The President of the United States, Donald trump told the former Director of the FBI James Comey that he needed “to send journalists to jail.” About it reports CNN with reference to the source.
It happened at the same meeting, when trump asked Komi to finish the investigation into probable relations Michael Flynn with Russia.
In February, at a meeting in the oval office, trump expressed disappointment that the news were the details of his private conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. The US President said Komi that he needs to find informants.
Komi tried to explain to Trump that to investigate the leaks is difficult because of the fact that law enforcement officers often face the threat of imprisonment for journalists. Trump said that Komi needs to put journalists in jail.
The White house declined to comment on these words of the President.