Trump is attempting to divert the spotlight from the chaos ensuing in his administration to the leaks exposing that chaos. His supporters who have a shred of decency left are arguing that if intelligence officials have something important to reveal, then they should go through normal channels so that a proper investigation can be conducted. However, everyone should be completely clear that, going by present day political pressure, those with the power to instigate such investigations have made it abundantly clear that no such investigations will take place.
A guide to what the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won?t investigate on Trump - VoxWhen it comes to investigating Trump, Chaffetz has said he will investigate intelligence leaks, which ultimately made the White House look bad. But he appears to have no plans to investigate the revelation that members of the Trump’s administration — and inner circle — possibly had close ties Russian government officials.
Chaffetz has formally admonished Kellyanne Conway for advertising Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, but has declined to investigate Trump’s numerous conflicts of interest. He did, however, once threaten to investigate the chair of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, for questioning Trump’s commitment to ethics laws.
The Oversight Committee’s most recent request seems like protocol; investigating the handling of confidential information is an expected response to instances of intelligence leaks. And Trump has made clear that he expects some kind of consequence for the publication of classified material in the press.
And Paul Ryan had this to say:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...gation/516633/Senator Rand Paul even went so far as to suggest that it would be excessive for Republicans to closely scrutinize the actions of a member of their own party. “I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party,” the Kentucky senator said in an interview, according to CNN’s KFILE. “We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare, if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.”
Therefore, until such time as a responsible and principled Congress retakes control of both houses, leaks will be the order of the day.