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Fantastic what US prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against BP for that 2010 -- polls bill and our next guest says that that's basically just a wet spot.
Defense attorney Sharon like goes with -- and Denver share welcome to the show you now.
Any -- were occupy was a big big -- and some people think the story of the year.
The idea was that no one pays prices in corporate America know what ever takes the fall even -- one.
Billions even trillions of dollars a lost lives a loss of people are hurt.
And this particular case is the is the US government -- right thing -- saying you know what.
We're gonna -- individuals they cannot be -- the by corporations and we're gonna make people pay.
No I don't think they're doing the right thing if there's civil liability and they're probably is there's penalties there's courts of law.
BP is already paid millions of dollars instead they want to go after the engineers.
The engineers supposedly falsified their reports I mean come -- you've got -- be creative to lie.
-- Well they don't know I why would they.
-- there Bob putting together reports that based on their expertise.
In terms of the types of pressure that's necessary to drill these well share.
First I think their largest jump in there for a minute because I mean did did the did the Fed says that these are the most honest people in the world they don't not a lot and I think you've lost out the gate.
Analyst and you know they might of lied they might have been lazy they might have been derelict -- -- lot of reasons they could have made major mistakes the big question now is.
What their intent to was their intent to circumvent the system where they lazy did they do a bad job and say that they did a good job in if that's the case shouldn't they pay.
Well I'm -- got a problem here.
If they're lazy if they did a bad job if it made mistakes.
OK maybe they should pay does that mean -- criminally liable we'll.
Mean you're talking about a really high standard they've got him and do you intend to do some thing.
Cause harm I think these people did that they did their jobs -- I think the federal government needs to step in and step up.
To the plate because there's no federal guidelines in place in terms of the amount of pressure they were supposed to use -- these wells Sarah's show do you think this preemptive strike.
Charity -- this highlight -- -- look federal you know agents FBI would not do a drug dealers.
They get they go in and MIA I don't wanna compare the engineers a drug dealers were they going to get a lower guys the kind of rat out of the guys who are higher up in the government wants to go to these engineers and say.
-- your bosses know and their boss's -- is -- they get any memos meeting that's not a part of what's going on here.
That is the oldest trick in the book in let me tell yes it works.
Everybody is going to protect themselves I mean it's the first love nature you survive and that's what they're gonna their.
So -- -- essentially don't what you're really saying is that it's an election year.
There's a whole group people out there who are still upset that a lot of -- -- rich folks out there.
Never ever seem to be able to pay a price for things that go wrong to the -- humanity.
And this might be a chance for the administration.
To maybe pandered to that group of people.
Well it's certainly going to be kudos to the administration.
Everybody likes to see corporate America being brought down somehow it warms the American heart.
And that I think is what is a big impetus of this is but.
You know they made a mistake it was an accident why can't people just except these are human beings they're fallible.
It's an accident.
-- -- -- All right -- Jeff why don't -- -- love your enthusiasm.
On this show we appreciate it thanks a lot.
Thank you are -- -- -- threatening to block oil flow through the Strait of Hormuz that could eventually lead to US military action or even.
Full tilt war and some say could wolf find out because Judith Miller is.
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