CIA Leak: Sen. McCain Says He Doesn’t Know Definition of ‘Negligent’

I just saw George Stephanopoulos interviewing Sen. John McCain about Karl Rove’s involvement in the CIA leak scandal on ABC’s This Week. Stephanoplous read the text of the security clearance agreement signed by Rove when he took a position in the government.

I then happened to click onto AmericaBlog where they had seen interview (three hours earlier, EDT) and posted the transcript:

“I have been advised that any breach of this Agreement may result in the termination of any security clearance I hold; removal from any position of special confidence and trust requiring such clearances; or the termination of my employment…”

Stephanopoulos: Do you believe that this agreement should be abided by?

McCain: I do, but that also implies that someone knowingly revealed…

Stephanopoulos: This covers negligent disclosures

McCain: Again I don’t know what the definition of “negligent” is.

Please contact Sen. McCain and help him with the definition of the word “negligent:”

McCain, John- (R – AZ) Class III
(202) 224-2235
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One thought on “CIA Leak: Sen. McCain Says He Doesn’t Know Definition of ‘Negligent’”

  1. Thank you for posting a comment on my site. I have linked your article to my post because you have the actual transcript from This Week. I realize that I was a little negligent in my post, but I swear, I was not knowingly negligent.

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