White House official, Denis McDonough made a big mistake when he appeared for an interview on ABC. He leaked the the first name of a ISIS hostage who was held captive for over a year.
According to NBC News, the 26 year old woman is said to be ISIS’ last hostage. Her identity was originally kept a secret to protect her.
George Stephanopoulos, from ABC’s This Week, interviewed McDonough in a one-on-one and this what was said by the official:
“As it relates to our hostages, we are obviously continuing to work those matters very, very aggressively. We are sparing no expense and sparing no effort, both in trying to make sure that we know where they are and make sure that we’re prepared to do anything we must to try to get them home,” McDonough said. “But [redacted] family knows how strongly the president feels about this, and we will continue to work this.”
Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman from National Security Council was later asked about Stephanopoulos’s hiccup. “[We] request again that you not use the name of the individual.”