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This time well it's -- Department of Justice -- going -- BOJ's inspector general Michael Horwitz.
The DOJ spending more than 58 million dollars on conferences last year fifty million dollars.
And by the way guess -- 58 million they spent it's yours 600000 dollars -- event -- for just five conferences even -- planners.
And covers guess we're treated -- some pricey food and drinks like a twelve dollar cup of coffee.
And he's got Starbucks is pricey and there's so much more this one FBI's publicity affairs unit which is by the DOJ -- Hollywood -- show as CSI numbers how much did you pay for that.
One point 59 -- Hollywood paper it's owns Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume joins us.
What does that party -- and -- for the Justice Department.
Consume any reason why we don't hear about these things except -- times like this is can you imagine anybody covered one of those conferences.
I love those who.
You've got -- of.
What are and the kites and have a coffee and -- dollar -- but not big but I wouldn't mind that -- -- -- you know who just happen to me like you when we read is -- -- they afford the fact that we're paying for -- we've got a horrible economic -- He's at this and I.
Seems -- credible to me.
Well I think it does it's -- it's a very large country in a very large department.
And in the broad scheme of things 58 million dollars is -- does it really is a drop in the bucket.
Finance every spoke -- high school my -- down.
I hear you but what I'm saying is that that it's when people start worrying about the budget.
And they're looking at these enormous.
Deficits in this tremendous debt that we've accumulated and how to deal -- it.
You could go after every 58 million dollar bill to waste in government.
In a department like the Department of Justice which is really -- Beckham would you -- everybody -- -- what I did I hear you do and and that's all good in nobody's gonna say it's not.
I'm saying now is -- when you get down to it.
It's just not that.
Much money here's a problem here's my support.
It's it's an example of that culture it and watch it and made up fifty million dollars -- -- fifteen billion dollars and it may not be a break the bank and it may not mean the difference between whether we give Social Security is someone or not.
But it does show an example of the way this city thinks about using.
Other people as.
What exactly and there's a certain insensitivity.
Then I think and I think it's fair to say that when it comes to this president.
And that has been.
This has been in play when you see how little regard he seems to have for the -- sensibilities about things like you know golf trips in the middle of of of supposed crisis over the sequestration of I was certain amount of government money -- -- a member and -- -- a -- George W.
Who abandoned golf altogether because he -- -- -- look so bad for him to be out playing golf when there were well there -- men and women fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
That I was president seems not to have felt those -- -- stresses department justice seems not to be.
Too concerned about the appearance of 58 million dollars was the most it was a lot of money being spent on conference I say -- value is it is pretty hard to measure.
I think the Republican House -- and right now to the woodshed on this stuff.
Because their job is for oversight if they did their job is oversight we would hear about it after the fact -- here but they would be oversexed that would happen number one this is what GAO hit this accident she only did does this study they -- run last year -- put billions of dollars of wasted funds.
And they didn't again this year but in the meantime did anyone do anything about it no so we spend money and a second GAO study didn't do nothing about it as well which is more ways to -- doing -- -- -- -- -- doing the study will welcome let me welcome to Washington.
What do you let me just get it's painful that he actually good Americans out there hasn't doesn't really care and -- but how they're spending the money taxpayers in the city -- when they do parties.
The fact of the matter is they don't really.
-- annoy you when it's embarrassing and only -- when he gets but I like to do conferences and they like to -- -- big events like sentiment and maybe important advice is imparted to people from the world knowledge to just the program.
Notice that we'll never let me amend it around -- lawyers I'm excited what did you that you wanted to go -- -- -- Didn't I go to the video can't let it roll and bring all the receipts and bring -- -- the American people but I.
I'm pretty dead earlier today estimate senator Randy Paula said to Howard university and he spoke to students -- and African American school -- doing this -- what -- think.
I thought the speech was was -- gutsy on his part.
Republicans stern bit odor was African Americans and have been for both as long as I can remember practically.
They do have a story to tell.
Very few national politicians have really tried very hard to tell it.
Rand Paul is making kind of a down payment on an effort to do that I think the other things he could have said better but I thought it was a there was -- -- kind of the right thing for a guy like that to try to do he's young he's new he's a fresh face.
Maybe we'll get a hearing it's been very hard for Republican politicians to get a hearing an African American community for.
We will Louis hello subtle sound from him speaking today let's -- them.
Republican Party hasn't talked enough about them the great history and interaction between the Republican Party and black history.
And voting rights in our country.
And I would try to make the argument and it's an uphill battle I mean frankly it is an uphill battle.
For me to try to convince you that we haven't changed the best part of me being here and that's what I'm trying to do anyway.
There's also -- -- suspicion to that he's had been -- -- -- between sixteen well sure and he may well be him.
But -- -- that night I think you know -- -- was not criticizing for actually I like to see someone going out under different communities.
Am and I think it's worth a try and I would look the Republican Party does have the story I mean you look back to the -- to the darkest pages of the segregated south.
And those politicians defending that -- election by large as a Democrat so what happened well.
That's what happened I think is that that there was wouldn't win the conservative movement took hold it was very much anti government invented intervention.
In many ways including in the economy.
And blacks came to have the feel into the Republican Party was a party of rich white people who were basically against them.
Now so president so -- Barack Obama comes along who's who is an African American and he has an economic records it has not been good for African Americans.
But it matters not to them he is one of the and -- know no Republicans gonna get a hearing as well as he's president when he's not running anymore and is not on the ticket again.
Maybe it'll be different both Republican Party does have a lot of work to do Rand Paul gets some credit for trying to.
-- thank you I just see you bet thank you for coming.