Washington, D.C.—On August 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, far right, condemned the “staggering number of leaks undermining” the White House. Before the announcement, President Donald Trump had been on a tirade about Sessions, publicly and privately slamming his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe and his alleged reluctance to go after leakers. That might be why Sessions felt compelled to publicly say that his team would aggressively prosecute anyone who discloses classified information. He also said it was reviewing the rules governing when investigators can subpoena the press. Somewhere on a golf course in New Jersey, the president was probably smiling.
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