Danger of national security leaks
All-Star Panel weighs in
- Duration 5:49
- Date Jun 6, 2012
All-Star Panel weighs in
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The past few months there's been a disturbing.
Stream of articles in the media.
And common among them is that they cite leak classified.
And are highly sensitive information.
In what appears.
To be a broader administration effort to paint a portrait.
Of the -- the United States.
As a strong leader on national security issues.
Let's not just Republicans California democratic senator Dianne Feinstein.
Released this statement quote I am deeply disturbed by the continuing leaks of classified information to the media.
Today I sent a classified letter to the president outlining my deep concerns about the release.
But this information I made it clear that disclosures of this type -- didn't tight endanger American lives in.
Undermine America's national security this has to do.
With the stories we've been seeing in the New York Times other places.
And Fox News confirmed today that the FB IF BI is in fact investigating these -- one of them.
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-- The seriousness of this and where this heads extremely serious for leaks that huge story on stocks may have had unbelievable amounts of detail.
How -- wore it to win it to work how would -- how it is -- from the arriving in facilities.
-- it even named the Israeli teams specialized team secret team that work with them.
A clear acknowledgment that it was just and the Israelis together and -- -- this come from.
And there there it's obvious that the initiation had to have -- in some of this particularly in the light of the other disclosure on the drone attacks which betrays.
Obama as a Zeus striking when lightning against enemies.
When he's had a very bad time the last couple months on weakness on national interest national security and foreign affairs with Syria Iran with Russia.
I think and and a lot of the quotes are on the second story would direct quotes on the record.
From high officials on the -- house I don't think this is an accident I think the fact he had democrats' high ranking Democrats astonished.
And demanding answers on this and implying that that this is essentially kind of -- betrayal as you read.
In that quote raises it to a very high level of importance.
This what the White House says about a White House Press Secretary Jay Carney saying quote this administration takes all appropriate necessary steps to prevent.
Leaks of classified information or sensitive information that could risk on going terrorist counter terrorism -- intelligence operations any suggestion that this administration has authorized.
Intentional leaks of classified information for political gain is grossly irresponsible.
More I guess you look at that quote you look at the stories.
You look at the detail in the stories and the concern from people like McCain and Feinstein and say how does that match up.
Look -- up until now you know this -- an administration who famously hated leaks and was a pretty tight ship but these are extraordinary revelations.
Got to find out where they came from who did them.
-- did that charge that McCain has made that it was on purpose to make the president look better have to be proven.
-- Well it's what you would expect from a Republican but the one that really stings -- Feinstein who's a Democrat of course she is not.
Leveling the politicize -- charge but she's showing great concern about the leaks in the first place.
The one that's really extraordinary as the -- -- that was one of the great mysteries.
The last few years how that incredible virus -- -- in their dollar damage.
To be wrong in system and secure before US officials have been completely clammed up about it.
Denying all knowledge and all the sun -- -- was splashed all over the press that is a really really big.
Deal and probably intelligence officials tell.
Us here at fox that they -- there has been a lot of -- about this in the Intel community.
And they should be a mean look.
If you want to believe it's a coincidences happening in the middle of an election year for the president who's struggling -- who's been perceived as weak on national.
On international affairs I mean I'm not that gullible I don't think it's a big leap.
To look at -- -- -- look at that story on Obama and the drones it betrays him is deeply concerned and studying the just war theory.
-- when he deals out death.
By by shuffling the baseball cards with the names and the biographies of these it would be terrorists.
You know which makes him look like -- -- -- a philosopher king but who's tough.
I don't think it's an accident with the fact that you have all the -- that are on the record.
-- -- the fact that you had Obama and his team -- talking.
About stuff after the bin Laden rated that they never should have.
For example -- DNA samples which led the pakistanis to the arrest of the physician who helped us in getting them -- that stuff is unconscionable and it's clearly done.
To puff up of the present -- -- make him look tough.
But on the campaign side of things Smart it's clear that also the Obama campaign is not afraid to run on foreign -- and nor should they be and I disagree with charles' I don't see the evidence that he's weak on foreign policy that's -- what are some of the very rare areas where he beats Romney in the -- on the economy relevant on foreign policy and terrorism.
He's doing pretty good.
He's had a really bad year helpless and Syria.
Led by the -- on Iran.
And Putin stands -- -- 2000 and I think -- and that's not evidence for saying voters could do that is used today in China he attends a summit with the Chinese leader.
And not here yes but you -- leaves him open to charges of being -- And Ronnie has him.
-- on foreign policy calling Russia and the number one geopolitical -- you know.
I think foreign policy is not a weakness for the president in the campaign something -- and we'll talk about this again that's if this panel.