The ongoing battle between the Trump administration and the U.S. intelligence community escalated on Wednesday after President Trump accused some officials within the FBI and National Security Agency of behaving “just like Russia” by leaking classified information he says is meant to undermine his presidency.

Trump appears to be responding to recent reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post based on information from anonymous current and former U.S. intelligence officials who have leaked information about former national security advisor Michael Flynn and about former Trump campaign associates’ connections to the Russian government.

Flynn was forced to resign his position on Monday following a series of leak-based reports showing that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about phone calls he had with Russia’s ambassador in December. Flynn’s phone calls were intercepted by the National Security Agency as part of routine surveillance operations against foreign diplomats.

As heard on The Hagmann Report