John McCain: Obama Administration Responsible for National Security Leaks

Senator John McCain told CNN today that the Obama Administration is responsible for the national security leaks.

Turn to 23.com reported:

Sen. John McCain continued his blitz against the Obama administration Sunday, saying the president was responsible for the recent national security leaks–whether he knew about them or not.

“It’s obvious on its face that this information came from individuals who are in the administration,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The president may not have done it himself, but the president certainly is responsible as commander in chief.”

His comments came after the president himself forcefully dismissed the idea on Friday that the leaks came as a form of political strategy for the White House – a claim made by some Republicans on Capitol Hill, including McCain.

“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive, it’s wrong, and people, I think, need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office,” Obama said.

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  • National security ?

    The #HeilObama administration ?

    Are we talkin’ ’bout the same folks who barred Israel from participation in The Global Counter-Terrorism Forum, while allowing ten – TEN – Muslim nations at the thirty-place table ?

    Yeah, it’s the same folks.

    Tool up.

  • Granny

    Offensive? He means it is offensive that he got caught. Wrong? Perhaps the allegations of “leaks” are incorrect. I would classify them more as willful and deliberate violations of the Constitutional Oath taken by everyone who works in that administration. Those responsible should be charged as Traitors – including the “president” if it can be proven that he did indeed have any knowledge at all of these much too convenient “leaks.”

  • The Israelis have come out saying that the White House “leak” gives Obama’s administration more credit than they deserve. I smell desperation in the Obama White House.

  • Bubba

    Levin nailed it–every single leak has been a positive portrayal of that limp dick Barry. Every single leak shows how “great” he is at managing America’s national security. And, every single leak serves to further causes he’s in favoring of advancing–such as making it difficult (impossible ideally, for Barry) for Israel to attack Iran by leaking that Israel has a secret deal to use Air fields in, I think it was, Kazakstan.

    You gotta be a moron or a kool-aide drinking disciple to believe this isn’t being done by someone extremely high up in the administration to help prop up the Flounderer in Chief.

    Barry’s biggest “out” is going to be the inept discraceful GOP “leadership.” Cry Baby Boehner isn’t going to pursue this one bit. This is a WAY bigger deal than Iran Contra, but there will be none of the fall out. Torpedoing our allies and spilling our national security secrets to give cheap political points to the President. Yeah…no…that’s not a big deal at all. Lets just move on to reporting on Romney’s deferals from the Vietnam war. And, lets revisit how he clipped the hair of some hippie almost 50 years ago. Those are REAL stories.

    God help America.

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  • bg

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    like i said dog & pony..

    [RUSH: See, okay, okay. What did you hear?

    CALLER: All right. So they had the author on, and he wrote this new book about how tough the Obama administration is, surprisingly, on national security, including discussion or a chapter on the cyberattacks, like in Iran. And the program host precisely was concerned about leaking national security secrets, and the hostette, the author, “Aren’t you concerned about that?” And the author said, “Oh, well, that was okay.” They specifically went to the Obama administration official, and they gave it the okay for the information that he put in the book, that he released. So therefore, regardless even if the information didn’t come from the Obama administration and they somehow got it on their own, they went to the Obama administration, and the Obama administration okayed, according to this author, the specific release of that information or else he would never have released it.]

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  • bg

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    Bubba #4 June 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    excellent post..

    and it was Saudi Arabia..

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  • Flintstone F.

    Have no fear Eric Holder has a crack squad working the case.

    What’s the over/under on a complete Obama meltdown before the election?

  • Robert

    “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive, it’s wrong, and people, I think, need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office,” Choom said.

    Then he ordered Air Force One prepared to take off at taxpayer expense for more political fundraisers.

  • bg

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    damn, in their (Bob Woodward et al) attempt to make a comparison, the
    established media were going on and on about Nixon today.. old farts with
    their heads up their laurels.. gah!!

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  • donh

    Heeeeeeer’es Johnnny…> http://youtu.be/D7JB68sLGY8

    This cannibal has been feasting on conservatives his whole career….Now that Obama is finally going down ……Johnny wants to get in on the act 4 years too late. The party leaders have finally circulated the memo giving the all clear to attack the first black President . Jeb Bush must be out of the loop.

