Accessibility links

Obama Denies White House Security Leaks

  • RFE/RL

U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama has that it was "offensive" and "wrong" for members of the opposition Republican Party to suggest that the White House has been leaking classified national security information for political gain.

In a press conference on June 8, Obama said he has "zero tolerance" for people who release sensitive information and said he would investigate anyone suspected of doing so.

"The New York Times" recently published at least two explosive articles that quote anonymous administration sources and describe covert U.S. operations, including how Obama and his security advisors decide which suspected terrorists to target with deadly drone strikes, and his push for cyberattacks on computers at Iranian nuclear facilities.

The FBI has launched an investigation into the matter and members of Congress are calling for tougher laws against unauthorized breaches.

With reporting by AP
XS
SM
MD
LG