The investigation into what many are saying is a White House that has so many uncontrolled leaks that it’s been offered a role in an upcoming Depends commercial continues.

The latest member of Congress to say there’s no way the White House didn’t have anything to do with the leaks is Rep. Peter King:

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King (R-NY), sat down with Jamie Colby today on America’s News HQ to discuss the investigation into the leaks on counter-terrorism programs. Congressman King said, “This is the most shameful cascade of leaks I’ve ever heard or seen in government. We’re not talking about an incidental leak coming out … We’re talking about leaks involving two of the most sensitive programs in the United States government.”

He said it’s “clear” from those stories published in The New York Times that the information “came from the White House, came right from the National Security Council, came right from the Situation Room.” Rep. King continued, “For the president to say he’s outraged by this … how come he said nothing about it until a few of us, including John McCain, stood up and took him to task for it.”

But it’s not just Republicans. Before anybody concludes that this is some sort of GOP witch-hunt for reasons of pure politics, this story is catching the attention of Democrats too.

For example, here’s California Lib Senator Dianne Feinstein on CNN recently (h/t Doug Ross):

“I think what we’re seeing, Wolf, is an Anschluss, an avalanche of leaks. And it’s very, very disturbing. You know, it — it’s dismayed our allies. It puts American lives in jeopardy. It puts our nation’s security in jeopardy.

And if you look at terrorism, intelligence is fundamental to knowing what’s going to happen and prevent it from happening in the first place.

So I think the FBI should continue its investigation. We’re going to do ours. I think Armed Services has announced an investigation.

…I can tell you where lives have been endangered.

…I’ve been on the Intelligence Committee for 11 years and I have never seen it worse, I can tell you that.”

Democratic Maryland Rep. and House Intelligence Committee ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger is also following the leak trail.

Obama isn’t the magical, mythical force he was in 2008. He’s making Democrats nervous, and many of them are not going to go down on the ship with him this year.

So, who is most likely to have been spilling the national security beans to the press (::cough:: “Plugs” ::cough::)? Well, Obama would have something to gain by these leaks that show aggressive measures against terrorists and rogue nations overseas. But at the same time, that would be a dangerous game to play and could even culminate in costing Obama the re-nomination from his own party if it’s proven the leaks came from the White House. Either the White House leaked the info to make Obama look good, or somebody else leaked it to make it look that way and put Obama’s presidency at risk. Who would do that?

What do you think about all this, Hillary? Hillary?

Update: Dopey MSNBC host Chris “I’m uncomfortable calling fallen soldiers ‘heroes‘” Hayes says we need more leaks, not less. Did he say that when Bush was President and something leaked?

Comments

48 Responses to “A Developing Bipartisanship That Must Make Team Obama Nervous”

  1. Phineas Fahrquar on June 11th, 2012 1:08 pm

    "I think what we’re seeing, Wolf, is an Anschluss, an avalanche of leaks. "

    "Anschluss?" I don't think that word means what Di-Fi thinks it means. (And she's been responsible for a few leaks of her own in recent years.)

  2. Joe Redfield on June 11th, 2012 1:13 pm

    Someone needs to tell BO that he is in trouble when Dianne Feinstein starts talking sense. Of course, she made no mention of Fast & Furious, so maybe El Presidente can make it to the end of the month.

  3. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 1:21 pm

    "Let me briefly acknowledge tonight’s distinguished honorees. Admiral James Stavridis is a, is the real deal. He can tell you more about and understands the incredible, the phenomenal, the just almost unbelievable capacity of his Navy SEALs and what they did last Sunday."

    Somewhere ( in this once great land ) a carnival is missing its hawker. How 'much' did you say tickets to see the bearded lady were again mister? Can anyone find the vidclip of Daniel Baldwin cashing in on his MOH at a party on Youtube? Or did the most transparent Administration evah have them take it down?

  4. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 1:30 pm

    These leaks from the WH have been going on for some time. The SEALs and the intelligence community are still hot over team Obama rushing out the info that they killed Bin Laden. By doing so, all the actionable intellegence they gathered at the compound become null and void.

