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DOJ Announces Crackdown On Leaks As Referrals From Intelligence Agencies Triple

Top Justice Department officials raised the prospect they could loosen policies on subpoenas to news organizations to stop the flow of information.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Department of Justice during an announcement about leaks of classified information Friday. / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images

The Justice Department has experienced an "explosion" in the number of referrals this year from intelligence agencies over the leak of classified information, prompting the attorney general to consider whether to loosen regulations on when it can subpoena media organizations.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned the "staggering" number of leaks and reported that the

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