Freedom Watch secured emails via a FOIA request that revealed the White House did indeed give away vital secret information merely to get some good PR and to make President Obama look like a strong leader.
The White House and the State Department officials gave extensive national security information to a New York Times journalist, David Sanger, for his book, ‘Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power.’
Emails from 2011 and 2012 exposed their possibly criminal behavior.
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Michael Hammer and others in the State Department arranged for interviews with Sanger. The Stuxnet leak implicating Israel was revealed in Sanger’s June 2012 New York Times article.
It was one of the worst national security leaks in our history. Read more about it on this link.
White House National Security advisor Tom Donilon enthusiastically cooperated with Sanger.
“Yes, WH is cooperating, he has spent time with Donilon, others. They know he is looking to meet up with HRC and support,” Hammer wrote to his colleague Phillippe Reines in a December 12, 2011 email with the subject line “RE: Sanger.”
Senator John McCain said at the time, “With the leaks that these articles were based on, our enemies now know much more than they did the day before they came out about important aspects of our Nation’s unconventional offensive capabilities and how we use them.”
When the news broke in 2012, the White House vehemently denied it and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. Just like they did with Benghazi I guess!
Judge Napolitano makes a mistake in the following video – it was Freedom Watch, not Freedomworks that secured the emails – but its worth listening to his legal take on the issue: