Dan Rather Praises White House Leakers: 'They Did a Public Service'


Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Tuesday applauded the recent leaks that are coming out of the White House, calling them a "public service."

Rather pointed to a leaked report published by The New York Times that revealed climate scientists fear the Trump administration will try to suppress a "blunt climate report."

"Obviously President Trump and those in his administration didn't want this information out, but somebody somewhere said, 'You know what, the public really needs to know this,'" Rather said on MSNBC's "All in With Chris Hayes." "And they did a public service by letting somebody in journalism, in this case, The New York Times, know it."

Here's Dan Rather on MSDNC