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Welcome back to this special studio audience edition of Hannity is refocus on the state of emergency that is currently facing the Obama administration.
Now the national security implications of the White House leak scandal cannot be overstated.
In fact one of my next guest believes that the damage it could cause may be worse than Watergate.
And joining us now to explain this is the chairman of the homeland security committee congressman Pete -- and Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland.
Let me play comment you -- on Fox News radio comparing this to Watergate proletariat.
Watergate was campaign documents.
There was no mention that over commercial security -- probably Watergate Scooter Libby investigation -- disgraced because.
It was leaked unintentionally -- a person composer the president not Scooter Libby.
This form -- -- very part of our national security involving her closest allies.
So this could be mud this could dwarf.
It's stupid to me it is the right thing here well absolutely that's this is far more important important -- -- To -- -- don't look embarrass her off.
We know what happened at the in the Watergate six point.
Awarded based it was internal to at -- least it was -- -- just your campaign documents and even the they're related activities never went to national security issues it was an abuse of of the political process.
Here we're talking about the most sensitive.
Secrets -- we have.
-- meet openly by administration as even Dianne Feinstein said it's an avalanche of weeks.
-- don't know of any time and a history with so much has been reached summer's devastating information leaked at one time.
And it's obviously comes from people close the president just if you believe the New York Times which this one time -- know.
They talk about all of this comes from people in the White House the president's closest of -- We had to know about.
This is important and as you wrote a piece in the New York Daily News about this in that.
Because it described the president on Tuesdays talking about specific kill list and -- and drone strikes.
Where he would make the final decision.
So had to be somebody in that room.
Has -- in the Oval Office and also talks drug meetings in the situation room which is in the White House.
Talk threaten National Security Council meetings and everyone knows who's at these meetings in this in the inner circle of the president and the president -- he's outraged by it.
The fact is he didn't say a word about this until John McCain raised on the senate floor and -- find someone -- -- and so went.
He was silent and go back a month ago say what the -- -- we -- in Yemen the operation Yemen that was entirely leaked this highly nobody knew about it except to get a small circle.
It around the president and it was lead to the Associated Press it's entirely it was.
Highest penetration we haven't had a -- Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the program how to be aborted.
Because was league in total by someone close to the top.
I KT let's go to the comments by Dianne Feinstein among the things she said is that America lives have been put in jeopardy and she also said this was -- This has to stop.
When people say they don't want to work with the United States because they can't trust us to keep the secret -- serious.
We're allies become concerned.
When an assets life is in jeopardy or the assets family's life is in jeopardy that's a problem.
The point of intelligence.
Is to be able to know.
What might happen to protect this country.
And we can't do that if the intelligence.
Is no longer kept.
Our wits with strict scrutiny.
-- within the number of people that need to have it.
I rarely does agree with the senator she seems very very on target in this case.
Chancellor is on target -- I was in the White House during Watergate and the kind of weeks that came not only out of Watergate but what out of the at a church committee hearings -- happen later where we turned over very sensitive documents -- United States congress and names were mentioned names were -- what happened as a result of that.
Our station -- In Athens was assassinated.
The sources and methods the foreign intelligence agencies which -- doing business with us stopped because they knew that there agents would be revealed.
It people who might have turned informant no longer turned informant.
We lost a generation of human intelligence.
A generation of spies a lot of people think that that's -- twenty years later we never saw al-Qaeda coming we never had anybody on the inside when we needed.
So -- what we're really talking about especially if for example will -- operation cyber warfare with within Israel that we're talking about where we actually were apparently were able to penetrate there.
Gave uranium enrichment program.
And create chaos for them.
Now they've got to be aware if you're the person that walked in that virus into that facility congressman.
Out I've got to imagine your life isn't in deep jeopardy right now.
Yeah all I'm on the insurgents committee try to confirm whether -- -- we have this program and if the press reports are accurate and all those uranium -- right now won't you get all of storage -- times -- magnifying glass and they're going back and they wanna find out who was in those plans what was her what meetings during the time the we said that that viruses put into the system absolutely.
And they might even ordered rest and have lost their video surveillance that they might be able to go back to and they might be able to actually catch this and that -- the question once again with.
You know we have one Pakistani that assisted us in the Osama bin Laden killing and there's guys in jail for 33 years now who's gonna help us in the future cap is gonna want -- infiltrate these groups.
-- so important.
Yeah on during the Cold War we have spy satellites we and other ways of finding now with the enemy was doing we knew the enemy came from a country he really -- manner we know what kind of weapons used.
What long war the kind of where we're going to be now -- For the next ten or fifteen years intelligence is one of our only weapons and intelligence isn't spy satellite a spy satellite doesn't see a bunch of guys in -- cave in Afghan a.
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