Trump pledges to 'get to the bottom' of leaks
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 19:30
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will make it clear to Trump that intelligence shared between law enforcement agencies "must remain secure".
Speaking to reporters upon arrival at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, the prime minister said that the U.S.
The decision to stop sharing police information with United States agencies is an extraordinary step as Britain sees the USA as its closest ally on security and intelligence.
The pictures published by the New York Times included remains of the bomb and of the rucksack carried by the suicide bomber, and showed blood stains amid the wreckage.
In a statement released after Mr Trump arrived at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, he said: "The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling".
Trump has long lamented leaks from within the government and his own White House, some of which have led to critical reporting on his activities, which he sees as undermining his administration.
In a statement issued by the White House, the USA president said he had ordered the Department of Justice and other agencies to launch a full review of leaks he described as "a grave threat to our national security".
"These relationships enable us to collaborate and share privileged and sensitive information that allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas", the spokesman said. Trump's statement aimed to ensure that there "is no relationship we cherish more" than that between the USA and United Kingdom.
"Innocent little girls and so many others were horribly murdered and badly injured while attending a concert - handsome lives with so much great potential, torn from their families for ever and ever". He termed the Manchester attacks "savage" and "barbaric".
"All people who cherish life must unite in finding, exposing and removing these killers and extremists and, yes, losers. Hard and fast intelligence sharing rules were broken".