"They are supposed to protect the identity and speech of innocent Americans. Yet the Washington Post, which broke the story, says it spoke to multiple U.S. officials claiming to know what Mr. Flynn said on that call ... The questions someone in the White House should ask the National Security Agency is why it didn’t use minimization procedures to protect Mr. Flynn? Or did it also have a court order to listen to Mr. Flynn, and how did it justify that judicial request? ... If Mr. Flynn was under U.S. intelligence surveillance, then Mr. Trump should know why, and at this point so should the American public. Maybe there’s an innocent explanation, but the Trump White House needs to know what’s going on with Mr. Flynn and U.S. spies" - Wall Street Journal - February 13, 2017.
“That’s nine leakers [/\ /\ of Michael Flynn] that all belong in jail, those nine people broke the law, clearly, by leaking classified information to anybody.” - Representative Devin Nunes - House Intelligence Committee Chairman - February 14, 2017.
“Who knew in the White House? And when did they know in the White House? And why was the vice president of the United States kept in the dark and allowed to go on television and lie and not have anybody go to him who knew in the White House that he had been pushed out to lie? And the only reason we’re finding out about it now is because a patriot did leak this to The Washington Post, did get this information out there, or else we wouldn’t have even known about it. Why was Mike Pence kept in the dark when the White House counsel knew about it. And he was sent out to lie? Why? And who knew?” - Joe Scarborough - Morning Joe - MSNBC - February 14, 2017.
so, what do we have here: "patriots" or "leakers that all belong in jail"?