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Intelligence leaks designed to hurt a Donald Trump presidency, are now compromising the national security interests of some of our allies.
President Donald Trump has long suspected his own intelligence community of providing damaging information to reporters.
After newly published revelations may have crossed a line and compromised America’s closest allies, a number of people in government have come to recognize a concerted effort from somewhere in the government to target the president.
After the deadly concert arena attack in Manchester, British authorities began their investigation and identified the suspected suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton whose parents emigrated from Libya.
U.K. police had not yet confirmed his identity publicly, but Abedi’s name showed up in American press reports citing “U.S. officials” as the source of the information.
As a result of the released name of the bombing suspect and the publication of forensic photographs by American press, police investigating the Manchester terrorist attack have reportedly stopped sharing information with the U.S.
Take a look at this tweet from the BBC:
Greater Manchester Police have stopped passing information on bomb probe to US after leaks to US media, BBC learns https://t.co/mabJxEUXQM
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 25, 2017
The illegal leaks prompted a response from British Prime Minister Theresa May, “I will be making clear to President Trump today that intelligence that is shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure…”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions immediately launched an investigation into the leaks.