John McCain on the National Security Leaks That Could Put American Lives at Risk
Leaks in our national security, threats to our military defense … what’s behind these critical mistakes potentially putting American lives on the line? John McCain has answers and insight on a must-see Hannity tonight at 9p/ 12a ET!
Previously on Fox News Sunday, Chairwoman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Dianne Feinstein spoke out against the leaked information that the U.S. in a joint covert operation with Saudi Arabia blocked a potential terrorist attack. She told Chris Wallace that, “This leak is serious … the operation was closely held. It was CIA, FBI, Homeland Security and TSA. So a limited number of people knew about it. General procedure would have the chairman and the vice chairman of each intelligence committees briefed during the attack or prior to it. This was not the case, there was no briefing.”
She continued, “Apparently the leak came to an AP reporter. The government called, asked that the story be held, the story was held until Monday and then was released. What this does, it certainly jeopardizes the asset. It certainly jeopardizes our ability to relate to other countries, for other countries to help us and it gives a tip off to AQAP to be more careful about who they use as their couriers, as their bombers. So the leak really did endanger sources and methods and the leak I think has to be prosecuted.”