White House calls attacks on leaks 'grossly irresponsible'
June 6th, 2012
11:24 AM ET
2 years ago

White House calls attacks on leaks 'grossly irresponsible'

Washington (CNN) - The White House denied authorizing national security leaks and pushed back on criticism that the release of sensitive information was politically motivated Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to campaign events on the West Coast, spokesman Jay Carney called the latter charge “grossly irresponsible.”

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  1. Stuffit

    We know the leaks all came from the White House, they are trying to make the incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president look like he is actually doing something and of course the liberal media reports everything from his mouth or that of his propaganda ministers as the truth.

    June 6, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. RealityBites

    “grossly irresponsible' is not a term Obama should use to describe others.
    Especially while using taxpayers money traveling to his campaign events on Air Force One!!

    June 6, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  3. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    When a Navy Seal Team leader's name is revealed to Hollywood film makers THAT is "grossly irresponsible". It is clear the Obama Adminstration has been using Hollywood and the media as propaganda agencies and in the process divulging secrets that have endangered lives and cost this country very valuable intelligence sources. All to make get them re-elected and make them look "tough".

    June 6, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  4. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/ConservaFASCISTS

    The gentlemen who wrote the book did not disclose any information about present or future U.S. operations. McCain just wants something to gripe about. Such a bitter old man.

    June 6, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. demwit

    Come on Jay.., even I'm not buying that one.

    June 6, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  6. The REAL Truth...

    @BEND Forward When a Navy Seal Team leader's name is revealed to Hollywood film makers THAT is "grossly irresponsible".
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    When a CIA covert-operatives "cover is blown" by a high ranking Executive Office member – due to political retributions – that is not only "grossly irresponsible", but should rate as TREASON !! Yet nothing happened to Dubya's VP when he was accused of doing that... did it? Where's the outrage there ??

    June 6, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  7. The REAL Truth...

    @RealityBites – Especially while using taxpayers money traveling to his campaign events on Air Force One!!
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    where were you when Dubya was doing EXACTLY the same thing in 04? Or when he was using taxpayer funds for his 60+ vacations to Crawford during his last two years in office ? But then, the right-leaning SCOTUS hadn't legalized super PAC's that the POTUS now has to contend with.
    NEWSFLASH – they ALL do this. But then, all the right wingnuts are looking for any excuse to trash the POTUS.

    June 6, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  8. Rmoney, Ryan, Rubio, Recession

    Republicans are annoyed that President Obama is achieving so much on foreign policy at a minimal cost.

    The only strategy they know is war – against Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, Iran, or Lybia.

    June 6, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The REAL Truth, you know Republicans suffer from amnesia while they cloak themselves in lies of convenience.

    June 6, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  10. macrasta

    John McCain.. is so wrong in what is he doing ...yes a very bitter old man..

    June 6, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  11. Silence DoGood

    The only way we will free ourselves from the likes of Obama and Romney military uncontrolled spending philosophy and the hate it spreads is to vote for someone outside this RepuDemoPublicanCrat club.

    Think 3rd party – or should I say 2nd party.

    June 6, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Isn't it odd how we had none of this cloak and dagger stuff when Democrats were running the House and chairing the committees? My guess says the leaks came from the House Republicans.

    June 6, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    My first suspect would be Michelle Bachmann in the House. She's on the House Foreign Relations Committee that must be informed of such activities.

    June 6, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  14. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    The REAL Truth...
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    More like the The REAL Truth Evader. All you ever spew in here is "yeah but Bush" and "yeah but Cheney". Why don't you try discussing the actual topic of OBAMA'S LEAKS? Are you denying they happened? Your responses are those of a 5 year old... "yeah but Johnny did it too!".

    June 6, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  15. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Rudy NYC - Isn't it odd how we had none of this cloak and dagger stuff when Democrats were running the House and chairing the committees? My guess says the leaks came from the House Republicans.
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    Obama Adminstration let Hollywood types into the CIA vault room!! It is documented FACT Rudy. Try doing even a little research before you post total lies and embarass yourself further.

    June 6, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |