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  • Rep. Peter King: National Security Leaks Came From the White House

    06/11/2012 5:04:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/11/2012
    Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King (R-NY), sat down with Jamie Colby today on America’s News HQ to discuss the investigation into the leaks on counter-terrorism programs. Congressman King said, “This is the most shameful cascade of leaks I’ve ever heard or seen in government. We’re not talking about an incidental leak coming out … We’re talking about leaks involving two of the most sensitive programs in the United States government.” He said it’s “clear” from those stories published in The New York Times that the information “came from the White House, came right from the National...
  • Scooter Obama Outs Navy SEAL Team 6 Leader For Movie

    05/24/2012 5:50:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2012 | Editor
    National Security: New documents obtained by a watchdog group show our commander in chief gave the name of a Navy Seal Team 6 commander to the makers of a movie about Osama bin Laden. Valerie Plame, call your office. Those documents, recently obtained by Judicial Watch, reveal that the Obama administration not only spiked the football and did an end-zone dance after the Navy SEALs dispatched bin Laden from his Club Pakistan abode, but was also willing to expose to the other side our playbook and the name of a SEAL commander. "These documents, which took nine months and a...
  • McCain: Obama Responsible For Leaks

    06/10/2012 9:54:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    turn 10 23, ABC ^ | 6/10./12 | Ashley KilloughCNN
    (CNN) -- Sen. John McCain continued his blitz against the Obama administration Sunday, saying the president was responsible for the recent national security leaks--whether he knew about them or not. "It's obvious on its face that this information came from individuals who are in the administration," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union." "The president may not have done it himself, but the president certainly is responsible as commander in chief." His comments came after the president himself forcefully dismissed the idea on Friday that the leaks came as a form of political strategy for the White House -...
  • GOP leaders skeptical about US attorneys' freedom in leaks probe

    06/10/2012 5:02:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/9/2012 | FoxNews
    Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that two U.S. attorneys have been assigned to lead a criminal investigation into possible, unauthorized leaks of classified information is being met with skepticism by GOP lawmakers questioning whether the attorneys will be able to act independently of the Obama administration. "I have no doubt that these U.S. attorneys are excellent prosecutors," GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said. "However, they would still be operating under the Obama administration's Department of Justice. The better solution is to appoint an outside counsel to impartially investigate what will likely lead to a...
  • Obama spokesman: ‘No’ to independent probe of national security leaks

    President Barack Obama opposes the appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether vital national security secrets were improperly disclosed in a wave of news reports detailing sensitive operations, the White House said Thursday.
  • Holder appoints two prosecutors to probe security leaks

    06/08/2012 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/8/12 | Jeremy Herb
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday appointed two U.S. Attorneys to head an investigation into a recent series of national security leaks. Holder appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen Jr. and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod Rosenstein to investigate and criminally prosecute “possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information.” “The unauthorized disclosure of classified information can compromise the security of this country and all Americans, and it will not be tolerated,” Holder said in a statement. “The Justice Department takes seriously cases in which government employees and contractors entrusted with classified information are suspected
  • GOP leaders skeptical about U.S. attorneys' freedom in leaks probe

    06/09/2012 6:46:43 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 09, 2012 | unattributed
    Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that two U.S. attorneys have been assigned to lead a criminal investigation into possible, unauthorized leaks of classified information is being met with skepticism by GOP lawmakers questioning whether the attorneys will be able to act independently of the Obama administration. "I have no doubt that these U.S. attorneys are excellent prosecutors," GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said. "However, they would still be operating under the Obama administration's Department of Justice. The better solution is to appoint an outside counsel to impartially investigate what will likely lead to a...
  • Senators to President: Appoint 'Outside Special Counsel' to Investigate Leaks

    06/09/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 6/9/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    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....
  • Pulitzer Prizes For Treachery

    04/21/2006 3:25:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 1,123+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2006 | Douglas MacKinnon
    The Pulitzer Prizes were just awarded, and once again, I was left off the winners list. Why? Why would the Pulitzer committee knowingly choose to undermine my self-esteem? As I wring my hands and wrack my obviously inferior brain, the answer hits me like a bolt out of a blue state. I didn't win, get nominated or even noticed because I didn't meet their very rigid criteria for selection. As simple and telling as that. And what exactly is the litmus test a writer has to pass before the Pulitzer committee deems his or her work acceptable? Well, as near...
  • CIA Officer Is Fired for Media Leaks

    04/22/2006 3:56:47 AM PDT · by edpc · 74 replies · 1,707+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, April 22, 2006 | By Dafna Linzer
    The CIA fired a long-serving intelligence officer for sharing classified information with The Washington Post and other news organizations, officials said yesterday, as the agency continued an aggressive internal search for anyone who may have discussed intelligence with the news media. CIA officials said the career intelligence officer failed more than one polygraph test and acknowledged unauthorized contacts with reporters. The "officer knowingly and willfully shared classified intelligence, including operational information" with journalists, the agency said in a statement yesterday. The CIA did not reveal the identity of the employee, who was dismissed Thursday, but NBC News reported last night...
  • Sandy Berger appointed CIA officer fired for leak

    04/22/2006 4:22:36 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 171 replies · 3,456+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/22/06 | WND staff
    McCarthy served as assistant to Clinton, senior director for intelligence programs WASHINGTON – A CIA officer fired for leaking classified information was appointed as special assistant to President Clinton and senior director for intelligence programs by former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty to stealing highly classified documents. Mary McCarthy Mary O'Neil McCarthy was fired Thursday for reportedly leaking classified information that contributed to a Washington Post report about alleged secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe. She most recently worked for the CIA inspector general's office and served as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and...
  • Affleck: Bush 'Can Be Hung' for Leakgate

    04/08/2006 8:16:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 225 replies · 7,061+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/8/06 | NewsMax
    Actor Ben Affleck has made it very clear where his sympathies lie in the Leakgate affair -- and it isn't with the White House. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Affleck charged that President Bush "probably also leaked” CIA agent Valerie Plame's name and so "if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” He continued: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that.” Affleck also called DeLay a "criminal."
  • Unwarranted Outrage - The Times blew our cover.

