Trump CIA Director Mike Pompeo says leaking on rise thanks to ‘worship’ of Edward Snowden

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fuelled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden.

“In some ways, I do think it’s accelerated,” Mr Pompeo told MSNBC. “I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandisement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase.”

Mr Pompeo said the United States needs to redouble its efforts to stem leaks of classified information.

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  • tom_billesley

    The thing is to make sure there are no leaks in a team constructing canary traps.
    Then nail them and jail them.

  • Alain

    So an attempt to overthrow the president and carry out a coup has nothing to do with it? Get real, Mike.

  • Tooth&Claw

    When your own government treats ctizens as the enemy, hides corruption and special deals not in the citizens’ interest, traffic in weapons and drugs for their ‘black’ programs, facilitates torture and illegal detention, uses media as its propaganda arms….you call them leakers, others call them whistle blowers.

    • Alain

      I concur in general, but what we are now seeing is leaking with the sole objective of preventing Trump from governing and just a plain coup.