Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said the federal employees leaking sensitive information to the press are committing treason.

Gingrich echoed remarks made by DHS Secretary John Kelly last week.

"People should go to jail," Gingrich said, adding that such leakers are "frenzied" to stop the Trump administration.

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Discussing allegations that the Trump administration established "back-channel" relations with the Russians, Gingrich said such an action is normal.

He said that President Ike Eisenhower used "back-channel" communications with India in order to bring an end to the Korean War.

He added that President John Kennedy used a Russian "back-channel" during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

"[That] may have saved us from nuclear war," he said.

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