Skip to comments.Feinstein backtracks on statement that White House leaked secrets
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 shouldnt have speculated beyond that, because the fact of the matter is I dont know the source of the leaks.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney seized on Feinsteins 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 Romneys remarks.
Im 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.
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So—um—Diane, can I now piss on you leg and call it rain?
Oh she gotta call!!! lol. The speech was great!
your stimulus money at work
Wow. And she’s pulled out of forum engagements, too. WH Chicago thuggery wins again!
The “boys” from Chicago must have gotten their call through to her.
Didn’t the NYT say their sources were from the Administration?
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.
>>> 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?
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.
“Yo bitch... you can’t be dissin’ on da boss... understand”?
Dianne has never and never will be a real human being.
How does a Senator on the Intelligence Committee backtrack a major league statement like that? Either they leaked it or they didn’t.
There’s more back-stepping lately than at a Michael Jackson concert.
...and roared Baaaaa!
I can’t help but wonder if these liberal power hungry Dems are getting tired of groveling to this psychopathic narcissist.
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.
Have they figured out how to pick it up by the "clean" end, yet?