On the 40th Anniversary of Watergate, Obama Threatened by Bipartisan Investigation of his Leaks
June 11, 2012 • 7:02AM

Attorney General Holder, who has flatly denied everything, stonewalled, and refused documents with respect to each and every previous crime of Barack Obama, was finally forced on June 8 to assign two Federal prosecutors to a criminal investigation of Obama Administration national security leaks, telling them to follow the investigation wherever it led in the Executive branch,— that is, to the White House.

Holder's abrupt reversal on this, and the process that produced it, exemplify Lyndon LaRouche's contention today that "a new trend has surfaced recently: Obama is on the edge of being finished."

Most obviously, for the first time the calls for investigation and prosecution come equally from Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and the House. In particular, prominent Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee took the lead, along with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan. The two are working closely together in such a way as to scrupulously maintain the non-partisan nature, and thus the effectiveness, of the investigations.

Sen. Feinstein has also discussed a joint hearing of the Intelligence and Armed Services Committees with the latter's chairman, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI).

Although these leaks of classified information, as damaging as they might be, seem to pale beside Obama's other crimes, it is noteworthy that the issue is one which brings together Gen. Dempsey and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who are in revolt against Obama's drive for thermonuclear war, with leading Democrats like Feinstein and with Republicans. (And both committees also met June 7 with the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who is said to be outraged about the leaks.)

The two leaks most at issue are one through the New York Times concerning U.S. cyber-warfare against Iran, and the leak of the identity of a British-Saudi double-agent within al-Qaeda in Yemen. Interviewed on CBS's Face the Nation today, Sen. Feinstein said that the two prosecutors' investigative teams had probably divided the work: "one for the Iranian situation and one for the Yemeni situation."

Coordinating with Sen. Feinstein on the same program, Rep. Rogers said that, "I had eight senior case officers from a whole different set of programs in my committee just recently, and... all the men and women at that table said this is devastating to them and makes their jobs so much significantly harder.... I know Sen. Feinstein and I really want to get to the bottom of this,... because we know that sources' lives are in danger and operations, importantly, going forward, are in danger. That is a serious blow to national security. So this should be done in a way that is fair and nonpartisan."

One interesting angle reported by Associated Press from a Department of Justice source, and reportedly confirmed by Rep. Rogers, is that at least some members of the DOJ National Security Division have recused themselves from the investigation.