Obama Official On White House Leaks: “I’ve Never Seen It This Bad”

Jeh Johnson, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Senators on the Intelligence Committee pressed administration officials Wednesday to disclose more about the extent of Russian hacking attempts during last year's election after the government disclosed that 21 states had been targeted. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

An Obama official acknowledged over the weekend that the Trump administration’s leaks are the worst he’s ever seen, according to the Daily Caller.

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Sunday he’s “never seen it this bad.”

“There should be a concerted effort to go out and identify these leakers.”

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Former President Barack Obama appointed Johnson as his security chief in 2013, and he served at his post until 2017 when President Trump took office. He also served in multiple government posts under both the Obama and Clinton administrations…

Johnson said that although the leaks are coming out of the executive branch, the rule of law and constitutional protections need to be considered when planning a course of action to identify leakers.

“Before you decide to take on journalists, reporters and perhaps subpoena their sources, be aware that the courts are going to get involved,” he concluded.

Democrats have been, so far, unwilling to condemn the leaks coming out of the administration.

Filmmaker Michael Moore has actively encouraged leaking by creating a website for federal officials to “funnel” information to his site.

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