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Our next guest says even if Americans agreed with some of the surveillance programs meant to protect them.
They can no longer trusted the government will only target terrorists because scandals like Ben Ghazi and the IRS political targeting.
Heavy -- of the public's faith in this administration.
-- Weinstein is a senior editor for the daily caller so what would we wake up yesterday morning find out that the government.
Has been essentially spying on us in ways that.
Our way beyond what we knew until now and this is the same government -- doing some of the monkey business.
At the IRS.
Right exactly John you know putting aside the freedom and security debate which you were just discussing -- in in the -- -- just discussing.
I think this is especially problematic for President Obama both because of the the previous scandals that we're uncovering especially the IRS scandal but also.
The -- truth with the Gaza in targeting.
Like Fox News reporter.
Fox News reporter.
But also because of what he said.
Both on the campaign trail what he was campaigning for Prez -- sure and recently remember what he when he when he was campaigning for president.
The the President Bush's program that was a false choice we didn't need -- compromise our freedom for security.
And then recently.
He is said you know al-Qaeda has been decimated the tide of war is receding.
Now if you're gonna justify this the only way you could possibly justify it is the -- up to a threat of terrorism.
That though the war on terror but he has told us that let the war is as Izzo is ending in and the threat has receded Al qaeda's been decimated.
How do you justify these extraordinary measures now that you have all articulated.
That that the threat has reduced dramatically.
Well when that when the president gets indignant he often uses the phrase let's have that debate well this is a program that Americans didn't even know existed.
And and the White House apparently has been complicit in letting the NSA in the FBI.
Examine all this stuff.
Right and an unlike the other problems that he has with the IRS and make godsey.
There's no way he can claim that he didn't know what was going on here this is something that he.
How to be aware of it was in many of the reports I think one in seven NSA reports included information from this program so -- can't.
We -- back away and say this is something that he learned by reading the newspaper like you said -- the other scandals so he's gonna have to address this.
And explain you know if the tide of war is receding and if al-Qaeda is decimated.
Why exactly are these measures required now.
So this this is something that he's gonna have to explain -- the American people I think.
Are gonna question you know even if they agreed with the program or or would give up -- -- freedom -- to get security.
Can they trust the government.
With what they know especially about the Irish scandal targeting individual groups and well and he has he has so consistently slammed what he were he'd suggests where the excesses of the Bush Administration.
In things like the Patriot Act in Guantanamo Bay.
You know even throw in the a recession if you want that's constantly being blamed on the Bush Administration.
But as you point out this program is expanded under this this president's watch.
And this is why it's so politically damaging to President Obama at -- down -- tires down that -- -- at this.
But he created that he is this hoping strange transparency president.
-- the most transparent administration in history.
We we're not gonna violate your civil liberties and now we know that he's expanded the program beyond what we knew that the President Bush had done.
And that has led you know even his allies like the Huffington Post there's a column George W Obama.
And in the New York Times saying that he -- lost credibility now.
This is torn down the edifice that that he created and that even his left wing allies believed that he was he was trying to -- -- a transparent administration.
And would not violate civil liberties the way they thought President Bush did.
Now that's gone yeah I don't think.
-- Americans voted for transparency they were thinking that the transparency included the government looking into their lives to this extent Jamie Weinstein thank you very much from the daily caller.
And we're just getting word -- the president will -- address.
Some of these issues when he makes those remarks in California -- supposed to be originally planned to be.
Remarks about health -- but he will address this controversy again at the bottom of the hour we'll have that -- obviously live here on fox.
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