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Back in session on the docket today the tell all book from a former member of the navy's seal team six.
Which took out Osama bin Laden as we told you earlier the book is set to be released on September 11.
It is said to be an insider account of the raid that killed bin Laden.
And it is co authored by one of the first men through the door of the terror leader's hideout.
He was there.
When bin Laden was killed.
Federal authorities say they did not know anything about this book until they heard about it in press reports.
And now they're concerned about what's -- -- and whether any classified information is about to get out and there are questions.
That the navy seal who wrote it could potentially be prosecuted.
The book is called no easy day the first hand account of the mission that killed Osama bin -- Joining me now mark -- former prosecutor now defense attorney.
Joey Jackson former prosecutor now defense attorney.
And what has this caught -- -- attention of some in Washington because you've this -- some pundit.
This guy was there.
He was on the helicopter he was at the compound and he was in the room apparently when bin Laden was killed one of the leaders of the mission.
A navy seal who has decided to tell his story with out running it by.
Which as I think it can you tell me Joey seems.
With -- -- respect to this navy seal Whitney contrary to the DO -- -- I'll absolutely you know it's very surprising -- because you would think just based upon the culture of the Navy SEALs and all they do to protect and -- and -- -- that they would be that culture it's such that information be protected and privileged at all cost to the fact that a book is coming out in this regard is somewhat troubling.
It's further troubling when you look at statutes right federal laws that guard against this you can look at the Espionage Act that talks about protecting classified information such that it's not distribute to the general public.
And you could look at other acts like the intelligence.
Act which speaks to identifying Covert officers not to be clear and to be fair we know what's going to be released on 9/11.
We don't know precisely what it's -- however if there -- information in there which is overly sensitive that involved national security and if other people who Wear Navy SEALs are otherwise identified not after the -- -- Megan but all been concerning that it represent.
-- -- wanted him to uses dating and -- waiting for his own name yes but the but the deal deregulation market which I have here.
Seems to be that even former employees and non active duty members and he's now retired -- retired personnel.
Quote shall use the DOD security review process to ensure that information they submit the public release.
Does not compromise national security now he got somebody else to -- publisher to do it.
That publisher says it was vetted by a former special ops attorney but that is not the thing in that as what the regulation requires.
I agree that -- not a good idea.
Personally it doesn't sit well with me at all but I would defend his right legally to do so you know what -- says this spot on however there's a lot of that's in what Joey is thing and that if they revealed national security secrets if they identify confidential and sources or informants.
I have to believe that Kevin Moore who has written four books for the CIA and pentagon calls a well respected journalist at the -- hasn't.
Yes you know that he's met with plenty of attorneys over the last four book that he knows.
That he would be a co conspirator in this if -- release -- sensitive information you wouldn't do something like that so while I understand why everybody is concerned.
I think it's much ado about nothing.
Bob what ultimately respected Kevin.
And whoever he ran the book by -- Isn't isn't the Department of Defense wants its -- people to review.
Books that military personnel want to write.
And they need to be some uniformity.
In the standards applied is that a defense for these guys today warming up I Aaron pat and I have no problem what.
No it has not been as much as we think that lawyers like that that information and make decisions -- draw conclusions as to whether it's appropriate to relief to the general public as you mentioned meg and as a certain protocol.
Now we have that protocol the uniformity purpose is to ensure that the information that flat out there does not violate national security interest.
There's a reason we don't want national security interest released because other Navy SEALs and other military officials could be put in jeopardy at endanger and so it represent they severe problem that this was not that it.
By the Department of Defense or other interested -- these stocks that yet that make you released.
Could be suitable for public and -- Because now now we we may have if if the administration chooses not to go after -- -- have to do it -- -- the department justice.
If they choose not to go after him does -- set a dangerous precedent because.
Any may have a lot of viewers out there who are assuming this does not going to be a flattering book on the administration -- the guy decided not to go to the administration.
As he was supposed to to publish so maybe they like that because maybe they don't like this administration well what happens in the next administration what do that the Republican -- and -- a different guy you know.
There's a reason we have a press -- it's -- to apply.
There were all administrations market and you know -- -- -- DOJ that -- setting a dangerous precedent if it doesn't go after him.
No I don't think so listen I again I concede that if he was my client came to me originally I'd -- run it by them and -- has his reasons.
Again -- -- a -- he feels perhaps confident that what he's got in there.
Doesn't violate any of the rules and he's not going to the pokey anytime soon and so what do what don't.
Apple way to create a controversy create a -- which then raises more money and by the way the money is not going again.
-- to help families of fallen Navy SEALs so what a wonderful act while the other thing is this guy -- according the reports got a stellar history he's done an enormous amount for this country and he's a hero jelly.
I mean the DOJ on slacker hero mega match.
All can be true but we don't want additional fallen heroes as a result of information that's released that shouldn't be out there furthermore if there's -- confidence in the information.
And it's not offensive then that it and haven't taken to the prophet like it should have been taken it one bit and that -- -- I got to -- it back I think this debate are are.
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