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Former Navy SEAL: 'The Last Thing in the World We Would Want' Is to Have Brian Williams Riding Along on a Mission

"It's unheard of..."

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As if the world needed another reason to disbelieve what NBC anchor Brian Williams has claimed about his involvement with the U.S. military — here comes a SEAL to set things straight.

Former SEAL Team Six member Don Mann told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" Sunday morning that Williams never, under any circumstances, would have ridden along in a SEAL helicopter on a mission.

"It's unheard of, what Brian Williams is saying," Mann said. "None of it can be true."

The whole point of the SEALs is to operate covertly, and an embedded reporter would be in stark contrast to that mission, Mann said.

"The last thing in the world we would want is a reporter sitting in a helicopter embedded in one of these units,” he quipped.

As for Williams' claim that one of his "friends" in the military later mailed him a piece of a downed helicopter's fuselage, Mann labeled that bogus as well.

“In the midst of [combat] a Seal would have to go back in and grab a piece of that tail,” Mann said. “There’s no way in the world that would happen. It would be criminal.”

Watch the segment below:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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