Trump had an hour-long phone call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chief of Staff John Kelly to talk about North Korea and Tillerson’s ongoing trip to Southeast Asia, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, according to a pool report.
Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) SessionsHow the Portman-McCaskill proposal on sex trafficking could harm online businesses Rosenstein: Trump did not direct feds to investigate Clinton Democrats introduce another “false hope” act to immigrants MORE announced last week that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering stricter measures to prevent leaks.
Unsurprisingly, he drew criticism for doing so as well.
The sanctions were pushed by the U.S.in response to the North’s test-launches of two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. His most notable critiques of such news reports have come after unflattering stories about his presidency appeared in the press.
President Donald Trump hates intelligence leaks – except when he doesn’t.
Asked about the report Tuesday morning on Fox, Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said she couldn’t comment on classified information, but said, “if that’s in the newspaper, that’s a shame”. And if that’s in the newspaper that’s a shame.
Pressed on whether this was a leak, Ms Haley said: “It’s one of these things I don’t know what’s going on”. Whatever the leaks are coming from, if somebody thinks they are getting power or fame from it, all you are doing is putting Americans in danger.