Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney attacked President Obama for national security leaks in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference in Reno, Nevada today.
Romney said the leaked information was provided to media for political gain commented that “the time for stonewalling is over.”
There are currently two separate FBI investigations into the leaks, which dealt with U.S. efforts to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and the revelation of the identity of a Saudi double agent involved in an undercover operation in Yemen.
In 2007, during President Obama’s first run for the White House, the President similarly attacked the Bush Administration for politically charged leaks surrounding the leaking of CIA agent Valeria Plame’s name.
“The conviction today underscores what happens when our foreign and national security policies are subverted by politics and ideology. Leaks and innuendo in pursuit of a flawed policy lead to shameful episodes such as this. It should never happen again.”
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