Holder Attempts to Plug the Leak

Monday, June 11, 2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Mark Wilson/Getty)

The recent string of high-level government leaks from cyberwar in Iran to drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan continues to drive headlines. Much of the discussion centers around what damage these leaks could cause to our national security.

Senator John McCain and other Republicans are accusing the White House of purposely leaking the information to portray President Obama as tough on terrorism. Even though President Obama denied these accusations in a press conference on Friday morning, public and political pressure continued brimming over.

On Friday evening, Attorney General Eric Holder announced two investigations into the leaks, one for the Stuxnet operation in Iran and one for the now well-known drone program. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses how these investigations could play out.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [1]

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A statesman with the gravitas of Sen. McCain makes a serious and sadly plausible accusation of this administration and Obama and Holder cynically move to investigate themselves and the credulous media shrugs its shoulders and gives them the benefit of the doubt.
Does the US media realize that their colleagues around the world as well as this administration view them timid and partisan push overs who repeat rather than report?

Jun. 11 2012 10:13 AM

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