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November 12th, 2012
10:47 PM ET

Piers Morgan: "Do you believe that nobody at the White House knew?" Michael Mukasey: "Want a one word answer to that? No"

As shocking new details continue to emerge in the wake of General David Petraeus's resignation, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a collection of intelligence insiders and political experts all charged with adding perspective to the sex scandal currently dominating the nation's news cycle.

Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview, Michael Mukasey offered his insight into the traditional chain of command within Washington:

"I think there was a protocol in place, about who could talk to the White House, the Attorney General was definitely one of the two people who could under any circumstance, and the deputy Attorney General was another," said the man who himself served as Attorney General under George W. Bush.

"You don't have to wait until an investigation is over and concluded before it has implications for national security as this one did. To have a C.I.A. director under investigation, and knowing about it, is something that I think in and of itself, would have made it necessary to notify the White House, i.e. the President."

On a day full of vague inferences and rumored innuendo, Piers Morgan asked for some clarity: FULL POST

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Tonight: The fall-out following General Petraeus' resignation
November 12th, 2012
04:35 PM ET

Tonight: The fall-out following General Petraeus' resignation

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes a host of experts and insiders, all charged with adding perspective and context in the wake of the fall-out following the resignation of General David Petraeus.

Three days after the now former CIA director stepped down amidst an admission of an extramarital affair, CNN's Suzanne Kelly and Barbara Starr will join Piers Morgan live with reports from within Washington D.C.'s intelligence community.

Also, Petraeus' colleague General Mark Kimmit, as well as renowned journalist Michael Hastings, will each share their insight into the shocking end of a career in public service that had spanned nearly four decades.

Tune in at 9 for continuing coverage of one of the most-polarizing stories to hit the news cycle this year.
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November 12th, 2012
12:22 PM ET

Rick Santorum on Mitt Romney: "When you're playing defense, you're not going to win"

With the political dust final settling on the 2012 general election, on Friday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Rick Santorum to bring his candid commentary to the program via a primetime interview.

Having competed against Mitt Romney during the Republican primary, the former Pennsylvania Senator said he would have liked to have seen some more intensity, and a more aggressive approach, from his former rival turned GOP party representative:

"What Mitt Romney, in my opinion, didn't do was go out and vigorously defend the beliefs that he said he espoused and didn't go on the offense," he told Piers Morgan. "When you're playing defense, which is what I believe the campaign was doing and Republicans were doing generally throughout the course of this campaign, you're not going to win."

Three days removed from Barack Obama securing a second term in office, Santorum used his "Piers Morgan Tonight" platform to continue his critique of the president's policies: FULL POST

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Need to Know News: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October; U.S. to become biggest oil producer
November 12th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Need to Know News: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October; U.S. to become biggest oil producer

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For November 12, 2012 – House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October, U.S. to become biggest oil producer and voice of Elmo on leave after denying 'underage conduct' with teen...

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