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An attorney general Eric Holder said he never heard of the idea of potential prosecution of the press for disclosing material.
But the Justice Department has confirmed that the decision to apply for race search warrant it to Fox's chief Washington correspondent James Rosen is personal email was that it at the highest levels.
Including quotes discussions with the attorney general.
That's search warrant was based on allegations that -- had potentially committed a crime.
So -- the attorney general telling the truth technically or not at all joining us -- congressman Peter King Republican from New York.
Congressman what is your sense of where we are in this dispute the attorney general does have outstanding requests from the Judiciary Committee and and maybe that will clear things up.
Of course -- they get chairman Bob good level do a outstanding job getting to the bottom of this.
But I would say the best we can say about that or caller right now is he technically.
May have an accurate I don't think you want it to me is the most you can hope for is that technically he was -- -- accurate which clearly was not.
Telling congress all we know you certainly -- the wrong impression.
Now whether that amounts to weigh crime whether or not that's actually perjury or not that's what.
Bob good -- is going to be looking at.
And that's where maybe -- the Justice Department what to look at.
But the fact is that he's clearly not being open -- congress was not being forthcoming and that that's -- tiger routed through that really.
-- -- disrespect and the to me it's very very hard for congress to trust anything that are opposed us.
Well we had one of your colleagues on congressman Jim sensenbrenner from Wisconsin just a few minutes ago and he said that if the attorney general doesn't answer responsibly to these requests by Wednesday the deadline they've sat.
Any subpoena him would you support that.
Got I would support whatever -- good like Jim sensenbrenner.
Decide to do that ball movement extremely responsible.
Men through -- respective members of congress.
Bob good -- is not the type of person is going to be.
Taking a cheap shot so he feels a subpoena is necessary I I would certainly support absolutely.
-- how to respond because -- the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee has also spoken out saying.
You know he does not -- the attorney general misled the committee when he testified back on -- fifteen.
And in addition to that he says that people are now trying to basically.
Put you know the label of misconduct on something that.
Maybe their policy agreements or you know issues that.
These Republicans may have -- the administration and essentially he's -- of playing politics with us.
-- anyone objectively what you know with the attorney general said he was making it clear.
That he was not aware of anything involving.
Prosecutors -- reporters.
And then they -- and never brought charges against James Rosen that shows there was -- prosecution.
But in the affidavits they gave they basically said he was a conspirator -- spirit of criminal conduct.
So that's to me is such a yet they did really a distinction without a difference.
And that clearly Erik Cole was was misleading congress now whether or not that rises to criminal level I think chairman good last committee is not a lot to say about that.
Certainly has its front and artifacts but there's no way that -- hole with -- proud of what instead we assess monitor.
Congress are right at Carson and because they have you in your former chair of the house homeland security committee set on the select intelligence committee as well when askew I don't know if you had a chance to see.
The piece written by a former prime minister Tony Blair.
Which talks about Islam and some tough conversations that we need to have on a re just a little bit of -- he said.
There's not a problem with Islam for those of us who studied it there's no doubt about it's -- -- peaceful nature there is not a problem with Muslims in general.
There is a problem though he writes within Islam from the appearance of an ideology that is a strain within Islam we have to put it on the table and be honest about it.
Are we having that conversation.
Unfortunately not and I -- told -- Tony Blair let me just say I think he's one of the most outstanding -- -- -- time.
And America's never had a close -- than Tony Blair and he is addressing this issue head on.
These people don't commit these are horrendous.
Terrorism acts because they happen to be -- it's because of their perverse interpretation of Islam but it's a perverse interpretation.
Which has follows within Islam.
And that's why we -- only kidding ourselves when we somehow say we're through -- -- appease these people acting on their -- now they are acting they're -- what they believe.
Is a legitimate form of Islam.
And we have to address that we have to single out saying that doing it because of what they believe their religion is and there are people in that religion.
Who will agree with this is that there's one or two people were talking about.
Eight a considerable percentage -- -- -- -- even to a 3% when you have I think if we're gonna have billion Muslims the world is an awful lot of people.
In the US we had a -- a few years ago the 27% of American Muslims.
Said that suicide bombing can be accepted so we're talking about yeah it's straight it's -- -- but it is there.
And it has more than a handful of followers and thank god Tony -- is once -- step for -- and -- outstanding leader.
-- and Peter King thank you sir for your time.
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