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Trump blasts intelligence community for classified info leaks

He also said that the fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

US President on Wednesday blasted the intelligence community for leaking information to newspapers, saying the "real scandal" is that classified inputs are illegally given out by intelligence like "candy".

"The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by intelligence like candy. Very un-American!," tweeted, expressing his sheer frustration and anger over the news reports appearing in the US media that provides an insight into working of his administration.

The administration alleges that that information is not true and are being leaked by people inside the government.

"Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (and ). Just like Russia," tweeted.

thanked a report that was critical of the and the

"Thank you to Eli Lake of The View — 'The & ..Should not interfere in our politics...And is Very serious situation for USA," he said as he continued to blast the media in a series of tweets.

"The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred," he said.

"MSNBC and CNN are unwatchable," he said, adding that Fox News "is great!".

was also critical of the media accusing him of Russian connection.

"This Russian connection nonsense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign," said.

First Published: Wed, February 15 2017. 23:05 IST
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