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What Does Axelrod Know?

12:50 PM, Jul 28, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Patrick Caddell, writing at, asks, "White House Leaks: What Does Axelrod Know, And How Does He Know It?"

So is David Axelrod now in charge of the investigation into theMay-June leaks that have jeopardized our troops and undermined our national security in what is arguably the single greatest breach of sensitive national security information in the modern era? Or has Axelrod, the top adviser at Obama’s re-election campaign, merely been briefed on the status of that investigation--ahead of the proper authorities, and ahead of the general public?   

In any case, how could it be that a political operative is now speaking out on perhaps the most sensitive national security matters that the nation confronts?  These questions come to mind in the wake of Axelrod’s Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” 

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