  5. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 1:30 pm

    Agreed. Let's bring back Santorum and make this fall about picking between the better of (2) GOP candidates. After ALL we've been thru, for other than the rank & file PEU cadre, Occupy Wallflower Mooks that can only score forcibly w/ underage teens under a tarp or on the internet and burned out hippies, who really IS behind Teh Once?

    My bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv9AUFpRGyc&fe

  6. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 1:31 pm

    Doug, one thing I would note is that an investigation like this will probably take months. Chances are it would not finish up till after the election (though I would love to see it finish up come mid October with the WH on the hook for the leaks).

    If it just so happened that the investigation was wrapped up within the next month with all the evidence pointing to the WH and a big red bow on it then I would have to say that Bill and Hillary would be smiling all the way to the convention.

  7. clu seatoe on June 11th, 2012 1:40 pm

    What is worrisome to me is that Zero has been concentrating, for his votes, on people who don’t really care about this sort of stuff at this time in their lives no matter how important it is to our nation. I’m talking about those with no ability to speak the language or comprehend the complexities or the meaning of these goings on, those in college who’s attention is focused on peers, parties, grades or costs, and those whom Zero has by the short hairs and are stuck financially and only care about how much is coming in each week and what they can do, besides paying their union dues, to assure the checks keep coming.

    These are the voters Zero is depending on. These (the non-thinkers) are the people Zero wants on his side and taken as a voting block it’s seems pretty substantial.

    I also do not understand how (though I do understand why) the federal government can stop a state from checking individual voter registration status and/or ID at the voting place. It must be the bully tactics of the fear of the thought of litigation, as with the ACLU. The next thing the dems will be doing is voter registration in federal prisons. I’m betting that by a very wide margin the prison population would be politically liberal

  8. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 1:54 pm

    The only good news is that more and more are starting to open their eyes. This does not mean that they will come out and vote for Romney, but they may just stay home in November.

  9. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 2:00 pm

    Good catch there. So is Feinstein now comparing Obama to Hitler?

    Anschluss (?æn?l?s)

    — n
    a political or economic union, esp the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany (1938)

  10. Doug on June 11th, 2012 2:11 pm

    Excellent. "Feinstein compares Obama to Hitler"…

  11. clu seatoe on June 11th, 2012 2:12 pm

    If the MSM deliberately ignored the vetting process four years ago they’re now seeing the result and because it’s as serious as it is, they can no longer ignore it. Reluctantly, the MSM’s vetting recently began. Too little, too late now that America could be in the international pressure cooker, and now, for the MSM, the believability of the press is a thing of the past for several generations.

  12. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 2:13 pm

    TS,

    With all the negative, reverse momentum these clowns have amassed, is a rock solid conviction really necessary? Like a charge of child molestation or income tax evasion, the allegations are all people really 'hear'.

    Just keep ON leaking, hit & run.., whatever guys. We've already got Bad Lt.'s plate and badge number. They say a wounded deer will continue to run for so long as you continue to chase it. Experienced hunters know to pop a top and forget about it. He'll drop soon enough…

  13. Doug on June 11th, 2012 2:14 pm

    True. And the investigation will be especially slow, if not non-existent, with Holder running things. They'll probably try to convince us the leak came from Bush.

  14. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 2:17 pm

    I can see it now. They will have video of Holder in a Bush mask stealing the information out of the situation room…..

    Then again, Holder may have a lot on his plate now that the House Oversight Committee has scheduled a vote next week on Contempt of Congress charges against Holder.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57450110-5

  15. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 2:24 pm

    Agreed with that. The investigation will be far worse on Obama's rep then the final outcome (which will be a slap on the wrist or less).

  16. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 2:33 pm

    Democratic re-election strategy on display….

  17. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 2:39 pm

    You mean like the Bush mask I picked up at The Dollar Store on the way to last year's Halloween party? ISTR the elastic stringy thing fell off before the [2nd] keg was tapped?

    Instead of marketing it as a genuine GWB kit, it was sold as "The Decider" and it looked convincing enough. All EH needs now is the flannel shirt and cowboy boots. How hard could that be to rustle up?

  18. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 2:48 pm

    Of course it would have to be part of the "authentic cowboy collection" from Calvin Klein….

