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John McCain: Security leaks coming from ‘highest levels’ of White House
The Hill ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 06/06/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over the disclosure of classified intelligence operations, leaks he said came from the “highest levels” at the White House.

“This is the most highly classified information and it’s now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and that’s not acceptable,” McCain said on CBS "This Morning."

On Tuesday, McCain said the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings about leaks detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear program and called for a special counsel to investigate the matter. A report last week in The New York Times revealed how U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies used software viruses to disrupt work at an Iranian nuclear facility.

McCain suggested that the administration was leaking the information, which he called a “breach of national security,” to bolster Obama’s foreign-policy credentials ahead of November’s election.

“It makes the president look very decisive,” McCain said, “and it gives very little credit to the other men and women who make these things happen.”

“This puts American lives in danger, revealing our most highly classified operations both in cyberwar and in drones,” he said.

Senate Democrats have also expressed concerns about the leaks, but rebuffed suggestions that administration officials hope to gain politically from the disclosures.

“I just can’t believe that there’s a decision in any kind of a formal way to leak this kind of a thing,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said on Tuesday.

McCain said that even if the disclosures came from non-administration sources, White House officials should have refused to confirm sensitive, classified details to reporters.

“All they had to do was say ‘this is classified information and we won’t discuss it.’ And administration officials at the highest levels confirmed these facts, they obviously shouldn’t have done that.”

He warned that the leaks could harm American efforts against al Qaeda, which he said ways “making a comeback in Iran.”

The Arizona senator also said that the leaking of national security secrets had a “human side.”

“The doctor who helped us with eliminating [Osama] bin Laden, he was identified and shouldn’t have been. He’s now been sentenced to 33 years in prison,” he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; leaks; mccain; obamalegacy; security; securitybreach; whitehouse; whitehouseleaks
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1 posted on 06/06/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, I am shocked...how could this be? With the high integrity of the Obama regime, this has to be a lie !!!! Propoganda I tell ya !!!


2 posted on 06/06/2012 9:17:16 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA
Well, I've always thought Hussein's White House was a leak - the kind people use Depenz for.
3 posted on 06/06/2012 9:18:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Would you like to take back your comment ‘America has nothing to fear from an Obama administration’ now, senator?


4 posted on 06/06/2012 9:18:33 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Gosh! Ya’ think, Juan???

*pffft....what a dumb@ss*


5 posted on 06/06/2012 9:18:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: SeekAndFind

If not Jarrett, then Brennan with Jarrett’s approval.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 9:21:14 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Sow the wind...reap the whirlwind!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...and it’s now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and that’s not acceptable,” McCain said...”
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OK, McCain, what the hell are the Congressional Repubs going to do about it??? Just more useless, impotent talk, or how about an investigation of Obama and his America-hating czars?? If this is true, it is A CRIME!


7 posted on 06/06/2012 9:21:26 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: SeekAndFind
It's a sure bet that Hussein doesn't care about the consequences of leaking this stuff.

He only cares about it keeping him in the White House.

Stupid piece of canine excrement.

I will never, ever recognize that worthless boil on the arse of humanity as my President, much less as Commander-in-Chief.

I'm telling you now, I will back into the voting booth, holding my nose, crossing my fingers and toes, and mark my ballot for Romney.

I would vote for a trained ape before I would vote for that damned socialist asshole: Obama.

8 posted on 06/06/2012 9:25:04 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t Jimmy Carter leak the existence of the stealth fighter program in a desperate attempt to appear competent?


9 posted on 06/06/2012 9:27:39 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: SeekAndFind

When Muslim plants occupy WH, no secrets are safe and secure.


10 posted on 06/06/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm seriously worried about the national security damage the members of this administration will inflict on us once they're thrown out of office.

There's bound to be more Bradley Mannings collecting sensitive data to be released once they leave...and I mean Dem Party members in good standing.

11 posted on 06/06/2012 9:29:23 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: OldSmaj

Heck, I’d vote for an untrained ape.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 9:31:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

“I just can’t believe that there’s a decision in any kind of a formal way to leak this kind of a thing,”

Very clever statement. He’s not denying the possibility of high-level leaks, but merely the possibility that they are carefully planned.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 9:31:46 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: SeekAndFind

John McCain: Obama is “a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as President of the United States.”


