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J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press
FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Chris Stewart pressed the heads of the FBI and National Security Agency about leaks of classified government information during a House committee hearing Monday.
The Utah Republican criticized government officials of “hiding behind” newspaper reporters to get out information, including allegedly wrong information. He described the people who leak classified data as “arrogant” and “cowards” because they won’t stand up to the make their case.
“I hope you find those guys and I hope you crack them on the head,” Stewart said.
FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday about Russian influence in the presidential election, the Trump campaign’s claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower and leaks of classified information.
President Donald Trump likened Obama to “Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” in a series of Twitter posts earlier this year.