WH Continues To Leak National Security Secrets To The Press
This is cosmically shocking to normal U.S. citizens paying attention.
Our U.S. Ambassador and three American heroes are dead…murdered…and Obama’s White House continues to stonewall and play politics. After Obama (the President of the United States) failed to get the FBI into Tunisia to interview a prime suspect in the Benghazi assassination, it took two Republican senators to step in and get done (in two days) what the President did not (for weeks).
As Greta Van Susteren told Senator Lindsey Graham Friday, “I don’t think he [Obama] cares!”.
Now, Republican senators have to step in again to protect the national security interests of our country…from our own White House. The White House is leaking highly classified national security secrets to the press and Republican senators of the Senate Intelligence Committee are demanding answers.
A group of Republican senators is demanding to know why the White House continues to leak to the press highly classified information that “stands in direct contradiction to the information briefed to congressional oversight committees,” according to a letter sent Friday to President Barack Obama.
Senior Obama administration officials have taken to the press in recent weeks to provide anonymous and often highly classified information to reporters in an effort to bolster the president’s national security credentials following a deadly attack in Libya that left four Americans dead, the lawmakers claim.
“We are resigned to the fact that in these waning days of the campaign season and in the shadow of the Benghazi terrorist attacks—for which there are still too many unanswered questions—members of your administration are not only discussing highly classified matters with reporters, but are perceived to be engaging in such activity for the purpose of bolstering your national security credentials,” the letter states, according to a copy obtained by the Free Beacon.
The senators, all of them members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, point to a recent Washington Poststory that quotes an array of senior administration officials. The article claims—contrary to several other reports—that the “CIA rushed to save diplomats as [the] Libya attack was underway.”
“We find it reprehensible that information in the article was provided to the press before to Congress, and in some cases, the information stands in direct contradiction to the information briefed to congressional oversight committees,” wrote the Republican lawmakers who include Sens. Roy Blunt (Miss.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Dan Coats (Ind.), and James Risch (Idaho).
The Post report paints a drastically different portrait of the administration’s response to the September 11, 2012, attack by militants in Benghazi.
Citing anonymous administration officials, the report claims CIA operatives reached the besieged embassy within “25 minutes” and played a “central role” in combatting the armed terrorists.
Previous reports, however, suggested that the White House called off operational forces and delayed their response.
The senators demand to know if the leaks were authorized by a White House clambering to salvage the president’s image.
What happens in Benghazi stays in Benghazi, unless it benefits the president.