  • Blackbird

    Nope, the Obama administration would never release classified information in the hopes of political gain. Never ever. Cross their heart and hope to die.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/24/kathryn-bigelow-bin-laden-intelligence

    Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were given unprecedented information about the 2011 raid to help them make Zero Dark Thirty, a forthcoming film about the event…

    King asked: “If this facility is so secret that the name cannot even be seen by the public, then why in the world would the Obama administration allow filmmakers to tour it?”…

    Judicial Watch, an advocacy group, sued the Pentagon under the Freedom of Information Act and last week obtained hundreds of pages of emails and transcripts exchanged between the filmmakers.

    They met senior officials including Michael Vickers, under-secretary of defence for intelligence, John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, and Denis McDonough, the deputy national security adviser.

    Vickers promised to “give everything that you would want” and stressed the need for confidentiality given that the mission was top-secret. He said: “The basic idea is they’ll make a guy available who was involved from the beginning as planner, a Seal Team 6 Operator and Commander.”

    In an email, Bigelow, who won an Oscar for The Hurt Locker, wrote: “That’s incredible.” Boal also responded: “That’s dynamite.”

  • Granny

    #3 June 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    proof commented:

    The Israelis have come out saying that the White House “leak” gives Obama’s administration more credit than they deserve. I smell desperation in the Obama White House.
    ____

    Even just look at the whole “Obama got Osama” meme. When the military under President Bush captured Sadaam Hussein there were dozens, maybe hundreds, of very carefully done pictures and interviews to prove that it was indeed Sadaam Hussein. When the military killed Sadaam’s two monstrous sons, the bodies were very carefully photographed, videoed and publicly identified.

    Not so Osama . . not a SINGLE picture. Not a single witness . . . something was supposedly buried at sea, but there are no photos to prove that what was deep sixed was the body of Osama bin Laden and apparently not a single witness. Then there is the fastest DNA identification in the history of mankind. EVEN if the military did indeed have DNA sequencing available, DNA testing requires a sterile lab, not the back of a helicopter. Frankly, as a scientist who has done DNA testing I don’t buy that malarkey for a half-second. And then, surprisingly (or maybe not) virtually ALL of “seal team 6” present in Afghanistan is on board the same one helicopter and they are magically all killed when the helicopter goes down a mere couple of weeks later.

    Of COURSE Obama invented Stuxnet . . . which makes me wonder why Bradley Manning didn’t leak it along with all of the rest.

  • StrangernFiction

    Way too little, way too late Juan.

  • lizzy84

    from Maggie’s Farm…..Our Special Services military are banding together once again
    to protect us from peril:

    link:http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/19913-Special-Operations-Forces-Organize-Against-Obama.html

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  • Buffalobob

    obie, you are judged by your actions, not your words. Although most of your words are crafted for the ill-informed, sun worshipers.

  • arnonerik

    If A’) McCain is blaming Obama for the security leaks and B.) if McCain is funded by Soros as has been reported, then C,) Soros may have lost faith in his guy, ( I did not say boy), in the White House. This does not bode well for Obama at the convention which by the way things a shaping up could be quite a show.

  • Patty

    Will this Administration Come Clean?

    Obama has been caught in one of the most dangerous situation of his presidency. There have been many domestic failures but this has far reaching damage to who once were are friends in other nations.

    Now, who will stand up and say besides the many on the right, that Obama is the MOST inexperienced president in U.S. History.

    How in the world could he ever believe that those who have been in Washington could remain silent when knowing the truth about our security intelligence. Then he takes credit for something that was know in the Bush administration.

    Bush has remained silent but his surrogates are speaking out. One thing I can say for Presidency, he would never have put his hand into this cookie jar.

    President are brief on what are secrets and what must never be leaked into the public.

    I am so livid about these leaks and fortunately by side of the political isle are to but I hope that Obama will NOT, this time, come out of this smelling like a rose.

    They even named the Doc that got the DNA of Bin Laden. Now, the Doc is in prison and probably being tortured.

    This is serious and there must be calls for an INDEPENDENT LAWYER. NOT ONES PICKED BY HOLDER.

