The BBC first reported Thursday that British police will stop sharing information with the United States on the Manchester terrorist attack after someone in the U.S. intelligence community leaked classified photos of the bomb site to The New York Times, which outraged U.K. officials. Later Thursday, Britain said after assurance, it would resume information sharing.

This came as a major concern to the Trump administration.

“The president has made it very clear going back months that leaks threaten national security and that he is outraged at these allegations and he wants to get to the bottom of it,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday.

Prosecuting only a small number of leakers would send a strong message in protecting classified information, said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative government watchdog group.

“The deep state, or shadow government, is something this administration should know to expect retaliation from,” Sekulow told The Daily Signal. “We would strongly support impaneling a grand jury if one hasn’t been impaneled already, to investigate leaking of classified information.”
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