A Monday interview has the longtime and powerful California Democrat placing blame on figures inside the Obama White House for a rash of classified intelligence leaks.
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.
…Republicans have slammed the disclosures, arguing that members of theObama administration were intentionally leaking classified material to enhance the president’s national security credentials in an election year. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has appointed two attorneys to lead the investigation into who leaked information about U.S. involvement in cyberattacks on Iran and about an al Qaeda plot to place an explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airliner.
That hasn’t satisfied some Republicans who have pressed for a special prosecutor. LINK
REMEMBER THIS EXCHANGE WITH WHITE HOUSE INSIDER REGARDING SENATOR FEINSTEIN?
Insider: How about the involvement of one of the most powerful members of the United States Senate? That enough to perk you up? That enough…f-cking specifics for you?
So this person now dead…you look back the past few years. They got a story…an awful strange story about the President of the United States. Soon after that story happened, they have a business associate getting charged – now going to jail. Good chance this individual was told about that story…and maybe more. Or maybe…coincidence?
You got a U.S. Senator…powerful Senator…they come out against the administration shortly after the events in Denver. Not long after. Why? Just politics? Or something else? Then again…maybe just coincidence.
You have my friend in 2010 battling against the Obama approved candidate for a position that could provide the means to take on the administration – full on. Now this campaign is going down less than a year before my friend is to be found dead. Coincidence?
Follow that up with the Senator who then has their campaign fund robbed by a person who once headed up a group called Californians for Obama. Coincidence?
And let’s talk about that time when my friend died. How the Senator…the words they used to describe that death. “No one knows HOW. No one knows WHEN. No one knows WHY.” My gut tells me that Senator may not know the answer to the first two…but they know…yes they know the answer to the third. And that statement…those words were chosen very carefully. And then they follow it up with speaking out BEFORE the president on the only real achievement the administration can try and claim as a victory – the Bin Laden killing? This senator is the one to make the first public announcement – not the president? And they chose to do so at the memorial for my friend? Coincidence?
No…this senator was sending a message. They knew the real deal about Bin Laden…or some of it. They knew enough to challenge…if backed into a corner they would…they would challenge the story the White House was gonna come out with – the story that painted Barack Obama as a hero. The senator was telling the White House to back off…
…you can snuff us out…people like me. But to take on a sitting Senator…even a president has to proceed with caution on that…especially if that senator has the goods, and I am pretty certain this one does.
H/T to UlstermanReport.com reader Peter Cook for the heads up.