Leak Inquiry Launched After Daily Beast Reporter Was Given Classified Info on Benghazi Attack–

A leak inquiry has been launched after Daily Beast reporter Leslie Gelb was given classified information on the Benghazi attack.
Catherine Herridge at FOX News reported:

On Monday Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called on President Obama to identify the White House staff members who may have unlawfully disclosed intelligence on the Benghazi attack to journalist Leslie Gelb.

Today, Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, called on President Obama to identify White House staff members who may have unlawfully disclosed intelligence on the Benghazi attack to journalist Leslie Gelb. Last month Dr. Gelb claimed to have received a White House intelligence briefing on the attack.

But today Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus denied that Dr. Gelb received any such briefing from their agencies, and announced a preliminary inquiry into this possibly criminal disclosure of classified information.

In response to today’s letter, Chairman King said: “I welcome Directors Clapper and Petraeus’ initiation of an inquiry into yet another Obama Administration leak of sensitive national security information to the media. If the Intelligence Community did not brief Leslie Gelb on classified information about the Benghazi attack, then who did? I call upon the White House to immediately identify any staff members who may have met with Dr. Gelb since September 11, 2012.”

On October 8th, Dr. Gelb wrote in The Daily Beast that he received a White House intelligence briefing on the September 11, 2012 attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi. Dr. Gelb stated he received the same intelligence briefing on the subject as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, which was itself derived from the President’s Daily Brief. Dr. Gelb claimed that the initial “daily intel reports” reviewed by himself, Ambassador Rice and President Obama confirmed “that the Benghazi mob formed more or less on its own, mainly in reaction to the American video cartooning sacred Muslim figures.”




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  1. More kabuki theater from the House.

    Why don’t they simply refuse to let deficit spending out the door?

  2. Hmm… Perhaps, juuuust perhaps, Obama needs to be around to answer for this [and other inaction, too]. The Left is giddy right now. That’s normal; their guy won. However, the possibility of a Black Swan rising seems to be ignored by many people. Regardless of political stripe. It ain’t over.

    Ha, isn’t it funny that Obama is starting his second term vacationing in SE Asia while this stuff is breaking out and financial problems are on the horizon? Well, gotta get away as far from the fire as possible.

  3. Obama inaction is criminal and he should be impeached.

  4. Bring Gelb in and compel him to testify.

  5. Another meaningless investigation launched. You mean like Fast and Furious investigation that went NOWHERE? None of these investigations will go any where. A) Media in the tank for Obama. B) Republicans are gutless!

  6. What person with an ounce of common sense thinks that a mob suddenly forms of its own accord after most people have prepared for bed and without any previous indication of civil unrest?

  7. Does anyone honestly think the commie mooslime POS will ever give any information or tell the truth…total waste of time

  8. So the Daily Beast/MMFA connection continues to create propaganda.

  9. Obama will answer: I won.

  10. Nothing to see here. This is not your father’s america anymore. Nobody will be prosecuted. Foxes are running the chicken coop.

  11. Ha, isn’t it funny that Obama is starting his second term vacationing in SE Asia

    Not really, considering his second term doesn’t start until Jan. 20th.

  12. I guess there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Perhaps the intelligence and military are going to do the right thing and expose Obama. SOMEONE has to finally expose him.

  13. ++

    you knew it was coming, it’s the coverup of the coverup, by the time
    they’re finished investigating Obama will be running against the last
    of the old conservative catholic white man for a 3rd term.. /s/

    [disclaimer: old conservative catholic white man = ny excuse they can
    think of that both arties will back up, you see, there’s really only one
    party, our republic democratic system has morphed into an Oligarchy,
    and who know where from there, i mean, we’re going forward, front is
    back, 2 + 2 = 5, war is peace, fantasy is reality, take the blue pill and
    enjoy your new-found servitude, and btw, there’s a soc in your ing,
    two fingers (V) out..


  14. ++

    re: #17 November 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm bg

    man – men

    ny = any

    arties = parties

    eh, pardon typo/errors..


  15. ++

    Petreaus resigned..


  16. ++

    re: #17 November 9, 2012 at 1:57 pmbg

    soc in your ing = ing in tour soc



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