I’m guessing Team Obama either threatened Feinstein or offered her a job. It’s the Chicago-way.
From The Hill:
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) backtracked from her comments Monday that the White House was responsible for some of the national security leaks, saying she did not know the source of the leaks.
“I stated that I did not believe the president leaked classified information,” Feinstein said in the statement on Tuesday. “I shouldn’t have speculated beyond that, because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source of the leaks.”
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney seized on Feinstein’s remarks in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Tuesday, accusing President Obama of not trying to find the source of the leaks until after the election.
Feinstein said that she regretted her comments were being used against Obama and said she was “disappointed” in Romney’s remarks.
The truth always disappoints Democrats.
“I’m on record as being disturbed by these leaks, and I regret my remarks are being used to impugn President Obama or his commitment to protecting national security secrets,” Feinstein said. “I know for a fact the president is extremely troubled by these leaks. His administration has moved aggressively to appoint two independent U.S. attorneys. There is an investigation under way, and it is moving forward quickly.”
Investigated by Holder goons. I’ m sure they’ll get the truth (wink).
On Monday, Feinstein told the World Affairs Council: “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks.”