Tags: romney | security | leaks | obama

Romney Calls for Inquiry Into White House Security Leaks

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 12:34 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Mitt Romney called for a “full and prompt” investigation of White House security leaks on Tuesday after a top Democrat said the Obama administration appears to be responsible for some of the leaks.

“This conduct is contemptible,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said in remarks prepared for a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fox News reports. “It betrays our national interest. It compromises our men and women in the field. And it demands a full and prompt investigation, with explanation and consequence.

“Whoever provided classified information to the media, seeking political advantage for the administration, must be exposed, dismissed, and punished,” Romney said, according to Fox. “The time for stonewalling is over.”

On Monday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told a World Affairs Council forum: “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks.”

Feinstein said she was certain that President Barack Obama, who receives a daily intelligence briefing, isn't disclosing secret information – but she was uncertain about others in the White House.

Romney is drawing new attention to the leak controversy before he heads overseas to Britain, Israel and Poland. His speech to the VFW comes a day after Obama addressed the group, Fox reports.

Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two attorneys to lead the investigation into who leaked information about U.S. involvement in cyberattacks on Iran and about an Al Qaeda plot to place an explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airliner.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Russia Warns US against Further Sanctions as Ukraine Deal Stalls

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 20:23 PM

Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with W . . .

Sen. Corker: Time to Consider Sending Weapons to Ukraine

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 19:31 PM

It is time for the United States to provide lethal weapons for Ukraine's military, Sen. Bob Corker said Friday, and make . . .

Pope's Good Friday Message: 'Remember All the Abandoned People'

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 18:05 PM

The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday  . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved