Attorney General Eric Holder assigned two U.S. attorneys to lead investigations of possible leaking of state secrets, the Department of Justice announced.
Holder said U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein will be directing separate investigations currently being conducted by the FBI."
Earlier Friday, President Barack Obama strongly rejected claims that his White House has deliberately leaked state secrets to the media, saying the idea was "offensive" and would put Americans at risk.
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