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GOP Requests Investigation on Flynn Leaks

House Republicans Chaffetz, Goodlatte requested an investigation late Wednesday into leaks of information that contributed to the ouster of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte requested that the Department of Justice investigate the leaks over fears that intelligence agencies must more appropriately protect classified information. Chaffetz wrote to the inspector general: “We have serious concerns about the potential inadequate protection of classified information here,” he said. “In light of this, we request that your office begin an immediate investigation into whether classified information was mishandled here.” Trump himself this week called the leaks the “real scandal” of Flynn’s resignation—not his communication with a Russian ambassador and misleading of the vice president. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted his thanks for the GOP move to put a spotlight on “the low-life leakers,” adding “They will be caught!”

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