White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany absolutely torched The New York Times over its decision to run a report that included classified information.
Of course, those on the left and in the mainstream media will say anything and print anything as long as it serves their purpose — and their purpose is switching who occupies the Oval Office for the next four years.
McEnany was neither subtle nor timid when she dropped the hammer. As Breitbart reported, she said Tuesday:
The front page of The New York Times is not the venue for discussing classified information. The White House podium is not the venue for discussing classified information. We are here today, having this discussion, because of an irresponsible, anonymous leak to The New York Times.
Who’s going to want to cooperate with the United States intelligence community, who’s going to want to be a source or an asset, if they know that their identity could be disclosed? Which allies will want to share information with us if they know that some rogue intelligence officer can go splash that information on the front page of a major U.S. newspaper.
But she didn’t stop there.
“Make no mistake: This damages our ability, as a nation, to collect intelligence,” the press secretary said, according to Breitbart.
She then focused her attention directly on those responsible for the leak:
To those government officials who betray the trust of the people of the United States by leaking classified information, your actions endanger our national security… It is also, simply put, a crime.
… To the anonymous sources who leak classified information, you should know this: You may seek to undermine our president, but in fact, you undermine our country’s safety and our country’s security.
To read more about McEnany’s comments, click here.