After a week of being publicly blasted by President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly preparing to launch a series of investigations into leaks that have emanated from various intelligence agencies since Trump's election last November.
The first word of the leak investigations was leaked, as ironic as that is, to The Washington Post yesterday after a couple of anonymous "U.S. officials" said that Sessions and the Justice Department were preparing to announce more criminal investigations into leaks of sensitive intelligence that have appeared in media reports.
Meanwhile, Trump's new Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, appeared on Fox & Friends earlier this morning to confirm the same.
"I think he [Sessions] has a plan that he's put together, and at some point, I don't know if it will be today or tomorrow or next week, he'll announce that plan."
"We have to crack down on leaks on a number of different fronts. There seems to be a number of holdovers from the Obama administration that are not helping."
Of course, the Sessions investigation announcement will come only after the Attorney General suffered through days of very public outbursts from the President...outbursts which the mainstream media will undoubtedly continue to portray as an attempt by the White House to coerce the DOJ into launching a 'witch hunt' to track down their anonymous sources and conceal all that "Russian collusion" evidence that has so far evaded them.
Speaking at a press conference in the Rose Garden just yesterday, Trump said the following...
"I want the attorney general to be much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies which are leaking like rarely have they ever leaked before at a very important level. These are intelligence agencies, we can not have that happen."
...and went on to imply that Sessions' job may hinge on his ability to crack down on the persistent leaks...
"I'm very disappointed with the Attorney General. But we will see what happens. Time will tell. Time will tell."
Meanwhile, the A.G. has also been blasted in series of recent tweet storms from the President for everything from recusing himself from the 'Russian Investigation' to failing to pursue Hillary's past transgressions.
Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
...big dollars ($700,000) for his wife's political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
Problem is that the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
Of course, with 1,000's of people employed by our various intelligence agencies, people who are highly skilled at covering their tracks, we, for some reason, suspect that Sessions will find it difficult to meaningfully slow the pace of anonymously-sourced stories hitting the New York Times and Washington Post.