In a bid to weed out leakers in the National Security Council staff, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering lie detector tests for the entire staff.
According to an Axios report, the Attorney General has been floating the idea to several people that interrogators would sit down with each of the more than 100 staffers and quiz them on the leaks of transcripts of Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders. The idea is that the polygraph test would scare anyone from leaking again.
According to the report Session thinks targeting the leaked transcripts would work better than other leaks because there is a small circle of people with access to these transcripts.
Ian Prior, a spokesman for Sessions, declined comment on the report.
Sessions announced in August he had tripled down on the number of leak investigations compared to the Obama administration and said he’d go even further.
“I strongly agree with the President and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country,” Sessions said at the time.
His announcement was two days after Trump said Sessions had taken a “very weak” position on leak investigations.
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