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-- said sorry for targeting conservatives -- can anyone be prosecuted John Boehner.
The IRS as.
Admitted to targeting that conservatives.
Even if the White House continues to be stuck on the word if now my question isn't about who's gonna for resign.
My question is who's going to jail over this -- while and that's a good question can somebody go to jail let's talk to Fox News.
Legal analyst Peter good morning to resume and who looks like we're -- and -- the American people right now.
And unless there's a special prosecutor or special counsel appointed the likelihood is this things will be forced under the rug big time.
But I took a hard look at the -- last night all right and there are about three or four different statutes a couple of actually mentioned by -- -- To congress by which these IRS agents -- anyone involved at the IRS.
Or in the White House are -- in fact.
Beat charged first charge willful -- under color of law.
Will lead to revenue laws meaning there's a whole body of laws that we have related to how the higher -- -- if they secondary geisha and of the what they're supposed to do and they target someone.
They can -- to jail for up to five year OK so that's one way that's -- -- want to outages fares against rights and and and deprivation of rights.
Under color of law.
That's a civil rights law it actually goes back to the reconstruction post civil war period.
Go to jail for that you're depriving someone of a constitutional right.
Discouraging their participation.
In the electoral process making false statements is the third -- -- play cards if someone the -- made another statement facility -- and lied about it.
They can go to jail finally the -- -- -- -- -- Prevents federal government employees from engaging in.
Political activities so if you're targeting tea party's conservative -- a constitutional organizations bill of rights organizations.
And trying to suppress.
Their ability to participate.
In any information away -- in the process.
You can go to jail for that potential.
Okay now that there's a story out of Cincinnati the fox affiliate there say that you know we've we've heard that there are two rogue employees.
Fox affiliate has identified four.
And apparently they have told people we were simply.
Following the orders of our superiors so.
Those people who are actually doing the work of the people who told him to go ahead and do something this -- the most trouble there.
A lot of people I think they're going to be in trouble or potentially hit it in trouble they will be cascading -- up and down in terms of information.
This goes further than Cincinnati we know that goes around the country and so in order to get to the bottom of this I believe.
The government cannot investigate itself they -- not still be as special prosecutor special counsel appointed by the attorney general in helping the president politically.
It'll also restore confidence.
In the process and that's what's lacking now confidence in the process.
What about the fact that we've heard over the last three years a number of prominent democratic senators in the US senate say look the IRS's got a crack down on these Tea Party organizations because they are getting tax free status.
It comes from the topic come from the White House that comes in the political leadership.
In in the congress if they are saying these kind of things it makes it acceptable for people to break.
The law do we know what it is absolute connection between the -- Nobody is there a moral connection is there a connection in terms of making it right okay to do -- yeah I I do think -- exit question will somebody go to jail.
-- Peter Johnson junior the -- thank you.
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