After The Washington Post was leaked intercepted communications on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the internet immediately began wondering if Donald Trump's administration was the source of the release.
Who had both the means and motives to leak intercepted spy documents to The Washington Post?
Every GOP figure I've spoken to at #AspenSecurity assumes Trump leaked this to force Sessions out. "Certainly not a… https://t.co/yRIkg1vsIF— Garrett M. Graff (@Garrett M. Graff)1500679396.0
Irresistible question: could Trump team have leaked the kislyak intercepts to push Sessions out after he failed to… https://t.co/mDTPUawqKP— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1500680001.0
Well, here's Trump's excuse to fire Sessions and get a stooge successor who'll fire Mueller https://t.co/629qGse43r— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann)1500679748.0
Watch for Trump sycophants in the GOP calling for Sessions to resign. That would be a sign pointing to yes.— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1500680341.0
.@hughhewitt on Sessions: “If it’s true, I think the Attorney General will have to resign.” https://t.co/3z8xNTnijT— The ReidOut (@The ReidOut)1500680459.0
I am on the verge of publishing something that says it makes sense it was TRUMP people who leaked info on Sessions, not the DEEP STATE— Jay Caruso (@Jay Caruso)1500680008.0
To paraphrase Marion Barry, "Trump set me up!" Leak conveniently allows Sessions to quit/be fired, Trump can sub in… https://t.co/DjMSBMjAp2— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen)1500679900.0
@maggieNYT Targets Sessions, not Trump. And didn't you say he knew what he was doing when he did the interview? Thi… https://t.co/kWY4xYlqKC— Lolo (@Lolo)1500681364.0
"SOMEBODY TAKE THIS ORANGE F'IN KNIFE OUT OF MY BACK!" Jeff Sessions— Mark E. Lewis (@Mark E. Lewis)1500681726.0
@maggieNYT Is Trump playing chicken with Sessions so he can install an AG who hasn't recused?— WindUpBird (@WindUpBird)1500681399.0
Whether or not these leaked intercepts result in AG Sessions resigning or being fired, the revelations were stunning beyond the fact many concluded the Trump administration was the likely source of the disclosures.
Here's what others gleaned from Friday's bombshell report in The Washington Post:
As news breaks of Jeff Sessions' campaign-related talks w/ Kislyak…Here is his sworn testimony claiming he had no c… https://t.co/Padqe4JKJW— Rantt Media (@Rantt Media)1500679516.0
This WaPo report appears to confirm that Sessions and Kislyak met at the Mayflower, a meeting Sessions has staunchl… https://t.co/D49ie4PsSU— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1500678407.0
If Kislyak account is accurate, yet another indication Sessions committed perjury https://t.co/hQzJbqr3uE— Sarah Kendzior (@Sarah Kendzior)1500678132.0
Trump folk that met with Russian Ambassador Kislyak during campaign: Trump Don Jr Kushner Manafort Flynn Sessions Page Gordon #TrumpRussia— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1500464851.0
So Kislyak discussed policy with Flynn & Sessions,got top secret intel from Trump, https://t.co/Hxy4C9Xzlw— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno)1500679111.0
Gezus! And there was a THIRD meeting between Sessions and Kislyak! https://t.co/op8zJ8HMb3— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1500679048.0
U.S. officials who regularly read Russian intercepts say Kislyak, unlike other diplomats, does not lie in his repor… https://t.co/92RUuc3EyP— Eric Geller (@Eric Geller)1500678001.0
Didn't Sessions just promulgate a rule that says the government can steal all of his property now?— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1500679386.0
Kislyak, the Russian ambassador with good access to Trump’s team, will be appointed a senator back home, per report. https://t.co/fXAQZxqg97— Peter Baker (@Peter Baker)1500374965.0