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Adam Schiff: UK Has 'Right to Be Furious' Over Manchester Leaks

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By    |   Thursday, 25 May 2017 03:53 PM

House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that British officials have "every right to be furious" over leaks regarding the Manchester bombing suspect.

"Controlling the flow of information early in an investigation is critical to the identification and arrest of other potential suspects before they are tipped off," the California Democrat said in a statement posted on Twitter.

"If the reports are accurate that the United States leaked information that was shared by the United Kingdom in relation to the Manchester bombing suspect, the British government has every right to be furious."

President Donald Trump Thursday ordered the Justice Department to investigate leaks that led Manchester police to withhold information from the U.S. about the investigation into this week's bombing.

British officials said Thursday that Manchester police would not share additional information on the investigation because of leaks blamed on U.S. officials.

"These leaks have been going on for a long time and my administration will get to the bottom of this," Trump said in a statement issued from Brussels. "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security."

Schiff said that "the United Kingdom is one of our best intelligence partners, and the intel-sharing relationship is critical to our security and theirs.

"Any break or deviation from that relationship or the profound trust we have in the British and they have in us, would be a grave loss for both countries.

"We must take any steps necessary to remedy this problem immediately."

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House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that British officials have "every right to be furious" over leaks regarding the Manchester bombing suspect.
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