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Experts and to -- this is a terrifying idea well it's interesting the president quote an outrageous he should've called -- unlawful when I mean we start with a couple of baseline principles the constitution requires equal protection.
Meaning the government must treat similarly situated entities in a similar -- it's gonna scrutinized Tea Party patriots that.
Has to scrutinize media matters the constitution also prohibits the government from increasing its level of scrutiny of human behavior.
Based upon expression.
So again if it's going to target conservatives it's got a target liberals have basically the same principle it can't.
Go after people because of -- the contents of their speech that principle is as old as the constitution itself.
Now in in terms of what can be done to IRS agents have done this Mike Emanuel is correct it's not a crime.
They can't be punished they can only be kicked they can only be fired from their jobs so the remedy here really is politically.
What did the political side of the White House snow and when did they know it.
What that -- political leadership of the -- snow and wind didn't know it and if it didn't know why did not know what.
How -- up the food chain does this go right.
So the president has said quite.
Cleanly plainly his -- -- gold now I did not know about this until Friday when the media reports came out.
So maybe doesn't go up that far I mean if I I.
I don't know how far it goes but it the dirty little secret is that that one of the reasons.
The -- of the IRS agents cannot be prosecuted for this -- is because both parties have done it.
I'm gonna tell you -- -- parties if if we get a little cynical but but I think historically accurate and Jonathan both parties would like.
To have the -- -- available to them.
To torment their opponents and I -- IRS will do this.
For the president or the IRS commissioner or because they think the president of the IRS commissioner wants this done.
If they're going to expose themselves to prosecution or to civil damages interest and -- have been harmed so can the Tea Party patriots.
And I'm just using this is an example or off a lot of conservative groups -- that's a standard name Tea Party patriots those are key words.
That that set off the IRS can people who -- victimized by this -- the agents who did this no.
-- go to a prosecutor and to prosecute the people who did this to us know why.
Because congress has not authorized lawsuits or criminal prosecution because congress knows -- that presidents of the party in congress have done that's it goes back to FDR.
It was continued under LBJ and and Kennedy and Nixon and now apparently again under a -- and it did this.
How -- we heard one of the congressman involved as saying this is nixonian is it -- it's something that gets this.
Trotted out pretty well -- -- whenever you get any sort of scandal is this nixonian doesn't rise to that level -- Yes and I don't I don't wanna make Nixon -- any -- was he got caught right FDR LBJ and JFK did not get.
-- -- and that's the reason we call nixonian but to the extent that it is that what those other presidents have done.
Personified by Richard Nixon yes it's the same thing and a prime minister president has more than outrageous it's unlawful.
The people who did it need to be stopped from doing it again.
And did -- you did so you would expect.
The administration to take some pretty strong action here as as much as they can do -- -- said -- news.
No I would expect that the president like his predecessors to do whatever he can get away with which is to take a little action as they have done.
To keep your critics who -- such a cynic.
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