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We mention this attorney general Eric Holder on the hill appearing before a House Judiciary Committee few hours from now lawmakers suspected to ask -- Frankly grill him and -- the Department of Justice -- phone records from the associated press and what he knew about the -- singling out conservative groups going back three years.
With us Senator John McCain out of Arizona with a member of the senate arms service committee and homeland security committee had to do with senator welcome back here to America's Newsroom -- -- and move this up pretty quickly okay.
On her face based on what you know about this -- arrest report how would you characterize it.
What happened here.
Without sufficient oversight and I have to brought a charter.
And I have we not only are finding out that day.
-- it was totally inappropriate questions and delayed the request by the conservative groups as well as targeting them.
-- tax exempt status of their liberal organizations like that but this is.
You know it outrageous not.
Is it's been used as so often but what this this unfortunately.
Accurately and justifiably.
The American public skepticism about the role of government.
In our society and increases frankly the danger.
Only total lack of confidence you know our government and those responsible -- can be punished.
And it's hard for me to imagine.
That this is just a bunch.
Ranking apparatchiks have been doing this.
They had 2010 was the year -- and based on the month.
That we can figure out at some point that was a mid term election.
What you and -- -- when the Tea Party anyway.
You're you're seventy when the Tea Party was at its strongest one would argue -- seven very democratic senators encouraging in that year.
The higher -- to go investigate these kinds of groups easier colleagues.
What do you know about that.
And I don't know a lot but obviously.
If a -- ought to be organ.
And investigated if there's some evidence of that suitcase but it seems like.
There was a certain.
Shall we say selective outrage.
About these different organizations.
That were very involved in the political campaigns with the tea parties.
Where are grassroots organizations are not big lobbying -- here in Washington or not.
Well funded and a question of the most easily intimidated to this is.
And also you referred to this USA today report that suggested liberal groups of the same size.
And scope and mission they were given approval and in what appeared to be about a nine month period as opposed the other groups who had to wait 27 months.
On the and issues go ahead and I just say and the questions that were asked the Tea Party groups of course you're just.
Outrage at a cash.
I'm tired of using the word outrageous.
But it it's appropriate this is the first time we and I think anybody has had a chance publicly to speak to you on television this week.
Since the president made his comments about -- -- -- this is what he said on Monday.
Moment to listen and react to that there investments it's.
Three days ago.
This gets spun up as if there's some -- -- new to the story.
There's no there there.
There's no there there senator.
Well the well known right wing conservative periodical -- Washington Post fact checker.
-- gave the president United States for Pinocchio sets a maximum they can give.
And we've been saying all along the president of the United States during the height of a presidential campaign.
And in the eight presidential debate did not tell the truth.
He said that he called it a terrorist attack on the morning that after it happened when he did not be condemned terrorist attacks.
And after that for two weeks time after time after time the -- United States and we don't know talk about -- videos talked about spontaneous demonstrations.
And misled the American people.
And said that in -- that he called it a terrorist attack in -- debate -- Mitt Romney.
And unfortunately that's.
False statements which corroborated by the moderate -- -- -- -- you're seeing it as you look back and that -- now is -- line.
Well he certainly didn't wasn't telling the truth about the fact.
That he had called it a terrorist attack.
He condemned acts of terrorism and that very night on sixty minutes.
He said we don't know we are still investigating two weeks later when in the overwhelming.
Was clear that it was a terrorist attack a -- affiliated with al-Qaeda before the United Nations he -- hateful videos.
That word out outrage etc.
And so the present United States according to the Washington Post.
A year for Pinocchio he did not tell the American people the truth either this then after it happened in a presidential debate.
And four and four.
Appearances for two weeks the president did not tell the American but you're not -- if you're not saying that he lied you're not using that -- you know I've never used that word bill because.
It's just he is surprising United States understood who will say I will say.
That it's clear that he did not tell the American people the truth about his comments concerning.
This death for Americans and it was during a presidential campaign.
You've got to remember it was part of the presidential narrative about al-Qaeda is on the run bin Laden is dead.
Not to worry senator thank you for your time.
John McCain view from the hill.
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