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DiFi accuses White House of classified intel leaks

DiFi accuses White House of classified intel leaks

Will Dems manage to stall inquiries into the leak of classified information on sensitive intel operations until November 7?

Of all people, Dianne Feinstein is pointing fingers at the White House, via 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.

Needless to say, Feinstein is still protecting Obama:

The California lawmaker said she was certain that President Barack 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 said.

Of course Obama is talking not about classified information.  The people who want to show how tough he has been on terrorism and Iran know what to do without his say so.

Update:  DiFi has changed her story already, Feinstein backtracks on statement that White House leaked secrets.  Good thing, otherwise she’d be seated at the Cory Booker table in the outer parking lot for the Dem Convention.

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A President is typically supported by a variety of trainers and managers who know the ropes and keep the political appointees in line. That is, provided the President lets them do their job.

In this case, the White House has a record of allowing political appointees to override the decisions of careerists on some very important public issues — waiving the rules with respect to drilling in the gulf, the transport of weapons of war across our border, and the distribution of government funds into businesses with obviously flawed “business” plans.

The only rational conclusion is that we are watching consistent White House policy in action. This White House knows how to keep on message. The only reason for Diane Feinstein to speak publicly on the question of intelligence leaks (She is a high-ranking Democrat) is that she, took, has drawn that conclusion. Otherwise, she could have stopped this nonsense with a phone call.

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to Valerie. | July 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

    When DiFi first came public with her concerns about White House leaks a few weeks ago, I remember reading comments suggesting that the reason why she was airing her concerns in public is because she HAD tried to handle it quietly but wasn’t satisfied with the response. I don’t remember if that was specualtive opinion or “fact based journalism”.

    Either way, that she’s now come forward publicly a second time seems to reinforce the idea that she remains unsatisfied with the White House’s attitude toward national security leaks – notwithstanding her attempt to shield Obama personally from her damaging comments.

DiFi must be running interference.

The leaks have been too numerous for Dems to keep them hidden. They know the truth is coming out. They just want to control the narrative, find a low-level scapegoat and protect the Annointed Won.

Well, two things…

1. the White House declines comment…being a HOUSE; and,

2. these leaks are ADMINISTRATION policy and practice (no houses were involved in the decisions).

Obama-style politicization of any and every thang.

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.

Senator Feinstein, first mention of that word, understandable mistake. Second mention, clearly indicates, that YOU ARE a racist!

Agree with comments up there^^ that suggest an “anything but the briarpatch” scheme. I can take all this as a backdoor way to yet again prop up imagined administration security credentials. Same stuff all over again: “Im not going to spike the ball over Bin Laden so dont force me to”..even tho I basically killed the guy with my own two hands. You know. About like the stereotypical lawyer that during examination exclaims…”if I werent concerned that it would be stricken from the record Id say you are a hideous murderer that needs to be put to death”
If the Obama Administration truly doesnt want to talk about an issue it would be burried so deep it may as well not exist. Like Fast and Furious.

Will Dems manage to stall inquiries into the leak of classified information on sensitive intel operations until November 7?

Short answer: Yes
Long answer: Fast and furious

If he wins in November, all will be forgotten in the euphoria and as preparations for the next glorious four years unfold. If he loses it will all be forgotten. We’ll never know. DiFi? She could care less, just needs to put out something for public conumption.

Henry Hawkins | July 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I’m beginning to get the sense that many Dems see disaster in the making this fall and are positioning themselves for the aftermath, as best they can. The Dems inexplicably kept their congressional leadership after the 2010 midterm bloodbath. If they lose the White House and Senate along with the already lost House, the Dems will (or ought to) burn their own party to the ground and go moderate.

TrooperJohnSmith | July 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Recall that when DiFi was Mayor of San Francisco, the cops had Richard Ramirez dead-to-rights, and she shot her mouth off to the press. Ramirez fled and killed several more people.

Maybe she’s trying to clear her conscience. Or it’s the Karma thing.

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