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Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders: “Anyone Who Puts National Security At Risk Should Be Punished By The Force Of Law”

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders told The Pavlovic Today that “the President takes leaks of classified information seriously,”  in an off-camera briefing Thursday afternoon.

The testimony of former FBI director James Comey in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee made two striking points. First, that the president was not under the investigation and second, that both President and Comey shared the concern about the leakage of the classified information.

Given the acknowledged presence of leaking of classified information, the puzzling question is how was it not leaked that President Trump was not under investigation, along with the rest of the leaked information in the past few months?

When the whistleblowers want to get the information out, they leak everything.  In the case of President Trump, however, the individuals doing the leaking seem selective as to what they leak.  In other words, there is an impression that there is a selective leakage going on with information that primarily aims to discredit the President.

The Pavlovic Today had several questions for White House Deputy Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders.  What explains the “selective leakage”?  What is the view of the Trump administration as to who is doing the leaking of classified information and will there be any investigation regarding such leaking?

“I will not comment on the specifics of the hearing but I will comment on the leaks. Obviously, the President takes this very seriously, and we will expect anyone caught in leaks—especially in a manner that puts national security at risk—should they be caught in an investigation or found guilty, that should be punished by the force of law.”  This was how the Deputy Press Secretary concluded her answer to The Pavlovic’s question.

 

Read also: Does Comey’s Statement Prove Anything?

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Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent.

Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at Yale University, Lead Instructor in International Affairs and Security and Politics Law and Economics programs at Yale Global Scholars, Head Writing Fellow at the Yale Graduate Writing Center, Fellow of the “Research and Travel Award in Grand Strategy” from International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale University, Fellow of the Roger Hertog Global Strategy Initiative in Religious Violence at Columbia University, a Doctoral candidate in Political Conflict and Peace Building Processes at Complutense University in Madrid, Fellow of the OSI Global Supplementary Grant Program, and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Juan March Institute. She holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in American Politics, and a B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Belgrade. She speaks English, Serbian, Croatian, and Spanish.

Pavlovic has interviewed exclusively pivotal figures including Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Karlie Kloss, filmmaker and founder of the Webby awards Tiffany Shlain, film director Lars von Trier, actors Adam Brody, Monica Bellucci, fashion designers Adolfo Dominguez, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan, publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; the world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic; novelist Martin Amis, as well as big names in the governmental arena such as the former President of Serbia Boris Tadic, the leading members of the first democratic Serbian government and Milorad Dodik, President of the Serbian entity of BIH. Moreover, Ms. Pavlovic has exclusively covered the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, London Film Festival, Madrid Fashion Week, The Madrid Open, and a range of other international benefit and political events.

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