finds itself in damage control mode after what a lot of pundits are calling one of the worst weeks for the administration, politically speaking, in three and a half years. first came a remark about the economy that the president probably wishes he could have back. then came news of an investigation into who's leaking
. we get more from our
correspondent, kristen welker.
this is very offensive.
the investigation has to be nonpartisan.
law maergs on both sides of the aisle turning up the heat, demanding to know who leaked classified administration about the cyber attacks against iran, drone strikes on terrorists, and foiled
plot. on friday, attorney general
senator john mccain
called for an independent investigation. and continued to accuse the administration of leaking the secrets, for political gain.
it's obvious on its face that this information came from individuals who are in the administration. the president may not have done it himself, but the president is certainly responsible as commander in chief.
the president firmly denied those allegations.
the notion that my
would purposely release classified
information is offensive koert and his top aide adviser continued to shoot down accusations of
leaks. republicans poungsed on the president's recent comments about the economy.
the private sector is doing fine.
the president quickly backed away from the statement. but today the romney campaign released this
. suggesting the president is out of touch. political analysts say with less than five months until
, the president can't afford many more weeks like this past one, filled with negative headlines.
this is about as bad a week as a sitting president who is seeking re-election can have.
officials say they will try to pivot this week and take direct aim at recent comments made by
in which he suggested the
should not increase funding to put teachers and firefighters back to work. romney campaign officials say the candidate was expressing his opposition to
kristen welker, thank you.