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-- See you very throat problem so maybe I should ask myself the questions tonight that -- ideas through and the -- -- -- -- -- -- The phone records want to -- a specific identification records sent him a sweep across Verizon.
I don't know the answer to that but I do know.
And you know that we want to find out if people are in contact.
With terrorist organizations overseas.
Now -- this is just the way it checking on whether phone calls were made to organizations that we know overseas that are.
Dedicated to committing acts of terror.
And I think it's understandable but.
I think the burden of proof as always has to be on the government explain why it had to be such a wide net what they expect to get out of it.
And who did they really go after it has -- this week if anyone as result of this kinda.
Sweet being really all encompassing.
Gathering of -- Communications that were made all over by what -- actually millions.
I think most Americans want to get the terrorists I think all -- But nobody likes the very few like this are sweeping.
We're all a sudden all our rights are simply trampled on and the government -- fear tactics talking about terrorism and it is trample all over our rights and -- all these records.
Want and I'm not defending -- -- say.
They did go to a five cents court -- -- -- quarter that they judges are way old -- and have groups good background.
The issues of dangers to America -- -- attacks are concerned and terrorist organizations they did go to the five's record.
I think the second thing though is.
That if we just looked at a whole bunch of phone calls and saw where one of them went from here today Yemen okay.
And then went to court said look we gotta get into this phone call.
And I'm not sure that's bad.
But if they went to a bunch of them said okay let's listen to this let's listen this lets us -- this.
Then I think that is an erosion of rights what I'm saying in his and I believe this started in the Bush Administration.
And I think that there needs to be a thorough -- -- a macro scale.
After 9/11 we were all concerned that as you might fully expect about further acts of terror.
I think we did things that may be in retrospect.
-- in started practices.
In retrospect may have been an overreaction which is understandable.
So it seems to me that congress ought to be -- -- not just members intelligence community okay.
That that congress ought to be and the American people ought to be rung him up on this and is it -- betrayal of secretive.
We know that we people don't you think these guys know we monitor their phone calls of course they do.
But so you have more faith in the -- -- look I'm glad that we have some court at least actors have a stopgap.
But the fact is this a lot of these charges just rubber stamp what it's putting -- I did -- -- yes and look -- what happen with my colleague James Rosen.
That affidavit -- and co conspirator -- rubber stamped by some judge so it's not like these judges really always just stand there is independent between.
They -- between the people in the government I'd listen.
I understand I think erosion thing has added to the conspiracy.
View that many Americans have of our government -- -- IRS stuff it adds to the Associated Press -- -- to it.
It's -- -- argument for a more open and transparent government and this administration.
It's going to be the most transparent in history.
I think he might argue it's the least transparent certainly in in recent.
Times and one of the reasons they may have gotten away with it is very frankly they had a much more.
As the best -- I know media.
And then previous certainly the Bush Administration had.
So I just always just call for let me just it was -- -- it calls for a full and open congressional hearing.
What are you doing.
Why are you doing it how much it's been done so that we can have a full and complete accounting now someone.
Over one intelligence agencies thinking while McCain's given away our secrets.
Way -- shouldn't.
Americans know what if the government is carrying -- a practice that could be an invasion of privacy should the American people.
The comfort and it -- you should don't you -- -- an explanation.
But there's an easy way to do this and have opened here's the presumption of openness you know something secret comes up.
You can then go behind closed doors he doesn't have to be a presumption of everything being classified hidden and I don't need to tell you that this administration ran on that yet.
On transparency in 2008 and now we have all these.
Problems and we still don't know who did the talking points we don't know what the president was doing and I have been guys he we don't know -- that.
They still survivors were there ever were evacuated out from bad guys -- I mean.
That's classic example -- here.
How many him 1012 months whatever it's been.
And we still don't have all the information about the guys -- to me that's the greatest example.
And very frankly it would have died a long time ago it hadn't been for fox.
What happened Lindsey Graham and music -- I'm Roger it's what what about.
The appointment it's an investor rice as national security I mean the president gets to chose.
President gets to choose -- national security advisor.
A I think that what she told the American people and every Sunday morning shown America including fox.
Which absolutely false she should've known better hand.
She not only -- depicted the act itself issues.
A spontaneous demonstrations caused by -- hateful video.
But she went on to say al-Qaeda is decimated we have the best most secure embassies ever as she -- she -- -- at the party line.
That everything was fine in the world because we've -- Latin.
So wasn't just.
They hurt it depiction of what happened at the consulate in -- -- he was -- entire schtick that she gave.
And -- reprehensible but the president has the right to appoint the people he wants elections has can't have consequences.
And I don't agree with her and I am strong disagreement I wouldn't picture that there to say the least.
But now that she's been selected.
We have Syria problem we have al-Qaeda problem we have extreme -- spreading all over the Middle East we have a -- in this move toward nuclear weapons we have the China and that continues to hack.
We have and we have a more difficult and cons complex -- set of challenges than we have.
Do in my soul I wanna work with her because she slayer.
That there's you know angry whether to have confidence that she's going to ask -- question.
Of the of the intelligence you know -- worked for this how do you know.
Why do you say that well I mean that's really the question that she had this sort of the backbone to ask a follow up -- Not can she go and deliver a message but can she internally challenge what people are telling her.
-- don't know the answer to that and from her performance at the United Nations it seemed to me she did everything she was told by.
The president and then then national security advisor.
Is -- different I think this is given the fact that this president.
Really relies on very few people.
For example we know that every member of this -- security team a little over a year ago recommended -- and recommended.
Sending arms -- the rebels every one.
And special television director of the center of the CIA's chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff secretary of state secretary of defense all recommend that.
Overrule what to Shaq show us -- -- let's first time in history I don't -- -- what to set show us.
-- -- United States doesn't even listen to his national security team he must be listening to someone else.
Smash question -- -- -- in March asked them.
You know I clapper about whether there's about and -- -- -- American records he said no that was in March.
Who the set the records that -- seized now seems to have happened in April give any reason to believe that this was going on before April this Verizon text future.
I don't know but it wouldn't surprise me how about the let it happen before -- -- either didn't know Horry was not being -- Croatian and how about the director of the former director.
The IRS that said.
Yeah he went to.
The White House 153 times and they said this this is one of the great moments -- congressional hearings in my view why did you go we should Easter egg grow.
153 times went for the straight.
I don't make it -- -- but with.
That and and I think it's more and more information is coming out on that iris issue that's going higher and higher and this isn't the first time we've seen something like that happen.
Senate -- takes -- thank you better.