White House Tells Journalists They Have ‘No Business’ Reporting On Leaked Intel | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Daniel Chaitin.

    The White House urged journalists not to report on what appears to be leaked Pentagon classified documents circulating online.

    John Kirby, the coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, made his case during the White House press briefing on Monday as the U.S. government scrambles to respond to what some suggest may be the largest breach of classified secrets since the Edward Snowden saga.

    "Without confirming the validity of the documents, this is information that has no business in the public domain," Kirby said from the podium after facing repeated questions about the documents.

    "It has no business - if you don't mind me saying - on the front pages of newspapers or on television," he added. "It is not intended for public consumption and it should not be out there."

    The Pentagon released a statement on Sunday saying the Department of Defense (DoD) is working to assess the validity and national security impact of images that began popping up in recent weeks on social media, starting with Discord, showing what appears to be secret details about China, Russia's war in Ukraine, surveillance efforts, and more. U.S. officials engaged with allies, partners, and Congress about the disclosure, the Pentagon added.

    A U.S. defense official told The Washington Post many of the documents look like they were prepared for Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior military officials, but stressed these records would be available broadly to people with proper clearance.

    The source of the apparent leak remains unclear, but the Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the matter following a referral from the DoD. Kirby, a retired Navy rear admiral who previously served as Pentagon spokesman, confirmed there is suspicion that at least some of the images of documents may have been doctored.

    On Sunday, Israel pushed back on alleged intelligence reported by The Washington Post that said the country's Mossad intelligence agency encouraged protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial judicial reforms plan. "The report that was published overnight in the American press is mendacious and without any foundation whatsoever," said the prime minister's office in a Twitter post it claimed was on Mossad's behalf.

    President Joe Biden is staying briefed on the situation, Kirby said on Monday. Asked whether the suspected leak is contained and whether there is an ongoing threat, Kirby said, "We don't know. We truly don't know."

Considering how abjectly corrupt and civilly abusive the Left has become regarding the corrosive effect of their elected leaders; their entrenched and ruling bureaucracy; employing their failed Education Industry as Indoctrinators; their collusive private sector operators, such as the terminally discredited Legacy Media and Big Tech censorship of Free Speech: What will be the best course forward for hardworking Middle Americans, including the Patriot Class?
  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
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