After suing the government under the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch has received a transcript of a teleconference in which John Brennan appears to leak serious details about an undercover terrorism operation to the media. CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson has more.

So, it looks like Brennan, then the White House’s top counterterrorism adviser, let slip to the media that there were spies inside an operation to infiltrate an “underwear bomb” plot emanating from Yemen, as Reuters reported a few days after the teleconference:

The next day’s headlines were filled with news of a U.S. spy planted inside Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), who had acquired the latest, non-metallic model of the underwear bomb and handed it over to U.S. authorities.

At stake was an operation that could not have been more sensitive — the successful penetration by Western spies of AQAP, al Qaeda’s most creative and lethal affiliate. As a result of leaks, the undercover operation had to be shut down.

The initial story of the foiling of an underwear-bomb plot was broken by the Associated Press.

A year later, the Department of Justice launched a probe into the leaks.

Brennan has since been promoted to head the CIA. In a statement, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton concluded, “It is abundantly clear that the Obama White House, in a self-serving attempt to garner favor with the American people over its handling of the ‘underwear bomb,’ blew the cover on a vital covert operation and exposed our agents to serious danger. Edward Snowden, the AP, Fox News and other targets of leak investigations may not be able to understand why Brennan has been able to skate by for this damaging leak.”

  • MindYourOwn

    Leaks and and underwear in the same headline… you know the Obummer administration is involved and it always stinks.

    • Clayton Grant

      Definitely a skidmark on the history of America.

    • peteee363

      actually, leaky leahy, and junk man wiener come to mind.

  • BoscoBolt

    “… blew the cover on a vital covert operation and exposed our agents to serious danger.”

    Well, Brennan is a muslim convert – having converted to islam when he served in an official capacity on behalf of the United States in Saudi Arabia in the 1990’s.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2013/03/john-brennan-did-convert-to-islam-when-he-served-in-an-official-capacity-on-behalf-of-the-united-states-in-saudi-arabia-2597206.html

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/john-brennan-from-mecca-to-washington/

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/02/former-fbi-agent-says-john-brennan-converted-to-islam-in-saudi-arabia-in-the-1990s.html

  • Not The Penguin

    Snowden gets deemed a traitor for informing the American people and the world that our gov’t is spying on us. This guy leaks info that potentially put agent’s lives in danger for the political gain of this administration and it subsequently gets covered up. Another Benghazi like “phony scandal”. Brennan gets promoted to CIA head. This whole administration should be impeached. Now!

  • Brenda Hellwig

    And Scooter Libby went to jail for ‘outing’ a retired already out Valerie Plame? This pisses me right the fuck off.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      True, and that damn Patrick Fitzgerald knew it was Richard Armitage that had outed her from the first week.

      • Clete Torres

        Yet kept it under wraps.

      • peteee363

        and don’t forget, fitzgerald also pulled the plug way too early on the Obama senate seat deal in Illinois. had he waited, he could have nabbed more people on that.

    • Webster

      Libby was convicted of one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury, and one count of making false statements, not giving the leak.

  • Al Waishard

    You never want the words ‘underwear’ and ‘leak’ to be connected to your name,..well unless you’re Al Roker.

  • JeffWRidge

    This is part of the reason we need to keep politically motivated people away from the intelligence agencies. Far too often they try to use those organizations for political advantage, and in so doing they frequently leak info that can endanger personnel and ruin ongoing operations.

  • James Hansen

    surely there is no video of John praising Islam! oh wait, there is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VQbAhqHoAo

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’d like to say I’m surprised but alas, I can not.

  • Clete Torres

    I’d bet $20 that the trail ends at Brennan.

  • Republicanvet

    So news media, Judicial Watch has proven that the government can be successfully sued under FOIA.

    Do your jobs and file suit over Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, etc!

  • copperpeony

    Judicial Watch is the by far the best Patriotic Law Organization on this planet. They fight for “our” rights pro bono and reveal things we would otherwise have never known!

  • RD

    If this allegation is true…..it is beyond outrageous!!!!! These loose lipped idiots of this administration critically jeopardize national security, put our agents and confidential informants at severe risk, and ultimately cost lives. In addition it creates a significant issue with trying to recruit human intelligence (HUMIT) in these terrorist havens. This if true is right up there with the unbelievable gum flapping that occurred after the Bin Laden raid. Our SOF community is still suffering the affects of the “aren’t we great” chest thumping by the administration. Just another example of the amateur hour inexperience of our community organizing leadership team.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “If this allegation is true…..it is beyond outrageous!!!!! These loose lipped idiots of this administration critically jeopardize national security, put our agents and confidential informants at severe risk, and ultimately costs lives.”

      The emperor must first serve the emperor before he serves he empire, if he gets around to it. Or maybe this emperor is serving a different empire?

      Oh well, what difference does it ever make?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    I seriously thought this was already known.

  • Pat Arnold

    The only time this Admin tells the truth ever! – when they shouldn’t

  • Red Menace

    All puns intended.