During a heated back-and-forth with MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle about Russia, Russia, Russia on Tuesday morning, WH deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka attempted to change the subject to the leaks which are inspiring the story.
"Now that's a story," Gorka said about the leaks. "126 leaks of national security import... Seven times more than the whole Obama administration... but in the last nine months, you and your colleagues in the Fake News Media --CNN, MSNBC, NYT-- have... not managed to find one felonious piece of evidence. Not one in nine months. Don't you think it is time the American people were served justly, and let us get on to vital national security issues like Mosul?"
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"So you know who leaked the information, do you have those identities?" Gorka asked the host when she changed the subject back to Russia.
"I'm asking you--" Ruhle began to say when she was interrupted by Gorka.
"No," he said. "I'm asking you... Do you know? Than why are you making these statements?"
"There are clearly people in the White House who leak information on a regular basis," the MSNBC host said.
"Well, that's impressive -- you know more than we do inside the White House about who is doing the leaking? Maybe you should talk to the authorities," Gorka quipped.