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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Sunday said the Department of Justice (DOJ) is not targeting journalists as it clamps down on leaks in the administration.
"The attorney general has been very clear that we're after the leakers, not the journalists," he said on "Fox News Sunday."
Rosenstein said the department wants to target the people who are committing crimes.
He also said the DOJ is putting forth the necessary resources in its effort to prevent these leaks and will respond appropriately.
"We're going to devote whatever resources are necessary to get them under control," he said.
His comments come after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program MORE on Friday announced a government-wide crackdown on leakers.
The crackdown will include a review of DOJ policies on subpoenas for media outlets that publish sensitive information.