FBI Forms New Counterintelligence Unit to Investigate Leaks

The FBI has formed a new counterintelligence unit to investigate media leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a press conference on Friday. He also announced that the Department of Justice is reviewing its policing for subpoenaing reporters in an effort to cut down on White House leaks. The announcement comes a day after The Washington Post published leaked transcripts of President Trump’s January phone conversations with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Sessions said freedom of press is not “unlimited” and while the department respects the media, “they cannot place lives at risk with impunity.”