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  • Details of bin Laden raid leaked first by aides

    09/17/2012 5:41:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    .......The most detailed account appears to be an article titled “What happened that night in Abbottabad” in the Aug. 8, 2011,issue of the New Yorker. Citing authorized interviews,it offers direct quotes from Ben Rhodes,a deputy national security adviser for strategic communications;Mr. Obama’s counterterrorism adviser,John Brennan;and Marine Gen. James Cartwright,then-Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman. It also includes statements from a “senior Obama adviser.” The article’s sequence of events closely mirror what Mr. Bissonnette wrote:The Black Hawk helicopters’ route,how the SEALs entered the compound, how they moved from room to room,the weapons used,how security was maintained around the perimeter,the killing itself,...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • U.S. says surprised by Navy SEAL's book on bin Laden raid

    08/22/2012 6:37:41 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 30 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government was surprised by the news that a Navy SEAL who participated in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has written a book about the operation in which the al Qaeda leader was killed, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden" was written by a Navy SEAL under the pseudonym Mark Owen with co-author Kevin Maurer and is to be released next month on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.... snip... "We learned about this book today from press...
  • Navy SEAL PAC doesn't bother Obama

    08/20/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 98 replies
    politico ^ | 8/20/2012 | BYRAN TAO
    President Obama said Monday that he isn't too worried about two groups of military veterans running campaign ads against him. Last week, two groups — Special Operations Speaks and Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund - formed to criticize Obama on national security policy, the Osama bin Laden raid and intelligence leaks. “I don’t take these folks too seriously. One of their members is a birther who denies I was born here, despite evidence to the contrary," Obama told The Virginian-Pilot. "You’ve got another who was a tea party candidate in a recent election." "This kind of stuff springs up before election...
  • Brennan: leaks have been 'devastating...unconscionable' [Really?]

    08/08/2012 2:45:55 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 11 replies
    The Politico ^ | 08/08/2012 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan said Wednesday that some recent leaks of national security secrets have done serious damage, but he also lashed back at critics who have charged that President Barack Obama's White House staff is responsible for the breaches.
  • Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony (a leak?)

    08/04/2012 1:26:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    ABC ^ | August 2, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she hopes drones will soon be able to see through jungle cover so they can locate warlord Joseph Kony. Clinton made the remark in Uganda as she watched a small U.S.-made drone that the Ugandan military uses in Somalia to fight al-Qaida-linked militants. The U.S. last year sent 100 special forces advisers to Central Africa to help hunt Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, a band of jungle-roaming militants known for kidnapping children, taking girls as sex slaves and disfiguring victims. Ugandan forces are at the forefront in the...
  • U.S. Attorney Investigating Leaks Is Obama Donor

    07/02/2012 5:15:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies ^ | July 2 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The U.S. Attorney assigned to investigate recent leaks of classified information from the White House is an Obama donor, campaign finance records show. National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty reports: On June 8, Attorney General Eric Holder assigned the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen Jr., and the U.S. Attorney for the District ofMaryland, Rod J. Rosenstein, to lead criminal investigations into recent instances of possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information to the New York Times.
  • Holder appoints 2 prosecutors to lead leak probes

    06/08/2012 4:12:32 PM PDT · by BreezyDog · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 6/8/2012 | PETE YOST
    <p>Holder appoints 2 prosecutors to lead leak probes WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday appointed two U.S. attorneys to lead a pair of criminal investigations into possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information.</p>
  • 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 -...
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • Romney: Obama 'compromised' national security

    07/24/2012 6:21:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/24/2012 | Hayley Peterson
    Mitt Romney delivered a searing attack on President Obama's performance as commander in chief, telling a veterans convention Tuesday that Obama has weakened U.S. standing in the world and turned his back on American allies. "The president's policies have made it harder to recover from the deepest recession in 70 years, exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify, compromised our national security secrets, and in dealings with other nations, given trust where it is not earned, insult where it is not deserved, and apology where it is not due," Romney said in an address to the Veterans...
  • Is (Disposable) Joe Biden Is 'The Leaker'?

    06/14/2012 6:57:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 14, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Now that any thinking person can see that the sensitive security information leaked to the NY Times in an apparent effort to aggrandize the President's national defense credentials had to have come from Obama's inner circle-- regardless of how much feigned offence he purports to take at the suggestion, even Dianne Feinstein is livid. As for the identity of that highly-damaging mystery leaker.. there's plenty of reason to suspect it just might be VP Joe Biden. Not only is Biden the most dispensable member of the President's cabinet, Slow Joe also fancies himself a foreign policy expert -never mind the fact he's...
  • GOP senators press Holder for special prosecutor into potential national security leaks

    06/26/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 19 replies
    FOXNews ^ | June 26, 2012 | Fox NEWS
    GOP senators are putting the pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate whether the White House is responsible for national security leaks. “The numerous national security leaks reportedly originating out of the executive branch in recent months have been stunning,” according to a copy of the letter to Holder, signed by more than 30 GOP senators and obtained by Fox News. “If there were ever a case requiring an outside special counsel with bipartisan acceptance and widespread public trust, this is it.” Among the concerns about the leaks are recent news reports regarding the...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama, the leaker in chief

    06/08/2012 4:51:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | Editorial
    Politics trumps national security in Barack’s White HousePresident Obama takes umbrage at the idea that a spate of leaks of highly classified national-security information is somehow purposefully intended to bolster his leadership credentials. His resistance to an independent investigation will only make things worse for him. The Obama White House is leaking like a sieve. Trying to cover it up will only make the scandal bigger. On Friday, Mr. Obama took the charges of selective leaks head-on: “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national-security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong, and people I think need...
  • Video: Boss Emeritus ( Michelle Malkin ) rips Juan Williams for blogger remark

    06/14/2012 1:48:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Fox News, Jammie Wearing Fool, Mediate, Instapundit, and darned near every sentient being in the dextrosphere (including Allahpundit in the QOTD), our friend and Boss Emeritus Michelle Malkin took Fox News’ Juan Williams to the woodshed at the end of a discussion about the self-serving leaks coming from the White House in the Obama administration.  Williams takes the position that these leaks are no worse than anything that happened in the Bush administration, while Sean Hannity and Michelle disagreed, claiming that the baldly political nature of these leaks in service to Obama’s re-election efforts made them worse.  That’s an...
  • Chris Wallace Skewers Obama Senior Adviser On White House Involvement In Intel Leaks (video)

    06/17/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Ninja News ^ | 6/17/12 | Mediaite
    David Plouffe, adviser to President Obama, pervaded Sunday morning news shows this week, and among them was an interview with Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace. In a show focused largely on the recent leaks of classified intelligence, Wallace grilled Plouffe on how this information was leaked and how much the president is willing to participate in the investigation.
  • Obama Calls Claims of Deliberate Leaks 'Offensive'

    06/08/2012 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 8, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama calls it "offensive" and "wrong" to claim his White House deliberately leaked classified information for political gain. The president says his administration has "zero tolerance" for the leaking of sensitive information. He says he has sought investigations in the past and will continue to order them.
  • Dianne Feinstein: On second thought, forget what I said about intel leaks

    07/24/2012 6:07:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Pitiful twice over. Once because this is wholly unconvincing, and twice because she and her own staff can’t get their story straight about why she’s walking this back. The official statement: ----------------------------------------------------- “I am disappointed by the statements made by Mr. Romney today regarding a question I was asked yesterday at the World Affairs Council. “I was asked whether the White House might be responsible for recent national security leaks. I stated that I did not believe the president leaked classified information. I shouldn’t have speculated beyond that, because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source...
  • White House Leaked Friday's Immigration Announcement to NYT and Time Magazine

    06/18/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies Fox News Watch: ^ | June 17, 2012 | 09:18 | Noel Sheppard
    Days before President Obama proclaimed a new Justice Department edict concerning the deportation of young illegal immigrants, both the New York Times and Time magazine ran huge stories on Hispanics in America. According to Fox News Watch panelists Saturday, this was no coincidence (video follows with transcript and commentary): JON SCOTT, HOST: And then under the heading of coincidence or manipulation, we have this. Time magazine ran its cover story called “We Are Americans, Only We Are Just Not Legal.” The New York Times on Sunday ran a story on frustrated Hispanic, the frustrated Hispanic electorate, and then on Friday...
  • POTUS: WH leak accusations 'offensive'

    06/08/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/8/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    President Obama has shot back against accusations that White House officials leaked high-level national security information to the New York Times, calling the charges "offensive" and "wrong." "The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong," he said during a press conference this morning. "People I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office." The President's remarks follow accusations made earlier this week by Sen. John McCain and other Senate Republicans that the White House had leaked information...
  • Senator Feinstein: I didn’t mean what I said about White House leaks

    07/24/2012 4:22:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/24/2012 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., caused a splash yesterday when she told the World Affairs Council that the Obama administration has been definitely been leaking national security secrets: “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks … I think they have to understand that and do something about it.” Republican Mitt Romney castigated the White House for this during a campaign stop in Reno, Nevada. Today the senator’s office issued the following statement arguing that no, she was misunderstood (emphasis added): I am disappointed by the statements made by Mr. Romney today...
  • National Security adviser Tom Donilon the White House leaker in chief?

