Comment by Jim Campbell
So which is it Senator Feinstein, do you regret your speculation or are you taking a play from the boss’ play book so you could play the blame game on Mitt Romney?
Your checkered lack luster 4 terms as a U.S. Senator have been plagued by ethics violations and scandals, and you have leaked sensitive secret information as well.
Oh no, has the ethically challenged Feinstein been caught again enlarging her families billions?
According to the Center For Responsive Politics, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is worth $93,707,020 as of last Decembers filing statement
Now your environmentalist zealotry has nailed you again as it was just reported that, the U.S. Navy has purchased millions in biofuels to demonstrate that a carrier strike group could be run on biofuels. The company that sold this fuel to the government reportedly is owned by the husband of Sen. Diane Feinstein.
These are the tell-tale signs of a woman under extreme pressure. At 79 years of age perhaps time has caught up with you, and a more qualified Elizabeth Emken who you refuse to debate due to your arrogance is ready to send you home.
WASHINGTON — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that she shouldn’t have speculated about the White House’s responsibility for national security leaks because she didn’t know the source of the unauthorized disclosures. See complete article from CBS below.
Just hours after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seized on her comments to criticize President Barack Obama, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., issued a statement offering her regrets about her observation while insisting that she was confident the president did not disclose classified information.
“I am disappointed by the statements made by Mr. Romney today regarding a question I was asked yesterday at the World Affairs Council,” Feinstein said. “I was asked whether the White House might be responsible for recent national security leaks. I stated that I did not believe the president leaked classified information. I shouldn’t have speculated beyond that because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source of the leaks.”
At a forum on Monday, Feinstein had said that the White House has to understand that the disclosure of classified information is coming from its ranks. She said she didn’t believe the president had leaked information.
Romney mentioned Feinstein by name in his speech Tuesday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev., and accused the White House of leaking the information to burnish Obama’s reputation in an election year. He echoed other congressional Republicans in dismissing the current Justice Department investigation and pressed for a special counsel to lead the probe.
“This isn’t a partisan issue; it’s a national security crisis,” Romney said. He later added: “Whoever provided classified information to the media, seeking political advantage for the administration, must be exposed, dismissed and punished. The time for stonewalling is over.”
Obama and the administration have strongly rejected the leak accusations. Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two attorneys to lead the investigation into who leaked information about U.S. involvement in cyberattacks on Iran and about an al-Qaida plot to place an explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airliner.
Feinstein said she regretted that her remarks “are being used to impugn President Obama or his commitment to protecting national security secrets. I know for a fact the president is extremely troubled by these leaks. His administration has moved aggressively to appoint two independent U.S. attorneys. There is an investigation under way, and it is moving forward quickly.”
She added her hope that although it is an election year, the investigation can proceed “without political accusation or interference from anyone.”