    Obama is suppose to be the leader of the free world who has totally made us look like fools. And this hasn’t just started with Secrets and National security leaks, it started from day one of his presidency. Gitmo, no tribunals for terrorists, will get to the bottom of interrogations, Gulf and mandates on oil drilling, Closures of Coal industry, take over of Car industry and banks, Obama care the list is endless but this is deeper, yes, he is placing our NATION’S SECURITY AT RISK.

    Look at Holder, he is another one who has been covering up atrocities, Emanuel got out while the getting was good. Yet, he is a socialist too.

  • lethargic

    “… people, I think, need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office,” Obama said.”

    Uh huh. People do have a sense of how he approaches this office … that’s why the charge is so believable.

  • Patty

    #21
    lethargic

    That quote sounds one of someone who has no grip on his administration. NONE.

    He seems to have taken a lot of Bush’s ideas but they word these policies in a different way. THEIR OWN. And those who aren’t politically junkies are going to understand any of this.

    I hope Romney has ads coming and will repeat over and over again, the many atrocities, damage, irresponsible manner in which the administration conducts itself.

    Obama has no leadership abilities and his only experience is in campaign. While he is away the mice will play. He has been taking some very poor advice from someone.

    GSA, Solyndras, Secret Service and now this. Something needs to stick. And oh, don’t get me started on all the many many associates of Obama.

    Romney has a bounty to work with, now, he needs to use it to his advantage.

  • Patty

    #22

    correction:

    AREN’T GOING TO UNDERSTAND. and this is a real shame if Americans keep seeing no evil, hearing no evil because what they are doing to our nation’s security is EVIL

  • Patty

    And off topic but when illegals are allowed to vote that is another Security Risk.

  • bg

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    Blackbird #13 June 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    no no no, he made it very clear he would never release any documents
    related to security, not his senate records, not his college records, not
    his school records, not his work records, not his medical records, etc..
    and most certainly not his birth certificate.. /s/

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  • bg

    ++

    oh yeah, have i welcomed you to the new world order lately??

    yes, no, whatever??

    well forget that, cause..

    “You ain’t a seen nothin’ yet!” ~ B Hussein O

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  • Brae

    Damn right it is offensive obama, and that is exactly why we are PO’d with you! We know your Administration is the source of the leaks~self aggrandizing campaigner in chief . You could care less about the ramifications of your behavior. Machiavellian in it’s purest form.

  • donh

    We could be very close to a Pakistan/Egypt situation where the military steps in because the corruption is so intolerable. You see Hillary Clinton now making statements about the deficit being a national security risk. Democrats NEVER speak this way.

  • sandy

    I try to stay informed. I read everything I can but I spoke to a Dem today and was Gobsmacked. It doesn’t matter what the truth is Party is the only thing that matters.

    You can’t argue with a Democrat because they are not logical. This woman told me that Obama care was better than no Healthcare. I tried to tell her that Obamacare was about Control and that there was going to be an Obesity Tax for anyone over a certain weight. But its like these people have cotten in their ears and yell na na ne na na everytime something is said they don’t want to hear.

    It might help even people like her if we had a media that reported the truth. No wonder Obama pulls the crap he does.

  • bobdog

    It may be offensive and wrong, Mr. Obama, but is it incorrect? You never really say that.

    My gut tells me that it’s not.

  • bg

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    sandy #29 June 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    they truly believe anyone but their dear
    leader is evil, especially the Republicans..

    the Republicans of today are the Democrats of yesterday, the Democrats
    of yesterday are the Progressives of today, the Progressives of today are
    the GREENS of tomorrow, the GREENS of tomorrow are the IslaMarxists of
    future generations.. 🙁

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  • Ohio Granny

    I said in 2008 that John McCain nearly said he was going to vote for Obama himself, he thought he was so swell. Hopefully NOW he can see this man is ruining the country and he will keep up the pressure and demand answers.

  • bg

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    these “leaks” (and many other seriously disturbing things) have been going
    on for quite a long time now, and J McC and the Reps have been where??

    and now i’m supposed to swallow this concern koolaid??

    no, not me, imho they are just as guilty..

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  • Robert

    Obama spent plenty of time and money sealing his personal records.

    Any records involving national security? Not so much.

