Lawmakers: Justice must move fast on leaks inquiry

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., center, flanked by Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice-chair of the committee at right, and, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, following a closed-door meeting with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on national security leaks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of the House and Senate intelligence committees say the Justice Department must move quickly and ignore politics in investigating possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Republican Rep. Mike Rogers suggested on CBS' "Face the Nation" that they're willing to see how prosecutors conduct their investigation before considering whether a department-appointed special counsel should take over.

Rogers says he'll be watching for signs of undue political influence.

Feinstein says she believes Obama's assertion that the White House wasn't involved in the disclosures and she hopes the investigation can "get to a relatively quick disposition."

At issue are disclosures about U.S. involvement in cyberattacks on Iran and drone strikes on suspected terrorists, and an al-Qaida plot to place an explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound flight.

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