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Are good senior again but Alberto Gonzales jones' right -- and amenities -- Head up that department of -- attorney general of these -- United States to what did you make of what.
-- -- chances with a former top prosecutor with sank that you know you've got.
You gotta take -- slowly but right now it's looking more I guess and it did before like that we do you have a need.
For someone to step back and prosecutor and.
Well I'm not convinced that based on what we know today.
That a special prosecutor is necessary.
I've got some serious issues with the appointment of a special prosecutor Juan -- -- we don't.
Well you know people have this notion that this a special -- today.
It's somewhat independent -- the White House and of the Department of Justice course the independent counsel statute expired and the reason X.
Expires because congress realize there was some serious issues.
With the authority of the scope of authority of an independent counsel so we do have eaten that day we do have the mechanism the day to appoint a special counsel.
But how much independence that special counsel has from the White House has from the Department of Justice it's different than what we used to have.
Under the independent counsel statute so I think you know -- I think the mr.
-- was actually Brian I think the Department of Justice.
Is in the process now evaluating what the case is in this particular matter and they'll make of a decision with respect to recommendation.
And we had a bit of Venice -- -- attorney general I just wanted to clear here that you would recommend -- -- -- special prosecutor won't -- it or get really that this that the response that.
A lot of folks hope.
What looked at this seems like.
Kangaroo court what's going on right now so we've got to do something.
It would seem more effective what would that -- Well -- Again the department is engaged in an investigation and so let's let's give it a part of an opportunity -- do what it's gonna do what it does which is of course to investigate.
And -- who commit -- wrongdoing.
And I I I.
If asked as to whether or not for example -- -- -- grant immunity.
I think that would be unwise at this juncture put before knowing the direction of the Department of Justice investigation you know why do -- -- in congress say that could in any way jeopardize.
An investigation by the Department of Justice or by special prosecutor quite frankly so I think I still think -- with.
We need to -- the department says some additional time to it to make some decisions here about the best way to ensure justice here this isn't this a very serious matter and I do you agree with.
ray and with you and your other guest that.
That the assertion today in the Fifth Amendment privilege is up.
If -- -- things -- if not legally certain politically and I.
-- now how does it happen -- -- -- just.
You depleted defense and and I -- I do see your points -- about.
You know let's see where the justice goes with us on its own but isn't that akin to the -- sort of policing -- announced.
Well I've got confidence in the career individuals -- the department of justice and then they may make a decision that.
That they they can't move forward here but but if the local people -- the department make decisions that are contrary to the interest of justice they do -- with a pair of career.
Prosecutor's investigator -- Ford and leaking out about these decisions becoming politicized.
At the Department of Justice is I think they'll be very very careful in making a decision about the best way forward.
You know on the one had discovered following these type of events over the years -- nearly as close as you attorney -- up.
That someone always sends the canary always comes forward since since you know -- And and normally deals are offered to make them saying.
Do you know of -- but but that is the next step.
If it -- is the case.
Well that that that's hard to predict quite frankly.
Again it'll be out of but it depend upon what evidence of Department of Justice is able to accumulate followed the case that a campers it could present to -- -- And terms of whether or not they can put pressure on an individual and that individuals willing to come forward.
In exchange for dealer and and provide information that may be critical in prosecuting someone for for criminal wrongdoing.
Which the city yesterday general Alberto Gonzales or -- -- you can thank you.
It's -- to be with you.
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