President Trump Rips FBI For Failing to Stop Media Leaks

POTUS tweets hours after damning CNN report on Russia links

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to bash the FBI hours after CNN reported the FBI rejected a White House request to discredit media reports about alleged communications between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump has been combative with CNN, often referring to it as “fake news. The the network cited “multiple U.S. officials briefed on the matter” when reporting that the White House wanted the FBI to “publicly knock down” media reports that would appear damaging to the Trump administration.

“White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russia matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts,” according to the CNN report.

Trump has been critical of leaks throughout his presidency. Earlier this month, when Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser after less than a month in the position, Trump tweeted that the “real story” was not Flynn’s resignation, but how the media obtained the information that led to his departure.

Trump clearly has an issue with leakers within his administration, writing, “FIND NOW,” in all caps.