“Patterson was the Air Force’s senior military aide to President Bill Clinton:
The Lt. Colonel was one of five people given the responsibility to carry the “nuclear football.” We asked Patterson about the controversy surrounding DeAgazio.
Patterson told Independent Journal Review:
“It’s certainly not an issue. I was photographed several times over the years. I even included a couple in my first book, ‘Dereliction of Duty.’
It’s not that there is a football that’s sensitive, it’s what’s actually in it that’s the bottom line.”
He continued, addressing the critics who think that major security protocols were breached:
“It’s ludicrous. They have absolutely no clue what they are talking about. Anything to bring up impeachment. Hell, Bill Clinton actually lost the nuclear codes and nobody cared.””