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

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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vato poco IntercoursetheEU Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:30 Permalink

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?

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ET (not verified) Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:46 Permalink

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.

loves the truth Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:10 Permalink

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.”

FreedomWriter Mike Masr Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:45 Permalink

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.

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Charles Offdensen Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:52 Permalink

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!!!

loveyajimbo Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:19 Permalink

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.

redmudhooch Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:49 Permalink

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.MAGA!

artichoke Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:57 Permalink

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 Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:26 Permalink

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