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Feinstein backtracks on statement that White House leaked secrets
The Hill ^ | 07/24/12 02:40 PM ET | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 07/24/2012 1:42:21 PM PDT by BradtotheBone

Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) backtracked from her comments Monday that the White House was responsible for some of the national security leaks, saying she did not know the source of the leaks.

“I stated that I did not believe the president leaked classified information,” Feinstein said in the statement on Tuesday. “I shouldn’t have speculated beyond that, because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source of the leaks.”

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney seized on Feinstein’s remarks in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Tuesday, accusing President Obama of not trying to find the source of the leaks until after the election.

Feinstein said that she regretted her comments were being used against Obama and said she was “disappointed” in Romney’s remarks.

“I’m on record as being disturbed by these leaks, and I regret my remarks are being used to impugn President Obama or his commitment to protecting national security secrets,” Feinstein said. “I know for a fact the president is extremely troubled by these leaks. His administration has moved aggressively to appoint two independent U.S. attorneys. There is an investigation under way, and it is moving forward quickly.

Republicans have argued that the investigation under Attorney General Eric Holder cannot be independent investigating the administration, and they have called on Holder to appoint a special counsel.

Feinstein has opposed those calls, and warned they are a political distraction from getting to the bottom of the leaks.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; feinstein; securitybreach; whitehouseleaks; whleak

1 posted on 07/24/2012 1:42:29 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

So—um—Diane, can I now piss on you leg and call it rain?


2 posted on 07/24/2012 1:46:41 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: jonrick46

Oh she gotta call!!! lol. The speech was great!


3 posted on 07/24/2012 1:48:42 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: BradtotheBone

your stimulus money at work


4 posted on 07/24/2012 1:53:29 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BradtotheBone

Wow. And she’s pulled out of forum engagements, too. WH Chicago thuggery wins again!


5 posted on 07/24/2012 1:55:21 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: BradtotheBone

The “boys” from Chicago must have gotten their call through to her.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 1:55:48 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: BradtotheBone
Obama the Chicago street thug got to her. Welcome to the Obama hell hole Diane.
7 posted on 07/24/2012 1:56:03 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: BradtotheBone

Didn’t the NYT say their sources were from the Administration?


8 posted on 07/24/2012 2:01:47 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: BradtotheBone

It’s the islamo-communist MO to do anything that would hurt the country. Thus, in this respect, the White House is a - if not “the” prime suspect in any leakage of classified information.

The shoe definitely fits.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 2:21:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: BradtotheBone

>>> I know for a fact the president is extremely troubled by these leaks. His administration has moved aggressively to appoint two independent U.S. attorneys.

You are NOT doing you job then, Senator.

Two independent US attorneys appointed by Holder? Did you hear OJ Simpson is still looking for the real killer?


10 posted on 07/24/2012 2:25:02 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: BradtotheBone
Feinstein guiding Lon Huriuchi's testimony in his Vicky Weever assassination Senate hearing.

Speaking like she was talking to a two year old child:

and Mr. FBI agent you did not see who was behind the curtain that covered the window on the front door of the Weever home when you were given the order to fire??? Is that correct Mr. FBI agent????

Feinstein like most politicians, especially the socialist liberal traitors, really are sickening.

11 posted on 07/24/2012 2:27:57 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: BradtotheBone

“Yo bitch... you can’t be dissin’ on da boss... understand”?

LLS


12 posted on 07/24/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: BradtotheBone

Dianne has never and never will be a real human being.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 2:57:05 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: FixitGuy

been


14 posted on 07/24/2012 2:57:41 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; TheOldLady; WildHighlander57; netmilsmom; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; ...
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Article, then # 5 , # 6.

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15 posted on 07/24/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: BradtotheBone

How does a Senator on the Intelligence Committee backtrack a major league statement like that? Either they leaked it or they didn’t.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 3:02:45 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

There’s more back-stepping lately than at a Michael Jackson concert.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 3:20:13 PM PDT by Justice4awe
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To: BradtotheBone
A lion reared up...

...backtracked from her comments Monday...

...and roared Baaaaa!


18 posted on 07/24/2012 3:27:15 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: BradtotheBone

I can’t help but wonder if these liberal power hungry Dems are getting tired of groveling to this psychopathic narcissist.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 3:53:32 PM PDT by ChowChowFace
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To: BradtotheBone

To honor Feinstein, the California Slug Society has named a slug after her. Turns out it was a turd and not a slug, but most people think it’ s an honor more fitting for her.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 4:36:24 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BradtotheBone
Di is a liberal politician...what she says publicly has no relationship to what she does privately....Look out BO!
21 posted on 07/24/2012 5:04:59 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: blueunicorn6
"Turns out it was a turd and not a slug, but most people think it’ s an honor more fitting for her."

Have they figured out how to pick it up by the "clean" end, yet?
/s

22 posted on 07/24/2012 6:39:05 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If America were a car, the "Check President" light would be on.)
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To: LucyT

Bookergate.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 7:12:05 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: BradtotheBone
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Senate Intelligence Chairwoman and ever unburdened by that conscience thingy.

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24 posted on 07/24/2012 9:13:09 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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