David Plouffe, Sen. Joe Lieberman and Gen. Michael Hayden talk national security leaks

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June 18, 2012

Chris Wallace, Fox News

CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: Did officials in the Obama administration leak sensitive national secrets to help the president win re-election?

We’ll find out just how damaging the leaks are and discuss who should lead the investigation — with David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Obama, Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and former CIA director, General Michael Hayden.

Plus, a big change in immigration policy. We’ll ask our Sunday panel is it amnesty or helps the president win Hispanic voters.

And our power player of the week puts a nonpolitical price tag on congressional action.

All right now on “Fox News Sunday.”

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WALLACE: Hello, again and happy Father’s Day from Fox News in Washington.

We are going to focus on the extraordinary series of disclosures in recent weeks of highly sensitive secrets on the U.S. war on terror. In a few minutes, we’ll talk with the former head of the CIA and the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

But, first, David Plouffe, senior adviser to the president, is here to talk about the leaks and much more.

Mr. Plouffe, welcome back to “Fox News Sunday.”

DAVID PLOUFFE, SENIOR ADVISER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thanks for having me, Chris.

WALLACE: Let’s start with the disclosure of top secrets and what the president said nine days ago. Here it is.

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive.

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WALLACE: But, of course, the president can declassify any information, any classified information that he wants.

Simple question, did the president or any other top official declassify any of the information that appeared in these articles?

PLOUFFE: Well, the president was very clear about this, Chris, in that interview, that he has zero tolerance for this kind of national security leak. There has now been by the attorney general, two United States attorneys appointed to investigate this, including a Bush appointee. We take this seriously, as anything can be taken. No one more than the president relies on this information to make good decisions and keep this country safe. I believe the person who wrote the book in question has said that no one in the White House provide this information. We need a thorough investigation —

WALLACE: No, he has not said that. David Sanger said that, in fact, he did talk to top White House officials. He said it wasn’t leaks. That he’s been investigating a — he did not say that, he, in fact, said he did talk to people in the White House.

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1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • CTH says:

    Any one who believes that the Obama administration would not do such a think as leaking security information if they thought it would help his reelection, is a simple damn fool.

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