  19. Leaker-in-Chief - Christian Forums on June 11th, 2012 2:55 pm

    [...] It is a troubling development. The campaign for the President has been going poorly. The war on women hasn't worked out. Attacks on Mitt Romney's track record at Bain Capital have not caused concern. At this point it makes sense that the President would want to make himself look strong as a military leader. Hope the leaker(s) are found out and soon. And at this point doubt this information is now going to help the President. It makes the Obama camp look desperate. There hasn't been a great deal of bipartisanship over the last 3 years. Did see though that these troubling leaks are bringing both sides of the political isle together and rightfully so. "A Developing Bipartisanship That Must Make Team Obama Nervous" A Developing Bipartisanship That Must Make Team Obama Nervous : The Powers That Be [...]

  20. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 3:18 pm

    Clu,

    Just my general experience but.., people don't 'change' unless they HAVE to! Ho's, pimps and dealers can and HAVE gone straight, and as Christians would should welcome them into the fold.

    Good, solid Conservatives like MM and Doug have been holding the LSM's feet to the fire for years. Mostly they just laughed it off. Now that their ratings are in the tank, the cops already have signed confessions from all the other accomplices, they don't have to take the rubber hose and bright lights any more.

    This can end quickly, if they chose to.

  21. jeffythequick on June 11th, 2012 3:25 pm

    Quick Quiz:

    The Leaks are:

    A) A way to show the superiority of the US fighting forces
    B) A way to show how great the leadership* in the USA is
    C) All the New York Times' fault. They were the press, given the information, but told to keep it all quiet with a pinkie promise.
    D) George Bush's fault
    E) None of the above

    *To be read as Obama if good, Bush if bad

    Notice how the Bush bashers are quiet lately? I welcome correction.

  22. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 3:32 pm

    You fogot:

    F) Hey look over there, isn't that Elvis?

  23. clu seatoe on June 11th, 2012 3:42 pm

    M_W,

    “This can end quickly, if they chose to”

    That may be a bit over optimistic.

    How many lies does it take for one to become a liar? Or, how much dirt does one need to put into a glass of water for it to become dirty water?

    And once branded, how many truths does it take to regain one’s honor?

    In the case of the MSM (print and TV) they’ve been in the tank for generations. I’m not sure there’s a quick fix. I think it will take generations if they (the MSM) care to fix the problem at all, which they may not.

  24. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 3:47 pm

    Speaking of the Contempt vote. Issa says 31 Democrats are expected to cross the aisle and vote in favor of contempt charges for Holder.
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/issa-i-expect

  25. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 4:02 pm

    Last week, a caller to Rush made a point of how Gotti (mob boss) went all public dressing to the 9s, showing up in popular hotspots, just like Zero has gone Kardashian, seeking more photo-ops and credit for everything done well. It was Gotti`s downfall and will be Zero`s as well ! Big mouth !

  26. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 4:05 pm

    Encouraging, for sure. Now if Boehner would just re-freeze his Jell-o spine long enough to continue with the F&F investigation, we might get somewhere !

  27. jeffythequick on June 11th, 2012 4:08 pm

    Can I add that to my "Look! A squirrel!" lines?
    ;)

  28. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 4:09 pm

    There`s an old Jewish say, (I paraphrase) Telling a lie is like ripping open a pillow and casting the feathers to the wind. Correcting the lie is like gathering them back up !

  29. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 4:11 pm

    My thought as well ! Good list, btw.

    I sent you an email w/ pic; did`ja get it ?

  30. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 4:20 pm

    Clu,

    Probably. But after the Mid-term Miracle (TM) and the -thwarted- recall lame azz JOKE.., I'm feeling emboldened! To wit; I'm calling our State rep. later today to ask them WTF is UP with that "one time bump in the tobacco tax" we just can't seem to get RID of?

    And what's the deal with Oregon's Measure 63 and 66 ( again a panic knee jerk response ) to budget shortfalls? Uh… now that they've driven legions of biz's out or out of the STATE. It's Pound SAND Time for these yucky pucks. Let 'em know you're not happy and tell them to KEEP pounding sand until it explodes for all 'we' care?

  31. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 4:24 pm

    Where…oh yes you can (pun intended).

