According to The New York Times, Donald Trump told now-ousted FBI Director James Comey to consider jailing reporters who publish leaked classified information.
One of Comey’s associates told the newspaper that the conversation occurred shortly after a joint meeting on Feb. 14 that included Vice President Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Following a terrorism threat briefing, Trump reportedly told everyone to leave the room except for the FBI director.
The source told The Times that Trump then began discussing the leaks to the news media and asked Comey to consider jailing reporters for publishing classified information.
According to the report, Trump also asked Comey to end the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Following the meeting, Comey wrote in a memo that Trump told him, Flynn “is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”