Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
The president today reaffirmed his support has confidence -- attorney general Eric Holder.
Despite concerns are -- the Justice Department seizure of Associated Press reporters and editors phone records.
My next guest served in the Obama Justice Department and has subpoenaed records from a news organization in his experience.
And -- share part of that with us here tonight joining us is Christian Adams former US Department of Justice turning.
Is the author of the book in just it's good to have you with -- Christian.
It is but let's turn to first what is happening here.
The Internal Revenue Service looks like it is about to become an even bigger scandal because of what the administration apparently tried to do which was.
To ignore the fact that the woman who led the tax exempt division.
Was in fact -- in place at of.
All of all the departments the affordability.
Of the affordable care unit.
Of that will be managing 161500.
IRS agents added.
The individual mandate and obamacare itself.
It couldn't get much worse for that one small unit -- it.
Well probably not this is an administration that knows how to use power and loves it.
So they put their most reliable their most ideological the most seasoned career bureaucrats.
Into the most important places and that's what's happening with the health care act.
But to put this person and this main.
This may be -- a debt now.
Four and for affordable care because there is no trust in this in this government right now not in any -- whether it's Homeland Security.
Whether it is the State Department whether it is justice whether it is.
That treasury for crying out.
-- This I mean is outrageous.
What happened with the IRS is frightening it's not supposed to happen in America to have the powerful wing of the government like the IRS.
Attacking people because of their beliefs because they believe in liberty this government was attacking them singling them out asking for what books they read.
I mean this is the most outrageous sort of stuff that's never supposed to happen in our country.
President Obama -- some -- -- could not it is is I watched and listened to a mine and was literally stunt.
As he talked about.
Going to senator Schumer true to restart the legislation the shield law.
The effect of which would be he's asking -- -- -- legislation.
That it passed and signed by him would then protect journalists from his Justice Department.
-- this is out outrageous -- and and so.
Balls are that it's it's almost an affable.
Well there's no accountability with this administration I mean who's ever been fired over fast and furious the justice nobody hats.
And this is a situation where the Justice Department.
Issued these insanely.
Over broad subpoenas these insanely over brought investigations.
Of a news organization.
The good and and they could have done something much more limited than what they did and what they did is in keeping with their -- their lust of power.
Now as I said you while serving in the Obama Justice Department had.
Two subpoena a news organization.
Compare that experience and for various reasons you cannot divulge the name of what is a large news organization.
What was your experience how limited was -- what were the differences in approach.
This is one of the most careful things the Justice Department can do and that is to use their power to go after a news organization.
So they're very clear regulations there's very clear guidelines what you have to do you have to try to work it out first.
You have to try to negotiate a resolution you have to use the least intrusive means.
And most of all you have to have the attorney general personally sign off on your request which he did for me.
But this Justice Department -- scraps all of this.
They don't have the attorney general sign off they have that a deputy attorney general James Cole.
They don't use them at least restrictive means they use the most restrictive means they cast a gigantic net to gather all kinds of intelligence.
About a news organization it's simply frightening.
And here in in in terms of frightening.
You were also audited.
Well as a result of well at least extensively.
-- your political views and -- collision.
With this highly politicized administration.
It is this is this administration.
Simply a political.
Organization that has now taken control of a federal government that is I mean there are days where it seems as if this federal government.
Is attacking the very values through the traditions and laws of this country.
And our citizens -- it is as if they are warring on citizens.
-- across the board.
In -- government.
That these are exactly the people founders feared I mean I -- happening up close and I work -- the Justice Department.
This attitude toward government -- this perk of power that you get to composure worldview on the rest of the country.
And now America starting to see it and that's hardly indicating it's actually a very disappointing but.
These scandals the AP the -- -- this is what these people are all about this is not mismanagement this is a muscular ideology.
That unfortunately is going to be in control for the next three years.
-- -- We appreciate your being with this come back soon.
The -- Let's quickly.
Filter by section