Axelrod: Obama 'will never, ever authorize the release of classified information'

“I can tell you that the president of the United States did not leak classified information, as Mitt Romney suggested yesterday, and he didn’t authorize the leak of information, as Mitt Romney suggested yesterday,” Axelrod told MSNBC’s "Morning Joe."

Axelrod's statements are a shift from previous remarks where he denied that the leaks originated with anyone at the White House. "There were obvious leaks, but they weren't from the White House," he said in an interview in June.

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