  32. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 4:24 pm

    'Quiet' lately? They're as hard to find as Obama '08 bumper stickers.

    No, they're opting instead to deploy Prog operatives -within- the judicial system of AG's and 'retired' judges to shut Conservative Bloggers down. And good LUCK with that b/c we'll be fighting them tooth and nail on that front too.

    Bring.It.On

  33. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 4:26 pm

    But, but Obama says it is the public sector that is doing so bad and driving down the economy while the private sector is doing just fine…../sarc

  34. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 4:28 pm

    Ask and you will receive:

    “The Justice Department is out of excuses,” Mr. Boehner said in a statement Monday morning. “Either the Justice Department turns over the information requested, or Congress will have no choice but to move forward with holding the Attorney General in contempt for obstructing an ongoing investigation.”
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/11/h

  35. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 4:35 pm

    Thanks; it looks good right now ! I hope he doesn`t go wobbly !

    I mentioned his Jell-o spine because we have seen Boehner snatch defeat and surrender from the jaws of victory too many times.

  36. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 4:36 pm

    And Axlecrud bolstered that opinion !

  37. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 4:39 pm

    I saw several of those sticker Obamanations Fri. at the airport ! There ARE fewer of them, but I see about as many "`08" ones as new ones !

    And something odd about them; the `08 stickers look brand new !

  38. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 4:58 pm

    I think the only thing that is helping him along is those 31 Democrats willing to vote with the GOP on it. This way ole' weepy eyes isn't afraid of offending anyone or loosing any popularity points.

  39. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Perhaps they are nostalgia stickers trying to relieve the glory days of 2008…..

  40. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 5:06 pm

    Well, the Public Sector has been getting their way thru "Negative Enrollment" for so long it's just a dog & pony show for them to get stuff cattle-prodded down our throats.

    Like MM said; Voters turn out 36 times in a row to vote down… ghey marriage or whatever and think they've put the matter to rest. Progs just kept tacking it on and hope for a window of poor turnout. So obviously that = 'Mandate'!

    Someone has to cover all those s_x change operations? They kept pushing until the tick was bigger than dog, now they want to back off, just a little so we just have sickly dog they'll be forced to bleed out more slowly. Great idea!

  41. Marshall_Will on June 11th, 2012 5:09 pm

    You know…!?!?! We need to HAMMER their camp for not Being Green. All that was needed is to change them 12! So WHY are they printing and distributing all NEW stickers?

    Has the f@$king 'message' changed hopey?

  42. jeffythequick on June 11th, 2012 6:55 pm

    I was willing to change my McCain-Palin ones to Cain/Palin!

    Are blue sharpies environmentally destructive?

  43. Truesoldier__ on June 11th, 2012 8:13 pm

    I just saw that Zogby is saying that young voters are disillusioned to the point that they probably wont vote this time around. Not a good sign for Obama.

  44. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 8:30 pm

    If they aren`t going to vote for The Once and haven`t journeyed over to the right side, then by all means, they shouldn`t vote at all !

  45. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 8:31 pm

    In non-liberal, -greenie hands, yes !

    Red ones are the worst offenders; green ones just get you looked-at sternly !

  46. SignPainterGuy on June 11th, 2012 9:10 pm

    You should see the reader-reaction in the local fishwrap here. from the day after the vote-down in NC till today, there have been endless runs of stories of "The state shamed itself", "More reader reactions (negative, of course)", "Gay couples arrested and Clerk of Court`s Office", protest after protest. What part of "every single statewide vote has gone down to 'No Gay Marriage' don`t they understand ?"

  47. jeffythequick on June 12th, 2012 1:06 am

    Are we annexing Mexico or Canada for more living room?

  48. jeffythequick on June 12th, 2012 1:15 am

    How, exactly does the public sector do badly?

    I mean, do they not make a profit on enough driver licenses? Did the property owners send the taxes to a different state?

    If a private sector business, let's call them "Jetflix" does badly, their stock falls and investors lose out. The customers go to a competing business. How does this lunacy even affect the public sector?

    THAT is the comment that should be investigated and put on the Romney ads. not the "private sector is doing well".

    As soon as public has to compete with the private sector, and not do it at the point of a gun, then we can talk about the public sector doing badly.

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