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Memo reveals McMaster crackdown on leaks



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Added 09-13-17 08:57:02pm EST - “National security advisor H.R. McMaster in a memo to senior government officials urged them to warn agency employees against leaks of both classified and unclassified information, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday.” - Thehill.com

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National security advisor H.R. McMaster in a memo to senior government officials urged them to warn agency employees against leaks of both classified and unclassified information, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday.

The memo included the date of Sept. 8, the report said, and asked all government agencies to hold “a one-hour, organization-wide event” to review how to guard both classified information and some unclassified information.

“For those with access to classified information, a review of the non-disclosure agreement reminds us of the responsibilities that come with access to, and penalties for unauthorized disclosure of, classified information,” the memo, which BuzzFeed obtained and posted, reads.

News of the memo comes more than a month after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions‘Game of Thrones’ polling company takes on White House shakeups Declare a true state of emergency House panel strikes deal on surveillance reforms MORE announced a broad crackdown on leaks, a subject that has caught the ire of President Trump since he took office.

Trump has repeatedly taken to Twitter to vent his frustration about leaks coming from government agencies.

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