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In studio somebody that understands these issues.
She is the former senator from Maine.
Three time senator from Maine senator Olympia Snowe welcome to kill -- -- friends.
It's great to be here Brian thank you for having me a congratulations on -- book fighting a common ground how we can fix the stalemate in congress.
And -- first -- in this week he put this in perspective.
From from the out now you're outside from the inside a respected the -- the AP stories big.
I don't care who's the -- stories really -- And -- Ghazi three whistle blowers.
And now you have talking points have been changed.
And it's CBS ABC Fox News AP everybody's saying.
I really feel like I've been lied to complete is this a big week or by just over -- overstating.
Now it's it's a big -- any one of those issues would have been significant an overpowering.
But to three combined.
Goes to harness so many fundamental issues of who we are as -- country.
And they'll have to be investigated and they -- -- to the truth is it to test to be elicited.
It should be a bipartisan pursuit frankly.
D.s -- -- news will erode the public's trust.
-- confidence in his already.
Eroded but even more so now with governmental agencies need to -- him.
And to have privacy in the sweeping powers.
Since the -- missed.
And me -- good DT that is a positive message from the IRS -- pal the tapes right.
The -- -- out of control this -- because I look I had legible sure Roy you -- -- this you go to jail.
And then in the -- -- they apologize says there.
So -- apologize for it but now nobody argues with their mission their mission was to make these companies that don't for the most part have a lot of money.
Make them pay for all this investigation.
Having said that there is outrage on both sides which almost never happen when you within the last Korea has literally years now says -- outraged.
Woody woody start -- We will would you like to know being that -- birdie admitted they -- wrong.
And major investigation.
With a time certain a deadline so the assesses and go on and not they should get to the heart of the matter insists on an investigation.
And action should be taken against those individuals it has to be responsibility now I've -- the only two political appointees in -- IRS.
-- a 100000 plus employees but action has to be taken.
There -- did get -- beat people accountable and responsible.
Those are the ones coming down and obamacare they have to enforce obamacare.
A lot of people -- probably terrorists are -- now we know they had an agenda.
I know you know the thing is certainly you always hope.
Denny's is -- Harris was -- viewing applications.
Sort of anonymously AME you know that you.
You know he's just looking at the application itself now that you know -- -- look at it through that's.
It is worrisome is disconcerting is I was going to leave.
Asked in an unmarked a question mark as to whether or not that they are evaluating the -- based on political prejudice.
You know the danger the warrant Terry you watch a rise -- was serving in 9/11 and you saw the Patriot Act get passed and and voted for.
So now we have a situation where the and we get into your booking discuss all this we the senator now we have a situation.
-- -- the associate press was investigated to 32 months they were able to get those.
Phone records not the tax but the records from over a hundred reporters and editors.
They said because NASA security was at risk feel of the Associated Press is outraged by this as are many people in the media -- they -- -- right to be or do we just understand the war on terror.
No they have a right to be -- is far too sweeping in broad.
Without question and that's why this -- to be determined.
Exactly what they were doing and why they -- doing it.
And -- in the name essential security.
But to breath and dimensions.
Of the powers at the exercise.
-- -- subpoena.
I certainly should draw some very fundamental questions again echoes the heart of who we are as a country and -- free and independent press and so we need to get to know -- -- answers to those.
Question and the presence that he did not -- And Jon Stewart and it's very funny bit where every major story as broken the president says I heard in the press I read -- the papers like all of you.
I don't know what's worse if he actually is reading with us or he's just saying that because if he doesn't have anybody next to one.
Briefing that Clark Giffords -- David Gergen type person that -- we've been through these tough waters as a.
-- -- were in trouble you need me he announces today its exactly right you have to have he politically mature.
And you know I've seen over the years you know and presidents and and if they didn't haven't they yet.
-- -- they solicit advice in impolite.
And he knows it's his White House has been particularly insulin.
You CNET and where the president you know works with congress it doesn't work with congress since been -- -- gradualist.
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