Conway: Leaks of Trump's calls should have 'chilling effect'

President Trump's top adviser and former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said Thursday that the leaks of Trump's calls with world leaders should concern every American and have a "chilling effect" on the media.

Conway told CNN's Chris Cuomo that even the Trump administration's top critics in the Democratic Party were concerned about this latest round of leaks.

"Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerRussia docs order sets Trump on collision with intel community Hillicon Valley: North Korean IT firm hit with sanctions | Zuckerberg says Facebook better prepared for midterms | Big win for privacy advocates in Europe | Bezos launches B fund to help children, homeless Bipartisan trio asks US intelligence to investigate ‘deepfakes’ MORE, he's a Democrat from Virginia, he said it was quote, 'disgraceful,' and we here agree with him," Conway told CNN on Thursday.

"Disgraceful that conversations between President Trump and world leaders are being leaked," Conway continued. "I hope you'll agree with me, as an American, Chris, that we can't have leaks of conversations between presidents and other world leaders and feel good about that, and cover the content of those conversations."


Conway said that the media needed to re-examine what was appropriate to report in the wake of these newest illegal leaks.

"It should be a chilling effect to everyone today that a president, as Sen. Warner said, a Democrat from Virginia said, often a Trump critic said, governors, senators, presidents have to be able to know they're having confidential conversations," Conway said, "and if not our national security is imperiled."

Conway echoed these comments Friday morning in an interview with Fox News.

"What should really concern everyone are these leaks that imperil national security," Conway said Friday morning.

“Leaking the phone calls between our president and other heads of state is nothing short of a national disgrace.”

On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attack on Sessions may point to his departure Hillicon Valley: Trump's exclusive interview with Hill.TV | Trump, intel officials clash over Russia docs | EU investigating Amazon | Military gets new cyber authority | Flynn sentencing sparks new questions about Mueller probe Sessions in Chicago: If you want more shootings, listen to ACLU, Antifa, Black Lives Matter MORE and Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsDem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Cuomo wins and Manafort plea deal MORE would hold a press briefing Friday morning to address the damaging intelligence leaks that have plagued the Trump administration. That briefing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday.