Dianne Feinstein says the national security leaks are coming from the White House
Up until this point only Republicans have been willing to go on record as stating they believe the recent national security leaks are coming from the White House, enabling Barack Obama to claim that the Republicans are trying to politicize the issue. But that all changed today when Dianne Feinstein, who just happens to be the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, made the same claim.
I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks
She went on to say that she didn’t believe Barack Obama was involved in the leaks, but this still contradicts what Barack Obama said when asked if the leaks were coming from the White House:
The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It’s wrong.
But is it wrong? All of the leaks just happen to portray Barack Obama in a very positive light and it also just happens to be an election year, isn’t that interesting? Barack Obama might not have had anything to do with the leaks–even if he did he isn’t stupid enough to leave any type of trail, it would be a wink and a nod type of deal–but someone close to him is involved and it is time to find out who is putting politics ahead of national security in an apparent attempt to help Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Barack Obama can claim all he wants that it is the Republicans who are turning this into a political issue, but it seems highly likely the leaks were part of a political plot in the first place and today Mitt Romney came out swinging:
This isn’t a partisan issue; it’s a national security crisis,” Romney said. “And yesterday, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said, quote, ‘I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks.’ This conduct is contemptible,” Romney continued. “It betrays our national interest. It compromises our men and women in the field. And it demands a full and prompt investigation, with explanation and consequence. Whoever provided classified information to the media, seeking political advantage for the administration, must be exposed, dismissed, and punished. The time for stonewalling is over
Mitt Romney is right on the money, it is time to get to the bottom of this scandal. We need to know who it is within the White House who cannot be trusted with national security secrets and we need to prosecute that person to the full extent of the law. Eric Holder and the Department of Injustice appointed two special prosecutors to investigate this scandal, one of whom just happens to be a donor of Barack Obama’s, and the prosecutors were not given independent status which means the Injustice Department can review the findings before they are made public, so one has to call into question just how impartial this investigation is truly going to be. It would seem that the fix is already in.