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Sessions planning to announce leak investigations: report

Sessions planning to announce leak investigations: report
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Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' MORE will reportedly make an announcement about several criminal leak investigations within the next few days.

Officials told The Washington Post about the forthcoming news from the Justice Department. The investigations will be centered on news stories containing sensitive material about intelligence, the report said.

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The news comes as newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci publicly decried leaks coming from within the West Wing in his first week on the job and vowed to fire staffers who continue talking to reporters.

The impending announcement also comes as Trump grows publicly unhappy with Sessions, last week criticizing the attorney general for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. 

Trump has repeatedly slammed leaks and has called for a crackdown on information flowing to reporters.