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But on the back to -- -- -- member of the US army band is now facing article fifteen charges one day after telling Fox News that he was reprimanded for having anti Obama bumper stickers on his car.
And also serving chick filet at a party supporting traditional marriage.
-- you for reading conservative books by the way by authors like David Limbaugh the great one mark when men and -- a little -- me Sean Hannity.
The charges accused master sergeant Nathan Summers of getting a superior officer the wrong -- for an appointment and for failing to carry out an order.
But my next guest says the timing of the charges seems strange and thinks that this could be an attempt to build a case against his client simply because of his conservative.
Political and religious beliefs now this is why this story is important to you number one.
Whether the administration likes it or not the First Amendment of the constitution.
Protects your right to free speech.
And a master sergeant summer's case while his rights are clearly being violated number two.
We're talking about an individual who has volunteered to serve our military for more than two decades this man deserves better and then number three.
I believe that this is yet another glaring example of the administration's widespread efforts to target and punish conservatives simple.
Joining me now lawyer for master sergeant Summers.
Retired navy commander John Wells and the reporter who broke the story our colleague and friend Fox News radio's -- -- guys good to see if and so on -- I look let's talk about -- -- for just a second here -- explain the circumstances how this came up in the timing of the charges that they.
They leveled against him.
-- the original charges -- the original problem came up last year when he displayed.
Pro Republican anti Obama bumper stickers on -- car prior to election which he was allowed to do it.
Did he served to chip away at the promotion ceremony in honor of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
So there was -- quite.
Problem with -- at the same time he was reading books by you and what then and Limbaugh.
And it basically.
Incurred the wrath from the displeasure at the command -- the interesting thing though and campaign having served twenty years -- military and by the way I was not a Jacko as a regular officer.
Have seen this before they target some -- then they slowly start to build a case on it.
What got very interest -- -- here.
Was the day -- had that Todd started asking questions.
About his initial story.
That very afternoon the article fifteen came out now maybe that's a coincidence but the military -- learned there really weren't any coincidence.
Excellent I think you're probably right explain what happened.
Todd within the bumper sticker was no Obama.
That's right and Obama bumper stick has not necessarily innocuous but when the military when he was brought in for questioning he was told.
That bumper sticker created a hostile work environment even though it was on his personal car in the parking lot the military base.
And from there it so went to this to the chick filet incident where and he surgically sandwiches that is promotion party.
I talked to master sergeant summer she said who would've thought that eating chick filet sandwiches would have gotten him in trouble with his superior officers yes all right so you broke the story.
And then that very same day -- -- the next day.
Is when they went after -- this this article fifteen charge that's right Sean no one of the things that we have to do is Paul the military to verify the information that attorney wells was giving us.
And the so we'd been in effect alerted them that we were doing the story and as -- -- our story came out the very next day -- when we got word from mr.
-- his that a client was being brought up on the news article fifteen charges and that mr.
wells article fifteen doesn't mean that he has any chance of being kicked out of the military but still I would assume that he wants a clean record.
Can you prove that it is -- that these are connected.
Actually it does mean he could be kicked out of the military they can't do that had an article fifteen to an article fifteen is the basis for.
Quality review board which can put him out of the military.
The timing of it just seems very very suspicious Sean it's.
In you just.
Like I said they're all there had to -- things points list is reading Obama's book without -- a problem is -- the Communist manifesto that about a problem I think it probably OK I mean I was thinking about -- morning yearbooks and I was afraid military police might take it away from race again it's.
Also get access to copy and a football to match so you don't care -- -- has certainly case.
-- -- to be targeted idol last question and then we'll throw to Todd what was so what is the status would we go from here.
But we have to make a decision as to whether or not we're gonna refused -- fifteen or.
Take a court martial my concern is I don't believe that he -- get a fair article fifteen from the colonel command I just don't believe and so.
That's one of the things that we have to consider you know one of the things as perhaps maybe the -- military district -- -- apportioned -- and we'll come down and actually take -- away that something that they can rightly another.
And -- big picture here we are seeing a disturbing pattern developing under the Obama administration.
Attacks on evangelical Christians attacks now own conservatives.
And we are getting a mountain of evidence people are sending information in my web -- on a daily basis top stars dot com saying Todd.
You're not gonna believe what they're doing to us and just last week -- An air force chaplain was told to remove a video simply because it had the word god in the video.
And they were concerned that it might offend Muslims unbelievable all right we're gonna continue to follow the story and I've got footballs and books problem then.
Limbaugh and myself come on this guy's -- thank you very much.
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