White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday that “rogue intelligence officers” are harming US national security with leaks against President Trump.
McEnany spoke after Democrats blasted Trump over a report that said he was briefed — but did not act — on intelligence that Russia paid bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan.
US intelligence leaders deny Trump was briefed and say the information was unconfirmed.
“These are rogue intelligence officers who are imperiling our troops’ lives,” McEnany said at a White House press briefing. “We will not be able to get — very likely not be able to get a consensus on this intelligence because of what was leaked to The New York Times.”
The identity of The Times’ source or sources is the subject of intense speculation and gossip in Washington. If authorities find evidence, they could face a significant prison term.
McEnany offered a message to the person or people responsible. “To the anonymous sources