Despite being ousted from the top job in August last year, Turnbull waded into the argument, telling reporters he was “very, very concerned”.
“Scott Morrison is the prime minister and you can’t wave this off and say it is all part of gossip and the bubble. This is the national security of Australia,” Mr Turnbull said, reports News.com.au.
“Remember the furore that arose about Sam Dastyari? All the same issues have arisen again. I think it is very, very concerning and very troubling for anyone. This has to be addressed at the highest level of security, priority, urgency by the prime minister. The buck stops with him.”
Jones thought Turnbull should keep his nose out of the party business though, comparing him to former Labor leader Kevin Rudd.
He said: “Just as the polls turn around, Malcolm Turnbull comes out again. Malcolm Turnbull, eh? Well it’s Kevin Rudd isn’t it. He’s just a grub.”
Jones also called for Turnbull to be booted out of the party he used to lead, adding: “I don’t know why people don’t just expel these people from the party. That’s what should happen.”