◼ Feinstein to Obama: National security leaks are coming from the White House - Joel Gehrke/Washington Examiner @Joelmentum
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., confirmed that a recent spate of national security leaks originated in the White House as she called for President Obama to stop the flow of information out of the White House.◼ Romney agrees with Feinstein remarks–Blames White House for intelligence leaks - Seth McLaughlin/Washington Times
“I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from it’s ranks,” Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman, said yesterday during her address to the World Affairs Council. “I don’t know specifically where, but there — I think they have to begin to understand that and do something about it.”
Feinstein added that “the importance of this has to be really set by the president himself, and hopefully he will do it.” She explained the real-world consequences of the leaks during her talk. “The human intelligence comes from people, and therefore those people who are called assets for intelligence officers are in danger, and I can tell you without any doubt that with the recent leaks they have been jeopardized,” she said. “I can tell you without any doubt that with the recent leaks, they’ve been jeopardized.”
Feinstein also said that “the importance of this has to be really set by the president himself, and hopefully he will do it.”
...Before Feinstein had concluded her investigation, Obama denied categorically that the leaks had come from the White House. “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive,” Obama told reporters in June. “It’s wrong.
◼ Feinstein walks back claim that White House is behind national security leaks - Matthew Boyle/Daily Caller
Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said at a Monday event, “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks. I don’t know specifically where, but I think they have to begin to understand that and do something about it.”◼ Sununu: Feinstein got 'Cory Bookered' - Politico
After quoting Feinstein in a speech before the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nevada, Romney called the White House’s conduct during this leaks scandal “contemptible.”
“It betrays our national interest,” Romney said. “It compromises our men and women in the field. And it demands a full and prompt investigation by a special counsel, with explanation and consequence. Obama appointees, who are accountable to President Obama’s Attorney General, should not be responsible for investigating the leaks coming from the Obama White House.”
After Romney’s speech, Feinstein decided to walk her comments back.
“Sen. Feinstein said yesterday that it did come out of the White House,” Sununu said Tuesday night on Fox News’s “Hannity.” “Today, she got Cory Bookered and she walked it back, but the fact is that this president is trying anything to change the subject from his failures as a president.”◼ Axelrod: Obama didn’t ‘authorize’ anyone at White House to leak - The Hill
◼ AXELROD CHANGING HIS STORY: 'EVERY WHITE HOUSE LEAKS' - Breitbart TV