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POTUS: WH leak accusations 'offensive'
Politico ^ | 6/8/12 | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 06/08/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT by Nachum

President Obama has shot back against accusations that White House officials leaked high-level national security information to the New York Times, calling the charges "offensive" and "wrong."

"The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong," he said during a press conference this morning. "People I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office."

The President's remarks follow accusations made earlier this week by Sen. John McCain and other Senate Republicans that the White House had leaked information about U.S. drones and cyberattack technology to "paint a portrait of the president of the United States as a strong leader on national security issues."

The FBI has launched an investigation into the sources of the leaks, and on Thursday a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate have called for an independent investigation into the matter.

The President said he would not comment on "what are supposed to be classified items," noting that the information involved was "sensitive", but he did suggest that the White House was looking into the matter.

"Whenever there is classified information that is put out into the public, we try to find out where that came from," he said.

Obama also rebutted the notion that the Times reports were somehow beneficial to him.

"When this information or these reports -- whether true or false -- surface, on front page newspapers, that makes the job of folks on the front lines tougher, and it makes my job tougher," he said. "Which is why, since I've been office, my attitude has been zero tolerance for these kinds of leaks and speculation."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: accusations; leak; obamacampaignspeech; obamaeconomyspeech; offensive; onetermobama; potus; whitehouseleaks; whsecurityleak
Zero tolerance by Zero.
1 posted on 06/08/2012 9:03:14 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Predictable liberal/commie reaction, when they are caught in the wrong.

This guy is ‘transparent’, just not his background/records.


2 posted on 06/08/2012 9:07:08 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Nachum

FUBO and FUMO. GTFO.


3 posted on 06/08/2012 9:07:28 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Nachum
WH leak accusations 'offensive' For once, our dear leader is right about something. May I add impeachable; traitorous...
4 posted on 06/08/2012 9:08:59 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 06/08/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Great, zer0.
We want you to be offended.
6 posted on 06/08/2012 9:09:51 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Nachum

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”


7 posted on 06/08/2012 9:10:22 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Nachum
Methinks the undocumented Tyrant protests too much.



8 posted on 06/08/2012 9:11:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Lying bitch.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 9:13:58 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Nachum
The notion that my White House...

HIS White House? Arrogant POS!!!

10 posted on 06/08/2012 9:14:55 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum

The arrogant and self righteous are always appalled at accusations of wrongdoing on their part.

Never more so than when the accusations are true.


11 posted on 06/08/2012 9:15:23 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Nachum

I have heard the best defense is a good offense, but Obama’s offense falls flat on me.

He knows where the leaks came from he made them.

We all know how Obama approach’s his office. He approach’s it as something to be used to quell his bitterness about being born.He uses it for vacations and living like a king while he hypocritically attacks anyone who has actually earned a right to be treated well.


12 posted on 06/08/2012 9:17:37 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

Obama is offensive, the democrat party is offensive, democrats who claim to be patriotic supporters of the Constitution are offensive (that would be every democrat).

A cockroach infestation or a steaming turd is not as offensive as all of the above.

FUBO & FAD


13 posted on 06/08/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

“”The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It’s wrong,” he said during a press conference this morning. “People I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office.””

So they accidently leaked the information? Fair enough. Who did it, because they need to be tried and punished for it.


14 posted on 06/08/2012 9:21:25 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Nachum

The Mole seems “doth protest too much.”


15 posted on 06/08/2012 9:22:10 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Nachum

So he finds himself ‘offensive’ huh.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 9:22:30 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Nachum

The WH is looking into it. Oh that is a relief. /s


17 posted on 06/08/2012 9:22:40 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Exactly.

The first rule of politics: never believe anything until it's been officially denied.

The WH is the source of the leaks and, yes, zombies are real.

18 posted on 06/08/2012 9:25:10 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“People I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office.” That is just it Zero, people do know how you approach the office and that is why this accusation is being made.


19 posted on 06/08/2012 9:27:51 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: Errant

Round em all up from the white house and hang em?


20 posted on 06/08/2012 9:28:55 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Nachum

You lie, Barry. Am I disrespecting him? Sure.


21 posted on 06/08/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Notice that “the one” didn’t actually deny it.


22 posted on 06/08/2012 9:32:22 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Nachum
Well President Obama, I find it offensive how you treated President Bush. I find it offensive how you “inherited” his foreign policy and then took all the credit.

I find it offensive how you want to transform America, the engine of the Free World, into a two bit Socialist Hell.

I find it offensive how you ignored D-Day.

I find it offensive that you flit around the country collecting all the billions of dollars from YOUR DUMMYCRAT Billionaires and Millionaires and the bitch about rich people.

I find it offensive that you have done everything that is Socialistic and THEN YOU HAVE THE ARROGANCE TO BLAME US for YOUR EPIC FAILURES.

IOW, screw you President Dumb@$$.

23 posted on 06/08/2012 9:33:27 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Nachum

Times reports were somehow beneficial to him.

His radical friends love him for the leaks,anything to weaken the U.S. and no country will trust us for years.
His work is done.


24 posted on 06/08/2012 9:35:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nachum
The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong,"

Yeah, he just had one of his staff accidentally leave a folder on the table after having lunch with a Times reporter

25 posted on 06/08/2012 9:36:56 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: Nachum

“You people are too stupid to figure out my approach!”

Yeah, “we don’t play that” is such a thoughtful and intellectual response.....


26 posted on 06/08/2012 9:37:33 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Nachum

What’s he trying to say? That he’s not a crook?


27 posted on 06/08/2012 9:40:05 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Vaduz

You sure do know about your office.
Take heads of countries out the back kitchen door
Leave Israel’s Prime Minister sitting in a room by himself when you decide you want to go and eat dinner
Golf whenever you want to
Pleasure trips for you and family whenever you want
Send back the bust of Winston Churchill to England

How many other items can be listed - Oh yes, you respect the office


28 posted on 06/08/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: Nachum
Now I know for a fact that it was Obama himself that leaked this stuff.

Clinton was right. This moron is a rank amateur.

29 posted on 06/08/2012 9:43:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Nachum

30 posted on 06/08/2012 9:49:18 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Nachum
"The notion that my White House ..."

MY White House? Really?

31 posted on 06/08/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Nachum
"I did not have leaks with that reporter..."

What's offensive is having a Marxist, Mooslim, Kenyan, steaming pantload in the White House.

32 posted on 06/08/2012 9:50:40 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Nachum

Telling the truth about a narcissist ALWAYS offends them.

When 0 uses that particular term; offends, offensive, etc. - it’s a “tell”.
EVERY time.


33 posted on 06/08/2012 9:52:12 AM PDT by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: Nachum

Not your WH Zero.


34 posted on 06/08/2012 9:57:43 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Just a guy in the neighborhood who made bombs when I was 8 years old....

More obfuscation and subterfuge....


35 posted on 06/08/2012 9:58:15 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: YukonGreen

Oh yes, you respect the office,or else.


36 posted on 06/08/2012 10:03:03 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nachum

We don’t care how you “feel” about the charges, the question was “Are you guilty?”


37 posted on 06/08/2012 10:04:19 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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Anyone see a transcript for this yet? It’s not on the WH’s site.


38 posted on 06/08/2012 10:04:47 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Nachum

Offended that they have been called on it.


39 posted on 06/08/2012 10:12:54 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Joe Boucher
Round em all up from the white house and hang em?

Wouldn't be America, if they didn't git a fair trial first! ;)

Btw, what speaking your mind can get you these days...

Obama's Secret Service visits Rudy at 6:00 to 06:25 pm Thursday May 31st

The reason: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx386QFceAQ&feature=related

40 posted on 06/08/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Nachum
He is busted. again.

If this clown was anything but the protected class, a homosexual black man, he would lose by 90%.

41 posted on 06/08/2012 11:04:16 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Nachum

What he is really saying is this: “So you think we purposely leaked classified information to help my re-election, eh? Prove it.”


42 posted on 06/08/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Nachum

O’s statement that leaking classified materials is offensive does not constitute a denial that HIS administration leaked the materials. It is absurd that these bastids can’t even lie in a staightforward way.


43 posted on 06/08/2012 12:46:00 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Chewbarkah

“It is absurd that these bastids can’t even lie in a straight forward way.”

BO does have training as a “constitutional” lawyer, doesn’t he? is this the legal way to lie?


44 posted on 06/08/2012 1:43:37 PM PDT by IWONDR
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