Holder Appoints 2 Attorneys to Investigate Leaks
White House strongly denies being behind them
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2012 5:20 AM CDT
Attorney General Eric Holder looks though his papers while testifying during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, June 7, 2012.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Eric Holder appointed two attorneys yesterday, along with prosecutors from the Justice Department's National Security Division, to look into accusations that the White House deliberately leaked classified information to reporters to boost the president's image, reports the Washington Post. Holder said their investigation will be separate from an FBI investigation into possible security leaks to reporters.

"The investigation must be complete, fair and balanced," said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. "I look forward to hearing how they will be independent from the chain of command." (President Obama yesterday said the White House isn't behind the leaks, which have led to stories like this one and this one.)