Charles Krauthammer Analyzes President Obama’s Reaction to ‘White House Leaks’ Question

After President Obama’s news conference Friday morning, a Fox News panel, including Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer, took a moment to analyze one of the most talked-about portions of the presser: the president’s reaction to being asked about whether members of his administration were leaking classified information to help his reelection bid.

“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive,” the president said.

Krauthammer believes the president’s response was a misstep.

“I think he’ll regret having made this statement the same way he’ll regret the idea about the private sector doing okay,” said the columnist.

Watch Krauthammer’s analysis at the 2:33 mark (via Fox News):

He continued:

If it is offensive, the idea that it would’ve been leaked, when we know that in the report itself it included White House officials, then let him prove it by having a special council appointed. From what you said, they would’ve said ‘appoint a special council’ (had it been the equivalent of a “Scooter” Libby investigation).

So what does Krauthammer think is the next step in this growing story?

“The key here is (Senator) Dianne Feinstein. If she demands it, it’ll be done,” Krauthammer said.

“And she’s the Democratic Chair of the Senate Intelligence [Committee],” Fox host Chris Wallace clarified.

“She’s the democratic, liberal chair. She’s extremely angry over these leaks, she should be, and she’s the one who needs to speak out right now,” Krauthammer added.

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