(RepublicanReport.org) – The recent leak of top secret documents has many people on edge. Even CNN has questions as to whether or not 21-year-old Jack Teixeira’s, an airman with the National Guard, possession of and distribution of the classified material should be considered a failure of the current administration.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently sat down with Jake Tapper of CNN’s “State of the Union” for an interview. During their discussion, the host asked the Democrat whether or not she believed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was correct to say the “Biden administration has failed to secure classified information.”
The Biden administration has failed to secure classified information.
Through our committees, Congress will get answers as to why they were asleep at the switch.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) April 14, 2023
The Senator, who is part of the Senate Intelligence Committee, mentioned they were going to conduct a “full investigation.” Gillibrand noted there were a “lot of questions” as to why the information was just “lying around.” She also wondered why Teixeira even had access to the documents in the first place, where “the custody” of them was and who the information was for. Gillibrand asserted those were the “important questions” for the Intelligence Committee to ask.
Tapper mentioned members of the intelligence community feel the Department of Defense doesn’t evaluate individuals as thoroughly as other agencies, such as the CIA. The senator, who is also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, noted that was one issue that will be talked about at the upcoming hearing.
The White House has been on damage control after Teixeira, who, despite his position as a low-ranking IT official had top-secret security clearance, leaked top-secret documents that reportedly provided detailed information about America’s surveillance of the Ukraine War. Included in the leak was NATO’s plan to rebuild the Ukrainian military, the weaknesses of the country’s air defense system, and where President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stationed his troops. The classified information also detailed US efforts to spy on its allies. Could this be a stain on Biden’s presidency, and what will it mean for him going into 2024?
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