Report: Jeff Sessions mulling using lie detectors to root out leaks

Jeff Sessions apparently has a plan to weed out leakers.

The U.S. attorney general is reportedly considering giving the National Security Council staff a lie detector test. 

According to Axios, Sessions has shared this idea with multiple people. The plan would be to question every NSC staffer individually and ask them what they know about the leaked transcripts of President Trump’s calls with foreign leaders. 

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Sessions believes the leaks came from the NSC and that the test would hopefully deter any future leaks. 

Axios also reports that leak probes have happened before and are usually unsuccessful.

They can even backfire, like in the case of Barack Obama’s favorite general, James Cartwright. Cartwright was found guilty of making false statements during a leak investigation.

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