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We'll we've been telling you about all morning.
Attorney general Eric Holder now pointing to US attorneys to investigate the national security needs that have occurred.
Over the last two months to joining us now his now on the -- Senior fellow at the center for advanced defense studies the Tenet colonel Tony Schaeffer hi promise to see this morning -- you cannot -- their regular.
OK so let's take the president at his word he's frustrated.
By these leaks he has no idea who may need behind them what should happen to these if they are top administration officials that we're talking to the New York Times.
Well the first thing should be -- his.
His I'm shocked should -- way he should be the first one demanding accountability here this is done severe damage to his national security policy and more importantly.
Our ability to go forward is this Eric Holder appointment of these prosecutors.
Allen he's our special prosecutors these peoples to report directly to Eric Holder as pointed out earlier in the other views regarding -- -- you can't even tell truth about that.
I don't see the necessity -- the good here of these folks reporting -- reminds me.
Of the movie Casablanca where you have captain -- walking in the casino saying I'm shocked to find gambling going on here and they have an expert in -- -- I don't see this is a real move forward it's something I believe when you take a step a harder look at.
Regarding what this really means regarding accountability.
Yet John McCain Lindsey Graham both suggested.
-- sense agreeing with yourself that these are not.
Independent special prosecutors these are two US attorneys in their statement on Friday.
-- -- for you is how high do you believe these leaks go.
Dave this this goes I was on -- hill yesterday talking to staffers about this and -- to congress persons.
But this goes at least to the national security -- And it and we're talking about senior officials and -- -- -- that general -- that he and I say we -- more polygraphs.
Look these police leaks are coming from line intelligence officers are operatives like former operatives like -- These are coming from people who were leaking this for political benefit -- again let me let me be very very clear here.
People have died they may not be American people but al-Qaeda wants the information was leaked about how the underwear bomber was discovered they -- their ranks.
By doing that -- we have now left ourselves open in ways we have not been an open since before not a lot of so again let me be clear people have died here and this is the severity of this -- plus.
We talked about two weeks ago doctor off Friday that that that the Pakistani doctor would help this kid deadlocked again where we are hurting ourselves.
By not following good security practices and this is this damage it will go on this will help -- -- -- for years to come.
-- say it will hurt us for years to come what you believe it was done for political benefit what do you mean by that.
Well Alley that local.
Near term political benefit.
One of the things and let's look at what happened with the Wisconsin the defeat some of this stuff came out right after that I'm I'm not saying it's like but it is pretty peculiar when you think about it.
One of my friend pointed -- to -- yesterday was inside the community.
And this is -- deal that they are trying to show Ali for better for -- the way I'm interpreting this.
That they're trying to show their strong national defense spiked by over trying they're actually doing severe damage to the long term ability of this country.
To to -- to connect it to conduct espionage operations and special operations to get in the heart of these things again just for short term gain to show that they're they're strong on on national defense.
Lieutenant colonel Tony Schaeffer thanks so much she's a senior fellow at the center.
For advanced defense studies thanks.
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