Deep State leakers have had nearly one year to take free shots at the Trump administration.
Illegal leaks have fed press stories about Russia and collusion.
But “Mad Dog” Mattis sent a message to the leakers that slammed the door on business as usual.
Illegal leaks of classified information have plagued the Trump administration.
At one point there was an average of one national security leak for every working day of the administration.
The leaks helped the press create a fake news scandal surrounding Russian collusion during the 2016 election.
Trump is fed up and now one of his most powerful cabinet secretaries weighed in.
Secretary of Defense Mattis sent a memo to Defense Department of personnel that made it clear that leaks of classified information hurts the troops.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned Department of Defense personnel not to leak classified information in a Tuesday memo obtained by Military Times.
“All hands must be alert to prevent unauthorized disclosure of non-public information for any reason, whether by implied acknowledgment or intentional release,” Mattis said. “Misconduct cannot be tolerated and suspected or confirmed disclosure must be reported at once.”
The Pentagon is a “department at war” and reminded all DOD personnel of their oaths of office, Mattis underscored. “Divulging information in violation of these precepts places at risk troops in harm’s way, our intelligence operations, and our technological advantages over our foes,” he said.”
— Christian Thiels (@ThielsChristian) October 6, 2017
“Mad Dog” Mattis has said it’s his job to make people afraid of him.
Based on that letter, Deep State leakers certainly made an enemy they need to be afraid of.