Tactical timing? Leaks emerge while Romney visits Israel
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:34
- Date Jul 30, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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This -- coming out of Israel reports that top Obama administration's security official Tom Donnelly met with Israel to discuss a possible attack on -- Ron.
This only adding to a growing number of intelligence leaks coming from the White House as we get closer to the November election.
So how will the White House respond here to discuss this Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior.
What is -- hi good morning you know -- investigation going on allegedly US attorneys around the country are looking at it no special prosecutor.
But if you look at the history of leaks there's a pattern of these things we know the filmmakers are red -- to the seal team six Intel.
We know that there was the secret terrorist.
And kill list in the drone program in Yemen it came to light when and it shouldn't have and then we and -- heard about the president's orders.
Of cyber attacks the stocks net and the flame programs in I ran to disable there.
Their programs now we have this latest -- While Mitt Romney's traveling in Israel.
And the -- says that Tom O'Donnell and the president's national security advisor met with the Israeli prime minister.
And it was discussed how America not Israel how America would in fact.
Attack I ran.
So why would they I mean obviously you -- look at it from a political point of view that there they wanna get the same evenhanded.
On the topic of Israel the Obama administration has so that's why they might do that now but but what.
What does it mean about this leak is it's important because does it.
Does it wouldn't mean anything -- national security.
I think I think the course is excellent and the point you make is good -- obviously yes.
Saying well yeah we can be as tough as you Mitt Romney in defending your our partner Israel and so -- stories out there Israel then denies it.
That said listen there was no one on one dinner the meeting like that didn't take place and there was no discussion of America.
Attacking I ran.
Politics seems to be trumping foreign policy and you have a problem with that -- -- a big problem with that you know -- because people -- as a result.
People I ran a reading that are -- story and they're saying.
Wow this is maybe worse than we thought.
We knew about cyber attacks we knew about the disability of our computer systems in our infrastructure but is America really sitting down.
With the Israeli prime minister -- having a dinner in saying.
Here's our planned.
To attack I ran it how -- the shockwaves go out across.
In a spurious story if in fact it's done.
To bolster any any ambitions of a party you're sitting president.
That's disturbing thought that's what -- really -- needs to be critical independent investigation so that was what I guess askew as an attorney yourself.
Yeah you think that it's enough to have to US attorneys looking at this or should there be a special -- know the needs to be a special prosecutor.
He you know.
-- trash is sitting US attorney they take an oath of office but -- needs to be someone who's totally independent someone who hasn't given.
Campaign contributions to the president.
In the past to save -- and -- look at this fair and square and look at in the way that's done very very quickly.
But it appears that we don't know the source of this latest -- But it appears of these leaks are endemic to situation especially when the report in the Israeli newspaper said it came from and the senior administration.
Official what are we to believe why is it being done.
Will it hurt the US interest in the end would hurt -- real interest in it in the end it's got to stop.
Too much -- don't engine you'll see throughout the week and so let's thank you.