosses.

Any official hell-bent on reform (Trump) gets this kind of treatment from the bureaucracy.

The trick is to praise the bureaucrats while pushing the reform agenda.


A useful tactic to stop the leaks is for senior civilian and military leaders to conduct visits at all levels of leadership and talk to those who work for them and praise them publicly. Photo ops. Prepared public statements about the incredible work that they do. Simple but powerful gestures.


These guys are all amateurs.

insanelysane's picture

Trump's only option is to turn into a lovable loser.  See Jimmy Carter.

Herdee's picture

Ha,ha. Obama still has his elite spies in there.

JLee2027's picture

The Hill and Buzzfeed are known liars. Produce the memo.

youngman's picture

Tap the phones ..the printers...the emails...catch them anyway you can

stant's picture

Time for a 10th Roman legion rule 

Cynicles II's picture

Kill every tenth one?
a bit severe 

south40_dreams's picture

1 - 800 - dial a prayer

Duc888's picture



The dude just can't get enough Muslim crank up his ass.


....on George Soros' payroll.  Muslim Brotherhood sympathiser.

loves the truth's picture

NOt to worry,,,  God's Kingdom is going to crush all of Satan's evil kingdoms, governments, as soon as they are saying "Peace and Security" then the Great Tribulation starts.

Daniel 2: 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom+ that will never be destroyed.+ And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people.+ ((It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms,))+ and it alone will stand forever,+ 45  just as you saw that out of the mountain a stone was cut not by hands, and that it crushed the iron, the copper, the clay, the silver, and the gold.+ The Grand God has made known to the king what will happen in the future.+ The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy.”

Catahoula's picture

No faith in McMaster. 

Mike Masr's picture

The damage is already done Gen. McMaster-bator. Too little and too late!

FreedomWriter's picture

Lie detectors are certainly worth a go, General. But when you need real loyalty, nothing beats guillotines and firing squads. I humbly recommend that you read your history and then FIRE a LOT of people. The swelling ranks of deplorables are now ready to take the reins of power away from Obama's reprobates and help re-build the country. It's time to get a clue or get a new job.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

"The Onion" Administation.

Herodotus's picture

Is he any relation to H.R. Haldeman?

Charles Offdensen's picture

I don't trust the Hill or buzzfeed so this "leaked memo" is just more fake news. That at being said, has anyone else noticed that the number of leaks has all but disappeared since the firing of certain individuals?

Cough, Priebus, cough cough!!!

Fake Trump's picture

This is non news. They can't even deal with leakers I am wondering how they are going to fix Kim. 

redmudhooch's picture

Kim? You been listening to Colin Powell again?


Fake Trump's picture

At the end of the day the leaker is Trump himself.

loveyajimbo's picture

Muslim Mcmaster is a vile maggot... a traitor and a shitbag, and a raging booze-hound.  If Trump is not sharp enough to see that... he needs to go. 

Bad enough that Eunuch Sessions and  Mega-crook Cohn are still around.

roadhazard's picture

There is no loyalty to Trump because Trump is loyal to no one. 

AntiMatter's picture

WTF: Netanyahu Bragged He Has America Wrapped Around His Finger


redmudhooch's picture

Is that supposed to be braking news?

AIPAC has owned this country for a while now.

redmudhooch's picture

They could just stop doing shit they don't want us to know about.

You know illegal, treasonous, un-constitutional bullshit.

Shouldn't have anything to hide if you live by the oath you took.


artichoke's picture

McMaster is doing less than nothing, equating it with government leaks of controlled and personallly identified information.

Used to be that leaking classified info could get you a stretch at Leavenworth.  That's what we were told anyway.  Now it's a warning that it's not nice to do it.

Will someone FIRE MCMASTER??

gigaweb's picture

"Crackdown" is not a verb; "crack down" would be the proper usage.  You can launch a crackdown, but you cannot "crackdown" something.