Pat Caddell Names National Security Advisor Behind Recent Leaks; Ann Coulter Says Leaks are ‘Love Letters’ to the President
Former Democratic pollster and Fox News contributor Pat Caddell named National Security Advisor Tom Donilon as the likely “culprit” in the recent string of national security leaks. In the “The Victory Sessions” interview, he called Donilon a “political hack” who is “known in Washington as the leaker in chief.” Hannity noted that Donilon leads the presidential daily briefing inside the Oval Office.
Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two U.S. attorneys to look into the leaks, but Republicans are calling for a special counsel to handle the investigation. Caddell said tonight on Hannity
that he didn’t “definitively” know it was Donilon but that the advisor is “known for this.” Caddell said when information about Navy SEAL Team 6 was leaked, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates went to the White House and told Donilon, “I have a new communications strategy. You know what it is? 'Keep your f-ing mouth shut.'”
Caddell said, “One of the things is in 2010, just before the election, Tom Donilon sat there and orchestrated the cartridge bomber incident as a public event when they had already solved it. It was to influence the election. He is a politician. He is not [a] national security expert. That’s like me being an astronaut.”
Author Ann Coulter then chimed in, saying that she doesn’t think it really matters who leaked the intelligence because the bottom line is, “it is coming from the Obama White House.” When SEAL Team 6 was leaked after the raid on Usama bin Laden’s compound, Coulter said, “that came out of the president’s mouth” in order to brag about killing the most-wanted terrorist. She continued, “Military and intelligence officials were going ballistic over that and for a reason. Two weeks later … a helicopter shot out of the sky in Afghanistan and what is it? It’s SEAL Team 6.”
Coulter said the Department of Justice is trying to brush this under the rug until after the election. She also surmised that, “All of these articles have been like love letters to Obama and 'Oh, what a tough commander in chief he is,' and 'Look how tough he is on terrorism'. He’s putting people in jeopardy. These poor saps we persuaded to trust the United States of America, and now they are on the run, in prison or dead.”