Feinstein 'regrets' comments about White House intel leaks
Key lawmaker walks back controversial remarks
- Duration 5:57
- Date Jul 25, 2012
Key lawmaker walks back controversial remarks
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Back topics now -- governor Romney is calling out the Obama administration.
Over the White House's national intelligence leaks.
Here he is yesterday speaking to the veterans at the VFW -- That this conduct is contemptible.
It betrays our national interest.
It compromises our men and women in the field.
And it demands a full and prompt investigation by a special counsel.
Without explanation a consequence.
-- accountable to -- Obama's attorney general.
Should not be responsible for investigating the leaks coming from the Obama White House.
What kind of White House would reveal classified material for political gain.
A player right now mine will not.
So this issue.
So the way joined now by Alan Colmes the host of the -- -- radio show.
And Tucker Carlson is the editor of the daily caller he's also Fox News contributor -- walk on by good to have you both here today as it did just remind everybody -- right now there's.
-- US attorneys who are investigating what happened.
In the administration and debt and in the larger circle in Washington in terms of how this information got out and the information that they're talking about.
Is the also the Doctor Who helped with the bin Laden -- I've -- up in prison that he tells about him cyber attack that the US was able to be part of against Iran those details got out the kill list got out.
Big big questions that we're dealing with -- -- Well that and actually these aren't even outstanding questions there's there's a consensus there's really no debate that this information came from the Obama administration at some level.
The New York Times said as much -- Newsweek which printed some misinformation so and it couldn't come from anywhere else by the way.
Senator Feinstein who's the chairman of the house and Senate Intelligence Committee.
Just she made the Washington version -- actually told the truth and to watch her walk that back an hour later really is the DC version of -- hostage.
I told the truth and for some reason that White House prevailed upon her to to lie and to deny the obvious what she had just set out loud it's -- it's our.
Mark -- I mean she's obviously a longtime senator very well respected.
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee -- let's play her original comment.
And analysts say the full screen of what she said when she walked it back as Tucker just said -- -- -- spots on it.
I think the White House.
Has to understand.
That some of this is coming from its ranks I don't know specifically where.
But their I think they have to begin to understand that and do something about it.
And there is quote from when she walked -- back she said I stated that I did not believe the president leaked the information.
I shouldn't have.
Speculated beyond that because the fact of the matter is that I don't know the source.
Of those leaks out and she did she was very clear in saying that it can the president do anything about it but you -- Tucker points out even the original reporting on this all came from White House sources -- Likely may have come the White House but then to try to -- that to the president Blaine Hammond Mitt Romney says.
I'm not that we shouldn't be playing politics -- this this is not a partisan issue.
But then of course by.
Saying what he's saying in going after the White House and implying.
That somehow the president is involved that would never happen and -- white house of course he's playing partisan politics so he can't have it both ways Dianne Feinstein.
Speculated that she's that I shouldn't have speculated that everything else anybody saying about whether or not the White House got approaching its -- -- book heard.
As a Romney.
Person spokesperson said that's all speculation we don't know the answer.
If curious I mean you know nobody I think it would suggest that Dianne Feinstein was.
You know speaking anything other than what she thought when you estimate we have averaged -- we don't why would she sort of walk it back to sputnik two appearances in Washington Catherine Herridge is reporting on this -- For for fox of course you know went tip after a follow up questions on this she did show up but either one of those things it sounds like something is -- -- -- to keep quite.
It's so nice effect has not speculate at this particular video rich get in the original stories if the question is.
Was this information classified a lot including the fact that we have a -- apparently and al-Qaeda.
Was that information leaked by sources at the White House that's aspect you know that's not speculation about what I'm saying is whether or not the White House got to her she was Cory Booker that speculation what we don't know we do know -- Did that senator Feinstein is gonna be eighty years old next -- -- one of the richest members of the senate.
She's a -- any Intel committee whole lot.
She's -- little -- why in the world would she walk back comments that were defensible in true if she wasn't under enormous political pressure from the White House I don't I don't see other.
And what I guess this latest CEO Alan is do you think it's significant I -- is this is this an important.
Issue I think the leaking is an important issue but try to attack Dianne Feinstein.
-- saying look I should just edit or try to go after the White House this is a -- you know in the middle of a political election.
Saying the White House did it implying that it was Obama which he may probably they may have been a rogue person somewhere up the food chain.
We don't know who that was -- -- -- -- believe it wasn't but then -- of course and then those then saying well she must have been Cory -- anonymously got to work that's all speculation that make the White House look bad in the middle of an election year that's put that up that fact I left that I she changed her mind.
Within an hour I would just plant and all this information all these leaks.
A grand -- the White House all of them made this administration -- Tough on foreign policy.
It helped the White House -- you don't like this information was -- of Italy to looked up on the Internet I always have to do is explain their record already indicate that that's the case you know be delayed.
Well they -- if they are definitely doing -- the farm policy polls which is you know not the typical positioning -- for Democrat against Republican in presidential polls so.
Thank you gentlemen important thing right at the tactical -- if Tucker Carlson -- -- that he thinks there is.