Igantius: ‘Very Rare’ Intel Agencies Will Leak to the Press; Leaks Tend to Come from the Hill

‘It’s very rare that the intelligence agencies, themselves, will leak information directly to the press’


IGNATIUS: "I know, because I cover this subject in a way that Donald Trump, who is the target of it, can’t know where leaks do come from. It is very rare that intelligence agencies leak directly to journalists. They send their products to Capitol Hill as they are required to. They have to give them to the gang of eight, the top congressional leadership, sometimes a broader group. They have to send them downtown to the executive agencies required to do that. Those are their customers. Almost entirely, the leaks that end up having impact come through channels like that, not from some intelligence agency."

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