“I’ll tell you a secret if you promise to keep it.”
This seems to be the procedure and protocol for maintaining classified government information at the U.S. State Department as yet another classified memo has been leaked to the press. But what’s most interesting about this particular leak is that it’s a leak about the need to put an end to the leaks!
From Allen B. West
The Hill is reporting on a memo leaked to the Washington Post. The content of this memo? Stop the leaks!
A State Department memo spotlighting the threat of leaks by department employees was leaked to The Washington Post, the newspaper reported Friday.
The memo, which is authored by acting State Department legal adviser Richard Visek and intended for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, reportedly details Tillerson’s authority to protect certain privileged information and presents a case against leaks.
In his typical bombastic way, President Trump has blasted federal agencies in recent weeks for their inability to keep secret information secret. Multiple news agencies have reported that there are people within the Trump administration willingly feeding potentially damaging information to the press presumably because they have a distaste for the President.
While Trump may be bombastic, he may also be right. The Hill continues:
The memo comes as President Trump turns his attention to the myriad of leaks pouring out of his administration. Those leaks from government employees to members of the press have fueled much of the coverage of Trump and his associates, including revelations that former national security adviser Michael Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador.
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