Judge Michael Mukasey, former US Atty General

On the 40th anniversary of Watergate, the topic of national security leaks has again come front and center. In recent weeks, we’ve seen public disclosures on how the secret Predator drone program works; how an undercover agent infiltrated al Qaeda and disrupted an airline bomb plot; and how the US and Israel allegedly implemented the computer virus Stuxnet into Iran uranium enrichment equipment, disrupting the program. These leaks — and others — have raised serious national security concerns and calls for high level investigations. President Obama has denied charges that his administration had purposefully leaked classified national security information and Attorney General Eric Holder has asked two US attorneys to investigate. But many don’t believe this goes enough. Judge Michael Mukasey is the former US Attorney General under President Bush and former US District Judge. And he has been outspoken and clear: The leaks are a serious problem and should be investigated by Congress. Judge Mukasey joins us now — Judge, thank you for your time. (Originally broadcast 6-30-12 on The John Batchelor Show)

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