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Joining me now to talk about this is Georgia senator Saxby Chambliss the top Republican and vice chairman of the senate select committee on intelligence under thanks for being here -- they -- the -- you met today with the national intelligence director James clapper.
What -- is the talk here about this and how serious the administration is taking it about these leaks well -- hope.
The administration is taking -- justice is simply are no where general clapper is he is serious is outraged because what's happened here -- is something that I've never seen in my eighteen years in public office and ten years on the Intelligence Committees and that is this number one.
Are very careful about kind of information that we put out there that we did about class that's sitting have to be extremely careful not to expose sources and methods what we've done here what we've.
We've seen here with the articles that have come out of the press is -- sources are there of their lives are put in jeopardy.
Our methods are shown to the enemy.
If we are gathering intelligence in the way that is purported that we are.
Then the Iran and know what we're doing an acuity you know forward and al-Qaeda knows what we're doing.
So was sources about the -- effort it's so do you believe this is about politics trying to make the president look better yeah well.
I would hope not but when you have newspaper -- it goes that delineated in detail.
And you have quotes from individuals who are members of the administration.
You have unnamed sources who are an Obama aide or -- -- administration official.
Then it gives certainly calls for wonder that's question of the McCain and that golf for a special counsel -- -- and let them look into it let them figure this.
All the white house Press Secretary.
Quote any suggestion that the White House has leaked sensitive information for political purposes has no basis in fact.
And has been denied by the authors themselves she was asked them a question.
There have been calls from congress including from from you for an independent counsel to investigate that is that something the president would agree to.
Carney said no as I said the president takes this very seriously I referred you to agencies that are tasked with investigating these kinds of -- Your reaction.
If they come out early on and said no we don't like special counsel is necessary that gives you cultural wonders they have nothing to have a world we're concerned about with respect to a special counsel army units.
It's it's pretty obvious that some folks in the administration used.
Poor judgment at best.
Released classified information and it worst now it's not just limited to this administration.
And this is not.
Political all of our part personally but you know everything in this town frankly as political but.
But this is such a serious violation that we have -- that are put in jeopardy as a result of the release of this information.
Then we have our position in the intelligence community we are the leader in the intelligence world.
And now you've got our allies who are saying whoa wait a minute why should we cooperate with when that information don't be on the front page of the New York Times and Democrat senator Feinstein.
Congressman reversed -- there as engaged on this as you are absolutely Diane is just as fears that she can be.
And Rupert murder -- Aqua.
-- you know one other topic that we haven't spent a lot of time on this is this swabbing.
Which is a basically.
We'll explain it and to and say why it's a problem and you sent a letter to attorney general hold.
Well what's happened in three specific instances that we know -- in three different parts of the country.
It just happens -- their conservative bloggers conservative.
News reporters have.
Are human 911 calls sorrow or calls and -- law enforcement officers have gone out claiming.
That they are the individual blogger themselves and that either somebody in their house has been shot or.
There -- some act of violence taking place and we need you to send your swat teams -- right now.
And what's happened is law enforcement agencies have -- and then when these individuals.
Receive a knock at the door they open their door think it is just some neighbor or whoever and all of a sudden there.
Swat teams with helicopters and guns -- and my goodness to this point in time nobody has been hurt but it's a wild and crazy thing and I don't know -- the federal laws have been broken or not but.
It doesn't seem that anybody if federal levels for him attention this week best attorneys general will look into the hole followed as well -- thank you very much for your time it's always good to be reliever.
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