A leaky argument to contain the press

When he was a candidate, Donald Trump loved leaks, going so far as to encourage Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email accounts and share the results with the world. Now that he’s president, leaks are very “un-American.”

Leaks are finding their way into news stories that paint an unflattering picture of the administration’s relationship with Russian intelligence officials. That puts the president in an uncomfortable spot, U.S. News & World Report’s Pat Garofalo wrote in an opinion piece Feb. 16.

“.... Trump seems torn between wanting to blame leakers or the ‘fake news’ media for his current imbroglio — which is utterly incoherent since either the information is legit and leakers are to blame, or it’s false and therefore the media is the culprit. So he’s just taken to doing both ...”


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