President Trump said whoever is leaking classified information about his administration to the media will “pay a big price.”
The president confirmed that he will find the leakers during a congressional listening session at the White House on Thursday.
“We’re going to find the leakers,” Trump said, according to the White House pool. “We’re going to find the leakers. They’re going to pay a big price.”
During that same listening session, Trump revealed he would announce his new pick for labor secretary in a surprise press conference at the White House at noon. His former choice, Andy Puzder, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday. (RELATED: Trump: ‘Illegal’ Leaks From ‘Fake Media’ Brought Michael Flynn Down)
At a press conference with the prime minister of Israel Wednesday, the president said his former national security adviser Mike Flynn was “treated very, very unfairly by the media” and ousted because of “documents and papers that were illegally — I’d stress that, illegally — leaked.”