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Sen. Feinstein: Someone in White House ranks responsible for recent leaks

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Feinstein said she was certain that President Obama had not disclosed any of the classified intelligence, but believed others in the administration were responsible.

“I don’t believe for a moment that he goes out and talks about it,” she said of the president. Last month, reports in the press detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Iran and an administration terrorist “kill list” provoked outrage on Capitol Hill and led to bipartisan calls for an investigation into the disclosures.

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod has denied that the leaks came from sources in the White House.

"The authors of all of this work have said that the White House was not the source of this information. I can't say that there weren't leaks. There were obvious leaks, but they weren't from the White House," he said in an interview with ABC in early June.

Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two U.S. attorneys to probe the leaks, but Republicans have continued calling for a special counsel, suggesting that the disclosures were made to aid the president politically.

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