The Trump news you missed: he asked Comey to jail journalists | Trevor Timm

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/17/trump-news-james-comey-jail-journalists

Given how much the media has hampered his administration, Trump’s goal seems to be to snuff it out any way possible. By now, everyone has heard the blockbuster news that Trump allegedly asked FBI director James Comey to drop the Michael Flynn investigation. But buried deep inside in the The New York Times story was another bombshell that was just as important: Trump reportedly urged Comey to jail journalists who publish classified information. Tied to this disturbing news was another story that didn’t get enough attention last week amongst the chaos: the Washington Post reported multiple times that part of the reason Trump fired Comey was that he was incensed that the FBI was not being more aggressive in investigating leaks coming out of his administration. Apparently, Trump was even insisting at one point that the FBI needed to go after leaks about non-classified information (which is not even a crime by anyone’s standards). Continue reading…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s