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Dem Intel Cmte Chair: Some Intel Leaks Coming From White House

July 24th, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

According to the AP today, “The Democratic leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that the White House appears to be responsible for some leaks of classified information. ‘I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks,’ Sen. Dianne Feinstein told a World Affairs Council forum.”

The story continues, “Republicans have criticized the disclosures, arguing that members of the Obama administration were intentionally leaking classified material to enhance the president’s reputation in an election year. Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two attorneys to lead the investigation into who leaked information about U.S. involvement in cyberattacks on Iran and about an al-Qaida plot to place an explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airliner. That hasn’t satisfied some Republicans who have pressed for a special prosecutor.”

Among the recent troubling leaks we’ve seen are major New York Times stories about an administration “kill list” of terrorists and detailed descriptions of a cyberattack campaign against Iranian nuclear capabilities. Another prominent leak involved the intelligence methods that led to the discovery of a new al Qaeda plot to bomb airliners using underwear bombs.

These leaks are serious national security issues and it’s long past time to get to the bottom of who’s leaking what and why. If the leaks are coming from the White House, the American people deserve to know and the leaking needs to stop.



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