“Auntie Maxine” is happy that leakers in the White House are exposing Trump’s confidential conversations and jeopardizing the country’s national security.
Maxine Waters, the 78-year-old Congresswoman from California and newest darling of the far-left “resistance,” visited her pals on “The View” Friday morning for her latest stop in her crusade to impeach the president.
“The View” host Paula Faris asked the career politician about her views on the recent problems with national security leaks, and Waters’ response made it clear she cares a lot more about partisan politics than the American people she’s elected to represent.
“I want to talk to you about these leaks that have been coming out,” Faris said. “It seems a steady stream of leaks have been coming out the White House and intelligence agencies. The attorney general, Jeff Session, just delivered a briefing today about cracking down on this, but we have to be bothered by these phone conversations, these confidential conversations that (Trump) had with Mexico and Australia, that were just illegally leaked to The Washington Post.
“There are a lot of Democrats who are disturbed by this because it threatens our national security, are you disturbed by it?” she questioned.
Waters didn’t hesitate.
“No, I’m not disturbed by it,” she said, as others on the set broke out in laughter. “Not at all.
“I am so glad they are telling us what’s going on.”
Faris tried to inject some common sense, but Auntie Maxine wasn’t interested.
“We don’t need to hear these conversations. They’re confidential, this threatens national security,” the host insisted.
“I need to hear these conversations,” Waters shot back, tapping her finger on the podium.
The audience applauded her defiance.
The conversation came on the same day Sessions announced that four people are facing criminal charges for divulging classified material or concealed contacts, BBC reports.
Sessions told reporters at the Friday news conference that his officer has tripled the number of active investigations into leaks since January, in part due to a “dramatic” increase in unauthorized disclosures to the media and foreign adversaries, according to the news site.
“I strongly agree with the president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country,” Sessions said.
Sessions was accompanied by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who echoed Sessions commitment to take down those who betray the country.
“Anyone who engages in these criminal acts is betraying the intelligence community and the American people,” Coats said. “We feel the pain of these betrayals intensely and I can assure you that I will do everything in my power as director of national intelligence to hold these people accountable.
“Understand this, if you improperly disclose classified information, we will find you, we will investigate you, and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, and you will not be happy with the result.”
The press briefing follows months of leaks to the media designed to embarrass President Trump and his administration, most recently with transcripts of recorded calls between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.