Conway: Trump Administration Is ‘Very Concerned’ About Leaks

February 15, 2017 9:50 a.m.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday night that the White House was “very concerned” about leaks coming from government officials about members of President Donald Trump’s administration.

Fox News’ Sean Hannity posed a series of questions to Conway about the leaks during an interview Tuesday night: “Where are these leaks coming from? Are they against the law? Is this, do you think, coming from people that are loyal to the former administration? And when does it stop, because of the danger of the danger associated with these leaks? And is there going to be an investigation?”

Conway did not commit to any investigation.

“We are very concerned about leaks, particularly as it goes to intelligence and security information, it’s extremely concerning. It’s not for me to say where they are coming from or whether there will be an investigation, but it’s obviously taken very seriously by our commander-in-chief and President, because he has said as much as recently as this week,” she said.

The President ranted about leakers on his Twitter account Wednesday morning:

On Monday, Michael Flynn was asked to resign from his post as national security adviser in the wake of reports that he had misled the White House about his discussion of sanctions during a pre-inaugural phone call with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

And on Tuesday night, the New York Times reported, citing four unnamed officials, that members of the Trump campaign had made contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign.

“We saw this before and we are seeing it again this week,” Conway continued to Hannity. “Leaks about intelligence and security, it should concern everyone. And if people are running to the media to leak and not to providing that information to the proper authorities, that should concern all of us. This is not a partisan issue. This is dangerous stuff, it’s not a partisan issue.”

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