Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz wants the leakers taken down. "I want people in handcuffs!" He is calling for people who are leaking classified information, whether to the public or to the press, to be put in jail.
“They have got to get after these leaks,” Chaffetz said to host Martha MacCallum while on Fox’s “The Story.” “I want people in handcuffs and I want to see people behind bars.”
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Jason Chaffetz Wants the Leakers Taken Down
Chaffetz is retiring from Congress at the end of the month. At this point he is overseeing a committee that is looking into Russia's role they played in the election with interference. He makes sure to stress that intel being leaked is a bi-partisan matter.
"I don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat, doesn’t what administration. When you have classified information, you cannot put that out there just because you think it would be a good idea,” he said.
It is good to see Chaffetz advocating anyone who leaks classified information. The Trump administration promised an emphasis on finding out who is leaking the information and getting rid of them. Just yesterday an arrest was made of a federal prosecutor leaking classified information in Georgia.