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and start your day with "fox and friends" 5:00 to 9:00. thanks for being with us. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. this is a fox news alert. american made stinger missiles now potentially in the hands of sunni insurgents who are stopping at nothing to take over iraq. extreme militants now seizing control of major cities at the violence escalades. the unfolding situation putting people on edge. conner? >> well, greta, insurgents in iraq continue to make dangerous gains. at the pentagon telling fox news tonight that the insurgents likely have their hands on american made stingle missiles and most likely got them while overrunning iraqi bases. the past few days. and despite some resistance from the iraqi military insurgents
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have taken over another major city. sunni fighters of the islamic state of iraq in syria control mosul, few jill, and tikrit and now tal afar and rapidly moving closer to baghdad. already there are reports of people fleeing the capital and stockpiling goods. the white house may be weighing the military options but are take nothing chance tons ground. the pentagon sending more than 100 u.s. marines to baghdad to help re-enforce the american embassy there. washington pulling out dozens of diplomats from the country as well. new images show just how far they are willing to go. pictures and videos posted by the militants today showing mass fighters murdering hundreds of people. there are reports of mass killings, beheadings and executions.s that
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impacting iraq's neighbors? fox news bill hemmer joins us, bill? >> talafar up here in the northwest. about 100 miles from the syrian border. critical town to i will explain in a moment. mosul fell. tikrit last wednesday. now the eyes of the world are centered iraqi capital of baghdad. 40 to 50 miles on the outskirts of baghdad. will they go in will maliki's government fight back? we are waiting to see what happens there in shorthand you can explain iraq just as a reminder now in three different sections here. >> on the map, number one would be the kurdish region up in the northeast number two the syrian region.
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number three would be baghdad and the southeast here where you find predominantly she a who have lined themselves religiously with the country of iran. these countries, where are they how much land do they control? from aleppo in northwestern syria all the way to northern iraq and into baghdad and east to the eastern border with iran, if you were to lay the map of the united states over that. you would be looking at area that would start northwestern indiana stretch across ohio into west virginia. new, it's a big area. and it's threatening, greta. a lot of it is desert, too. sometimes you have to drive 1 hundred miles in the next town. this could be formidable in terms of the iraqi government fight bank. >> they have knocked over one bank $400 million they got. apparently insurgents are getting money from our allies. what do you know about that? this was a question that came over the interview with katie couric and john kerry. iran remember is she a, so many of its neighbors are not. they are sunni.
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countries like kuwait and qatar and saudi arabia. here is the issue, greta. there is a percentage of the population in these sunni countries that were not happy what was happening with the sunni fighters in syria on behalf of those fighting against the syrian leader bashar al assad. the reporting suggests that all that money was flowing out of saudi arabia, kuwait and qatar in support to fight these fighters. fighters that began in syria and crossed over the border into iraq. one more thing here did i mexico that town talafar. reports that the insurgents have taken it but not dug in inasmuch as many think. watch it to see if they strike bang. that will give us an early taste and measure whether the iraqi government is ready to fight for their country now. greta? >> as radical extremist seize city after city the violence is closing in on baghdad.
