The Trump presidency has been plagued by a number of insider scandals in its first 6 months, not the least of which has come in the form of damaging informational leaks.
Thanks to the democratic “resistance” movement, a great many within the Washington machine are attempting to eek out their own 15 minutes of fame by undermining the President of the United States. Simply opposing Trump isn’t enough for many incensed and entrenched establishment cronies, and the wholesale leaking of delicate and sensitive information has become the new coup du jour.
For his part, the President has pressed on, deflecting as much of the liberal flack as he can, but these leaks are gaining severity and frequency even after the firing of Reince Priebus and others who were believed to be the sources of the treasonous trickle. Now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pulling out the big guns in order to corner these leakers, and even the journalists receiving and publishing the information are no longer safe.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that the Department of Justice (DoJ) is reviewing policies for subpoenaing reporters during investigations of federal intelligence leaks, an indicator that the US government may consider more aggressive tactics to try and force journalists to identify their sources.
“‘One of the things we are doing is reviewing the policies affecting media subpoenas,’ Mr Sessions said, announcing his administration’s crackdown on leaks during a press conference. ‘We respect the important role that the press plays, and we will give our support. But, it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity.'”
“Mr Sessions said that he had instructed his Justice Department to review its leak prosecution policies earlier this year, and that the results ‘concerned’ him. There were too few referrals for prosecution over classified leaks, too few investigations, and an insufficient amount of resources dedicated to those investigations, he said.”
The crackdown is coming, according to Sessions’ tone.
Informational warfare has been the name of the game in 2017, as the Trump White House has struggled against an insurgency in Congress that has stalled all progress on the President’s campaign promises. These tactics being employed by the so-called “resistance” are likely a purposeful waste of time in which inside defectors will continues to send forth sensitive information to the press. By stagnating Congressional progress, the “resistance” likely hopes to deliver a final blow to the Trump agenda via damaging leaks while allowing no progress to be made by the President.
It’s a sad state of affairs in Washington D.C., with sore losers on both sides of the aisle furious over Trump’s election. Trump represents a massive shift in American political normality, and that threatens the cushy Congressional situation for many of these long-time legislators. Their furious rebellion is more about self-preservation than it is about defiance…and that is highly pathetic and disrespectful to the American voters who fought for Trump to get things done in Washington.