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Trump says White House leakers are 'traitors, cowards'

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US today blasted those inside the leaking internal deliberations and described them as "traitors and cowards".

"The so-called leaks coming out of the are a massive over exaggeration put out by the Fake Media in order to make us look as bad as possible," he said in a tweet.

"With that being said, leakers are traitors and cowards, and we will find out who they are! Trump added.

His tweet comes amid a latest leak from the in which Kelly Sadler, a White House communication aide, made a crass comment against John McCain, who is battling brain

During an internal meeting last week, Sadler reportedly dismissed McCain's opposition to the nomination of for CIA by, saying "it does not matter, he is dying anyway".

The from is undergoing treatment after he was diagnosed with last July.

Sadler later apologised to the McCain family.

"I was told called the McCain family late last week and did apologise," White House told reporters during a conference.

"I wasn't on the call. I was told she made it prior to the story being published. She apologised for the comment, he told reporters, sidestepping multiple questions on White House apology.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 06:05 IST