For several months, during the Clinton administration, the nuclear launch codes were missing, writes Hugh Shelton, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Bill Clinton - in his newly released memoir, Without Hesitation, ABC News reported on Wednesday.
Several years ago, Retired Air Force Lt. Col., Robert Patterson told a similar account in his book Dereliction of Duty. Patterson says it was Bill Clinton who misplaced the codes.
"We called upstairs," Patterson told ABC News on Wednesday, "we started a pretty thorough search around the White House for the codes. And Clinton finally confessed hours later that he had in fact misplaced them. He couldn't recall when he had last seen them."
"Today, Clinton's office is not commenting," says ABC correspondent, John Donvan, "same as no one is confirming or denying" whether "Jimmy Carter once left his biscuit [containing the codes] in a suit that got sent to the cleaners."
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