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Correspondent joining us from Capitol Hill now -- -- -- through leading congressman.
-- members of the House Judiciary Committee who have been aggressively investigating the fast and furious scandal.
-- -- -- Congressman trade got a -- -- it is good of you to be where this.
What -- and turned to your first or congressman drummer because you have said there's still it's time for new leadership.
If it's a citation of content does not follow from what you've seen so far.
-- what is your sense about the direction of the investigation and the resolution.
The speaker himself -- displaying these same people would gotta be held accountable.
And you know is holders prior job when -- -- -- pardons.
You don't want paper trail you don't wanna emails -- you prefer that they're not be any evidence.
But he is the top justice of visual in the country.
And if he didn't know just as the speaker said if he didn't know he should've known.
And it's just hard to believe.
That when he found out.
A bit that guns were being sold as authorized by his department.
To international criminals that he wouldn't call his -- -- and instead.
Who is responsible for this unless he knew all overall.
Either way he's got to go.
Congressman -- if you have been you've made it very clear that your patients is -- -- -- with this attorney general this Justice Department.
You asked the attorney general.
Because there had been some.
Some word of complaint.
From the Justice Department.
US the attorney general if he really believed his being singled out for political reasons or ideological reasons.
I wanna share of that exchange with our audience right now and then -- for your your thoughts but first.
The truth -- you're the one who said you're being targeted -- your progressive.
-- my point to -- -- I would be asking the exact same questions about fast and furious whether you were John Ashcroft would you were Dan Lungren would you or Bob.
-- -- -- I don't care about the political ideology.
Of the US -- Or the attorney general.
While I would -- is -- the decisions that -- made in connection with anything that done in the Justice Department.
Don't reflect my political ideology reflect my view of the facts to lock in what my responsibility is as attorney general of the United States.
And congressman arm and then -- him out -- -- -- very sent the inspector general of the Justice Department.
Your committee in fact true committees.
And -- -- judiciary and oversight have been pursuing the truth.
A you have to this point receive 67600.
Pages of and documents.
Eight you still have tens of thousands that -- this department refuses to.
To turn over to you.
Where do you -- what do you do if not.
Words -- congressman -- says to.
-- you know leader -- says something very instructive yesterday Lou he said he was going to be monitoring and watching the judiciary hearing today to gauge.
On the level of interest because it has been over year the level of interest of the members on the judiciary which is a separate committee of oversight.
As you know and -- count it.
A dozen different members' -- boasts odds of the aisle who -- about fast and furious it was far and away the most ask about.
Issues and because this was not a fast and furious hearing today it was a general oversight hearing.
So if anything interest in the issue is peaking.
On that speaker Boehner leader candor and with the -- cubicles they wrote the letter a couple of weeks ago to the attorney general.
They're gonna support chairman -- -- -- And and as you play blue it has nothing to do politics.
With -- judge go -- was a former judge and taxes a judge pose a former judge I was a federal prosecutor in the state prosecutor.
I would be asking the exact same questions if they're Republican attorney general is not about politics is about respect for the rule of law.
And -- target at -- try try yes this does a great job it's great -- -- prosecution.
Prosecuted -- growth -- like this but if you go back to previous questions -- and -- was answering.
He made this statement I believe is true to.
One of our other members before me -- uses it where he said.
There are political aspects to justice.
He made politics the issue injustice.
It has no place injustice just just -- is -- and.
And and for a guy who wants to Mike politics.
-- -- justice he's got to go he's hurting the country.
People are getting killed because of his incompetence.
Or his -- right it is guilty knowledge one or the other either way he's got to go.
Got to go he stays there got to know there has been very little forthcoming from this Justice Department.
The impasse we had heard.
Date from the Memorial Day.
As the time certain or this Justice Department this attorney general to produce a response.
To your -- demands for documents your demands for information and responsive answers that has come and gone.
Is there -- a deadline.
That speaker Boehner.
That congressman ice that the committees judiciary and oversight.
Have agreed upon as through a -- a date certain.
-- for delivery of what -- request.
If there is Lou neither judge -- more nor I had been apprised of and I will say this speaker -- About a week ago sat down beside me almost war.
He is becoming more more engaged.
On this issue so as leader cantor.
I have wanted to to move forward at a quicker pace for some time.
And I have frankly been frustrated with the leadership may have a -- job by -- frustrated nonetheless.
That they are listening to your viewers who were telling -- this is a major issue it's not a political issue.
Is an American -- -- respect for the rule of law and how would encourage your viewers in just out of you don't need to be encouraged if you -- a great job anyway.
Keep asking us these questions until you get assurance that -- one other quick point on the the production.
We have -- requests over a year ago for production of the documents from the Holy Land Foundation.
That he furnished to the people who've been convicted of supporting terrorism.
You'd get a -- to the terrorists given to members of congress we want to see why you -- not prosecuting these people.
That the fifth Circuit Court of Appeals say there's plenty of evidence to show they support terrorism.
He had pursued them either he's -- the country's got to go.
Well gentlemen thank you very much for all -- doing in service of the country appreciate your being here congressman -- --
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