Holder appoints two DoJ attorneys to investigate leaks

Resisting calls to appoint a special prosecutor, Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned two Justice Department attorneys to investigate national security leaks that may have originated in the White House and are widely seen as bolstering the president's campaign for re-election. AP: Two U.S. attorneys are taking over separate FBI investigations into leaks of national security information that critics have accused the White House of orchestrating to improve President Barack Obama's re-election chances, a claim Obama calls "offensive" and "wrong." Recent news articles contained details of U.S. involvement in a partially successful computer virus attack on Iran's nuclear program and on the selection of targets for counterterrorism assassination plots. The leaked information generally painted Obama as a decisive and hands-on commander in chief. "The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong," Obama told...(Read Full Post)