Skip to comments.Senators to President: Appoint 'Outside Special Counsel' to Investigate Leaks
Posted on 06/09/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Yesterday evening, it was announced that Attorney General Eric Holder appointed two prosecutors to investigate alleged national security leaks to the media from the White House. But now two leading Senate Republicans are urging President Obama to appoint independent "outside special counsel" to investigate leaks, instead.
"It is imperative that an independent investigation be conducted where the results could be accepted with a high degree of confidence and without a hint of political considerations," Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham say in a joint statement. "We are confident the two U.S. Attorneys hand-picked by Attorney General Holder are fine men. However, if there was ever a situation where we needed an outside special counsel that would enjoy bipartisan acceptance and widespread public trust, it is now."
McCain and Graham go on to recommend who they think might fit the mold of an independent investigator. There are many capable attorneys who have earned respect from the public and both parties. We strongly believe a special counsel should be appointed outside Justice Department control and influence. Someone in the mold of a Bob Bennett, who is extremely competent and enjoys bipartisan respect," McCain and Graham state.
This investigation involves some of the most serious breaches of national security in recent memory and any investigation must be done in a manner free and clear of political considerations. The recent decision of the Attorney General falls far short of what is needed and is not an adequate substitute for an outside special counsel.
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Can’t do it.
Obama IS the leak.
"We are from the holder justice department. We think you think obama is behind the recent leaks. Please look into the light."
This needs to have a tough special prosecutor to pull the thread on this corrupt administration...someone not afraid to make it all unravel.
McCain is looking for a “reach across the aisle” hire. The fact that they mentioned Bob Bennett by name makes me think they already have some Dems on board. Obama is making enemies within his own party, and Holder is helping.
McCain is looking for a reach across the aisle hire.
More like “reach around” with his “friends across the aisle”.
While Boneless Boehner gives Obozo a REACHAROUND!
Why waste the money on a “outside special counsel” when we already know what the outcome will be?
Someone who can clear their calendar and get with it immediately.....
At least they aren’t allowing the fox to investigate those in the white den.
Fox guarding the hen house.
“Someone who can clear their calendar and get with it immediately.....”
I hear John Edwards has a lot of free time on his hands...
“Obama IS the leak.”
No, Obama IS A Leak!
I heard he had an appointment with his hair dresser.....BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
This is like having Willie Sutton (famous bank robber who robbed banks because that's where the money was) — rob the Last Nation Bank — and then get hired by the same bank to audit the books to find out how much was taken!
The NYT has TOLD the whole world who the people doing the leaking are: they're the White House national security team. Think Congress has the stones to go after these people and their boss? REALLY?
Sorry Senators, there is no remaining public trust in anything the Government does. F&F killed any chance of there ever being any further trust in our Government until some serious changes take place. There must be punitive measures taken in the form of repeals of gun laws to strip the Government of a significant amount of control over firearms. There must also be no wrist slapping for punishment of the perpetrators. There must be hard sentences for all involved. Only then will any trust be put in the Government again. Anything short of that just will not be accepted.
Graham and McCain huh? So all their ‘bipartisan’ Dem buddies will be chiming in too!
Yep, that’s why being ‘bipartisan and ‘moderate’ is so smart- the other side returns in kind. There’ll be lots of Dems joining them.. soon... wait for it... any minute now..