Democrat Lawmaker Fires Off Tweet That Has Trump Fuming
For months, president Donald Trump has claimed that the investigation into his campaign collusion with the Russian government to tilt the election in his favor is “just a hoax” and that the real scandal is “the endless leaks” coming out of the White House and Intel agencies.
Trump is so afraid of leaks that he’s reportedly losing his mind after Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Saturday encouraged whistleblowers, specifically within the White House, to continue sharing leaks with the press.
“Very happy that whistleblowers are telling the American public the truth. Now, more than ever, we need whistleblowers to leak to the press,” Lieu tweeted alongside a link to an Associated Press story about the Trump administration.
Very happy that whistleblowers are telling the American public the truth. Now, more than ever, we need whistleblowers to leak to the press. https://t.co/epwLX3VCBY
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 13, 2017
Lieu’s comment comes as Trump faces a series of leaks amid the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
The Trump White House has struggled to stop leaks to the press, both internally and from from the FBI. In March, officials said employee access to its classified computer system had been limited in an effort to keep information under control.