Report: Stuxnet Leak Goes Back to White House

Report: Stuxnet Leak Goes Back to White House

It seems the source of the leaks behind a combined “U.S./Israeli covert cyberoperation [called Stuxnet]” may have finally been found. The alleged culprit is the White House.

This is quite a shift from what was said at the beginning of this year, when the White House announced an inquiry into Marine General James “Hoss” Cartwright over the leaks.

Now The  Washington Times reports the source of the leak as the Obama administration itself, which provided “a New York Times reporter exclusive access to a range of high-level national security personnel for a book [he was writing].”

That reporter was allegedly chief Washington correspondent David E. Sanger. After getting “exclusive access,” he wrote a book titled Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power

The book was released in June 2012; Republicans immediately called for investigations into the leaks that had provided the information Sanger used.

For example, Confront and Conceal contains information on “secret White House meetings discussing plans to release Stuxnet on Iran.”

Freedom Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit and “acquired the State Department emails” with Sanger. Freedom Watch president Larry Klayman says that when you look at the documents they have acquired, it is evident the State Dept had “a super-close relationship they [were] furthering with Sanger.”

Added Klayman: “They were literally force-feeding him.”

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