Why anybody who claims that the facts are already known in terms of what did or didn't happen between Russian officials and US persons during the election, I think is speaking very prematurely. But the White House needs to understand that the interaction with the FBI on criminal investigations is something that really they need to steer clear of.
Certainly when I was in the White House for four years and then at the CIA, any type of engagement between the White House and the FBI about an ongoing criminal investigation was verboten. Again, not just because of the impropriety of doing it, but the appearance that it would provide to folks on the outside.
But again, until there is an investigation in terms of who had access to this information, how it might've been shared beyond the senior most circle of individuals, I do think it is premature to be pointing fingers at anybody, whether in this administration or the previous administration, who may have been responsible for those leaks.
I certainly welcome that investigation to stop those leaks, because they shouldn't be taking place, and anybody who thinks I'm responsible for that is dead wrong.