FBI Probes Leaks About Cyberattacks by U.S. - WSJ.com
The reports on the Iran cyberattacks said the operation, called Olympic Games, began in the Bush administration and accelerated under Mr. Obama.
The New York Times account attributed some information to officials who served in both the Bush and Obama administrations.
Mr. Sanger, in an appearance on CBS News's "Face the Nation" program Sunday, suggested that deliberate White House leaking "wasn't my experience."
He added: "I spent a year working the story from the bottom up, and then went to the administration and told them what I had. Then they had to make some decisions about how much they wanted to talk about it…I'm sure the political side of the White House probably likes reading about the president acting with drones and cyber and so forth. National-security side has got very mixed emotions about it because these are classified programs."
A spokesman for New York Times Co. declined to comment, and Mr. Sanger said he stood by his comments from Sunday.