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Major Nadal Hasan is accused of murdering thirteen people at Fort Hood.
And even though his supervisors were told he expressed extremist views.
The president has refused to acknowledge Muslim extremists and had a role in the shooting.
And our next guest is calling on the FBI to release its independent report an unclassified version.
-- shooting at Fort Hood Texas senator John Cornyn joins us now sir tell us up and post what you expect to hear when that it when and if that report gets released.
Why you believe that director Mueller did a good thing by asking for this independent assessment of the FBI's performance in the military's.
Performance when it comes to identifying these potential threats within the ranks -- military but I think the only solution is to make this public.
As embarrassing as some of it might be.
I think it's important to learn from this and -- make sure this never ever happens again.
And I know -- -- you have written a letter to the FBI director saying hey could you please release something.
You know we only want the unclassified version we don't want release any national secrets.
He said does there could be some embarrassing things in there like like what.
Well we have some indication that major Husain.
In the had given evidence of his jihadist leaving so early in his career but apparently that was not acted on or -- who's looked into but nothing followed up on so.
We need to make sure that -- one of our own become radicalized.
In the united states military they don't.
He will pose a future threat to other service members and their family picture and so let's see what what this -- -- let's see what we need to do in order to make sure doesn't happen again.
Senators are an indication that the legacy -- be to Department of Justice.
I guess put a clamp on that from being released.
Not yet I'm.
Humbled to give them a chance to release it I have a lot of bones to pick with -- -- -- the Department of Justice dissident won album -- but at least.
We need as much as can be made public to be made public and then if there are classified.
Portions of this for -- to be brief to the judiciary committee of the classified setting.
Has -- the department of homeland security and government affairs committee so we can legislate if appropriate to make sure that we're doing everything we can to protect her true.
Sure senator does it does it bug you as it does a number of people that our president doesn't refer.
To this is what it -- its Muslim extremism.
Well I agree with Joseph Lieberman that we should not.
Be engaged in political correctness particularly when political correctness blinds us to the nature of the threat.
I think I don't want to do anything to jeopardize the prosecution of major Hasan which is now scheduled to go on and in August.
But I think we ought to call it what it is let the chips fall where they made so we can make sure we're taking all.
Necessary steps in order to protect our people and that's that's my basic view -- -- and that's a great point though it.
So are you calling for this report to be released I've tried it major son's trial are or can he asked for it to be released I guess the assumption went from.
Whatever decision they they end up making.
Well this it's an that's an important point.
This is actually not part of the investigation the prosecution makers on this is an independent review called for by the FBI director who looked into their practices and protocols.
To make sure that this sort of thing doesn't happen again.
But -- I wanna be careful.
As a former attorney general -- state.
I knows the sensitivities above of these prosecutions we don't want to give.
Major Hasan and his defense team measures used whatsoever to avoid just -- And I know your -- -- on the house side congressman wolf from Virginia he thinks that the administration might be trying to Stonewall.
And I drag this thing out past the election so it'll be interesting to see whether or not you do get an unclassified version senators will be the first time.
Senator thank you very much for joining us today from -- Thank you very much.
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