John Podesta Tells FBI Leakers to ‘SHUT UP’ [VIDEO]

Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine indicated that there were sources inside the FBI who were leaking information to the public – such as additional investigations into the Clinton Foundation – in attempts to help the Trump campaign.

On Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked Hillary’s campaign chairman John Podesta about Kaine’s statements. Podesta said that while most FBI agents are “doing a tremendous job out here across the country,” the leakers need to “shut up.” Here’s their conversation:

Chuck Todd: Tim Kaine yesterday in an interview said people within the F.B.I. are actively working to try to help the Trump campaign. Do you believe the entire F.B.I. announcement has both been a benefit to the Trump campaign and that there are forces in the F.B.I. that are actively working against your candidacy? 

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John Podesta: Look, I think what Mr. Comey did, you know, just nine days ago was a mistake. I think it broke with precedent. I think it was criticized roundly by Democrats and Republicans, including four, I’m sorry, two former Deputy Attorney Generals who served with him in the Bush Administration. I think it was a mistake. I think what– 

Todd: Is it a mistake that should lead to resignation?  

Podesta: –Tim was, what Tim, no– 

Todd: Is it a mistake that should lead to resignation? 

Podesta: I’ve never questioned his motivation, I’ve just said it was a mistake. 

Todd: Okay. 

Podesta: It broke with precedent. There’s a reason for that policy. It looked like that what, that it was interfering in the election. 

Todd: Right. 

Podesta: I think the leaks that have been ongoing, which was what Tim was referring to, you know, is worrisome. But I, you know, I, I think the men and women of the F.B.I. are doing a tremendous job out here across the country. But the leakers should shut up.

Go to 4:20 for the relevant portion:

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