Gowdy: I Wish the Media Showed the Same Interest in Finding the Leaker Identity as They Do the Content of the Leak

Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) warned about the recent so-called Vault 7 leaks through WikiLeaks regarding the CIA.

Gowdy urged the media to be as concerned about identifying the leaker as they are about the content of the leaks themselves.

“The unnamed source is one issue and I’m going to let the media sort out whether the moral quandary that is that. I tell you what is not a moral quandary, that is printing of classified information. I will tell you this: We had a hearing yesterday on one of our surveillance programs up for reauthorization programs this year. I will tell you the same thing I said yesterday — the reauthorization of these tools we need to keep us safe is in jeopardy if we don’t stop the leaks. So, I get that people are interested in the content. I am too. But leaks are illegal and they are dangerous and they are deleterious to our national security. And I wish that all facets of the media showed the same interest in finding the identity of the leaker as they do the content of the leak.”

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