Holder Launches Leak Investigation

    CHICAGO, IL -  MARCH 5:  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gives a speach at Northwestern Law School March 5, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Holder was expected to discuss the legal reasons for the targeted killing of al-Qaida affiliate Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, last year in Yemen. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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    Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the U.S. government’s plan to launch an investigation into a possible leak of classified information. Holder assigned two attorneys to look into how secret material, like information on a secret drone program and the “kill list,” was released to the media. Critics have suggested the White House was involved in distributing the information, which Obama called “offensive” and “wrong.” Holder’s statement stressed that the leak “can compromise the security of this country and all Americans, and it will not be tolerated.”

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