Time and time again, Paul Ryan proves he has more in common with Democrats than Republicans.
Clearly, there is an issue with LEAKERS in the White House. However, Paul Ryan FOOLISHLY gave the mainstream liberal media a “pass.”
The mainstream media has been citing dubious “anonymous sources” that have been proven WRONG again and again.
Remember when CNN claimed that James Comey would REFUTE that he told President Trump 3 times he was not personally under investigation based on “anonymous sources?”
How did that go?
Paul Ryan sees nothing wrong with THAT? Making up anonymous sources to spread fake news?
Absolutely sickening. Time to GET RID of Paul Ryan!
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended journalists Friday, saying that while intelligence leaks compromise national security, it’s “the problem of the leaker, not the journalist.”
“Leaks are concerning because leaks can often compromise national security, but that’s the problem of the leaker not the journalist,” Ryan said at an event in Muskego, Wis., on Friday afternoon.
Ryan’s comment comes just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessionsannounced a governmentwide crackdown on leakers.
Sessions warned that the media could be a part of that crackdown, and the Justice Department could ask for sources behind leaks. The investigation will include a review of the Justice Department’s policies on subpoenas for media outlets that publish sensitive information.
“We respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect, but it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity,” Sessions said. “We must balance their role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in our intelligence community, the armed forces and all law abiding Americans.”
“I have this message for the intelligence community: The Department of Justice is open for business,” he added. “And I have this warning for would-be leakers: Don’t do it.”
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner (D-Va.), said on Thursday that Congress should probe the leak of transcripts of President Trump’s phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia, a leak both political parties have condemned.