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Bolton: Trump Needs To Find White House Leakers and Fire Them

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By    |   Thursday, 06 Jul 2017 02:55 PM

President Donald Trump needs to fire some people in the White House over the steady stream of leaks that are coming out, even if he doesn't fire the right person, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said Thursday.

His comments follow leaks concerning the upcoming meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"He ought to do the best job he can to find out who's doing the leaks and fire them," Bolton told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program. "He may get the wrong person, but I think firing somebody at this point is very critical."

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Trump's aides are worried about the Trump-Putin meeting, and that they want to be able to structure the meeting because "they don't trust him to be able to handle it," Bolton said.

"I think he'll do fine is my guess," Bolton said. "What he really needs to do is get these leaks under control."

Bolton said he does not think the two leaders should try to reach specific decisions on individual issues, but instead use it to get acquainted.

"It is particularly important for a president with Donald Trump's style, very personal in many respects, to be able to take Putin's measure," Bolton said. "I think he'll do fine in the meeting."

Bolton said if he was Trump, he'd be looking at the list of people engaged in preparing for the Putin meeting "and decide who was going to see door."

There also will be talk during this weekend's G-20 meeting about the North Korea situation, and Trump has indicated he's looking at some tough options, said Bolton.

"Trump had a bad hand dealt to him after 25 years of failure," Bolton said. "Failure in the Clinton administration, failure in the Bush administration, failure in the Obama administration, all based on the same policy, that North Korea should be negotiated out of its nuclear weapons program through diplomacy and sanctions."

Instead, Trump needs to push China, said Bolton, and that "won't be easy, to acknowledge that everybody's better off with the reunited Korea. That's the way to end North Korea's nuclear program. We will not change North Korea's behavior. We won' change it by sanctioning North Korea. We won't change it by trying to sanction China."

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President Donald Trump needs to fire some people in the White House over the steady stream of leaks that are coming out, even if he doesn't fire the right person, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said Thursday.
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