Trump praises Flynn, denounces leaks by Intelligence Community
Posted: 12:40 pm Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
By Jamie Dupree
Angered by leaks about the investigation of his former National Security Advisor and questions about the ties of his campaign to Russia, President Donald Trump again strongly criticized the U.S. Intelligence Community, as Mr. Trump charged that Michael Flynn was the victim of a campaign run by both the press and intelligence insiders.
“People are trying to cover up for a terrible loss that Democrats had under Hillary Clinton,” the President said at a joint news conference with the Israeli Prime Minister, denouncing leaks about Flynn’s contacts with the Russian Ambassador to the United States.
“And the documents and the papers that were illegally – I stress that – illegally leaked, very, very unfair,” Mr. Trump added, as he strongly defended his former National Security Advisor.
“General Flynn is a wonderful man; I think he has been treated very, very unfairly by the media – as I call it, the fake media in many cases,” Mr. Trump said.
Pres. Trump calls leaks about Flynn a "criminal act": "People are trying to cover up for a terrible loss that the Democrats had." pic.twitter.com/u6AXkPYOx5
Earlier in the day, Mr. Trump used his bullhorn on Twitter to make the case as well.
“The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!” the President said in a series of morning tweets, as he made clear his feelings about talk of ties to Russia.
“This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign,” the President added.
Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?).Just like Russia