Retired Col. Ken Allard made a bold statement before the House Judiciary Committee in regards to some US intelligence leaks about a cyber-attack against Iran's nuclear program. He said the leaks are like having a KGB agent in the White House.
And he's right. Someone leaked highly classified intelligence information to the New York Times and that someone has to be found and prosecuted.
The responsibility for doing that lies with the Justice Department, which is under the leadership of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. He's the Obama appointee who was held in Contempt of Congress for his unwillingness to turn over documents important to the investigation.
Unfortunately the House Judiciary Committee members, including John Conyers, the ranking Democrat from Michigan think that Eric Holder is as unwilling to get to the bottom of the U.S. intelligence leaks as he was to get to the bottom of who in the Fast and Furious operation might be responsible for Brian Terry's death.
That's why the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Lamar Smith, has taken the committee's leading Democratic member Conyers up on his advice to start their own investigation, including issuing subpoenas if necessary.
Retired Col. Allard was one of those witnesses, according to Fox News, and he believes, like the committee chairman Smith, that Congress must get to the bottom of these leaks since Eric Hold refused to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate them.
Holder wanted to keep the investigation low-key, appointing two of his U.S. attorney's to oversee it rather than an unbiased special prosecutor. Their investigation, however, continues to go at a snail's pace, with little information revealed to the public (or any type of disclosure of success), raising suspicions of those in Congress and outside it that Holder is stonewalling again to possibly protect someone.
The cyber-attack against Iran's nuclear program US intelligence leaks to the Times and the Fast and Furious government gun-running scandals have drawn the ire and suspicion of the public too, who appear to support Holder's recent Contempt of Congress charge despite President Obama's support of his appointed official.