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Senator Feinstein: I didnít mean what I said about White House leaks
Washington Examiner ^ | 7/24/2012 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 07/24/2012 4:22:55 PM PDT by markomalley

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., caused a splash yesterday when she told the World Affairs Council that the Obama administration has been definitely been leaking national security secrets: “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks … I think they have to understand that and do something about it.” Republican Mitt Romney castigated the White House for this during a campaign stop in Reno, Nevada.

Today the senator’s office issued the following statement arguing that no, she was misunderstood (emphasis added):

I am disappointed by the statements made by Mr. Romney today regarding a question I was asked yesterday at the World Affairs Council.

I was asked whether the White House might be responsible for recent national security leaks. I stated that I did not believe the president leaked classified information. I shouldn’t have speculated beyond that, because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source of the leaks.

I’m on record as being disturbed by these leaks, and I regret my remarks are being used to impugn President Obama or his commitment to protecting national security secrets. I know for a fact the president is extremely troubled by these leaks. His administration has moved aggressively to appoint two independent U.S. attorneys. There is an investigation under way, and it is moving forward quickly.

I know we are in a campaign season, but I hope the investigation proceeds without political accusation or interference from anyone.

Now, it is true that Feinstein did say she did not think that President Obama was authorizing the leaks himself, but that someone on his staff was doing it. But doesn’t the president still hold responsibility in that case? And how hard would it be for the administration to find out on its own who did it and can them? Surely only a small number of people had access to the information.

The Romney campaign says Feinstein was given the “Cory Booker treatment.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: whitehouseleaks

1 posted on 07/24/2012 4:23:01 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Looks like the mob got to her.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 4:25:18 PM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: markomalley
"You sir, are a fat, drunken child molester!"
"How dare you! I'll sue!"
"Wait a minute! Wait a minute! I never said that. My comments were taken out of context."
3 posted on 07/24/2012 4:26:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Internet Walnut

Looks like she accidentally told the truth for once.

And now is returning to her regular shtick.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 4:28:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Internet Walnut

They get to ALL of them. The Mayor of Newark NJ, upcoming Black dude. Said Bain was good. Romney was good. Oops. He walked it back. Beck called it a “hostage video”. LOL


5 posted on 07/24/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: markomalley

Those mean Republicans! First they correctly quoted Obama that “You didn’t build that”, and now they are correctly quoting DiFi that the Obama Administration is intentionally harming our national security. They have to stop quoting Democrats in context - it’s racist and sexist!


6 posted on 07/24/2012 4:31:29 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: markomalley
Diane suffered from a momentary bout of honesty.

She's back to normal now.

7 posted on 07/24/2012 4:37:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: markomalley

“Who you gonna believe me or your lying eyes and ears?”

- (fill in the blank), Democrat politician


8 posted on 07/24/2012 4:46:26 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: markomalley

Something smells


9 posted on 07/24/2012 4:46:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Internet Walnut
Looks like the mob got to her.

Maybe she was afraid of getting rubbed out.

10 posted on 07/24/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: skeeter

Living in the USSR & not realizing such is almost a sin.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 4:48:49 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: skeeter

I think it is referred to as a ‘gaffe’ now, when a Dem accidentally tells the truth.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 4:50:52 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

The clinical term is “lucid interval”.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 5:05:24 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Internet Walnut

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2910285/posts


14 posted on 07/24/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: markomalley

She drifted outside the cult and has since been re-educated.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 5:07:55 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
oh Diane now you change your story...

can the Votes ask when was your last physical?? after all your approaching 80 years of age and it is possible your mental health is failing you.
Time for Diane to resign she can't remember what she says and then says she didn't mean what she said...and so the story goes on..most of this old cronies in Congress need to resign and retire.

WAKE UP AMERICANS AND VOTE FOR NEW FRESH BLOOD TO LEAD...

16 posted on 07/24/2012 5:25:12 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: onedoug
oh Diane now you change your story...

can the Votes ask when was your last physical?? after all your approaching 80 years of age and it is possible your mental health is failing you.
Time for Diane to resign she can't remember what she says and then says she didn't mean what she said...and so the story goes on..most of this old cronies in Congress need to resign and retire.

WAKE UP AMERICANS AND VOTE FOR NEW FRESH BLOOD TO LEAD...

17 posted on 07/24/2012 5:26:22 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Internet Walnut; markomalley

This woman has no backbone to stand by her comments but no worry because Californicators will insure a landslide win for her in November. Indeed there is zero opposition to her senate re-election bid. This is how bad a shape CA is in.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 5:35:17 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Internet Walnut

Yep - DiFi got the call. Interesting history between her and Great Leader’s administration. She is in a safe district / state, but she’t not immune from other elements.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: luvbach1

I’m sure she’d love to get rubbed.....


20 posted on 07/24/2012 5:41:47 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: markomalley

So Miss Booker, what made you say such a foolish thing to start with?


21 posted on 07/24/2012 5:53:39 PM PDT by kempster
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To: F15Eagle

She has actually shown flashes of honesty and concern for the US, which is downright peculiar behavior for a CA Democrat.

I think The Wicked Witch got to her.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 7:21:05 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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