First let me say that I strongly agree with the president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country. In the first six months of this administration The Department of Justice has already received nearly as many criminal referrals involving unauthorized disclosures of classified information as we received in the previous three years combined.
This nation must end this culture of leaks. We will investigate and seek to bring criminals to justice. We will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country. One of the things we are doing is reviewing policies affecting media subpoenas. We respect the important role that the press plays and we will give them respect, but it is not unlimited, they cannot place lives at risk with impunity.
And I have this warning for would be leakers, don't do it. The past several months we've all