The West Wing: Attorney General says Justice Dept. has tripled the number of leak probes


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Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post

The Washington Post reports Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department has “more than tripled the number of leak investigations compared to the number that were ongoing at the end of the last administration.” The Department of Justice has received nearly as many criminal referrals for leaking classified material than it had received in the past three years combined, the Post reports. The Department of Justice has charged four people with leaking, and Mr. Sessions vowed, “This culture of leaking must stop.”

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