|Obama National Security Advisor Tom Donilon|
Yes. Let me just say something about leaks in Washington. There are too many leaks of classified information in Washington. There's leaks at the executive branch; there's leaks in the legislative branch. There's just too many leaks. And if there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of.
And so I welcome the investigation. I -- I'm absolutely confident that the Justice Department will do a very good job. There's a special division of career Justice Department officials who are tasked with doing this kind of work; they have done this kind of work before in Washington this year. I have told our administration, people in my administration to be fully cooperative.
I want to know the truth. If anybody has got any information inside our administration or outside our administration, it would be helpful if they came forward with the information so we can find out whether or not these allegations are true and get on about the business.
President Barack Obama on leaks of classified information on June 8.2012:
The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong, and, you know, people, I think, need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me here approach this office. And we're dealing with issues that can touch on the safety and security of the American people, our families, or our military personnel, or our allies. And so we don't play with that.
Sensitive American classified information has been leaked, on the war against terrorism, since the killing of Osama bin laden, which has been very damaging to the United State and our allies and it has been done for political reasons. This is much more serious than the "outing" of Valerie Plame" as a CIA employee. Our allies are afraid to share information with the United State for fear it will end up in the New York Times . It has to stop! Republicans and Democrats in Congress have spoken out on this outrage.
Democrat political operative Pat Caddell who has worked with Obama National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon, in a number of Democrat political campaigns, believes it is Donilon himself who is leaking classified information to help the Obama campaign make President Obama look strong on National Security. Caddell who knows Donilion very well, points out that Donilon’s expertise is that of a political advisor more than that of a foreign policy advisor and finds it strange that he would even be in that job. I think it says a lot about President Obama that he would be more interested in having a political operative in that job over someone with foreign policy expertise's.
After the leaks about the operation to kill bin laden then Obama Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told national security adviser Tom Donilon to "shut the f--- up."
Now it may be legal for a President to authorize the release of classified information harmful to the United States to further his own political ambitions; but if so, the American people deserve to know it when the go to the polls to elect a President.
I predicted this problem on this blog on October 9, 2010 when I posted this on this blog:
Things became a lot scarier for our national security yesterday when President Obama appointed Tom Donilon as his new National Security Advisor replacing General Jones. To prove my point all you have to do is read Bob Woodward's new book "Obama's Wars" The Republican National Committee did and this is their report:..............