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Trump: Leakers Will ‘Pay A Big Price’

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

President Trump said whoever is leaking classified information about his administration to the media will “pay a big price.”

President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo: Andrew Harrer – Pool/Getty Images)

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)

(Photo: Reuters)

(Photo: Reuters)

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.”