Trump under fire as he heads for vacation in New Jersey

Two grand juries involved in Russia investigation, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions declares war on leakers.
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Transcript for Trump under fire as he heads for vacation in New Jersey
house. Just 24 hours after we learned the special counsel investigating Russian meddling, Robert Mueller, is creating a grand jury. Here's Cecilia Vega tonight. 7 Reporter: Tonight, president trump landing in New Jersey, the start of a 17-day getaway at his bedminster golf club. But looming over him, the Russia probe now heating up. Special counsel Robert Mueller using that Washington grand jury to investigate possible collusion between the president, his team and Russia. Just hours after the news broke, the president downright defiant during a campaign rally in west Virginia. Have are there any Russians here tonight? Any Russians? Reporter: President trump lashing out. Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign. There never were. We didn't win because of Russia. We won because of you. Reporter: The president has also launched a full-throated assault on leaks that have plagued his administration from the start. Blaming his own embattled attorney general for not doing enough to stop them. I want the attorney general to be much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies, which are leaking like rarely have they ever leaked before. Reporter: Today, message received. I have this warning for would be leakers, don't do it. Reporter: Jeff sessions announced a crackdown, saying leak investigations have tripled in the trump era. A new FBI unit now forming to handle them. They are reviewing their policy on issuing subpoenas to journalists. We will not allow them to sell out our country. Reporter: Just yesterday, yet another embarrassing leak for the west wing. Revealing contentious conversations, like with Australia's prime minister. After an argument about accepting refugees. The president abruptly ended the call saying "This is the most unpleasant call all day. Putin was a pleasant call. This is ridiculous." Cecilia Vega with us. Congress making sure the president can't make any appointments during the recess? Reporter: Yes, after the president lashed out at Jeff sessions, thinking they will be able to block him from firing him douring the break. But right now, we hear sessions' job is safe.

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