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>> vicious terror group trying to topple iraq has. >> i think our intelligence has failed us miserably. [gunfire. >> the white house and the president are living in some parallel universe. >> this is a president who was talking just two years ago about al qaeda being on the run. >> they could go after the big prize, baghdad. >> major john fox scale joins us. >> hi, greta. >> we have been talking about this since before 2003. >> exactly. >> i want to go first about the stinger missiles. >> yeah. >> they are ours. >> right. >> we made them. we left them behind. >> we did. >> why? >> because we gave them to the iraqis for reasons unknowns their primary source of air defense. they don't have big missiles. these are shoulder-fired tubes. they are good up to altitude of about 5,000 feet. what is interesting about the stinger is it has the technology built in to counter things like chief of staff and flares. in other words, they are very very effective even
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against counter measures. they would be deadly even against western aircraft. >> passenger airplane. >> oh my gosh it would shoot down a passenger airplane but might also threaten american fighter aircraft if they try to provide close air support. >> easy to operate, aren't they? >> you just hit a few switches. take a lead on aircraft. two to three hours worth of training. when you hear a growling noise in your ear the missile goes. flies itself into the target. >> do you have a wild guess on how many we could have left behind. >> nobody knows for sure. i don't think it's many. >> what is many to you. >> i would say it wouldn't be more than a hundred. it only takes one to shoot down an airliner and one to create a pow which we have learned is not a good idea. >> what's the military tonight thinking about if you can collectively describe the military? >> two things. one is noncombatant operation operation. how to get americans out of
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baghdad if they have to do it on short notice. second is to provide some sort of critical support. perhaps drones and as last result close air support. >> where are you going to fire. >> right. >> secondly use drones without boots on the grounds to tell what you to hit. >> and no, and no. >> what good are drones to us? >> i don't think it's a good option and i'm not too sure the pentagon is serious about it here is the deal. what happens is the isis is a guerrilla group. they disappear into the cities and become almost impossible to target because you can't separate the insurgents and civil population. in my opinion it's a losing proposition. >> so what are our options? >> support the iraqi
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government with iran. >> i hope not. >> some iranian leaders were significant leaders in the revolutionary guard were there last week. >> no, we have got to do it on our own. in my opinion i don't think baghdad is going to fall? >> nope. >> you heard it here. i hope you are right, general. anyway, nice to see you, sir. and as jihad forces close in on baghdad. what is our military doing and what about the embassy. jennifer griffin joins us live from the pentagon. jennifer? >> greta. the president has notified congress tonight that he is sending 275 american troops to baghdad. we have just learned tonight the pentagon will present the president with at least one option that would require putting some special operations forces in baghdad to work with the iraqi government. already, there is a fast team of marines and 50 special operators who have been sent to the u.s. embassy in baghdad to provide security. another 100 u.s. military personnel are being deployed it to help with air field
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management. this as iraqi city tal afar fell near dawn today. the u.s. will soon deploy armed drones. u.s. officials say they will likely fly two to three drones a day. such drones carry two to four hell fire missiles at a time. u.s. military commanders who i have spoken to say drones won't make a difference. once the drones are inside cities as general scales mentioned, drones won't be able to distinguish them from civilians. these photos of apparent executions of iraqi soldiers and troops carried out by the sunni insurgents killing 1700 iraqi soldiers who stripped off their uniforms show how brutal this insurgency is and the length it is prepared to go to. the pentagon ordered the uss george h.w. bush escorted by a destroyer and cruiser to move into the persian gulf closer to iraqi. they will join a marine transport ship equipped with off sprays.
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sunni firefighters appear to have fighters appear to have shot down helicopter. they have acquired stinger missiles, those shoulder-fired missiles capable of bringing down aircraft, greta. >> jennifer, do the people you talk to in the pentagon fear that baghdad is going to fall or do they share the confidence of general scales that they are going to fight and win this one? any thoughts on that? >> i would say most people that i talk to here in the pentagon think that the iraqi officials will be able to hold. they are weird -- airport strowrnl rocket fire and mortar fire as we saw this weekend. >> now of course the stingers alleged to that one. jennifer, thank you. the unthinkable. is the u.s. about to make a deal with iran. the brutal violence in iraq show nothing science of slowing down. now secretary of state john kerry says the obama
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administration is, quote, open to discussions with iran if they can help end the violence. will there be an alliance with iran? national security post in our government for three >> we he have already fought two iraq wars, three if you count the surge. i don't know what makes us think we are going to fight another one and win it this time if we somehow are allied with iran first rule should be do no harm. are we going to it ally ourself with iran to defeat al qaeda? i think we need to think way outside the box. we tried. this it hasn't worked in the past. what should we do now and identify our three strategic interests in the region, oil, terrorists, israel. we want the oil, we don't want the terrorists and we want israel to survive is there some other way to achieve that goal other than putting american military troops in the region using american air force somehow is the air force for iran or
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for iraq? i think we just need to it find other ways to do it. and we have the ability to do that we have the oil and natural gas in the united states to get us off of middle east oil. we have the ability to seal and- >> kt we are meeting in vienna to get rid of iran's nuclear weapons program. how on the one hand we are telling them to get rid of this nuclear weapons program and by the way, you know, can we work together in baghdad? i just don't understand this. >> i think you are absolutely right. what would be the price if we worked with iran for iraq in the price would be iran's nuclear weapons program. iran doesn't want to give up its program. iran want to be a nuclear weapons state or almost nuclear weapons state. the price of having any kind of cooperation with them would be potentially the introduction of nuclear weapons into the region. so as bad as this looks now with stinger missiles and everything else.
