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We -- know Jay Carney lied about the Ben Ghazi talking points but we still don't have answer to many other questions surrounding the attack.
The FBI's investigating the IRS is targeting of conservative groups.
Do you believe the FBI which is part of the Department of Justice will be completely forthcoming.
And the attorney general doesn't know warning about his agency going after Associated Press phone record because he recused himself but he can't remember what they did that he didn't tell when he bought.
Can the government investigate.
Itself joining me now Fox News senior judicial analyst judge Edward Apollo Tom are you left falling.
But that is a superb and poignant question can the government investigate itself.
Can the government be trusted.
The -- the constitution.
Basically has as its premise that the government cannot contrasted.
And hence we have checks and balances and hence we have a federal system division between state and federal and hence we are supposed to have transparency but in one week Tom.
We see a common thread with the IRS story with the Associated Press story and with Ben -- The threat is that the government will deviate from the truth when it suits its political alliance.
We're not talking about not talking about the plans for a weapon because -- we don't want our enemies now about the -- we're talking about lies to help the president politically.
We're also talking about the press the government does not feel constrained by the constitution.
Chains around they around the government so that could not do to us what it did to us in the past year what we learned about this -- that.
How does somebody who's a long time lawyer like Eric Holder longtime prosecutor.
Said well look at this is really bad I mean there's there there -- this is really a bad leak so -- justified in doing.
-- that bad.
There is no leak that would justify trampling the constitution.
That I think about we're talking here we're talking about somebody in the government.
Who told somebody in the Associated Press.
That the CIA.
A terrorist attack in Yemen government didn't want that out there may be -- tipped off some sources the government got upset.
And publishing early and generally conservatives are are pretty strong on that yes but the act of publishing that is not a crime.
So stolen information.
Delivered to a reporter even when the reporter knows it's still.
That is a material matter of public interest can be published with impunity -- a report we know that lesson from the Pentagon papers case.
The question is does that absolve of the thief now so they wanna -- the -- this.
The thief is not the Sinai of Brothers running around Watertown Massachusetts talking to each other on a -- -- about the kill somebody in -- had to be stopped immediately.
The -- is somebody who -- his or her trade a year ago.
The records that the government seeks are not in the hands of somebody who will destroy those records because they don't want to be drawn into this.
The records of phone records and -- in the hands of Verizon.
Verizon is the innocent third party custodian.
The the actual records -- phone calls made by the Associated Press presumably to the thief.
So in order to find out who the thief is instead of going to the Associated Press the government gets an FBI agent issue on national security letter.
Basically a self written search warrant right in which an FBI agent authorizes himself for one of his colleagues to seize documents is this can only be done under the Patriot Act.
In this and I have situation.
And you're looking at that you get -- active I have serious questions out of then but even by the wording of the act only when you have an active.
Terrorist who needs to be stopped short term.
That's not the case we're talking about a thief who stole a secret a year ago that's not a case of terrorism that's a case of theft that the government -- and that's all right.
Silverlight behind all of this I believe judge is affected people are now waking up to -- maybe they can't trust the government -- maybe people can't investigate itself.
That they can investigate themselves but they they.
I think a lot of people have said though the government -- benefactor and so just you know take care of -- my benefactor and and now they're starting hopefully this will wake them up.
Because it seems like.
Our government represents us there are represented a former government.
And and they seemed to.
Fast and furious EPA.
And all the other things are going they do seem to.
Ignored the rules two weeks ago and his commencement address to.
Ohio State University.
The president said we have a representative government here.
And the government is there for basically you and so when you challenge the government you're basically challenging yourself so trust the government.
Don't pay attention to those people who keep warning you about.
This is his phrase not mine -- I like the phrase the tyrants around the corner.
Guess what the -- around the corner.
Is now knocking at the front door -- a tyrant around the corner is an IRS.
That makes this decisions based on politics the tyrant around the corner is it Justice Department.
That disregards fundamental constitutional principles and the rules of federal criminal procedure when the -- record set improperly.
The -- around the corner is a CIA and State Department and a White House that will lie about an event not to preserve life.
Not to preserve national security.
But to enhance the president's reelection.
That's the tyrant we have to worry about and that tyrant is now knocking at the front.
-- it it truly is and I I hope it appears.
That the media is now doing starting to wake up to do its job but I think -- and not an advocate but an adversary.
That's the tactical mistake -- -- Bye -- and doing this in the media and of course if they do this to the eight.
Pretty much in the middle but inclined to go along with the government.
What will they do the fox.
-- -- yes and what I mean that's the thing is that how do you go win.
And I've I've worked with the Irish for many many decades.
I know those people I know the people that are in the trenches that are going to work every day they're good people by and large.
They don't decide to get up 1 morning decide target -- certain.
Nor I I agree with you this is not the type of thing that starts on the bottom and goes out -- starts either way at the top or very close to the top.
Do you remember when.
Somebody in the White House Austan Goolsbee complained that the -- didn't pay enough taxes tournament that Charles and David coconut -- to -- wealthiest.
Self made billionaires in the country do you remember when Harry Reid claimed that Mitt Romney hadn't paid any taxes in ten years.
We think that the staff -- -- if you are -- making an up or.
Somebody from the IRS.
That would be a crime.
Information about taxpayers.
In order to embarrass them.
John Boehner said I'm not interest I'm interested in who's gonna go to jail is somebody going to go to jail.
Well the decision.
A a document filed with the IRS whether it's tax returns or an application for exemption from taxes.
Is discretionary with the IRS so they won't go to jail.
For imposing a higher degree of scrutiny on the exemption application from Tea Party patriots as a post.
Media matters but it will go to jail if today.
If they leaked information from a private document.
To the public or to an enemy of the of the taxpayer and that would be a crime that's what the stories are starting to lead that's where it seems to be going the end of the these things always are worse at the end than they are at the beginning there's very few people.
Can fess up they all think they can they can keep this below the radar screen not this one.
The IRS touches every American country.
Newspapers the First Amendment ultimately touches every American in the country.
These are dark clouds over the president's White House this week and it's all self.
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