Skip to comments.John McCain: Security leaks coming from ‘highest levels’ of White House
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 its now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and thats 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 Irans 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 Obamas foreign-policy credentials ahead of Novembers 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 cant believe that theres 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 wont discuss it. And administration officials at the highest levels confirmed these facts, they obviously shouldnt 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 shouldnt have been. Hes now been sentenced to 33 years in prison, he said.
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 !!!
Would you like to take back your comment ‘America has nothing to fear from an Obama administration’ now, senator?
Gosh! Ya’ think, Juan???
*pffft....what a dumb@ss*
If not Jarrett, then Brennan with Jarrett’s approval.
“...and its now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and thats not acceptable, McCain said...”
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!
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.
Didn’t Jimmy Carter leak the existence of the stealth fighter program in a desperate attempt to appear competent?
When Muslim plants occupy WH, no secrets are safe and secure.
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.
Heck, I’d vote for an untrained ape.
I just cant believe that theres 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.
John McCain: Obama is “a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as President of the United States.”
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?
Thank god somebody said something about this travesty.
I would vote for a decomposing ape.
“...thats not acceptable,...
I hate that phrase - it says nothing.
tough language is needed - traitorous, WH is enemy of the nation, legal action must follow, ...
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".