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-- congressman trade doubted a member of both the house oversight and judiciary committee's.
Congressman good to have you with this we've got a lot to talk about tonight -- -- to begin with senator feinstein's declaration.
That the White House ranks are responsible for at least part of the the leaked classified information.
Well of course they are as she was right the first -- when she speculated.
-- who has no motive to want this president to look like John Wayne when it comes to foreign policy.
Four months before election.
The White House -- the administration does who has access to the information.
But I don't you don't soared past -- would be somebody with motive -- access to the information.
And -- with respect to who's gonna conduct the investigation.
People have to have confidence not only in the result of the investigation and prosecution but also the process.
And the process is going to be jeopardized.
If folks that this president appointed.
That are close to air reporter or investigating the White House for months before an election.
So do the right thing let us have confidence in the results and the process and appoint special counsel.
You're in full agreement with with governor.
Governor Romney and and putting forward an independent.
Prosecutor a special counsel if you prefer.
And lots of other folks senator Graham Senator McCain and others Lamar Smith.
From chairman of judiciary others have who value not just the result -- but.
Again national security that is far far more important than petty partisan politics we have to have confidence.
That this investigation was on even handedly.
Thoroughly this is not a political game you have lives on the line assets have been compromise.
Now founded instructive looted -- this Feinstein said she speculated when she said the White House.
Was responsible -- -- accident.
She said the president had nothing to do -- -- which strikes me as being speculation as well we don't know who had anything to do -- it.
I don't know you don't know that's what you have to sing grand jury subpoenas.
Put up under oath under penalty of perjury and get to the bottom of it should be the most important thing they're doing.
Interestingly there was nothing expect whether -- at least in the way in which senator Feinstein.
Made her declaration that the White House was the source of some of those -- It was her characterization of her own words as.
Speculation that personally I found interest being a day later.
But let's turn to another investigation that the two committees that you sit on.
Oversight as well as judiciary investigating fast and furious.
And this attorney general.
Eighteen months inspector general and Justice Department is still not produced or.
Does she appear to be anywhere close to producing a report.
You have held the United States congress is how all the attorney general in both civil and criminal contempt.
And we -- what should we expect.
Well largest noting the irony that you and I just had a conversation about national security seekers that are known in public but yet we can't get access to documents and in fast and furious I will tell you this look I don't think you and I have not had a chance to talk about this -- -- that with the inspector general.
But it represented take it's -- -- that.
With the now confirmed inspector general -- last week.
And I'm not -- violating any confidence when when I tell you what he told -- which is it will be weeks not months he.
Is -- well aware that our patience is running out he's well aware that this is taken eighteen months and it should not have.
Think -- confirmed a couple of months ago it's his number one priority.
And he has a background as a criminal prosecutor.
Jason and -- about 45 minutes would leave and I suspect we won't have it before.
Well I'd like he -- weeks and not want so that tells me.
Before September 1.
I saw you -- those those breaks who were with the -- the burdens that are given to both personal respected congressman as well Isaiah.
There's a prosecutor -- was your previous.
Let let let's turn to fast and furious though still the Mexican government.
Is not satisfied on the responsibility.
And the persons who should be held accountable for operation fast and furious and the murder of hundreds of their citizens at least 200 under operation fast and furious.
And they Brian Terry.
Families stands no closer two two resolution.
-- -- who is directly responsible in our government for what happened.
Two agent Terry.
This is this is a tough situation and it and it did I make constructive this way it sounds as I listen to you.
A that we are all including your committees in the United States congress.
Dependent upon the inspector general for for the real answers as to.
What happened under -- operation passing period.
Well that is partially correct Lou we are waiting on the inspector journal he had access to the full panoply of documents way more than what we had access to.
I don't know -- 1000.
-- more than that.
More than -- actually Yasser.
So prob not gonna pre judge his work product -- ask -- to keep an open mind I'm going to do that.
Keep in mind that the speaker of the house has also said.
Or his office is communicated to me before July is over.
We will have filed our civil fleeting so we will go to court on the executive privilege there are two avenues of access to information that we have.
On at our disposal to arrows in the quiver so to speak.
And I'm that was somebody who was.
Of -- -- -- Stanley yesterday this is not is not going anywhere in the fact that there may be a weaker to.
Without you are not talking about it.
-- -- not gonna let it rest until I can answer all your questions.
Well we appreciate that good for you congressman and the service you're providing to the -- To the people is greatly appreciate congressman.
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