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As a candidate in Florida, Trump loved leaks



WASHINGTON - President Trump today lashed out at leaks coming from across Washington and said he has asked the Justice Department to investigate. “It’s a criminal act.”

But as a candidate Trump reveled in leaks — WikiLeaks. On the trail in Florida and elsewhere, Trump discussed the Democratic emails that an array of experts say were hacked by the Russians.

Pressed on matter, Trump attempted to draw a distinction between “classified” information coming out now vs. internal Democratic chatter.

There is a distinction, though some Republicans such as Sen. Marco Rubio say WikiLeaks raise troubling questions about the role of Russia.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:29pm]


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