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Even Stalwart California Democrat Diane Feinstein Concerned About "Avalanche of Security Leaks" as Obama Uses Results of Classified Missions to "Puff" His Credentials

Ken 2012/06/06 23:17:56
Feinstein: "Avalanche of leaks"

by Suzanne Kelly


"As lawmakers call for formal investigations into
the sources of recent leaks that have divulged details of highly
classified national security programs, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is looking
to the Intelligence Authorization Bill as a way to make people who leak
such information more accountable.


In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room, Feinstein
said, "I think what we're seeing, Wolf, is an avalanche of leaks and it
is very, very disturbing. It's dismayed our allies. It puts American
lives in jeopardy. It puts our nation's security in jeopardy."


Ranking members of both the Senate and House Intelligence Committees
have joined Feinstein, D-California, in her calls for adding provisions
that would require that lawmakers be notified in a more timely fashion
when authorized disclosures are made, and for individuals to report the
rationale behind those decisions. Other provisions are expected to call
for more robust investigations of unauthorized disclosures of
information and are expected to ask for additional authorities that
would make it easier to drill down on the source of leaks and then
prosecute those found to be responsible.


Government employees with access to highly classified information are
violating federal laws and nondisclosure agreements if they pass
classified information to persons who have not been cleared to receive
it."

. . . .

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/06/feinstein-avalanche-...

Comment: Numerous terrorist plots were thwarted by the Bush administration but not a word was said about them. [http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/08/9-11-annive... ]We never saw President Bush coming on TV to brag about the latest success of U.S. troops, the CIA and FBI. More importantly, we never saw him divulge classified information the way President Obama did when he revealed that we had a sample of Osama bin Ladens DNA for comparison to that of the residents of the compound where he was located. That bit of information led directly to the Pakistani's being able to identify the doctor who assisted the U.S., arrest him, and sentence him to twelve years in prison. Nice going, Narcissist-in-Chief!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/08/9-11-anniver...

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  • Red 2012/06/25 15:42:11
  • Iamfree 2012/06/09 06:26:04
    Iamfree
    +1
    It would be helpful if Congress would spend as much time investigating this nonsense as it has spent investigating baseball players and steroid use.
  • shadow76 2012/06/09 02:56:08 (edited)
    shadow76
    This person is disgusting! He commits treason like It is nothing!
  • Old Timer 2012/06/07 16:51:31
    Old Timer
    +2
    LEAKERS SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH TREASON. ODUMMY WILL NEVER BE CAUGHT UP IN IT, THE MEDIA WON'T LET IT HAPPEN.
  • Flamingo Flame Gem *AFCL* 2012/06/07 05:28:42
    Flamingo Flame Gem *AFCL*
    +2
    Proves that even those who work for Obama don't know how to keep their mouth shut...Oh i forgot they're liberals .....No wonder.
  • Uranos7 2012/06/07 05:13:04
    Uranos7
    +4
    Strange that a 'Peace President ' would gloat over the bodies of dead enemies isn't it?
    Obama peace prize
  • wtw 2012/06/07 02:59:34
    wtw
    +3
    Excellent points that the leftist propaganda media will never point out because they lie and deceive with the purpose of getting Obama back in office!
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/06/07 01:40:39
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +4
    They should all be worried. Loose lips sink ships.
  • nverumind 2012/06/07 01:00:18
    nverumind
    +8
    He is an embaressment to the United States, and his narcissistic ass needs to be thrown out of the WH Asap !
  • texasred 2012/06/07 00:08:16
    texasred
    +8
    White House says they weren't the ones. But who else would know about the Kill List other than WH insiders? What's so sad, though, is that this administration doesn't care who gets hurt or killed by these leaks... they only care about Obama winning another election.
  • Ken texasred 2012/06/07 00:19:23
    Ken
    +9
    The worst part of it was blowing the cover of the Pakistani doctor who helped us!
  • Ron the... Ken 2012/06/07 00:47:04
    Ron the Realist
    +7
    A big time problem for the next couple of administrations trying to repair the damage to cooperating sources for intel.
  • Ken Ron the... 2012/06/07 01:12:07
    Ken
    +8
    You are right about that. What Pakistani national, or anyone from a foreign country, is going to want to assist the U.S. if we blow their cover and get them imprisoned, or worse?
  • texasred Ken 2012/06/07 03:58:38
    texasred
    +4
    I agree. I'm so pissed about that I could spit nails. That man put his life on the line for the U.S., and we let him down.
  • Iamfree Ken 2012/06/09 06:27:14
    Iamfree
    I say we should send the Seals into Pakistan to rescue that doctor, then bring him to the US and give him a ticker-tape parade and huge apology.
  • Kane Fernau 2012/06/07 00:00:01
    Kane Fernau
    +7
    It's friggin' embarrassing.
  • Ron the Realist 2012/06/06 23:42:13
  • Ken Ron the... 2012/06/07 00:19:45
    Ken
    +2
    Great media!
  • Cognito22 2012/06/06 23:35:19 (edited)
    Cognito22
    +5
    White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters, "Any suggestion that this administration has authorized intentional leaks of classified info for political gain is grossly irresponsible,"

    So it's OK because the leaks weren't intentionally authorized.
  • ~ Veronica Arin Ayne~ 2012/06/06 23:30:17
    ~ Veronica Arin Ayne~
    +5
    It's been going on with Obama all along and as the election gets closer, we will see more blatant exampoles. Exposing which Navy Seal team took out OBL was just the biginning.

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