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The back everyone attorney general Eric Holder under fire in the Justice Department's snooping scandal with growing calls for his resignation.
But leading Democrat senator Chuck Schumer says he doesn't think -- has to step down and he explains why take a listen.
You -- the attorney general keeps his job and shut it.
Look I haven't -- been all kinds of accusations but I haven't seen anything that would prevent him from continuing to do his job.
Let's not forget for about two years.
Many of our hard right colleague spent.
A lot of their time on fast and furious and I'm sure there were calls for holder to step down.
He continued to do his job well.
And then BIG exonerated him on fast and furious so obviously if there's wrongdoing we should find out who did it.
But the president has confidence in.
Holder and I believe he's gonna steak and you have confidence.
Listen yes the I as I said I haven't seen a single accusation.
That prevents him from doing his job what.
-- Lindsey Graham Republican from South Carolina kids on the Senate Judiciary Committee your response to senator Schumer.
If you got confidence then fine I mean -- his -- know what happened was James Rosen.
He needs to reconcile the statement he made to the house.
That -- had no knowledge.
-- potential prosecution.
He's not involved in that kind of stuff -- -- be wrong reconcile that statement with the fact that he signed via affidavit to get the subpoena.
Let me take this out -- she stay or -- out do you believe because you political background is -- do you believe the American public is at risk.
With this man Eric Holder the top legal officer in our country.
-- can't say he's at risk environment where risk.
I really do believe the attorney general's credibility is at risk.
Coming -- public is skeptical of the way he's run his shop.
The statement he made in his actions are not irreconcilable.
So I think that be a good place to start come back to the congress attorney general holder.
Explain to us.
Your actions vs what you said regarding the Fox News investigation.
Senator Schumer mentioned fast and furious here and that answer and there's -- insinuation and that that here we go again another.
Another witch hunt by Republicans and -- it's not actually said something more directly about this in response is welcome the -- scandalous -- -- this.
My suspicion is the Republicans in congress.
We'll state too obsessed kind of surfing scandals trying to repeal obamacare for the fortieth time and less on the economy doing the job at present.
What do you think about that what's the right way to go about this because Republicans have had a lot of hearings -- multitude of different issues.
Yeah -- -- what do we learn what should he do what's the right way to go about it move to get to the truth is the best thing for the country I don't believe this was a localized problem in Cincinnati.
I think the conservative Tea Party groups were intentionally targeted.
As critics of the administration.
And that people use the power -- RS gave them over these groups.
To silence one group and let the other group flourish and that's bad for for democracy.
But I don't know if it goes back to the White House but I do know this that if the Bush Administration official.
In charge of regulating -- a one C four groups was accused of silencing liberal groups.
And she took the Fifth Amendment.
We would not be asking.
Are the Democrats going too far -- trying to ask more questions -- ease the democrats' playbook for your own benefit and how do you like you want the truth.
All -- wants the truth I want her to come back in some fashion I think she waived her fifth amendment rights.
Well after what do we know about being -- nine months after the attack -- -- heard from one survivor.
It may have -- -- a small force trying to get survivors made available for congress.
This administration -- -- with a lot they're shielding the congress from the survivors and in Gaza.
The lady in charge of running the program that was used politically to target conservative groups took the Fifth Amendment.
Attorney general said he knew nothing about a potential prosecution.
Other journalists he signed the affidavit in people are worried about us.
Here's the claims right here's the thing is -- -- -- and the Democrats -- gritty here more of this rights and plan to talk about it which is that here we go again more hearings more hearings and more hearings.
If there's big issues immigration the the economy of course and this is a distraction from -- and we're not getting well that.
It means that we must -- if they want us to stop.
That means -- -- did they care that the attorney general denied having any knowledge of -- potential criminal investigation.
Other journalists when in fact -- in that affidavit.
Do they wanna hear from survivors.
While where they left abandoned or seven and a half hours when it comes to.
All of these scandals the RS did they not care that the government's power.
Was used in the political fashion.
Just ship did shut them out in pursuit of truth in wherever it takes your attention is anything you think you can do better.
Yeah I would -- colder back and say now tell us again.
What you did with James Rosen -- -- subpoena ever survivor and then Ghazi and challenge the administration.
To make them available to congress for oversight purposes.
And I would call the lady back it took the Fifth Amendment and try to find out what the -- she did.
We know nothing about these three scandals and Democrats are trying to make us to be the bad guys.
I've done nothing wrong paralyzes -- nothing wrong.
He -- go before the congress and say he was uninvolved when he was so at the end of the day we need to push Ford to find out what happened with the IRS.
What happened when James Rosen Fox News -- what happen and then Ghazi.
And I'm not gonna stop -- we find out what happened.
And they question his return for recess I was starting tomorrow and it ran my tetanus I mean studio thank -- has always says we.
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