14 posted on 06/06/2012 9:32:15 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SeekAndFind
I thought John loved Obama and his gang of Communists. Didn't he roll over for them in 2008? What did he think he was running against?
15 posted on 06/06/2012 9:32:53 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
that’s not acceptable

No, what's not acceptable was McDon'tBeAfraidOfObama pimping for the usurper and leaving Palin to the wolves. How's that vetting going for ya now, McLame?

16 posted on 06/06/2012 9:34:18 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank god somebody said something about this travesty.


17 posted on 06/06/2012 9:35:15 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I would vote for a decomposing ape.


18 posted on 06/06/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...that’s not acceptable,...”

I hate that phrase - it says nothing.

tough language is needed - traitorous, WH is enemy of the nation, legal action must follow, ...


19 posted on 06/06/2012 9:38:21 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jjotto
John McCain: Obama is “a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as President of the United States.”

This was a de facto concession speech at one of his last campaign appearances.

I think Bill Clinton, who is acting as the President right now, is saying similar things abut Romney in a similar manner. Maybe Clinton, as Mr. Soetoro's surrogate, is throwing in the towel in a McCain-esque statement about Romney being a great businessman or "nice guy".

20 posted on 06/06/2012 9:38:47 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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21 posted on 06/06/2012 9:38:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Everyone knows this Johnny but do you have any PROOF? And if you do why aren’t you calling for arrests?


22 posted on 06/06/2012 9:39:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

Americans and innocent Arabs and Jews will die because of this treason at the highest level of this gov’t...


23 posted on 06/06/2012 9:40:50 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: SeekAndFind

We need to hold Romney’s feet to the fire to investigate, prosecute, and punish these traitors.


24 posted on 06/06/2012 9:41:42 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is deperate - he knows he’s losing (badly) and is just rolling dice again and again - hoping against hope that something, ANYTHING will bring him back from the brink of a massive rout of the Demoncrats in November.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 9:41:45 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SeekAndFind

In better days, people would be standing before a firing squad for this treasonous stuff.


26 posted on 06/06/2012 9:43:37 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: SeekAndFind

Really, John? I thought we had nothing to fear from Barak Obama in the White House.


27 posted on 06/06/2012 9:45:25 AM PDT by kevao
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To: SeekAndFind
Let me say it please, Massa JimRob. Oh, please, I'll never more speak of Ron Paul again. I promises Massa!

Let's see those heads roll!

28 posted on 06/06/2012 9:45:38 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: SeekAndFind
The GUTLESS led GOP-e that will not even issue a CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS to Erik Holder - has the nerve to stand up and blather on about how corrupt the WH is???? We need a good House (and Senate) cleansing on Nov 6.

No one died during Nixon's Watergate BUT many many have died during both the USA and Mexico in Obama's Fast-And-Furious-Gate, and to-date no one has been fired or punished. Some have fell on their sword that is all.
29 posted on 06/06/2012 9:45:41 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: jjotto
John McCain: Obama is “a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as President of the United States.”

This was a de facto concession speech at one of his last campaign appearances.

I think Bill Clinton, who is acting as the President right now, is saying similar things about Romney in a similar manner. Maybe Clinton, as Mr. Soetoro's surrogate, is throwing in the towel in a McCain-esque statement about Romney being a great businessman or "nice guy".

30 posted on 06/06/2012 9:46:17 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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Sorry McCain, you said we had nothing to fear.
So shut yer piehole.


31 posted on 06/06/2012 9:46:56 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I'm seriously worried about the national security damage the members of this administration will inflict on us once they're thrown out of office.

Just because he'll be voted out doesn't mean they won't still be there. He's planted so many of our enemies in key positions in all government offices that we'll never be rid of them.

32 posted on 06/06/2012 9:47:24 AM PDT by bgill
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To: ilovesarah2012

I would vote for a decomposing ape.


