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Holder appoints two prosecutors to probe national security leaks

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posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 07:26 PM
story from The Hill
By Jeremy Herb - 06/08/12 07:16 PM ET

Holder appoints two prosecutors to probe national security leaks

Has Eric Holder and the Department of Justice just gone Totally Against Obama's and The White House's wishes ?

I wonder who put on the pressure ?

This stems from the recent "leaks" of unauthorized disclosures of classified information that apparently came from an unknown source in The White House.

* I don't see where these two "prosecutors" are classified as "Special Prosecutors" however *

That could indicate a "smooth-over" agenda. Something like a fox investigating missing chickens

There has also been speculations that The White House is in kahootz with the Obama Campaign to somehow use "leaked" material to bolster Obama's image and possibly "create" a "Stockholm Effect" among Obama sympathizers.

I smell David Axelrod with his campaign "strategies".
He needs a winner Real Bad right about now !!

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday appointed two U.S. Attorneys to head an investigation into a recent series of national security leaks.

Holder appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen Jr. and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod Rosenstein to investigate and criminally prosecute “possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information.”

“The unauthorized disclosure of classified information can compromise the security of this country and all Americans, and it will not be tolerated,” Holder said in a statement. “The Justice Department takes seriously cases in which government employees and contractors entrusted with classified information are suspected of willfully disclosing such classified information to those not entitled to it, and we will do so in these cases as well.”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) first called for a special counsel on Tuesday, and he’s also accused the White House of leaking information to help President Obama’s reelection chances.

Obama rejected McCain’s accusations in a news conference — calling them “offensive” — and the White House has flatly rejected congressional calls for a special counsel to investigate the leaks.

I think it's a set-up, and they will use an "unknown" as a scapegoat to cover the ineptitude and carelessness that is present in the current Administration !!

Related Threads:
Joke of the Day: Obama declares - Zero Tolerance - on Leaks From The White House !

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Obama MUST look Heroish....!)

Is the Obama Administration "Busting at the Seams" ?

posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 07:31 PM
National security leaks?............

Like selling weapons to Mexican drug smugglers so they can shoot border patrol agents?


posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 08:41 PM

Originally posted by xuenchen

I think it's a set-up, and they will use an "unknown" as a scapegoat to cover the ineptitude and carelessness that is present in the current Administration !!

For some reason I'm put in mind of when Karl Rove and *Dick* Cheney threw Scooter Libby to the wolves in the Valerie Plame (Wilson) deal.


In response to the verdict on March 6, 2007, finding Lewis Libby guilty of four of the five charges in the Fitzgerald grand jury indictment against him, the Wilsons issued a statement in a press release posted on the website of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. They stated that they respected the jury's verdict and believed justice was done, as well as affirming their commitment to pursuing their civil suit.[46]

Wilson criticized President George W. Bush's July 2, 2007 commutation of Lewis Libby's prison sentence, calling it "a cover-up of the Vice President's role in this matter and quite possibly the role of the President and/or some of his senior White House advisers."

A perp will be found... er, that is, --the-- perp will be found.

posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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