Top Obama aide: National security leaks 'absolutely' have caused damage Details of national security programs that have been made public in recent months have been "unconscionable"
By John T. Bennett
WASHINGTON — A senior aide to President Obama is calling for any White House official who knowingly leaked details about classified national security programs to be prosecuted.
Details of national security programs that have been made public in recent months have been "unconscionable," John Brennan, Obama's chief homeland security and counterterrorism official, said Wednesday.
Asked during a forum in Washington whether those leaks have damaged sensitive programs and operations, Brennan responded, "Absolutely."