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Securing America: Who is Leaking Top-Secret Information?
Who is leaking top-secret information? Are the leaks coming from the White House Situation Room? Congress is trying to find ways to plug the leaks and prosecute the leaker.
FOX News Radio’s Hank Weinbloom reports from Washington in our ongoing series on national security:
What to do about national security leaks? Members of a House committee – from both parties – expressing alarm about recent leaks, including details of the SEAL Team raid that killed Usama bin Laden and the alleged cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear program. Witnesses agreed something should be done about it.
(Wainstein) “That’s a serious leak, that was something that should be seriously looked at by a prosecutor.”
…Legal and national security expert Ken Wainstein. Republicans, calling on the Obama Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to look into leaks, something unlikely to occur before the election. Democrats, saying leaks have always been a problem and these are no more serious. Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner says part of the problem is current law is out of date. The Espionage Act was passed in 1916.
(Rep. Sensenbrenner) “This committee should take a what at trying to put something together that updates the law.”
…But, again, not before the election.
In Washington, Hank Weinbloom, FOX News Radio.