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Rep. DeSantis on Leaks: 'Not the Way We Can Conduct Foreign Policy'

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By    |   Friday, 17 Feb 2017 03:30 PM

Leaks of information coming out of the White House go beyond the Michael Flynn issue and must be addressed, according to Rep. Ron DeSantis, a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

"This is not the way we can conduct foreign policy, " DeSantis said Friday on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

The Florida Republican said an investigation was necessary because of the classified nature of White House work, citing details from phone calls with foreign leaders that were released to the press.

"The president was elected lawfully and this community needs to service his interests so that he can serve as commander-in-chief," DeSantis said.

"When you start getting into the lower bowels of the bureaucracy, you have career officials who are supposed to be nonpartisan, but they really do have a liberal bend. And so you have the president of the United States, they don't agree with him, some of them are taking matters into their own hands. That's not the way this system is supposed to operate," the congressman said.

Congress needs to focus on finding out about the leaks, but they also cannot be distracted from actions on tax reform and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, DeSantis said in the interview.

"We have to keep our eye on the ball as well. You can do oversight but you have to keep your eye on the substantive ball for the American people."

In January, DeSantis announced that he would remain the chairman of the National Security Subcommittee in the House for another two years, according to Sunshine State News

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Leaks of information coming out of the White House go beyond the Michael Flynn issue and must be addressed, according to Rep. Ron DeSantis, a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
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