June 7th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: McCain: 'Leaks came from the White House'

Senator John McCain calls leaks of highly classified counterterrorism operations "one of the most egregious breaches of national security  in recent memory." In a statement he blasts President Obama for risking the nation's security to benefit his campaign.

"These leaks clearly were not done in the interest of national security or to reveal corrupt or illegal actions about which the public has a right to know, as in the case of legitimate whistle-blowers," McCain said. "It is difficult to escape the conclusion that these recent leaks of highly classified information, all of which have the effect of making the president look strong and decisive on national security in the middle of his re-election campaign, have a deeper political motivation."

Watch a preview of Anderson's interview with the Senator and see the full conversation at 8 and 10 p.m. ET. They discuss how to control the leaks, who's to blame, and also the mounting death toll in Syria.

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  1. Scott Packard

    In the spirit of news, I applaud Anderson on the Leaks, and the approach to see any opposing reaction, and this case coming from McCain....But, I marvel at the nature of the response from McCain....what a jerk he has become. A bitter old, unhappy Sailor, who thrives on the Military,and still is so sad and defeated after his significant loss in the last election. Seems to me, all he wants is another subcommittee to rail on Obama, and push his Military agenda.....right, that's what we need, to intevene in Syria.....Term limits is the phrase I think about....how political can we get.....

    June 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
  2. Clyde Houle

    Ah Senator McCain: Where were you when Scooter Libby outed Valirie Plaim?

    June 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm |