Trump orders probe into leaks related to Manchester bombing

Trump orders probe into leaks related to Manchester bombing

The President is on a mission to plug those holes, particularly after British intelligence about the Manchester bombing was leaked, which British Prime Minister Theresa May was reportedly blaming on the U.S. Administration.

In a statement issued by the White House, the U.S. president said he had ordered the Department of Justice and other agencies to launch a full review of leaks he described as "a grave threat to our national security".

"The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling", Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

United Kingdom authorities are reportedly "furious" with their US intelligence counterparts after classified pictures of the Manchester bombing crime scene appeared in The New York Times Wednesday.

Both the crime scene pictures of the Manchester bombing and the Israeli intelligence source leaks came from within US security agencies to major USA media outlets. "Was assured they would stop".

The leaks of information on the Manchester bombing, days after Trump was accused of sharing sensitive intelligence from an ally with Russian Federation, greatly irritated the British security community, which said the leak "undermined the investigation".

The US is one of Britain's key intelligence partners.

US President Donald Trump arrives to meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

"Of course, that partnership is built on trust". In an interview with Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Trump said "they (China) are not currency manipulators", according to the report. "Our coverage of Monday's horrific attack has been both comprehensive and responsible", the paper added.

Citing unnamed United States intelligence officials, multiple news outlets published details about Monday's bombing of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people.

The New York Times newspaper has defended its decision to publish the pictures, saying they were "neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims".