DC: Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that the leak of Michael Flynn’s identity to the media in 2017 was an “absolute crime” that should be “prosecuted vigorously.”
Sessions, who is running for a Senate seat in Alabama, discussed revelations about Obama administration officials unmasking Flynn’s identity in foreign intelligence reports during the presidential transition period in 2016 and 2017 in an interview on Fox Business.
Republican senators released a list of 39 Obama administration officials Wednesday who made requests for reports that identified Flynn. Former Vice President Joe Biden, former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey were on the list.
Republicans have focused on the Flynn unmaskings because of a leak to The Washington Post in early January 2017 regarding Flynn’s phone calls with Sergey Kislyak, who served as Russia’s ambassador to the United States. read more