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What this administration first there was a lender of -- there was lightsquared.
Lightsquared has the white has connected broadband wireless company backed by hedge fund manager Phil -- alone.
Who gave President Obama sizable campaign contributions.
The FCC conveniently -- -- ruled for lightsquared.
Falcone went to bat for lightsquared on America live with my colleague Megyn Kelly Texas.
Suggestion is that you.
Or someone affiliated with you was Greece and somebody's -- in the administration behind the scenes to get that -- in January from the FCC.
That is a complete.
Misinformation of facts say if you says nothing untoward going -- and there was no undue influence and make the second is not now but CC everybody's missing the point here.
Everybody this is pointing at our next guest is neither missing the point -- the documents.
You see the man who set up that interview a guy named Todd -- well he reached out to senator Charles Grassley is office earlier this month.
Apparently looking to grease the wheels with senator Grassley himself did he ever go to the wrong place.
The understandably steamed and always defensive of the constitution.
Iowa Republican good friend of the show.
Joins us now senator Grassley welcome back to freedom watch.
Well I'm sure you're glad to be -- you and thanks for your interest in the light where -- -- here.
That they must have been crazy to knock on your door and suggest.
That they could do a favor for a year earlier campaign your mother in law anybody connected with TO.
And return our -- York looking there -- what do they want you to do.
Well few weeks a goal mr.
felt conned himself can you believe that's.
He -- in my office a suggestion.
That that this could be a real win for the senator.
If this thing we're go through.
Secondly just not so long ago all of the person you referred to setting up the interview would mr.
-- -- called my office.
And suggested that if this thing went through.
There could be a call center in Iowa maybe as a result of an enhanced jobs and it's something that would be good for Iowa and something that I -- get credit for.
So -- what we we didn't think much about it when mr.
First contacted us.
We kind of let that -- -- But when this person -- would mr.
-- as we know through his arranging the fox interview -- That then that really raise questions so then we turned this all over to the ethics committee.
And we have made up our mind that we're not -- contact.
Where that individual anymore.
But there are watching what's really as strange here is that.
You know I just seeking information.
I'm not making any judgment.
Until I get information -- I have gotten some information.
From the private sector -- but at the FCC's been stonewalling me on this for probably six straight months.
Senator does the government even belong in the business of picking winners -- users and using taxpayer dollars or borrowing money in their name.
And giving it to friends of the president.
The -- founders of -- out of the country who wrote the constitution.
Never contemplated a role for the federal government like that.
Well there's -- short answer to your question and I'll say no hold there's no role for the government.
There and -- -- explained it very well so why won't repeat what you set.
All right where do we go from here.
Do you think -- mr.
Falcone and company was attempting to offer you something of value.
In order to what influence the way you would vote in which case the FBI should be told about it or is this.
Some bad -- every day.
In Washington and 2012.
Well I don't what happens every day in Washington but I'm very willing to tell you what I think about this particular instance until.
The person called -- said there could be a call center in Iowa.
I never gave it much thought about mr.
felt home's first contact.
Iowa because it was fairly generic and you know where you can talk -- political wind all those sort of things -- but but not all that show that this these two what happened together.
I sent a letter to mr.
-- -- trying to find out the exact arrangements between.
Him and this other person.
Alright will you stay on top of the stores and come back and let us know what happens.
Because every time you get your teeth into one of these investigations.
And usually find what you're looking for senator Grassley it's a pleasure thanks for joining us.
Thank you -- rejecting the.
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