    12/19/2005 1:53:38 PM PST · by Cinnamon · 316 replies · 4,660+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 19, 2005, 8:59 a.m. | James S. Robbins
    Unwarranted Outrage The Times blew our cover. I have no doubt that revelations in the New York Times that the NSA has been conducting selective and limited surveillance of terrorist communications crossing into or out of the United States will be immensely valuable to our enemies. I also have no doubt that these and similar actions can be legal, even when conducted without warrants. How could that be? From the sound and fury of the last few days from politicians and pundits, you would think this is a development as scandalous as Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's authorization to wiretap...
  • Leakgate, the CIA, Iraq and 9/11

    11/07/2005 8:44:41 AM PST · by SueRae · 9 replies · 774+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/07/2005 | newsmax
    Leakgate, the CIA, Iraq and 9/11 The Leakgate imbroglio has put the spotlight on the CIA's opposition to the Bush administration's Iraq war policy - with questions swirling about who at the agency thought it was a good idea to send Bush-bashing war critic Joe Wilson to verify key administration claims about Iraq's nuclear ambitions. But the Agency's double-dealing on evidence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction begs another question: Was the CIA an honest broker of information that seemed, early on, to link Iraq to the 9/11 attacks? Longtime Washington lawyer Victoria Toensing - who drafted the 1982 law...
  • THE LIAR [Mark Steyn on Joe Wilson]

    11/03/2005 3:49:31 PM PST · by SquirrelKing · 60 replies · 2,806+ views
    steynonline ^ | July 18th 2004 | Mark Steyn
    Well, Joseph C Wilson IV's 15 minutes is now in its third year, and judging from the pass given to him by the major newspapers and TV networks there's no end in sight. Why would the media collude in this fraudulent buffoon's self-aggrandization? After all, the first folks he lied to were them. But they seem to have decided their investment in him is now so deep, they're stuck with him. This is what I wrote a year and a half ago, in the fond belief that the chapter-and-verse exposure of his falsehoods would finally drive Wilson from public life....
  • Open Up, Mr. President [WaPo admits Wilson/Plamegate is a CIA set up of the White House!]

    11/03/2005 11:36:34 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 157 replies · 5,497+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, November 3, 2005 | Jim Hoagland
    Open Up, Mr. President [snip]...It is not surprising that your White House distrusts and/or despises the media, the CIA, the State Department's career officers, the United Nations and a host of other institutions that you could not control...People in those institutions were out to defy and/or get you.But you and yours helped them accomplish the mission. One lesson available in this story is that amateurs are no match for the CIA in disinformation campaigns. The spies are far better at operating in the shadows than you politicians will ever be. They have a license to dissemble.The hidden management of...
  • Leakgate Law Author Blasts Patrick Fitzgerald

    10/27/2005 4:53:20 AM PDT · by WmCraven_Wk · 6 replies · 565+ views
    www.NewsMax.com ^ | Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 12:03 a.m. EDT | With Carl Limbacher/NewsMax.com Staff
    The former deputy assistant attorney general who helped draft the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act blasted Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald on Wednesday, saying he may be getting "creative with law" in order to justify questionable indictments. "If you don't have a clear violation, you should not become what's called 'creative with the law,'" Toensing told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity, after noting that the statute she co-authored was never intended to apply to cases like Leakgate. Toensing said she based her concern on a February report in the Chicago Tribune, which noted, "Probably Fitzgerald's greatest talent was finding creative ways...
  • Leakgate Law Author Blasts Patrick Fitzgerald

    10/27/2005 3:53:24 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 47 replies · 1,732+ views
    newsmax ^ | 10/27/05 | unknown
    The former deputy assistant attorney general who helped draft the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act blasted Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald on Wednesday, saying he may be getting "creative with law" in order to justify questionable indictments. "If you don't have a clear violation, you should not become what's called 'creative with the law,'" Toensing told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity, after noting that the statute she co-authored was never intended to apply to cases like Leakgate. Toensing said she based her concern on a February report in the Chicago Tribune, which noted, "Probably Fitzgerald's greatest talent was finding creative ways...
  • The Miller Mess: Lingering Issues Among the Answers

    10/22/2005 11:37:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,002+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 23, 2005 | BYRON CALAME
    The Public EditorTHE good news is that the bad news didn't stop The New York Times from publishing a lengthy front-page article last Sunday about the issues facing Judith Miller and the paper, or from pushing Ms. Miller to give readers a first-person account of her grand jury testimony.The details laid out in the commendable 6,200-word article by a special team of reporters and editors led by the paper's deputy managing editor answered most of my fundamental questions. At issue, of course, was Ms. Miller's refusal to divulge her confidential sources to the grand jury investigating who had leaked the...
  • Law Bars Fitzgerald from Issuing Report

    10/18/2005 9:11:09 PM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 58 replies · 1,824+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Oct. 19, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    The New York Times reports in Wednesday editions that sources familiar with the Leakgate investigation say that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has decided not to issue a final public report - a move that the Times claims heightens the "expectation that he intends to bring indictments." But according to former Independent Counsel Joseph DiGenova, Fitzgerald's decision not to issue a report is meaningless - because the law forbids him from doing so. Asked Sunday whether he thought the Leakgate prosecutor would issue a report on his nearly two-year-old probe, DiGenova told ABC's "This Week": "He's not legally entitled to do...