Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wants To Subject National Security Council Staffers To Lie Detector Tests

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) speaks as Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats (L) listens during an event at the Justice Department August 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions held the event to discuss "leaks of classified material threatening national security." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Hannah Bleau

Yep. That’s our Attorney General!

According to a report from Axios, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is so freaking sick and tired of leaks, he wants to subject National Security Council workers to a lie detector test.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told associates he wants to put the entire National Security Council staff through a lie detector test to root out leakers. It’s unclear whether this will ever happen, but Sessions floated the idea to multiple people, as recently as last month.


Sessions’ idea is to do a one-time, one-issue, polygraph test of everyone on the NSC staff. Interrogators would sit down with every single NSC staffer (there’s more than 100 of them), and ask them, individually, what they know about the leaks of transcripts of the president’s phone calls with foreign leaders. Sessions suspects those leaks came from within the NSC, and thinks that a polygraph test — at the very least — would scare them out of leaking again.

The questions would involve specific subjects, like who leaked the transcripts of President Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders. If you recall, the Washington Post– which published the transcripts– said they were “produced by White House staff.

A one-time polygraph test? I say bring it!