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That the government revealed.
That it is negotiating.
With a criminal defendant.
And obtaining from him actionable intelligence.
And that that revelation was made.
In contradiction to federal law in contradiction to Justice Department guidelines.
And for purely political purposes.
I think that all negotiation that's going on -- for -- You know is is unbelievable and you know that the the White House that about does the White House call but I think they describe it -- -- hastily called white house press.
Briefing on Tuesday -- To tell America that sell -- world.
And I you know I just sarcastic which and I hope he invited the Al-Jazeera.
Two the press briefing so that you know we get the word throughout tried it immediately.
We'll keep our.
Are you are you're able to tell me and obviously don't tell me what you you can't because -- -- national security clearance secret.
-- Nationalists -- security clearance but senator bond.
Your colleague there in in the -- the ranking Republican on the senate select intelligence committee.
That he was told in -- in secret of these negotiations and of the nature of the actionable intelligence that the defendant was revealing but was also told by Robert Mueller the FBI director himself.
But keeping this quiet was vital to preventing future attacks against the US Bob Gibbs the president's Press Secretary said.
Mueller never told bond what he claims he heard from him.
Well -- get to keep his mouth shot -- -- -- -- facts wrong.
You know that first set in the fifteen minutes after the angle at that in Peru was that your game without all the information that we needed.
We -- you know tree equality information we -- at that time.
The second -- it now what does it say in the last week we've really gotten good actionable intelligence.
And whether Mahler whole senator -- or -- I don't know I wasn't in the rule.
But this thing is common sense would tell you if you are getting actionable intelligence.
You don't -- all the world.
We just got some really good information that we're going to be able to track down in the next 24 hours.
Students and if you tell that gasoline or some people say you're going to act on exactly does it matter what it doesn't -- -- -- told box.
What matters is common sense would -- today.
-- -- not put this information out publicly.
What why would the government tell anybody -- remember Ben Franklin wasn't -- little bit of a joke but it's basically true.
Three people can keep -- secret of two of them are dead I mean -- why would the government.
Tell anybody that this is happening unless.
It wanted to to push back against the criticism it'd been getting for the manner in which -- treated this guy.
There's no reason for them to tell there's no reason to tell anybody.
I think it's -- job and duty itself congress.
About the tools the techniques in the procedures that they're going to be using an interrogation.
And those types of things you and I've had that discussion book war but there's no need for them to share.
That they've gotten.
Out of interrogations.
Anybody until they act about it and Alex -- and no longer -- Have you noticed the way I have asked my questions so carefully so as to avoid those issues on which you and I have profound disagreements.
Well I'm not sure -- -- found districts.
While the issue of military trial vs a civilian charter -- far.
Everything that you have said it -- to my view is sound and rational and legitimate valid criticism.
Against this administration in the manner which it's handled the switching gears you are a Republican from Michigan you -- represented.
A district in Michigan for many years you're running for governor in Michigan has all this stuff with Toyota.
In the past week given some some cause for hope to -- Dearborn to the automobile industry in Michigan.
Well the the cause for all -- is because hopefully GM Chrysler board in Michigan are doing the right thing -- -- -- came out of the private sector you'd never picture feature on your competition.
Making mistakes since curling up which is what has happened with -- -- So all you know it may provide temporary.
Bob boost to you know sales of cars that are driven by the -- story.
But in the long term GM or Chrysler need to learn how to compete and -- -- late.
Against Detroit -- the Hondas and those.
Well I am so.
Yeah they are and I am so happy to hear you talk about competition is is GM ever gonna make enough money.
To pay back the taxpayers the sixty billion that we invested in the.
I think that's question a bullet that -- -- tell us about the tell us about the race -- -- do you have to.
Leave the house are not run for your seat in the house in order to seek the Republican nomination for governor.
-- -- my wife and I made a decision after the election in 2008 that this would be our last term in congress about.
So I made the decision not Iran.
I'm giving you know I'm I've decided not to run for reelection -- and decided that I would run or up for governor.
That my background private sector my background -- government.
-- basically a very good conservative.
Voting record and possibly.
Is the kind of leadership we need in Michigan and so we decided to open the governorship here at Michigan is gone very well.
But once the primary congressman.
Well we wish you well hope you come back you know you're welcome our microphones in every election.
You and I need to talk about -- starter most startling revelation that came out on Wednesday.
I where they were talking about the CIA the intelligence community targeting Americans that's a huge issue.
Do you do you think that the CIA has the right.
To execute some -- Americans abroad or that they should be arrested and tried for treason as the constitution indicates.
Well I think that's one where.
You know the other their enemies Sergio.
This this is why we have been at this dialogue and debate I think that the intelligence community certain latitudes and opportunity to go after certain Americans but we need to know what the boxes.
And this is one where you and I need to go -- people like you and I are poised to field.
-- have to be broadly discussed -- so that we -- couple that policy.
That we all understand we may not all agree with it.
But right now it's being done in secret I don't know what those criteria.
You you you should know because -- -- on one of those committees of the congress.
But the law requires -- Intelligence Committees to report to when they're doing things like.
Shooting Americans because of what they've said in a foreign country.
I hear -- exactly right I don't.
And this is why I raised the issue -- You know director Blair an open session on Wednesday.
So that you don't mark frustration that thing that surprised me is he actually answered my questions and -- that we do have a policy in place.
For targeting Americans and -- it's -- -- great now share with us.
I can tell us what -- No president since Abraham Lincoln has claimed the authority to kill Americans.
Without due process without arresting them without charging them without trying them without prosecuting them and without convicting them this is this is an enormous matter -- right.
That cannot be swept under the rug and the laws require.
DeJuan Blair does things like this he tell you so that you can raise it -- the congress and either endorse it.
Or or make it unlawful for him to do so he can't do this on -- zone.
That's right it and you know you and I were fully aware of all the discussions -- -- on the terrorist surveillance programs.
I think of all the protections we put in place to make sure that -- intelligence community only lawfully listen and to.
Cops stationed overseas and that there's been something.
You know some.
Processed due process that -- ensured that that will happen.
But I'm even more serious matter a policy as well defined and less transparent.
Congressman Peter -- -- Republican of Michigan ranking member of the select intelligence.
Committee and a Republican candidate for governor in Michigan always a pleasure thanks for joining us have a great weekend.
-- thank you just thought you said.
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