White House rejects calls for special counsel for national security leaks

By Jeremy Herb – 06/07/12 08:21 PM ET

 The White House on Thursday rejected congressional calls for a special counsel to investigate a spate of recent national-security leaks described as among the worst lawmakers have ever seen. 

Members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees have been particularly angered, prompting a rare show of bipartisan fire against the administration. 

“Leaks jeopardize American lives,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday.  Read More…