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News reports based on insider information have portrayed President Obama as a strong decisive leader ordering terrorist assassinations.
And a cyber war against Iran.
But even some Democrats are now concerned with how the media got that information.
Now correspondent Doug -- -- tells us the Justice Department is getting involved.
Fox News has confirmed that the FBI is investigating the leak of classified information to the New York Times about the stocks net and -- computer viruses that were designed to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.
The investigation comes amidst a cascade of criticism over a pattern of leaks of classified operations.
When stuff like this it's leaked.
We lose a lot of capability.
So it's of great concern it's a it's a national security issue.
Two democratic senate committee chairman are calling for a joint hearing.
A statement from senator Dianne Feinstein of the intelligence committee reading in part quote disclosure of this type in -- American lives and undermine America's national security.
Republican Senator John McCain also wants a special prosecutor to examine the White House role in the -- The only conceivable -- motive for such damaging.
And compromising leaks of classified information.
Is that it makes the president look good.
The charge brought a harsh rebuke from the White House spokesman Jay Carney.
Quote any suggestion this administration has authorized intentional leaks of classified information for political gains is grossly irresponsible.
While steering clear blaming the White House a bipartisan array of house and senate intelligence leaders today announced a bicameral effort to move legislation quickly to combat such leaks.
By changing laws the culture of agencies and how leaguers are punished.
But one democratic senator reminded colleagues that leaks are nothing new and -- called the Reagan administration spy chiefs refusal to cooperate with congress do.
And it easier just send us each a cop in New York Times -- top secret.
Could it have three things would happen.
-- really get the information more timely fashion we ever got from just Casey.
Secondly we get a greater detail.
And -- of course you do have that wonderful crossword puzzle.
Among the revelations revealed in the leaks to the New York Times that was the president Obama's chief political advisor now chief campaign advisor David Axelrod.
Attended some White House counterterrorism meetings in the aftermath of the failed Christmas Day airliner bombing.
His presence there will no doubt be of interest to congressional and FBI investigators.
-- more on this of the panel Doug thank you knew.
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