Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the U.S. government is so keen to find the source of the leak to the AP about the al Qaeda bomb plot, and the rare and valuable al Qaeda double agent whose life was put at risk by their reporting.
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen discusses the attack and the cell which claimed responsibility for it. Cohen also shares his thoughts on the recently released Benghazi emails.
One hundred pages of emails were passed out by the White House Wednesday as the Obama administration tried to put an end to the long simmering dispute over what took place when the American compound in Benghazi was attacked. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole, who approved getting the AP’s phone records to track down the person that leaked classified information, said it was a last-resort effort after having conducted hundreds of interviews. NBC’s Pete Williams reports
Attorney General Eric Holder addresses questions from the press about the Justice Department seizure of the phone records of many AP reporters in pursuit of the source of a leak about an al-Qaida plot.
FILE - This Oct. 2008 file photo shows Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Yemeni cleric and recruiter for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, in Yemen. Born in New Mexico, al-Awlaki has used his personal website to encourage Muslims around the world to kill U.S. troops in Iraq and has emerged as a pro
Islamist protesters shout slogans and burn a flag with the word " Police" on it, after they took it down and erected several al Qaeda flags at the main door of the state security headquarters in Cairo May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
A rocket launcher is pictured at al-Sahwa military base of the Syrian Army after it was captured by Free Syrian Army fighters, in Deraa in this March 9, 2013 file photo. The growing power of Islamist fighters in southern Syria is ringing alarm bells in neighbouring Jordan, which backs rebels battlin
Free Syrian Army fighters attend a training session in al-Giza village, in Deraa in this March 30, 2013 file photo. The growing power of Islamist fighters in southern Syria is ringing alarm bells in neighbouring Jordan, which backs rebels battling its old foe President Bashar al-Assad but fears thos