  • sandy

    bg #31

    the Republicans of today are the Democrats of yesterday, the Democrats
    of yesterday are the Progressives of today, the Progressives of today are
    the GREENS of tomorrow, the GREENS of tomorrow are the IslaMarxists of
    future generations..

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    You’re right I was one of the Dems of yesterday. I can understand that if your a Dem in 08 then Obama might appeal to you but in 2012 when the country is hemoraging jobs how can they still listen to this liar and feel sorry for him because he’s hated by the Republicans.

  • sandy

    bg # 31 Even though I was a Dem all my life I despised the Libs. So when I saw who Obama’s friends were I knew where this was going and I tried to make my Dem friends understand how bad this was going to be. I failed then because Dems were so excited about the word Hope and even now when the evidence is all too clear I continue to fail to change any minds. Its great to be here with like minded people on Jim Hoft’s wonderful blog.

  • Kenneth E. MacAlister Jr.

    Senator McCain is right, but if he had run a REAL Presidential campaign in 2008 instead of making excuses for his opponent he might have won. Even if he hadn’t won he would’ve put forth the best effort possible. The McCain/Palin campaign was in essence the Palin campaign. McCain’s VP pick did the work he should’ve done. McCain was too busy telling American voters Barack Obama would be a good President & they had nothing to fear. Therefore Senator McCain’s words on this are more of a condemnation of his awful Presidential campaign than an indictment of Barack Obama & his administration. This is precisely why RINOs like McCain will always lose when running against a committed leftist Democrat like our current POTUS. Unfortunately The Stupid Party just refuse to get it. NO MORE RINOs!

  • this shouldn’t surprise anybody, the SDS is running the government!

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  • bg

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    hey sandy..

    me too..

    i couldn’t get through to my Obama loving relatives back in 08..

    ergo, i told them to mark my words, and that the only conclusion i could
    come to was, perhaps it’s time they (America) learned a lesson.. i mean,
    they were literally mesmerized and irrational else could i possibly hope for..

    seeing as how i didn’t even grad from high school, and they have degrees,
    i suppose they were thinking what could i possibly know that they don’t..
    it’s sad, but i’m happy to say, i think, if nothing else, they are finding out
    that degrees aren’t the beginning and end all of education.. /s/

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  • Old One

    Does John Rino Mc Lame still think Ovomit is a good man that he was afraid to go after when he was the repubican (no sp. error)candidate for president in 2008?

  • bg

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    re: #40 June 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm bg

    irrational, so what else could i possibly hope for..

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  • mg4us

    Can we say TREASON now for Obama?

    When will Republicans step up and demand a full INDEPENDENT Investigation. . .
    Into this and into secret dealing between Obama and the UN. . .

  • mg4us

    Here is the closing speech at Nutroots Nation. . by Commie Van Jones. . to save nation from TEA PARTY. .

    http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/06/10/van-jones-closes-nn7-with-pleas-to-save-nation-and-obama-from-tea-party/

    Even die hard Lefties are scratching their heads. .
    No Hope or Change. . NO Forward. .No Future. .

    The best is the last paragraph by Leftist Follower:

    “But on Sunday morning, I’m struggling to make any sense of what we were told. I’m all in for beating back the barbarians — we should always beat back the barbarians, no matter what’s happening with the Presidency – but after that, I didn’t hear a path towards fixing anything else.”

    Obama – – Incompetent, Inept, Inexperienced and Radical too. .
    No Hope so lets Change!

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  • Patty

    The man who couldn’t shut up

    When it comes to national security secrets, the Obama administration is a sieve. That Obama is a narcissist has been well documented in this blog but Obama’s narcissism is endangering the national security of the United States. He just can’t shut up.

    John McCain finally took notice of what many of us have been observing for some time- Obama leaking national security information:

    Describing the string of recent intelligence leaks to news outlets as “disturbing” and “simply unacceptable,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accused the White House of putting the president’s ambitions for another term in the Oval Office ahead of national security.

    “A really disturbing aspect of this is that one could draw the conclusion from reading these articles that it is an attempt to further the president’s political ambitions for the sake of his re-election at the expense of our national security,” McCain said on the senate floor late today.

    It’s gotten so bad that even democrats have had enough. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said it has to stop. {Video} then read on

    http://floppingaces.net/2012/06/10/the-man-who-couldnt-shut-up-reader-post/

    View this: http://floppingaces.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/obama-big-mouth.jpg

    and then this: http://floppingaces.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/obama-sieve.jpg

  • bg

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    Patty #46 June 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    thank you..

    amazing what they supposedly think of
    doing at this stage of the game.. *sigh*

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  • Democrats: Anti-American, Anti-Christian

    That Obama is quite a treasonous fellow.

  • west1890

    Story just now on Breitbarttv website:

    “Pat Caddell joined Stephen K. Bannon on the “Victory Sessions” and told him that National Security Advisor Tom Conilon is likely the source of recent intelligence leaks that have prompted calls for an investigation by Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein. Caddell explains that he is certain Conilon is the source of the leaks because of his background as a political operative and a known “leaker”. The full interview is included in this clip. Caddell names Tom Donilon at the 8:40 mark. ”

    If this proves true – Obama is toast. His re-election chances will go thru thru the floor. Bye, bye Barack.

  • Mike Bell

    Typical Obama. Cares about how it makes him look (he is “offended”) rather than the security risk it creates. Of course he knew! Otherwise, if you’re the POTUS, you would be infuriated and have launched your own investigation immediately. How could Obama, after the NYT published the story, bot have immediately tried to find who disclosed the information? Answer: because he already knew.

  • BurmaShave

    BTW, the NewsBusters has a remarkable addendum to the video clip above.

    Candy Crowley: ‘Usually You Kind of Give the President a Pass on Leaking Confidential Stuff’

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/06/10/cnns-candy-crowley-usually-you-kind-give-president-pass-leaking-confi

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  • mg4us

    An awesome article in Today’s American Thinker. . .

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/the_clintons_covert_war_on_obama.html

    Obama’s many wars (war on women, War on class, war on wall street, war on big oil, War on Catholic Church, etc.). . .he also has launched a stealth yet silent war against Israel and is loosing the Jewish vote too

    But a war by Clinton against Obama. . . I know who I would bet on. .

    Remember it was Hillary and her team that brought up the Birther issue!

    Clinton probably knows more secrets about Obama but has not yet revealed them. . .
    Some possible secrets yet to be revealed:

    – Obama’s true birth certificate
    – Obama’s college transcripts
    – Obama’s missing years of contacts and associations
    – Obama’s real details on his visit to Pakistan and Russia when he was a young man
    – Obama’s secret dealings with Russia & Putin (KGB)
    – Obama’s secret tape LA times withholding on his pro Palestinian (anti-Israel) support
    – Obama’s secret dealings with islamo-facists CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood, Taliban
    – Obama’s secret dealing with IRAN (allowing them to keep stealth drone & leaking spy secrets)
    – Obama’s secret dealings with Chavez during Honduran crisis in 2009
    – Obama’s anti-American/Anti-White association with Pastor Wright
    – Obama’s secret support & directions for Black Youth Flash mobs (2011 and more to come)
    – Obama’s secret dealings with Farrakhan
    – Obama’s Acorn involvement
    – Obama’s secret lovers ( Women & MEN!!!)
    – Obama’s drug dependency (perhaps this is why he stays so thin) and wee-weed up
    – Obama’s AIDS (contracted with his gay lovers from his church – -google it)
    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?38840-Obama-s-Gay-Past-Being-Hidden-By-Killing-Ex-Lovers

    Don’t put it past Clinton and traditional Loyal Dems to do a Lautenberg/Torricelli October surprise like they did in NJ
    ———————————————————————————————————
    Lautenberg was called upon again to run for the Senate. This time, however, it was to replace incumbent Senator Bob Torricelli, who had won nomination for a second term in the June primary elections but was facing federal corruption charges and an uphill climb for reelection against Republican nominee Doug Forrester. The selection of Lautenberg came with some irony, as there had been notoriously bad blood between Lautenberg and Torricelli when the two had served together in the Senate.
    ———————————————————————————————————

    It is going to be an interesting summer. . . . and OCTOBER!

  • bg

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    west1890 #49 June 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    thanks, and here you go..

    Exclusive: Caddell Names National Security
    Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Leaks

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