Axelrod Doesn't Deny Leaks From WH

David Axelrod threw a changeup Wednesday, offering no resistance to the idea that controversial national security leaks came from the White House.

I can tell you that the president of the United States did not leak classified information, as Mitt Romney suggested yesterday, and he didn’t authorize the leak of information, as Mitt Romney suggested yesterday.

Axelrod's statements are a shift from previous remarks where he denied that the leaks originated from anyone at the White House. "There were obvious leaks, but they weren't from the White House," he said in an interview in June.

Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, created some pressure earlier in the week, saying that the leaks came from the White House.