(National Sentinel)Â Drain the Swamp: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is so fed up with all of the leaking coming out of the National Security Council and other Executive Branch agencies that he’s said to be considering a lie detector exam for all NSC personnel.
As reported byÂ Axios, it’s not at all clear that Sessions can get his way. However, that Sessions would even consider lie detector tests is illustrative of just how frustrated he is with the leaking:
Sessions’ idea is to do a one-time, one-issue, polygraph test of everyone on the NSC staff. Interrogators would sit down with every single NSC staffer (there’s more than 100 of them), and ask them, individually, what they know about the leaks of transcripts of the president’s phone calls with foreign leaders. Sessions suspects those leaks came from within the NSC and thinks that a polygraph test â€” at the very least â€” would scare them out of leaking again.
AddsÂ Fox News:
Interrogators would ask subjects what they know about leaked transcripts of President Trump’s phone calls in January with such leaders as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto.
Finding out who in the Deep State has been leaking sensitive intelligence is going to be harder than it sounds, considering that such operatives are used to covering their tracks. But just the fact that Sessions is considering such a bold move ought to convince everyone that the leak probe he announced Aug. 4 is for real and ongoing.
That’s goodÂ because the stakes are high.
â€œThe unauthorized release of these documents to the press is a crime,â€ Joe diGenova, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told Fox News in February. â€œThe series of acts involving release of notes of the presidentâ€™s conversations with foreign leaders, and these transcripts, are a serious threat to national security.â€
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