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AG Sessions makes announcement about DOJ investigation into leaks

Dr. James Dobson, Christian talk radio pioneer, endorses a candidate to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will have a news conference Friday to inform the country about the progress of the Department of Justice's investigation into leaks from the administration.

Sessions had been criticized by President Donald Trump in an extraordinary tweet that many saw as undermining the authority of the attorney general.

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!" he posted.

In May, Sessions released a statement hinting that the Department of Justice would look into the leaks that have plagued the Trump administration since the inauguration.

"These leaks cannot be tolerated and we will make every effort to put an end to it," the statement read. "We have already initiated appropriate steps to address these rampant leaks that undermine our national security."

Some suspect that Trump's public criticism of Sessions have led to a greater emphasis on investigating the leaks.

A report said that Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle spurred the firing of former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus after she told Trump that he was the source of some of the leaks.

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