(National Sentinel) Executive Branch: Sometimes the irony is so thick in Washington, D.C., you can’t help but laugh and shake your head.
Like, having someone leak information that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to launch several investigations into leaks. But such is the way of The Swamp.
As reported by Fox News:
A U.S. official familiar with the discussions said Tuesday that the planned announcement surrounding stepped-up efforts on leak investigations has “been in the works for some time and will most likely happen sometime in the next week.”
In any event, news that Sessions is — and has been — in the process of finding out the sources of what is without question the most compromised administration in recent history comes after a rough week for the attorney general. He’s been under assault by his boss, President Donald J. Trump, primarily over his recusal from the never-ending Russia investigations, but also because he’s not been aggressive enough in investigating alleged collusion and law breaking by former Obama administration officials, to include vanquished Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Fox News noted further:
The investigations will look at news reports that publicized sensitive intelligence material, according to officials who have been briefed on the matter.
Apparently, Sessions does not have any intention of resigning, though that may not matter: Some are speculating that Trump will soon fire both him and chief of staff Reince Priebus.
On Tuesday, the president said he wanted Sessions to get tough on the leaking.
“I want the attorney general to be much tougher,” he said. “I want 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 cannot have that happen.”
Trump’s new commo director, Anthony Scaramucci, said over the weekend he was prepared to “fire everybody” in his chain of command if the leaks didn’t stop.
He told reporters he was “not doing an investigation. I’m just going to get the leaking to stop.” He stressed that he had “the authority from the president to do that.”
“You’re either going to stop leaking or you’re going to get fired,” he added.