    06/12/2012 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 73 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6-11-12 | Staff
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," June 11, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. "..PAT CADDELL, FORMER DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER: I'll make news -- the culprit is clear. It's Tom Donilon, the National Security adviser. Tom Donilon is a political hack. He was a political operative. He was the delegate counter for Carter and then Mondale. And he is now running around -- he was also the guy working with Jim Johnson, corrupting Fannie Mae. And somehow, he is National Security adviser and he is known in Washington as the leaker in...
  • 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
  • Noonan: Who Benefits From the 'Avalanche of Leaks'?

    06/17/2012 4:58:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 6/15/2012 | Peggy Noonan
    What is happening with all these breaches of our national security? Why are intelligence professionals talking so much—divulging secret and sensitive information for all the world to see, and for our adversaries to contemplate? In the past few months we have read that the U.S. penetrated al Qaeda in Yemen and foiled a terror plot; that the Stuxnet cyberworm, which caused chaos in the Iranian nuclear program, was a joint Israeli-American operation; and that President Obama personally approves every name on an expanding "kill list" of those targeted and removed from life by unmanned drones. According to the New York...
  • BOMBSHELL BETRAYAL: Obama Leaking Info to Media to Thwart Israeli Strike and Protect Iran's Nuclear

    03/29/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/29/12 | Pamela Geller
    Iran's plan for a second Holocaust must be stopped John Bolton The Obama administration is leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran. Enemy in the White House. Not only is Obama an anti-semite, he is anti-American (anti-freedom.) His islamophiliac polcies compromises American security. Iran is clearly an American threat.They have been at war with us since '79. Israel was willing to do the heavy lifting because our reckless and feckless president was too weak, too compromised. But to betray an ally like this? 'Baku grants Israel use of its air bases' Senior US officials tell 'Foreign Policy' "Israelis...
  • Obama’s Leaks and Their Catastrophic Consequences

    07/25/2012 5:34:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 25, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Obama’s Leaks and Their Catastrophic ConsequencesPosted By Arnold Ahlert On July 25, 2012 @ 12:32 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments The White House was on the receiving end of some well-earned criticism regarding national security leaks from both sides of the aisle. On Monday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, criticized White House operatives for the leaks. “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks,” she said, even as she absolved President Obama himself. “I don’t believe for a moment that he...
  • Obama’s bin Laden leaks angered military (Leaks came straight from White House)

    05/17/2012 12:15:11 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-17-2012 | Paul Bedard
    When they published their revealing book last August about the nation’s fight against terrorism, the authors, two New York Times national security reporters, immediately felt heat from the Pentagon for dishing too much operational info about the killing of Osama bin Laden. “I was stopped by a very senior officer in the special operations community who basically wanted to rip my lungs out,” said Thom Shanker, who co-authored “Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda,” with Eric Schmitt. But, he revealed at a counter terrorism expo this week, the info came directly and officially from the...
  • Feinstein suggests some in White House leaked info

    07/23/2012 5:55:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 23, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that the White House appears to be responsible for some leaks of classified information. "I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks," Sen. Dianne Feinstein told a World Affairs Council forum.
  • John McCain: Security leaks coming from ‘highest levels’ of White House

    06/06/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over the disclosure of classified intelligence operations, leaks he said came from the “highest levels” at the White House. “This is the most highly classified information and it’s now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and that’s not acceptable,” McCain said on CBS "This Morning." On Tuesday, McCain said the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings about leaks detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear program and called for a special counsel to investigate the matter. A report last week in The...
  • White House rejects special counsel for national security leaks

    06/07/2012 6:50:24 PM PDT · by bd476 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2012 | By Jeremy Herb
    The White House on Thursday rejected congressional calls for a special counsel to investigate a spate of recent national-security leaks described as among the worst lawmakers have ever seen. Members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees have been particularly angered, prompting a rare show of bipartisan fire against the administration. “Leaks jeopardize American lives,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday. “I’ve been on the Intelligence Committee for 11 years and I have never seen it worse, I can tell you that,” Feinstein told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday in a separate interview. Outrage has snowballed since Friday’s...
  • Feinstein backtracks on statement that White House leaked secrets

    07/24/2012 1:42:21 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/12 02:40 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    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...
  • Pattern of White House Leaks Threatens Nation’s Security

    06/07/2012 5:42:04 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | r kessler
    An accelerating series of leaks of classified information all have two things in common: They directly endanger national security, and the stories reporting on them paint President Obama as a hero. News reports on Tuesday disclosed that the FBI is probing the leaking of information about a classified U.S. cyberattack program aimed at Iran’s nuclear facilities, but a close look at recent developments uncovers a broad and disturbing pattern of leaks of some of the nation’s most guarded secrets by the Obama administration. John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism chief, set the tone a year ago when he went on national television...
  • Team Obama put on defensive over leaks

