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We will do respect senator I don't think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss.
-- -- I'd be more than glad to come back.
In eighty in an appropriate setting to discuss.
The issues -- think you -- brace but I think in this open forum I don't I don't I wouldn't I would interrupt you say.
The correct answer would be say no we stayed within her -- and -- -- you we did not.
Spy on members of congress.
Attorney general Eric Holder taking some heated questions following bombshell revelations.
That the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting data on phone calls of all Americans regardless of whether or not they are part of -- counterterrorism investigation.
And if that wasn't enough the Washington Post reported on Thursday those same agencies the NSA and the FBI.
Have been tapping directly into the central servers of nine -- US Internet companies grabbing even more data on our Internet activity.
So the president came out on Friday GM and addressed all of this -- I'm tempted to put Aziz said you know this monitoring.
Has been going on for a while it's covered by congress in the courts.
And I don't know should the president.
Back off well and -- the -- -- -- openers how can we didn't catch the tornadoes or major Hasan or in the underwear bomber we have all this fancy technology but I I think this week will be remembered as the week that even the president's base in the media Huffington Post.
Fell on him that's the big banner picture there it was a picture of Georgia B bush and Barack Obama morphed together.
The headline was George W Obama that that hurts when even Huffington Post is jumping -- Rick I want to ask you about the New York Times editorial on Friday -- it was not on Friday -- -- is on Thursday.
They wrote this piece called president Obama's dragnet.
And they wrote the administration has now lost all credibility mr.
Obama is proving the truism that the executive will use any power is given and very likely -- it.
That is one reason we have long argued that the Patriot Act enacted in -- -- heat of fear after the 9/11 attacks by members of congress who mostly have not even read it.
Was reckless in its assignment of unnecessary and over broad surveillance powers.
Well then the times went back and softened that first line.
The original line led red lost all credibility than they changed it to lost all credibility.
On this issue.
How that happened -- Well let me project that we'll find out in several years from now.
That somebody at the NSC or at the White House called up and be at the New York Times and complained and they went back in and they changed that that's just how things work.
Look the the the irony here is.
That the arguments for and against the government snooping and they haven't changed since bush was very clear about what his limited policy would be.
What has changed is the media coverage Obama has done -- 180 and the media hasn't noticed that they completely are just.
Either on his side or they're acting now like the snooping -- a good idea.
Judy we were talking about this on on Friday on happening now the president's line seems to be trust us.
Well yes and that's the problem because there is no well of credibility left given the succession of scandals that we've had starting with Ben Ghazi proceeding on to the AP James Rosen how this.
The problem is I think we do have to distinguish.
Between this scandal and he previous ones because this one.
Has these two programs and and they are often complain it by the media.
Appear to have been supervised.
You know but approved by the courts and at least two very prominent members.
Of the oversight committees that supervise intelligence on the hill have defended these programs.
I think now that this leak occurred and Ole boys they're going to be another leak investigation into this plan.
I think we need to now as Americans more about the limitations of this program about what's being done with the information both under the Verizon program.
And other prison as it's called which is the Internet program which now apparently only applies to -- -- to people overseas and not to Americans but we don't know.
Now we need to know more you know -- and we'll talk.
More about the IRS thing later on but -- but you know using that as an example of that this is the government in which.
Private IRS data was handed out.
To people for not some -- for some fairly nefarious purposes apparently right and these -- the folks were supposed to trust.
-- -- -- In in his his press conference I think Obama made a mistake in and -- basically arguing trust us these are professionals.
-- they have no interest in your personal information.
I think that's about 99% right but it only takes 1% of the time for somebody do something about it and as I can the president should say I understand your concerns this is an important program and we're taking all -- necessary steps to make sure is protected and we're gonna make sure that -- but he -- it and gives out your personal information and your private emails -- anything to.
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