33 posted on 06/06/2012 9:53:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: bgill

Everyone appointed by nobama should be fired immediately by the next President...everyone down to janitor.


34 posted on 06/06/2012 9:53:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Compare and contrast to the Valierie Plame scam. Consider how the corrupt MSM handled that.


35 posted on 06/06/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Destruction)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think John is just worried that his man-boy love sessions with Barry might get outed.


36 posted on 06/06/2012 10:03:44 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

Has anyone checked “O’s” blackberry? I’m just say’n.


37 posted on 06/06/2012 10:06:18 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: crosshairs

But, obammy did say that he would have the most transparent administration in history. He just neglected to add who they would be transparent to.


38 posted on 06/06/2012 10:10:58 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Capt. Queeg is right maybe once every couple of years.


39 posted on 06/06/2012 10:12:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve stated this before........

With his background, 0bama would not pass background screening for even a Confidential security clearance.


40 posted on 06/06/2012 10:17:23 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Leak at the Top??

White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett


41 posted on 06/06/2012 10:19:57 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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Remember the huge circus ‘trial’ regarding Plame Dame? Supposedly leaking her name was ‘jeopardizing national security’ or something, eventually Scooter Libby sat in jail for two years (due to incorporating).

What a laugh, if only I can laugh at this kinds of things Dems concocted.

42 posted on 06/06/2012 10:21:38 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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The Vetting - Valerie Jarrett Keeps Obama Close to Radical Roots

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/02/The-Vetting-Valerie-Jarrett-and-Obamas-Radical-Community-Organizing-Roots

The Iranian-born Jarrett (her parents were American expatriates) found a foothold in Chicago politics through her marriage to Dr. William Robert Jarrett, whose father Vernon held sway as a columnist on the Chicago Sun-Times—for a time, the city’s only major black columnist.

In 1991, Vernon Jarrett enthusiastically promoted a Chicago visit by professor Derrick Bell, who was still on voluntary unpaid leave from Harvard Law School, in protest at the faculty’s refusal to hire visiting professor Regina Austin.

Barack Obama, who had joined Bell in that protest, had just graduated from Harvard and had begun work in Chicago at the law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland, a prominent local civil rights firm.

Bell’s visit had been arranged by the Community Renewal Society, a left-wing group that wanted Bell to help it launch a “racial justice agenda” across the Chicago area. He addressed the Society’s annual dinner, delivering a radical speech on the “permanence” of racism. Describing the civil rights movement as “childlike, trusting, believing, and hopelessly naive,” he suggested a more confrontational approach to race relations.


43 posted on 06/06/2012 10:22:36 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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“With his background, 0bama would not pass background screening for even a Confidential security clearance.”

His Connecticut SS number would raise some serious questions, to say the least.

44 posted on 06/06/2012 10:28:43 AM PDT by riverdawg
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Jarrett’s mother IS Iranian, a radical, who live in....CAIRO!! Her father, a black socialist. This fits, and she needs to go.

Brennan quite self important as the “assassination czar” who is largely full of himself, and quite often very wrong. What with Panetta at defense the loop is complete. Wonder what Petraeus thinks of all this?


45 posted on 06/06/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not al Qaida in Iran... bozo. It’s the mullahcracy of Shiites and their influence in Iraq (you know, where we left).


46 posted on 06/06/2012 10:31:08 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well yes Juan, what did you expect? Now that you’ve done everything you could to get Mugabarry into the White House, and everything you could do to support him, a light came on in that tiny brain of yours. Turn it off, and go back to sleep.


47 posted on 06/06/2012 10:41:51 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody who would disclose such information should be immediately sequestered and confined as long as necessary. If it were the Chief Magistrate, the President, so be it. Whoever does this is a traitor.


48 posted on 06/06/2012 10:43:18 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Swim only with a watchful, experienced buddy.)
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To: HIDEK6

He leaked the B-2, IIRC.


49 posted on 06/06/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitution? Oh, you mean that thing we USED to have.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Heck, that’s who most folks voted for last time.


50 posted on 06/06/2012 10:47:32 AM PDT by cliff630
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