Did Trump ‘Leak’ Classified Information on Live TV?


March 17, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News



“I just want people to know, the CIA was hacked,” Trump said. “That was during the Obama years. That was not during us.”

In the interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Trump said that the Central Intelligence Agency had been hacked during Obama’s tenure.

“In his effort to once again blame Obama, the President appears to have discussed something that, if true and accurate, would otherwise be considered classified information,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking member of the committee, said in a statement Thursday.

“It would be one thing if the President’s statement were the product of intelligence community discussion and a purposeful decision to disclose information to the public, but that is unlikely to be the case.” reported on Yahoo News.


Earlier this month, WikiLeaks released documents about an alleged CIA hack program and said the documents were leaked from the CIA to WikiLeaks. But the agency did not publicly confirm the authenticity of those documents nor discuss how they were obtained. It’s not clear if Trump, or Schiff, was referring to the WikiLeaks documents or another incident.

Trump has repeatedly condemned the leaks coming out of the intelligence community, particularly when they involve him or his administration.

“For anyone else to do what the President may have done,” Schiff added, “would constitute what he deplores as ‘leaks.’”


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