Jump to the 8 minute mark on this clip. Listen to Pat Caddell go off on the national security leaks . Keep in mind that Caddell, a Democrat, has no love for the current President. Even with that he asks a very important question: Did Obama call and ask/demand that the New York Times kill the stories?
Obama was defiant on Friday insisting “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive.” This may well end up being the statement from Friday’s presser that truly haunts Obama.
(Also, please note it’s “my White House.”)
Though it’s possible the leaks came from outside the White House, it’s hardly probable. On the other hand, the accusation that the leaks were designed to make Obama look tough comports with everything we already know about this White House. It’s driven by a narcissist will do anything to win, which includes compromising national security.
Every word of Obama’s angry response contains the whiff of scandals past. I did not have sex with that woman….I am not a crook… The key word is purposefully. It’s the pants on fire give away. I suspect this is precisely what happened. The leaks were from the White House and very much on purpose. Obama used that particular word because he knows it. A simple “We’ll get to the bottom of it.” would have sufficed. When pols are cornered and know it they go for the outright lie.
I’m betting this scandal has legs and the Obamamedia won’t be able to ignore it.