Remember when the New York Times started printing stories about the White House strategy against terrorism, based on classified intelligence that had been leaked to reporters?
The Left was incensed when Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives deduced that the leaks could only be coming from the White House, that the information was probably being leaked to try to create an image of President Obama as tough on terror and boost his re-election chances.
That was then. This is now.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Monday at a World Affairs Council forum that the White House was the source of the classified intelligence leaks.
“I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks,” said Feinstein.
On Tuesday, Feinstein tried to backtrack and said she shouldn’t have “speculated.”
Mitt Romney agreed with Feinstein’s assessment. “This conduct is contemptible,” Romney said of the leaks “It betrays our national interest. It compromises our men and women in the field. And it demands a full and prompt investigation by a special prosecutor, with explanation and consequence.”
The New York Times sparked the furor when it ran a story about Obama deciding to step up cyber attacks against Iran, along with stories about his “kill lists” of prominent terrorists.
Even Feinstein can’t continue to cover for this administration, which seems to break a different law every day. The fact that she publicly tried to distance herself from her statement about the White House means nothing.
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said Tuesday Feinstein got “Cory Bookered” into retracting her remarks, referring to the dust-up after the Newark mayor was forced to backpedal comments calling the Obama campaign‘s attacks on Romney’s Bain record “nauseating.”
“Senator Feinstein said yesterday that it did come out of the White House,” Sununu, a Romney surrogate, said 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.”
Feinstein is one of the craftier people in the Democratic Party, and you can bet she knew what she was doing when she outed the White House. Anything else she says is just her way of making sure she stays on the A-list for all the San Francisco social events.
It’s long past time this administration was investigated.