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.
Everyone knows this Johnny but do you have any PROOF? And if you do why aren’t you calling for arrests?
Americans and innocent Arabs and Jews will die because of this treason at the highest level of this gov’t...
We need to hold Romney’s feet to the fire to investigate, prosecute, and punish these traitors.
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.
In better days, people would be standing before a firing squad for this treasonous stuff.
Really, John? I thought we had nothing to fear from Barak Obama in the White House.
Let's see those heads roll!
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".
Sorry McCain, you said we had nothing to fear.
So shut yer piehole.
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.
I would vote for a decomposing ape.
Everyone appointed by nobama should be fired immediately by the next President...everyone down to janitor.
Compare and contrast to the Valierie Plame scam. Consider how the corrupt MSM handled that.
I think John is just worried that his man-boy love sessions with Barry might get outed.
Has anyone checked “O’s” blackberry? I’m just say’n.
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.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Capt. Queeg is right maybe once every couple of years.
I’ve stated this before........
With his background, 0bama would not pass background screening for even a Confidential security clearance.