Paul: Anyone Who Leaked Trump Intel Report to Press Should Be Jailed
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) reacted to the leak of an intelligence dossier that has been criticized as unfairly vetted and considered false by President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump said at a press conference Wednesday that Russia was likely behind cyberattacks against US entities, but struck back against details from the dossier that were released by some press agencies.
"Anyone who leaked it [to the public] should be prosecuted," Paul said, "If an intelligence agency head talked to the media, they should go to jail; if it was [someone in the] Obama administration, they should go to jail."
If you can't trust the FBI to keep secret information likely to cause a public official to be blackmailed, it increases the risk of said officials being extorted, he said.
"Somebody is releasing information [someone] is using to blackmail," Paul said.
He said he must take Trump at his word regarding the legitimacy of the dossier or lack thereof.
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