Bill Clinton didn't have this many leaks.
Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Intel Committee.
A direct quote from him regarding the media being informed WEEKS before Congress was, "This whole thing doesn't pass the smell test." He doesn't seem too happy about it and I would be interested to see if there's anymore that will come out.
ETA: He very vaguely suggested the Obama administration leaked this to support their "politics."
I don't remember this many leaks under the previous Administration..
I don't remember this many leaks under the previous Administration.
Good points on the Plame part. I forgot about that.
However, are you really saying you're okay with the media knowing about this and just hoping they'll keep their mouth shut? And you're okay with the media knowing before Congress?
I actually follow Rogers quite closely. When it comes to national security he's probably one of the most non-partisan politicians. Put yourself in his position. You're Chairman of the House Intel Committee and you find out that the media was informed weeks before you were? I know I'd be pretty pissed. It does make you wonder if there's something more to this story.
ETA: I believe Diane Feinstein of the Senate Intel Committee wasn't informed either. And I guess she's looking into this as well, so I don't necessarily think this should be made partisan.
I'll be the first to say "good job CIA, keep up the good work!"