Growing outrage over national security leaks
Assessing implications of issue
- Duration 4:35
- Date Jul 26, 2012
Assessing implications of issue
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But first our -- story recent national security -- are putting American lives at risk of that coming from someone.
Who heads up one of the nation's most secret operations for graduate this everybody and generally.
I'm John Scott the warning comes from the head of the US special operations command admiral William craven.
The -- he's talking about include a cyber attack on Iran and an al-Qaeda plot to place a bomb aboard a US bound airline -- all revealed in the media.
The -- and making those remarks at the Aspen security forum last night the annual conference bringing together the top minds on national security.
Here's what my grave and said -- the group we need to do the best we can to clamp down because sooner or later is going to cost people their lives.
Or it is going to cost us our national security.
Let's talk about it would Bret -- the anchor of special report there seem to be a lot of people on Capitol Hill who feel the same labor.
John there are and it's a growing list actually -- Democrats and Republicans who have a real problem with.
How these stories have come out and what exactly the implications of all of that.
I talked last night on special report to the House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers who said that the White House and specifically President Obama need to step up in cooperating.
On this investigation.
They need to say listen I'm in this thing for you get to talk to anybody that you want I will give you phone records I will give you calendars.
I will give you the opportunity.
For these individuals that you have some suspicions about to tell reporters that they can fully disclose the content context.
Of those convert.
-- not saying that now.
-- -- is clearly not happening.
He said it's not happening and went on to say that there are some real implications worldwide.
That he is seeing as sports people wanting.
And now not wanting to cooperate with the US on intelligence basis so I think you're going to hear this John today.
Moving forward and you may see a lot of questions about it at the white house press briefing with Jay -- It's become an issue obviously in the presidential campaign we want to play a little bit of what Mitt Romney had to say about the leaks right now.
Exactly who in the White House.
We trade these secrets.
Did disappear authorizes.
These are things that Americans are entitled to know.
And they're entitled to know now these events make the decision we face in November all the more important.
What kind of White House would reveal classified material for political gain.
A player right now mine will not.
The White House though says it didn't do it is for political game and has the Justice Department has appointed a couple of investigators right -- Yeah and the question is how much they're cooperating with investigators how deep that probe is going and how forthcoming.
The White House is listen you had democratic senator Dianne Feinstein saying.
It as much this week saying that the White House needs to understand that it is coming some of this from its -- she then walked that back a bit saying she doesn't know exactly what the source of these leaks he is.
When you talk to anybody and you read these stories it would have to be someone with clearance security clearance someone who could be inside the situation room.
And specifically it points right to the White House -- -- on Capitol Hill knows that and the question is how far this goes.
With the White House responding.
I know some of the Senate Intelligence Committee has taken action -- is there the appetite among the broader senate and the house to clamp down on this kind of thing.
I think so I think they see the the real world implications happening day today about intelligence operations that are.
Falling apart because people don't want to cooperate.
Around the world and this is a big big deal so whether it's a campaign issue that really sticks for Republicans.
I don't know it's not getting a lot of coverage anyplace else.
Besides fox but I can tell you behind me.
On Capitol Hill there are a lot of people both Democrats and Republicans.
Who are concerned about also an admission from and Rome William my -- -- the guy who is our nation's top special operator.
But he wants wanted to be a journalism student he was gonna major in journalism before heading for the navy -- maybe there's time for you and me to change -- The half I don't think -- John I think we're stuck now I guess so movement got a little old I don't know about you thanks primitive you can catch.