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At it again: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes wants more national security leaks

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

When there’s an intelligence leak out of the upper echelons of the federal government, whom does NBC’s “Today” call on to make sense of it all?

None other than Meghan McCain, daughter of the Arizona Republican senator, and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, host of the weekend show “Up w/Chris Hayes.” (RELATED: Holder appoints prosecutors to investigate security leaks)

“I think we need more leaks and not less,” said Hayes, who recently said he had difficulties declaring fallen soldiers “heroes” because he thought it glorified war. “I actually think that we should know how the war is operating and what’s going on with a kill list that’s operating out of the White House or what covert activities we’re engaged in.”

McCain had the opposite view, and said she took it seriously because of her father’s analysis of the situation.

“I don’t know of any proof exactly,” McCain said. “But I think when there’s a leak like this, you have to look and see who is benefiting. And the president is obviously benefiting from this. I had a conversation with my father last night and he said this is the worst security breach he’s ever seen in his entire career. For me, that send absolute chills up and down my spine about what exactly we have given terrorists and our enemies through these security leaks. And whoever is doing this is not putting their country first in thinking about America and the safety of our troops and that’s scary.”

(h/t Real Clear Politics Video)

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