Effect of Bomb Plot Investigation Being Leaked
- Duration 1:57
- Date May 11, 2012
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Good morning bill the fact that this double agent had a British passport meant that he -- travel freely and eat sleep route Europe and to the United States if you want to.
And we still don't know his identity but officials think he was attracted to al-Qaeda because of its nationality and the Intel this double agent has given us is already proving valuable because.
An al-Qaeda commander he wants met with in Yemen Al Q so who also wants met with the underwear bomber Abdul -- -- -- -- -- lob was killed by drone.
On Sunday and the double agent infiltrated so deep.
That former CIA director Michael Hayden says the effect is everyone on the inside is now looking at everybody else on the inside and you're creating suspicions inside the network.
That begins to take the game to the next level and build the United States has launched airstrikes in Yemen twice already.
Since this bomb plot was -- and around yesterday may have killed seven militants -- you know also to that that the leagues have drawn a lot of attention.
In good ways and bad ways.
What impact to those leagues have on this investigation -- we finding out about it.
Intelligence officials reportedly had to wrap this operation up a week or two before they want to too because they were worried these leaks might have compromised all of their efforts so.
That means this double agent spent a week or two less inside al-Qaeda itself and he might have without the -- and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he wants to know.
Who is to blame.
When these leaks take place I can't tell you.
How much they damage her ability.
To be able to to pursue our our intelligence efforts and so I am fully in favor of a full and thorough investigation.
This matter and I understand that the director of the.
And his latest reports indicate that the British intelligence agencies M -- five and MI six might have played a bigger role in busting up this plot than that Saudi.
Intelligence -- -- any help we can get Peter Doocy thank you in Washington on that.