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Trump Directs Justice Department to Investigate ‘Criminal Leaks’

Original story at nytimes.com• 75 mentions • 4 months ago

nytimes.com 4 months ago

 
Mr. Trump appeared particularly incensed at public reports about his rancorous phone conversations with foreign leaders, including telling the president of Mexico the he might send American troops to stop “bad hombres down there,” and berating the prime minister of Australia over an Obama-era deal to resettle refugees and then cutting the call short. He also expressed frustration over leaks about federal surveillance that picked up pre-inaugural phone calls between the Russian ambassador and Michael T. Flynn, who resigned under pressure this week from his role as national security adviser. The Justice Department declined to comment on Mr. Trump’s call ...
 
 
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