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Good evening I'm Brett -- president Obama's -- White House is under attack tonight from his own party.
The democratic chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee is blaming the Obama administration for national security leagues that intelligence officials say.
Have damaged the country.
Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge has our top story.
Taking questions Monday at an -- on foreign affairs a senior Democrat and chair of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee appeared to lay the blame for the national security leaks at 16100 Pennsylvania Avenue.
I think the White House has to understand.
Some of this is coming from its ranks.
Feinstein confirmed that the leaks contained in press reports about a cyber attack on -- in a double agent inside al-Qaeda in Yemen.
Jeopardized human intelligence assets I can tell you without any doubt.
That we have lost assets because of -- And that's who was hurt.
The Democrat from California also emphasized that she does not believe mr.
Obama is involved I don't believe for a moment he goes out talks about it.
I don't believe the -- -- go out and talk about it.
Who knows who else -- This isn't a partisan issue.
It's a national security crisis.
At a major foreign policy speech you Reno Nevada -- VFW the veterans of foreign wars the presumptive Republican -- seasoned senator feinstein's comments.
And called for a special counsel to investigate the leaks Obama appointees.
Portable accountable to president Obama's attorney general.
Should not be responsible for investigating the leaks coming from the Obama White House senator Feinstein was a no show today to press conferences on Capitol Hill.
Where she was expected to discuss cyber security legislation and gun control.
By mid afternoon the senator issued a brief statement which appeared to want -- -- statements from Monday quote.
I stated that I did not believe the president leak 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.
In response to the senator's statement a spokesman for governor Romney said the incident was identical to controversy in May were in New Jersey -- was highly critical.
Of the Obama campaign's being attacked -- quote.
Looks like President Obama has given Dianne Feinstein the Cory Booker treatment.
Yesterday she was speaking candidly about the leaks originating from this White House today she was forced to walk it back and corrupt practice more on this -- the panel -- As -- right.
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