June 8, 2012
President Obama angrily denied today that his White House team is the source of national security leaks on alleged terrorist “kill lists” and cyber attacks against Iran’s nuclear program.
“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive,” Obama said at a brief White House news conference. “It’s wrong.”
He said his policy is one of “zero tolerance for these kinds of leaks and speculation,” adding: “If we can root out folks who have leaked, they will suffer consequences … we will conduct thorough investigations as we have in the past.”