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About early resignations.
And people put on paid leave or moved around.
But zero firings and if you want an idea of why people are so skeptical about -- -- probe was just on this exchange moments ago this happen.
As a Republican lawmaker Jim Jordan of Ohio questioned FBI director Mueller about how the Justice Department investigation is going.
Based on everything I've seen -- mr.
Cummings the case is solved this -- regarding -- scandal which case.
The -- scandal.
The I arrest -- get.
-- the virus cases currently under investigation and -- luckily it just started yet -- what can you tell him and he started a month ago looking at but you tell us about this have you found any any.
Have you found the now infamous two rogue agents have you discovered -- -- people are.
And let me just say because under investigation I can't give me can you tell you tell me some bases can you tell me how many agents investigators -- assigned to the case.
May be able to do that I have to get back to you can tell me the lead investigator is.
-- -- -- -- -- It's most important issue of the front of the country like sixers -- don't know who's had not the case that the lead investigator it.
Destruction I do not know -- do you get that information just would like to know we like know how many people -- assigned to look into this situation.
I have not had a recent briefing on Iran briefing on when we first initiated that I have not had a recent briefing as to where we are -- -- -- -- his lead in the case.
I do not know who is leading -- you know if you talk to any of the victims have you talked to any of the groups who were targeted by their government have you met with any of the Tea Party folks since may fourteenth 2013.
I don't know what the status of the interviews are buying the team that far.
Let's debate all of this shall we -- against -- is a Fox News contributor who served as a political advisor.
To the late New Jersey senator Frank Lautenberg -- sin is a fellow at the American enterprise institute and a former speechwriter for president George W.
Bush welcome to both of you so -- -- start with you should FBI director Mueller have been able to give a few more of those answers about the investigation into -- Ira.
Well you know it is an ongoing investigation so I think his code of conduct and I believe the lie columnist for about that probably dictates that he can't go into too much detail about what's going on.
It is being investigated and I'm glad it's being investigated -- -- -- Venus needs investigate the hell out of this until we figure out who is responsible for it.
But and terms of trying to embarrass him by asking him the names of specific agents were investigating this.
Look congressman Jordan knows them.
You know he thinks this is the most important thing going on -- for the country I happen -- think the Boston bombing.
Is something that FBI's -- focused on as well and a bunch of other things and so you know I'll give him some slack for not knowing the specific name the specific agents.
I'm just happy here they're investigating and mark should we know more at this point after a month.
Well he just admitted he hasn't been briefed on it for a month so it doesn't exactly what -- been spending a lot of time on this.
But look this that this is that we've got a situation now we're almost 70% of the country.
Thinks that Barack Obama either knew or initiated the targeting of conservatives that the IRS including this is the most amazing number from your Fox News poll.
Almost 50% of Democrats think that he knew or initiated the target.
Now I don't know if he knew.
But why is it that so many Americans and so many Democrats think he did.
Well maybe it's because this is -- president said back in October 2009.
We're gonna punish our enemies and reward our friends who stand with us -- important issues a president who tried to create an enemy's list.
By exit issuing an executive order requiring anyone with a federal contract disclose their political contributions.
Whose own political whose own economic advisor claimed to know what was in the tax returns of Coke industries in the Senate Democratic Leader claimed to know what was in Mitt Romney's tax -- are turning out so well even if he didn't direct this is initially he's created a climate that allowed the IRS to think it's okay to punish our enemies and reward our friends.
I'll ask both of you right now about who has been held accountable for the IRS -- let me just go through what we know in terms of how people been moved around.
The acting commissioner Steve Miller resigned after we found out about this.
The head of the IRS tax exempt division that was the root of all this after -- -- named Joseph grant he has stepped down.
The IRS and one IRS employee in Cincinnati.
Has been reassigned.
And -- -- Lerner of course has been placed on administrative leave it as we now know she is still collecting.
All of her paycheck to -- it is that's good enough -- -- still satisfied with that.
I think we should let this investigation take its course -- FBI's conducting and they think once we find out who was responsible they should lose their jobs as you well know.
After the Nixon administration.
-- what they did with the IRS the lot became such that the president really can't get involved in firing people at the IRS that's part of this Watergate reforms that we saw back in the seventies.
But once we find out who is responsible and I think we all agree that what when I was heinous.
Once we find out who was responsible those people should go but to start calling for the heads of people.
All the information before us I think is premature and I think that's unprofessional.
And furthermore you can't have the president United States getting involved in this because the law prohibits him from doing it.
Also -- mart's previous points.
You know the whole punish enemies -- -- her friends quote was taken so out of context of the more you keep repeating it doesn't make it any more true.
That's what the president said at a rally when he's talking to Latinos saying this is not attitude to have about punishing your friends are -- -- punishing enemies.
Rewarding your friends that -- the quote that is.
I'm so sick of having a quote take out -- especially when we know better that's -- a.
Here's the thing I had I just gave me the context Julie had a -- the kind of contacts without as a guy.
No organic cotton excuse me Obama mean SS that what I want to say here -- -- context is a president who tried to issue an executive order.
That would reports everybody who apply for federal contract to disclose their donors who went after the chamber of commerce accused them taking for money with no evidence as to who who who Clinton's own economic advisor claimed -- in the tax returns of -- industries that that's the context for you -- markets the problem -- god is that what's happened is.
We'll look the problem is is what's happened here is.
That we've broken the fundamental trust between our government and the people the people that that you show that statistic in the last thing is that at last half hour.
That showed that 73% of that -- American people don't trust their government that has implications beyond.
The iris -- we now have a situation with the NSA disclosures.
Where people don't trust the National Security Agency I've been trying to defend the Obama administration for a week and tell people Big Brother isn't listening to your phone calls and more reading your emails know people say to me.
Well -- the IRS abused it's powers why didn't like -- should we trust the NSA.
So we've got it -- this is actually scandals actually harming national security because people don't trust their government.
In a situation where -- where we're trying to defend the country from terror and it requires a trust because of classified site just has been incredibly damaging.
And god I don't have a couple seconds left -- how -- we give this investigation.
Until the gets the bottom of it and I hope that it's the bottom it very quick I mean are we talking months I don't know I don't know I don't work that the ice I've no idea felonies and yeah you know that's sometimes what happens in these investigations is -- they'd run out the clock.
They hope that the American public will forget about and sometimes we do I have to tell you as a Democrat I hope that's not the case I hope -- gets the bottom of it I hope that gets the bottom of the quickly.
But I see no other way to figure out exactly who was held accountable other than the president breaking a lot going in there and saying -- -- fire people indiscriminately.
Because somebody's -- needs to roll the president -- that he legally is prohibited from doing that.
The hope FBI does his job and I hope we find out who it is and I think that's a bipartisan sentiment that we should all share market.
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