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Chaffetz: Jail individuals leaking information

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz Jason ChaffetzChaffetz, Comey to speak Monday Chaffetz: Jail individuals leaking information Sunday shows preview: Trump abroad as Russia probe heats up MORE (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Sunday said individuals leaking information to the press should go to jail.
  • “You cannot have that happen,” Chaffetz told ABC’s “This Week,” referencing the information leaking to the press about President Trump and the probe into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election.
  • No matter who is in the White House, you cannot have the type of leaking of information, sources, methods, classified information,” Chaffetz said.
  • The New York Times last week reported that Trump in a meeting with two Russian officials called former FBI Director James Comey “a nut job” and said his firing eased “great pressure.”
  • Sen. John McCain John McCainWorries mount about vacancies in Trump’s State Department McCain: Russian diplomat didn’t belong in the Oval Office Chaffetz: Jail individuals leaking information MORE (R-Ariz.)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Sunday said individuals providing leaked information to the press should go to jail.

@RWPUSA: Let’s start with the guy who leaked the FBI Director’s letter by posting it on the Internet last October

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Jason Chaffetz Chaffetz, Comey to speak Monday Chaffetz: Jail individuals leaking information Sunday shows preview: Trump abroad as Russia probe heats up MORE (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Sunday said individuals leaking information to the press should go to jail. 

“You cannot have that happen,” Chaffetz told ABC’s “This Week,” referencing the information leaking to the press about President Trump and the probe into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. 

“I want to see that this person is prosecuted. I think the president makes a very good point. No matter who is in the White House, you cannot have the type of leaking of information, sources, methods, classified information,” Chaffetz said.

“I don’t care who it is, Democrat or Republican, you cannot have that happen. So, not only do you need to wall them off, you probably ought to put handcuffs on them and put them in jail.”

The New York Times last week reported that Trump in a meeting with two Russian officials called former FBI Director James Comey “a nut job” and said his firing eased “great pressure.”

“I just fired the head of the FBI He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump reportedly said.

Chaffetz on Sunday said he hoped the report was not true.

“I don’t know if that was said or not said,” Chaffetz said.

Sen. John McCain John McCain Worries mount about vacancies in Trump’s State Department McCain: Russian diplomat didn’t belong in the Oval Office Chaffetz: Jail individuals leaking information MORE (R-Ariz.) on Sunday echoed Chaffetz’s call for leakers to be punished.

“I think it’s a violation of the law to leak classified information and therefore, they should be held accountable,” McCain told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” calling it a “betrayal of their oaths.”

–Olivia Beavers contributed to this report, which was last updated at 11:06 a.m.

Chaffetz: Jail individuals leaking information