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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:
"Do you believe that nobody at the White House knew until a few days ago?" he asked his guest directly.
"[Do you] want a one word answer to that?" asked Mukasey. "No."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Mukasey further elaborates on Petraeus' resignation and the role the Justice Department played.
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