Skip to comments.Congressman tells Obama he wants to interview 7 key administration officials about...leaks
Posted on 07/12/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told President Obama Thursday hed like to interview seven current and former administration officials who may know something about a spate of national security leaks.
The request follows suggestions by lawmakers a day earlier that theyre interested in potentially pursuing a congressional investigation into the leaks, on top of the Department of Justice-led probe.
Concern about these leaks knows no party line. When national security secrets leak and become public knowledge, our people and our national interests are jeopardized. And when our enemies know our secrets, American lives are threatened, Smith said in a letter to the president.
The administration officials include National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, Director for Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason and National Security Advisor to the Vice President Antony Blinken.
These individuals should be prepared to discuss, to the full extent of their knowledge, how, why, and by whom each of the following classified matters was leaked or otherwise became public information accessible to Americas enemies, Smith wrote.
Members of the Judiciary Committee argued over a possible inquiry at a hearing on Wednesday. Smith wrote a letter to Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the top Democrat on the panel, asking him to provide a list of figures hed like the panel to interview or subpoena as a part of a possible probe.
Conyers replied to Smith on Thursday. Conyers declined to comply with Smiths request to provide a list of people to interview. Instead, Conyers told the Texas Republican he thought that some of the allegations were unfounded about who may have leaked critical information.
In his missive to the president...
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“The administration officials include National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, Director for Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason and National Security Advisor to the Vice President Antony Blinken.”
I’d pay to see these guys testify..
Thanks Hunton Peck.
Rots O’ Ruck Senator.
The leaks were leaked to try to make Obama look like he had the courage to order missions that were shaky.
The elaks came because Obama wanted them leaked. Theerefor the leaks came from Obama the top man, the man who planned Fast and furious.
This Senator is about to get shucked and Jived ,but he won’t get any interviews.
Executive privilege asserted in 5....4....3....2.....
Thank you.... again (keep pinging me, I never tire of saying THANK YOU)
Obama is the stuffed shirt, the figurehead. He didn't 'plan' any of these things. The STAFF that he surrounded himself with DID. Of course, as President he is RESPONSIBLE for their actions, but he is not the MASTERMIND you give him credit for.