Maxine Waters was not the one this morning on "The View," where she sparred with two of the show's co-hosts over White House leaks.

Paula Faris brought up The Washington Post publishing transcripts of the president's phone conversations with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, asking the California congresswoman if she was "disturbed" by the leaks.

"No, not at all. I am so glad they're telling us what's going on," Waters responded, despite Faris saying the leaks "threaten our national security."

"I need to hear these conversations," she said to applause from the studio audience. "This is his problem. He is in a White House where he's got people working for him that don't like him, don't believe in what he's doing and they're trying to tell the american public."

After Joy Behar said "they're whistle blowers, they're not leakers," Faris continued her argument. "America loses here though, he can not have a candid conversation with the leader of another country," she added, "countries are not going to want to get on the phone with the leader of the free world."

Faris then got some backup from fellow conservative panelist Jedediah Bila.

"If this leak can happen for this president, that means it can happen for any president and other countries will look at us and say the United States of America, as a whole, is not a secure place," she said.

But "Auntie" Maxine wasn't here for it.

"Let me tell you, the leadership starts at the top and it is this president that his own people have no confidence in," she responded. "They're undermining him because they want to see him stopped, they want us to do something, not every president will be treated this way."

"This man has no values, he lies, they know it and he's the danger and they want us to do something about it," Waters added.

"I hear you but it's a scary thing to try to undermine the president because you don't like his policy or don't trust him and risk undermining the entire country in the process," Bila shot back.

"He is undermining the country," Waters said, before the show went to commercial.

After the break, Waters also addressed going viral after repeatedly telling Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin she was "reclaiming my time" during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.

"I'm so surprised about the way the millennials in particular have connected with me. It seems as though I say things they like," she said in response.

Singer Mykal Kilgore then popped up on stage to surprise her, after his gospel version of her speech also made the rounds online.

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