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All right so a top ranking Republican and that would like some answers from the White House senator Grassley wants the deet tails and internal investigation that the White House.
Officials say clears their staff of any wrongdoing in the Secret Service prostitution scandal.
So senator says that the president.
Always back promised.
And the rule of law will be the touch tones of this presidency.
Our commitment to openness means more than simply informing the American people about how decisions are made.
It means recognizing that government does not have all the answers.
But the presence and towns that transparency issue now a number of times.
I'm glad to be joined now by senator Charles Grassley he's the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee good morning sir good to have you with us.
What was your reaction Jay Carney came out at -- white house press briefing and said you know we've done our investigation.
Over the weekend that we have cleared it White House staff and administration staff.
Of any potential wrongdoing related to this whole Columbia prostitution -- -- -- first of all until I sent my latter there was never any indication.
There within the White House personnel there was any concern of this like there wasn't -- Secret Service.
And sort sent the letter Friday.
A -- Saturday and Sunday they if they worked on the weekend maybe they had a chance to talk to everybody.
But it seems to me they came to that conclusion very quickly I think it's the extent to which they make the conclusions and how they conducted their investigation.
Public it would it would help a lot where the credibility of it.
But I I come from the standpoint that sensors -- Secret Service a few military people the advance people at the White House as well as the communication people.
That -- so much interaction.
That we ought to be satisfied that it's just not a case of a few military people.
And -- if you are Secret Service people that may have been doing something wrong and when it comes to our national security and it comes with -- protection the president.
There we need to have certain answers so.
All these questions and I know that you're concerned that the speedy and disposal of this issue.
May mean that it wasn't done thoroughly and you -- fourteen questions in your letter.
Some of them are very basic questions that you want the White House to answer including how many total hours were spent.
On the weekend reveal.
How many additional White House staff arrived with the president how many White House advance staff had overnight guests -- White House staff had overnight gas and you say.
Popping these trips are -- -- between White House staff.
An advanced folks -- communications folks and the Secret Service do you know basically who was on the trip and how many of them went all those details.
I don't have that information -- that's what needs to be made public.
And we need to know whether or not there's other people involved that maybe we haven't even thought -- how far.
Outside -- this small group of people this investigation.
-- Because I think it's very important that we have this information how.
Because of security of the president is of utmost importance and one of the our main responsibilities of the people involved.
In any foreign travel or even any domestic travel.
Are you suggesting that there that they're covering something up.
-- have no basis for that now.
But the extent to which they're very transparent as the president promised he would be there's going to alleviate.
Any concern about these questions we have.
But I want everybody knows in this country these are legitimate concerns.
Because these people deal with the national security and they deal with the protection of the president.
I know that he also have concerns about the fact that the White House did their own investigation.
Is that part of what you're asking for would you like -- and now I inspector you know an outside.
And to teach it to be the folks that are involved it.
Yes -- At least outside the White House pretty much like I -- Director Solomon.
When he first -- me a week ago today about this issue.
I kind of by check the benchmark that I -- about whether or not your -- go through -- investigation.
Is he inspector general in this case C inspector general and Homeland Security.
Are they going to be involved and he assured me.
That they were already involved which was very satisfying to me at that time right now home now a week later we -- have questions about how much.
-- is that they -- independent investigation on its own I think it's very important have that for the Secret Service as well as for the white.
All right we'll follow it we'll stand top of it now let us -- to get anywhere thank you very much senator always good to have you with us.
Thank you want.
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