In a 1985 television appearance Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) disclosed classified information that one of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s telephone conversations had been intercepted. The information that Leahy revealed had been used in the operation to capture the Arab terrorists who had hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed American citizens, and the Union-Tribune claimed that Leahy’s indiscretion may have cost the life of at least one of the Egyptian operatives involved in that operation.
Because of his several leaks he was forced to step down from his seat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Senator Leahy speaks out against the Bush troop surge in Iraq- February 15, 2007.
Today it was leaked that Senator Leahy will endorse Barack Obama for president.