The Justice Department has designated two U.S. attorneys to lead criminal investigations into national security leaks. Classified information has made its way out from both the executive and legislative branches in recent weeks. The FBI has already launched the probes. Attorney General Eric Holder assigned Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney for D.C., and Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, to lead them. President Obama has denied purposefully leaking cyber and drone warfare information that flatters the administration.
Holder says he'll back the prosecutors no matter where their investigations lead.