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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us and I new poll on what Americans think -- government's new -- and that is a subject of this evening's talking points memo.
As you may know whistle blower says the National Security Agency is all logging phone calls made by Americans and storing them.
For possible scrutiny in the war on terror.
Also there are on proven allegations that some emails may be in the hands of American intelligence -- well.
As -- said last night the accumulation of phone -- without anyone listening to the calls is most likely constitution.
But gathering up.
Government cannot pry into your conversations.
Where there's -- -- -- or written.
Without a valid legal reason.
New CBS news poll on issues out.
First up do you approve of the federal government collecting phone Iraq words of ordinary Americans.
Say yes why now.
50% say no.
Is government's collection of those phone call records necessary find terrorists 53% say it is necessary.
40% say it is not.
In the government's -- -- fight terrorism how concerned are you about losing some of your privacy.
59% Americas are very or somewhat concerned.
40% not concerned.
And finally how concerned are you.
The government might be monitoring your Internet use 35% very or somewhat concerned 60%.
-- used to be that liberal Americans strongly objected to this kind of government snooping -- Joseph Biden back in 2006 when President Bush held office.
If I know every single phone call you made.
I'm able to determine every single person you talked to I can get a pattern about your life that is very very intrusive.
And the real question here is what do they do with this information that they collect.
That does not have anything to do with al-Qaeda the president saying I think I -- -- -- this is not mining or trolling yeah.
If it's true that 200 million Americans phone calls were monitored -- in terms of not listening to what they said but to whom they spoken who spoke to them.
I don't know that's that's -- the congress should investigate this.
How about that.
Wonder what Vice President Biden is now saying his boss Barack Obama believes -- -- -- surveillance absolutely vital to the war on terror.
What say you mr.
Talking points respects differing opinions on this issue but here's what should happen.
President Obama has an obligation to tell all Americans exactly what the NSA CIA and other Intel agencies are doing.
Are they really accumulating emails from Americans is that happening.
We don't phone records are being -- ward but we don't know about the Internet stuff and we have a right to know.
That's not gonna hurt the war on terror us knowing that it's a neutral a general strategy terrorists know we're watching them.
Finally is very interesting you see liberals battle liberals and conservatives vs conservatives on the snooping situation.
This is one issue that has crossed party lines big time.
That's no -- at the top story not the latest on a new State Department controversy and federal -- Joining us from Washington -- Fox News correspondents call Herman Cain -- -- begin -- you.
State Department whistle blower says is a -- of crimes crimes by State Department officials under former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
What do you know about this.
We know there's going to be more than one whistle blower here bill look if you've been watching Fox News you know that I've been reporting this week.
On a set of eight cases of State Department personnel.
Who were accused of misconduct or -- crimes -- -- the agents working for the state department's diplomatic security service known as.
Complained that there investigations into these cases were halted or even disrupted because of undue influence from higher ups at stake.
One of these was the case of this that US ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman who was investigated for.
Pedophilia and prostitution charges into this week denied those charges the state department of course denies any such interference occurred in any of these -- Now but then what got us let me well -- -- carrier figure out running your coverage here from let's just take it step by step simple man Rosen you know -- -- I don't believe that the go -- are that's got -- he still there.
They still in Brussels he has not been removed all right but it's not really -- -- the ambassador is it to smear him because he's a serious charges now.
This is pedophilia.
This prostitution in and he's an American ambassador raise a lot of money for the Democratic Party and Barack Obama.
Much -- sure this is really fair to smear this man.
What do you think about that well I haven't smeared him I simply -- not -- say you have but no whistle blowers throwing him right out there.
Well okay these charges about ambassador Gutman.
Are contained in October 2012 memo that was generated within the state department's office of the inspector general -- -- separate agency that serves as a watchdog.
On the Department of State and the allegation is that the investigation into these charges -- Proceeded to the point where the -- into doing the investigation to determine these charges to be true.
But the undersecretary of state for management Patrick Kennedy.
Who also surfaced in Ben Ghazi.
Short circuited the investigation of that serious okay that's the -- actually here denies it he denies it and state denies any such interference and mr.
Kennedy has as well.
But in looking at these eight cases bill.
We've learned that DS the diplomatic service.
Has itself been under review from the state but department's Office of Inspector General or a YGM we've learned about some ferocious internal infighting.
About what OIG would be allowed to say in its final report about the diplomatic service and its operations.
To the point where the OIG's final report which was issued in march of this year.
Appears to have been scrubbed of some very damning conclusions are already -- it's the same -- -- -- -- -- similar very -- would have been Ghazi and involving some of the same players one final point bill.
Here's where my reporters gut tells me this is all headed.
There are some other cases and litigation pending.
That -- still further disclosures about DS -- management and the integrity of its investigations.
Disclosures that will almost certainly proved problematic for some current and four top State Department officials.
Including individuals close to Hillary Clinton.
But even beyond that what officials at state -- most gravely worried about.
Is the prospect that DS itself.
As an agency could be so as a law enforcement agency.
To be so tainted by these disclosures that it would threaten many pending prosecutions we're DS agents is our our agents are witnesses and even potentially overturn past convictions.
So I can promise you that when these disclosures surface and we're working it hard.
We will keep a factor up.
The bottom line is chaos again in the State Department that's the bottom line right now and we'll see where it all leaves all right now today.
General Keith Alexander he's ahead of the National Security Agency big shot he goes up to the senate Appropriations Committee we'll take.
I saw an interview and which mr.
Claimed that dude doing his position -- NSA.
He could tap in to virtually.
True or false.
-- -- No way to do that.
All right but we haven't gotten to the crux of the matter here at that hearing so far Cameron and that is.
It is the NSA taken emails from Americans do you know.
On what they will tell lawmakers more about those programs if they exist tomorrow and classified session that was a big part would -- -- lots of talk.
On not much of -- all that interesting really because the important stuff happens behind closed doors having said that.
The NSA chief didn't defend the program and the personnel he basically said that.
They are good people and that they're trying to do what's right.
And that the agency works lawfully in that respect privacy and at the billions of records from the various programs when analyzed together.
Happen quote critical to disrupting dozens of terrorist actions.
But you expect him to say that he's not gonna say yeah we're guilty of of crimes.
Right but we know Cameron that they are bundling and seizing phone records.
Not listening in but but.
Who you call when you call them and how many times called.
If he's always all about the emails and that's the crucial thing here -- you're saying.
We're not gonna know because that -- well to be private we we do know that such things as -- and programs like that do give.
Various different analysts and opportunity to get a look at that sort of stuff and -- it's emphasized with the call data records.
It can reveal an awful lot of information.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Obama administration to end the collection of all the data and to purge it off with records.
Rand Paul -- senator from Kentucky's trying to organize the class action lawsuit with ten million phone company customers but.
What you gotta remember all this bill is that the phone and that service providers.
Are prohibited from actually telling us what they give the government and yet.
They were granted immunity.
Five years ago back in 2008 legislation was signed -- a lot it was backed by then senator Barack Obama.
That gave the telephone companies immunity from prosecution the -- itself if collecting these records isn't a violation of civil liberties.
Why would they need immunity lots of questions -- find out of if there storing the emails let me know that is the big question that remains unanswered.
Two night gentlemen thanks very much --
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