Rep. Hoekstra Condemns Wikileaks Disclosure

Monday, 29 Nov 2010 07:23 AM

 

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The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says disclosure of thousands of classified State Department documents undermines U.S. credibility with the rest of the world.

Michigan's Rep. Peter Hoekstra tells CBS's "The Early Show" he believes "there's a whole number of time bombs" in the documents made public by the online whistle-blower group Wikileaks.

Hoekstra said "the catastrophic issue here is just a breakdown in trust." He said other countries are "just going to wonder, Can the United States be trusted? Can the United States keep a secret?' "

Hoekstra said disclosure previously secret diplomatic cables, documents and e-mails secrets puts America's diplomats in "a very awkward position."

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