Gingrich: Trump Leakers Effectively Committed Treason
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.
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"People should go to jail," Gingrich said, adding that such leakers are "frenzied" to stop the Trump administration.
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.
Watch the clip above.