Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta: Obama Should Have Helped Iran Protests in 2009

Former Secretary of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday evening that his old boss, then-President Barack Obama, should have done more to support the Iran protests of 2009.

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Panetta: Intel Committee Should Investigate Payments for Russia Dossier

Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” former Obama CIA Director Leon Panetta said congressional committees should investigate to determine the details behind what is known as the infamous Trump Russia dossier. According to Panetta, Congress should determine who paid for


Democrats Flew at Taxpayer Expense and Almost Nobody Cared

The media and the Democrats are in a frenzy over flights that Trump administration officials have taken on military or private jets, and billed to the taxpayer. Yet they showed almost no concern whatsoever when President Barack Obama’s Cabinet appointees, and other leading Democrats, took expensive military flights for personal reasons.

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Panetta: Trump’s Governing by ‘Chaos,’ Bullying Is ‘Not Working’

Thursday on CNN’s “The Lead,” former White House chief of staff and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta accused President Donald Trump of leading with chaos and bullying, and added that it was “not working.” Partial transcript as follows: TAPPER: So this week,

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta

Panetta: Withdrawing from NAFTA ‘Dangerous’ for Our Economy

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former CIA Director and former White House chief of staff Leon Panetta discussed the White House considering an executive order announcing the intent to withdraw from North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and called it

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta

Panetta: Trump Is Questioning the Patriotism of the Intel Community

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said President Donald Trump’s lack of confidence in the intelligence community over leaks to the media was “the last thing they need,” which he said was to have a


Panetta: Trump Cannot Govern Through Executive Order

On this weekend’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” former CIA Director Leon Panetta discussed President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and declared he could not govern as president “through executive orders.” Panetta  said,

Leon Panetta

Panetta: Trump ‘Forgot That He Was President’ During CIA Visit

Monday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” former CIA Director Leon Panetta said when President Donald Trump was speaking at CIA headquarters in Langley, VA on Saturday, “He forgot that he was president of the United States.” Panetta said, “As former chief

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta

Panetta: Americans Should ‘Move On’ From Clinton Emails

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” while being questioned on  whether Clinton Foundation donors got preferential treatment from Hillary Clinton’s State Department, former Defense Secretary and CIA Director and Hillary Clinton supporter Leon Panetta declared that it’s time to “move on” and to

Sunday on ABC's "This Week," while being questioned on  whether …