Obama using leaks to build image, trying to be like ‘John Wayne’

June 11, 2012 10:48

“He’s trying to be like George Patton or John Wayne,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News.




Since that announcement Friday, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called on the prosecutors to get to the bottom of recent newspaper stories that contained sensitive information on top-secret programs. They included reports on the campaign of cyber-warfare against Iran, the U.S. drone program and a foiled terror plot from an Al Qaeda affiliate.


Obama on Friday assailed as “offensive” and “wrong” the idea that his White House would “purposely release” classified security information.


But King, speaking with Fox News, said the leaks had to have come from the president’s inner circle.


“This is the most shameful cascade of leaks I’ve ever heard or seen in government,” he said. “It’s clear from those stories this came right from the White House, came right from the National Security Council, came right from the Situation Room. … It has to lead to people very high up in the administration in his White House.”


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