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The Leaker-in-Chief


The Justice Department has launched an investigation into the White House’s handling of classified information. The spur seems to have been the June 1 New York Times article by David Sanger, sourced to current and former U.S. officials, revealing sensitive details about the Stuxnet and Flame computer worms and other parts of the Obama administration’s cyber campaign to disrupt and spy on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. By the way, none of the officials, according to Sanger, “would allow their names to be used because the effort remains highly classified, and parts of it continue to this day.”

Last week, legislators on both sides of the aisle deplored the administration’s inability, or unwillingness, to keep national security secrets. Leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees—Senators Saxby Chambliss and Dianne Feinstein and Representatives Mike Rogers and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger—released a statement noting, “We have become increasingly concerned at the continued leaks regarding sensitive intelligence programs and activities, including specific details of sources and methods.”

In his June 8 press conference Obama tried to push back against the gathering storm. “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong.”




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67 comments on “The Leaker-in-Chief
  1. Acre98 says:

    The easiest way to get to the bottom of this leak quickly is to send the NY Times author, Sanger, to Gitmo, and have them waterboard him until he reveals his administration sources for the story.

    • Grandma says:

      Funny.  Incredible that the President doesn’t understand WHY these revelations of highly classified material are harmful – or even worse – he doesn’t care.  

      • catzpaw48 says:

         What obama understands is harmful is when it comes out that he leaked the information himself for political gain trying to show how tough he is on America’s enemies.

  2. ONTIME says:

    You betcha Ollie, dis here investigation is a gonna be firsta rate bott hits a gonna take some time….DOj’s Head Liar

  3. catzpaw48 says:

    obama is taking a grilling now and Mr. Cool can’t take the heat. He is cracking under pressure.

  4. He said it was offensive and wrong…He did NOT say that he had not been doing it…Words have meaning and one must listen closely to the exact words used.  He only agreed: (1) it was offensive, (2) it was wrong to do so.  Lawyers are trained to mislead and deceive…apparently even bad ones who have been disbarred can still sling the hash with the best of them.

  5. Rockartist1 says:

    Obama says it is wrong, but we have to believe he meant it was wrong to catch him

  6. conscience voter says:

    Look no further than the WH for the leak….  And, by the way, B.O., it’s not your WH; it’s our WH.  You’re just currently occupying it much like your comrades occupied Wall Street.  Soon you, like them, will be shown out.   

    • DrBarbara says:

      Actually I think he an Queen Michelle are squatters in OUR White House. The squatters have got to go.

  7. conscience voter says:

    Makes me want to puke.

  8. Chuck Fowler says:

    Oh, great, the Justice Department and Eric “I didn’t know” Holder, you know, the one which has been stonewalling on the Fast and Furious fiasco, which sues states for trying to enforce immigration laws which the federal government won’t enforce and which doesn’t want states removing ineligible voters from voting rolls or establishing voter ID laws, is going to investigate leaks of classified national security info from the White House.

    Good luck with that.

  9. Fred says:

    It may not have been done on purpose (but who really knows with your track record) but it surely was done on your watch. Take the bull by the horns and man up to being an ignorant, pathetic excuse for a commander in chief.  What happened to the “Buck Stops Here”.  You wouldnt accept blame for anything, not even being a blithering fool.  You have proved that on many occasions.  Man Up, that is your Job.  Get over it.  

  10. TOO INFORMED says:

    Note that Yobummer said “my Whitehouse”…not the Whitehouse.  Same as he said about the war(s).  He always refered to the (so-called) success(s) as “I”, “me” or “my” did yada-yada-yada.  He never gave credit to the troops who were or are on the front line.  Obummer is all about ME, ME, ME.  What an a$$ wipe.  Speaking of which, I just bought a roll of toilet paper with Yobummers face on each sheet.

  11. Lostlagoonproperties says:

    We’re all racists for wanting fair elections here…keeping out “illegals”….yet Mexico disallows even anyone living there legally,but not born their from voting in any form!

  12. seabumz says:

    do you think he might just leak his records soon too????

  13. rightenough says:

    If he is leaking secrets, lets vote him out of office and then send him to jail, like they are doing to Manning for giving away secrets.

  14. Mr Ed says:

    As far as I’m concerned,this is just like the guy from wiki leaks,and what are they doing to that guy?!?!.The same thing should happen here.Hang the SOB out to dry!

  15. defender3 says:

    Obama will do anything for political gain.  Hebelieves that he is above the rule of law and the most powerful country in the world is his personal tool to promote his personal life.  This narcissist sociapath and his minions are destroying this country.  T