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Mixing session that happen over the weekend -- was with former Vice President Dick Cheney as he sounded off.
On -- -- noted in a fascinating exclusive interview on FOX News Sunday.
Cheney said that the NSA leaker has put millions of Americans in his opinion in danger watch -- -- And -- -- I think he has.
Committed crimes in fact -- am violating.
Given the position and he was a contractor employed but he obviously been granted top secret clearance.
And I think it's one of the worst occasions and my memory.
Somebody with access classified information to an enormous damage to national security interest of the United States.
Well -- congressional correspondent Mike -- -- live in Washington so Mike.
Good morning a while elites -- news obviously.
To many Americans mr.
Cheney knew that program since its inception.
That's right Martha the former vice president says part of -- when you're telling the American public.
You're also revealing it to terrorists and so -- obvious reasons for secrecy.
It intelligence operations.
And he took his back to the days after an attack worse than Pearl Harbor 9/11.
We set this program out.
Back and the weeks after -- one.
We briefed certain members of congress chairman ranking member of the Intelligence Committees that we did at my office in the west wind my -- in coming and George Tenet I was there.
And we give them the -- of what we were doing and what we were running from it.
And actually we did it for the elected leadership of the congress both parties both houses.
He says they had congressional leadership in the foreign intelligence surveillance court's aware of what was going on.
He says they talked to congressional leadership in the spring of 2004.
And there was agreement to continue Martha.
And I thought some of the most interesting part of this interview -- was the discussion of whether or not.
He believes it snowed and based on what we're learning may have had help in all of this.
Well that's right did somebody inside the NSA help him or was he perhaps on Beijing's payroll.
I'm deeply suspicious obviously because it went trying to.
That's not a place where -- inordinate ordinarily wanna go here and shouldn't freedom liberty and so forth.
-- to it raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this the other concern I have is whether or not.
He had help from inside the agency that is to say.
Was there somebody else in NSA NSA who had access to a lot of the stuff and passed it.
In terms of the threats in the US the former vice president says when you consider somebody trying to smuggle.
A nuclear device into the country.
It becomes very important gather intelligence on your enemies and stop the attack before -- launched Martha very interesting all that -- thank you very much.
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