White House Leak Inquiry Sought

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08:  Senate Select Committee on Intelegence Chair Dianne Feinsten (D-CA) talks with reporters before heading to the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol May 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Senate voted down a proceedural motion that would have opened debate on The Stop The Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012, which would have prevented interest rates on government subsidized Stafford loans to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2012.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    The calls for an outside probe of U.S. national-security leaks—including recent media disclosures on President Obama's cyber warfare against Iran and the existence of a double agent in Yemen—have grown under mounting concerns. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the congressional intelligence committee's chairwoman, said Thursday that she will consider calling for a special counsel to investigate who leaked the top-secret information to the media, which suggests she might be willing to give into Republican demands voiced earlier in the week by Sen. John McCain.

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