Arizona Senator John McCain (R) recently introduced a “sense of the Senate” resolution, co-sponsored by ten other Republican senators, urging the administration to appoint an outside, independent counsel to investigate the recent leaks of classified and highly sensitive information on U.S. military and intelligence plans, programs, and operations to the media. The 11 senators do not believe the two Justice Department attorneys the attorney general assigned to look into the leaks will be truly independent.
Roger Wicker of Mississippi, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is one of the resolution co-sponsors. During a recent speech on the Senate, he asked, “What it is about an independent special counsel that frightens this administration?”
“If an independent counsel investigation reveals proof of leaks for political gain, it will not be pretty and will not sit well with the American people,” he declared.
Later during the same speech, Wicker stressed the significance of the matter.
“What I’m talking about today is evidence of criminal disclosures of national intelligence secrets — disclosures that have damaged our national security and continue to damage our national security,” he said.
The Mississippi lawmaker contends that a special counsel needs to be appointed in order to “hold accountable anyone responsible for these flagrant violations of our national security.”
You can read the rest of this article at: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=1617588