According to Breitbart News and Politico, people who are supposed to keep our nation’s secrets, erm, secret…are feeling paranoid:
National security officials across the government are becoming increasingly paranoid about a crackdown on leaking, according to a report by Politico.
The anonymous officials said they are seeing “new restrictions” on their access to sensitive information, “fueling fears in the intelligence and security community that the Trump administration has stepped up a stealthy operation to smoke out leakers.”
A “half dozen officials across the national security community” told Politico they are concerned that the administration is:
— “carefully tracking what they’re doing and who they’re talking to — then plotting to use them as a scapegoat or accuse them of leaks”;
— “tracking what they printed, to keep tabs on what information they were accessing” (National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was caught printing out a classified report and sending it to The Intercept);
And there are some other things about what steps the administration is taking to prevent illegal leaks of sensitive government information.
Everybody who thought that our spy services were already doing this sort of thing, please stand up. Yeah, sorry. Apparently not.
Anything potentially embarrassing to DJT will be illegally leaked.
If President Trump sends a secret military or even secret diplomatic mission to North Korea, the New York Times will know before the plane lands.
Oh, and it’s not paranoia if the thing you’re contemplating is already illegal.
By the way, the story is based upon unnamed sources, who are not supposed to be talking to reporters about the inner workings of their agencies because of that ol’ national security thing.