HuffPo - Murray Waas: Did the White House "Authorize" Leaks to Woodward?
The Blog | Murray Waas: Did the White House "Authorize" Leaks to Woodward? | The Huffington Post: "Did the Bush administration 'authorize' the leak of classified information to Bob Woodward? And did those leaks damage national security?
The vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) made exactly that charge tonight in a letter to John Negroponte, the Director of National Intelligence. What prompted Rockefeller to write Negroponte was a recent op-ed in the New York Times by CIA director Porter Goss complaining that leaks of classified information were the fault of 'misguided whistleblowers.'
Rockefeller charged in his letter that the most 'damaging revelations of intelligence sources and methods are generated primarily by Executive Branch officials pushing a particular policy, and not by the rank-and-file employees of intelligence agencies.'"