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Former attorney general Alberto Gonzalez joins us he is now -- Nashville based law firm -- -- served.
It's good to be with -- -- tell me isn't that the Justice Department can do at this point -- is considering.
Well obviously they're gonna look they're going to.
-- the FBI investigators are gonna look at the trial record.
They're -- complete their investigations there on the ground and how much it calculation.
Sitting down with prosecutors.
Now in the US attorney's office in Florida.
But also of course in the civil rights division and decide whether or not they can overcome the very significant hurdles that there we'll have to overcome.
In -- successfully prosecute.
-- -- -- for civil rights violations to prove that in fact he had that specific content.
To take action based upon a animus based upon cherry -- arms race.
May very high -- it.
That's an Internet -- it so is it typically hire her but it seems a particularly high hurdle in this case because of Miami Herald reporting the other day.
That the FBI has been investigating this in at the FBI I was going to Miami Herald says at the -- they have found no indication at all that this said dead that George Simmons a racist so wedding if if your own team investigators.
Has already made reach second closures and in the Miami Herald is correct what -- apartment justice doing tonight.
Well that remains to be saying I don't know I don't know whether or not they've completed their investigation.
Maybe there's additional people that wanna talk to maybe they wanna go but -- they wanna go back and read a transcript of the trial.
But but you're right.
It when I look at what happened in this try now there seems to be no evidence of -- racial animosity by George is never mind and I think the prosecutors.
The defense team witnesses have said race was -- part of this case and so.
I think this will be a very high -- for the Department of Justice to make a decision move forward on a civil rights violation.
Here's another issue.
Is that add George chairmen of the corners brother and spam in their Hispanic and one reporters -- even check them -- voter registration is Hispanic.
Now -- got the question -- -- a lot of hue and cry that this was racially driven.
And also that he that is a white man that this is white on black.
Does the does Justice Department had do you suspect that there investing in this is white on black or they say it's Hispanic I'm black and and what's a response by the Hispanic community.
I have no idea how that how they would approach this but from my perspective.
George everybody -- as Hispanic as the president is African American as my son Alberto Gonzales and be able Gonzales or Hispanic.
So as far as I'm concerned he's Hispanic and how the department -- is going to deal with that would respected -- -- -- There's this potential crime of Hispanic upon a black I have not had a -- deal with that -- but it's obviously something that they'll have to consider.
How does it means hello Sharon this take -- -- how want to someone labor under this to find out his or her face.
Image in minutes to -- -- forever because this is a really sort of you know this a -- racially charged case at this point.
My suspicions are is that that I think it they're going to be.
A nationwide marches this week -- and I think this thing maybe this play out for awhile then.
One Friday afternoon the -- an issue some kind of statement that.
Then I got him to know not gonna move forward I think they -- away awhile.
I think getting there may be legitimate reasons to wait -- -- -- -- complete their investigation but they also may want to wait awhile to let them -- emotions cool down.
But I think it you know it it'll take as long it takes is a short answer.
It seems to me and this is tough you know season in and then he -- this a tough one but if if I had.
My investigative team coming to me already and saying that there was no race involved and that and that -- the conclusion the FBI we'll find out later when they concluded that if -- they concluded I think it -- -- -- the end to -- do you not -- -- station the attorney general is certainly you know as they -- law enforcement.
But the lid on -- when he can.
Well everybody -- again he's got to wait to see what the recommendation is going to be from investigators and the career prosecutors.
Particularly within it that civil rights division he's on -- look at look at Tom Perez the assistant attorney general.
The civil rights division get his recommendation.
And and then the attorney general what what will make a decision -- not to accept that recommendation.
I presume that he will accept that recommendation but we'll have to wait and see again we don't know whether or not the FBS and -- it has completed its investigation and what if they have what their conclusions are so.
Perhaps if there are things that they still -- Believe -- they need to complete and work on.
Judge shaken -- -- there's only going on the assumption Miami Herald was correct in its report and maybe it's maybe it's still -- practice of TARP but it's an ongoing investigation there's still some question of -- but anyway judge thank you.
-- to be with you.
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