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Obama hits back at 'offensive' leak allegations

AFP , Friday 8 Jun 2012
President Barack Obama makes remarks on government contracts reform in the White House campus in Washington and with Senator John McCain in the background,March 4, 2009. (Photo: AP)
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US President Barack Obama hit back Friday at accusations that the White House was somehow involved in leaking classified national security secrets, labeling the allegations "offensive."

Lawmakers have fumed this week over a series of news reports, some quoting anonymous administration officials, that reveal details of covert US operations. Some Republicans have suggested they were done in order to boost Obama's image of a tough commander-in-chief in an election year.

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