    07/25/2012 5:35:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/25/2012 | Jeremy Herb
    The attacks from presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on intelligence leaks put Obama campaign officials on the defensive Wednesday, as Republicans stepped up attempts to chip away at the president’s credibility on national security. Obama senior campaign adviser David Axelrod was grilled on the leaks during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he shifted from his previous position. “I can tell you that the president of the United States did not leak classified information, as Mitt Romney suggested yesterday, and he didn’t authorize the leak of information, as Mitt Romney suggested yesterday,” Axelrod said. Axelrod previously denied that the...
  • (Di Fi) White House linked to intelligence leaks

    07/23/2012 7:32:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/23/2012 | Kimberly Dozier
    The Democratic leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that the White House appears to be responsible for some highly criticized leaks of classified information in recent months. “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein told a World Affairs Council forum. The California lawmaker said she was certain that President Obama, who receives a daily intelligence briefing, isn’t disclosing secret information, but she was uncertain about others at the White House. “I don’t believe for a moment that he goes out and talks about it,” she...
  • White House Leaks Classified Information to Hollywood

    05/24/2012 1:47:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Obama administration reportedly leaked classified information to filmmakers on the raid by U.S. Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden. According to documents released by the Judicial Watch media watchdog, the White House released the sensitive information for a film which was first scheduled to be released October 12, just in time to boost the president’s image shortly before the November elections. Sony Pictures has since pushed the release back to December. White House officials encouraged the filmmakers to incorporate Obama administration talking points in the film, including the “gutsy decision” to raid the Osama compound. Pentagon Press Secretary...
  • Source: FBI looks into possible White House leaks

    06/06/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies ^ | June 6, 2012
    (CNN) - The FBI has begun an investigation into apparent leaks of classified information involving a U.S. cyberwarfare program against Iran, a U.S. official said Wednesday. FBI spokesman Paul Bresson had no comment on the reported investigation. Some leading senators have called for a congressional inquiry as well. But the White House pushed back Wednesday against suggestions that it could be leaking classified information for political purposes. "This administration takes all appropriate and necessary steps to prevent leaks of classified information or sensitive information that could risk ongoing counterterrorism or intelligence operations," Carney said aboard Air Force One as the...
  • Leaks Could Sink Obama White House

    06/12/2012 5:43:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Buzz feed ^ | 12 Jun 2012 | Michael Hastings
    By opening an investigation into the leaks of classified information, the Obama White House appears to be entering the kind of perilous Fill-In-The-Blank-Gate terrain that has eventually engulfed most administrations in the modern era. The pattern: an initial investigation launched to relieve mounting political pressure snowballs into a much larger scandal, leaving a trail of broken careers in its wake. And the beginnings of that pattern are in place: Attorney General Eric Holder Friday appointed two federal prosecutors to oversee multiple FBI investigations into leaks involving stories in recently published books and articles in the New York Times, AP, and...
  • The White House Shows Fear About Leaks

    07/26/2012 3:36:09 PM PDT · by NCjim · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | July 25, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Though the press largely dropped the story weeks ago, no controversy has the potential to do as much long-term damage to the Obama presidency as the White House leaks investigation. That’s why Mitt Romney’s ringing denunciation of the administration’s fast and loose approach to classified information in his address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday had to scare the administration silly. In response, they not only prompted Senator Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to try to walk back her accusation that the White House was the source of the leaks about cyber warfare, targeted assassinations...
  • 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...

    06/10/2012 9:05:38 AM PDT · by spiderfern · 62 replies
    Her statement, just before the commercial, about an investigation of security leaks certainly raised the possibility all roads may lead back to the President! Chris Wallace even qualified and asked if this was a question or a statement.
  • Kirsten Powers: If The WH Wasn’t Involved in The Leaks, “I’m the Queen of England”

    06/09/2012 10:38:34 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 27 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 6/9/12 | powers
    She'll be getting a call from David Axelrod. Democrat contributor Kirsten Powers says “I don’t see how it’s possible that the White House didn’t know about these stories when you have quotes of the president”....If WH wasn't involved, "I'm the queen of England" (Video)
  • The Intelligence Challenge: Can We Trust Our President?

    07/16/2005 2:32:38 PM PDT · by Maine-ah · 10 replies · 818+ views
    Tpm Cafe ^ | Jul 15, 2005 -- 10:59:46 PM EST | By Brent Cavan, Jim Marcinkowski, Larry Johnson, and Jane Doe
    It is shameful on one level that the White House uses the news media, its own leaks, and junior Congressmen from Georgia, among others, to levy attacks on Ambassador Wilson. Moreover they discount what he has to say, his value in the Niger investigation, and suggest his wife's cover is of little value because she was "a low-level CIA employee". If Wilson's comments or analysis have no merit, why does the White House feel the need to launch such a coordinated attack? Why drag his wife into it? Not only have the Bush Administration leakers damaged the career of our...