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Four separate investigations into the Internal Revenue Service targeting a conservative groups and our next guest says the scandal is not going to disappear any time soon joining us is former democratic congressman Fox News contributor.
Dennis Kucinich Dennis great to have you here.
The -- -- to be with you this IRS targeting conservative groups.
In this and there are now four committees that -- just set out to investigate.
The fact that every American.
Has some intersection.
In their lives with the IRS.
This shows you that people understand the power of the IRS.
And that when there is and information or some.
That power has been misused the American people can understand that.
And that is really a mark against the government because people don't want.
This kind of intrusive power use against them for political purposes that's why -- this is not going to go away soon.
It isn't it in its raw.
Abuse of power and my investigations now are reaching out here to Chicago.
Started in Cincinnati -- reaching across the country.
And it goes beyond simply the targeting is if that isn't bad enough because it certainly is.
The targeting of conservative groups for political purposes.
But then sharing that information.
With laughed when he.
News -- -- I mean that's that's pretty strong and and and dangerous stuff.
-- at all.
Well you know it's very -- staying -- you know I've heard those stories because.
On one hand.
The media is being it's called.
That is that in some cases it may compromise national security.
By pursuing some story with a source and on the other hand we have the media the potential of the media being used.
In order to further a political attack this is it not appropriate and we have to.
-- -- government get its house on.
In order here.
Two and to be clear the hypocrisy and the contradiction.
That you and then the actual contradiction of the intellectual architecture there is all -- of the Obama administration.
It is an external to the administration.
They created it all themselves.
You know they have chose to pursue -- they have chart.
Right -- listen I have been right at the forefront and in challenging.
The violation of the First Amendment that I've seen the by a going -- -- and and surveilling the media.
Of the rights in this case conservative groups whose politics.
Were the basis for an IR iris inquiry.
We we as Americans have to close ranks here because when it comes to making sure.
The power of government will not be misused -- edition be a Democrat or Republican issue a left right issue we are must agree on.
And and I think.
Dennis that you and -- -- when enough that at least an independent and a Democrat can can agree on an art may be an independent conservative.
You what -- you -- attach anything to Democrat.
Well -- listen I -- you know I feel that my first loyalty is.
To my country.
I remember -- what we we cannot be so loyal to a party.
That it blinds us to see what's going on -- -- begin to perceive things selectively.
-- and let's say some my Republican Brothers and sisters.
Couldn't see some of the problems in the Bush Administration they -- -- the from the Obama administration put this kind of politics that polarized.
Is dividing our country further and we need to have a -- -- -- view.
Of exactly what's happening and I think the way you do that it's -- -- clearly without his regards to partisan affiliation.
And I and -- curious blessing and sometimes comes up like a burden.
I could see if your problems with that Bush Administration as well close that's what.
-- -- -- about it is this if we appreciate it and thank you take a moment.
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