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how bad is is it going to look if there are nuclear weapons in the region. >> you know, i can't even imagine. and this whole idea of, you know, how quickly al lines change israel is a huge issue. >> we have 27,000 americans there. we need to at the get them out. you have got hostages. who wants to see the youtube video of americans blindfolded kneeling in front of al qaeda fighters with semitars in their hands reaching down over americans. >> the pictures are brutal the ones they have put on the web. just savagery what's going on over there. k.t., thank you. >> thank you very much. greta. >> army sergeant bowe bergdahl is back on u.s. soil. he still has not spoken to his parents? why not? joining us from texas molly hennessey. molly, nice to he see you? >> nice to see you too, greta. >> so he hasn't spoken to
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his parents? >> >> no they weren't here to agreement him what is what a military official told us. some of the doctors who had treated him, conversations with him as well as a general who was there when he got off the plane who greeted him. he said that bergdahl saluted him. they exchanged greetings in he can english despite the fact that bergdahl hadn't been speaking english with his captors for about five years. then he went into treatment. it's a process that the military refers to as reintegration. >> what are his living conditions? i mean, who he is he working with? reintegration team soldiers, not soldiers from original knoll unit but fellow soldiers are going to be working with him. he doesn't have a television in his hospital room. and he is not being exposed to media reports about the controversy surrounding his
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disappearance from his unit or the exchange that resulted in his release. but the doctors did say this that is going to be part of this reintegration process. he is he speed of his reintegration. have to request that and request when he wants to see his family and when and how that is going to happen. >> so he has absolutely no idea that much of the nation is discussing his release at this point and some are very upset with it? >> that's what the military officials were telling us. now, i know the military announced today that a two star general is going to be investigating the circumstances of his disappearance and i spoke with some of the military officials to follow up on that and ask how soon could that general be speaking with bergdahl and they said it's really too soon to tell when that could happen. >> all right. molly, thank you. i should say it's not the release people are upset with. it's actually the terms of the deal. thank you, molly. >> thank you, greta. >> now to quit mow, guantanamo bay where other detainees are now aware of
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the controversial deal to release the taliban five for sergeant bergdahl. joining us at gitmo fox news chief correspondent catherine herridge. they know about this deal. >> that's right. there are 149 detainees here at guantanamo bay in the high school security camp which are about 2 to 3 miles from where i am standing right now at the courthouse. most of these detainees live in camp of. this is a camp where they have unsensorred access to newspapers and magazines and also have access to more than 100 satellite tv channels, including the all news channel. they learned about the bergdahl swap in retime. where the taliban five live and highly compliant camp. which means in exchange for good behavior they get a certain number of privileges. so they get access to satellite tv. this week they are watching the world cup. they get access to the print media and they also get class, language classes.
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something called life skills which, in fact, teaches them how to build a resume if they ever get out of the camps. and then they have access to the soccer field. we first reported on the soccer field two years ago. it cost 74 thousand dollars. they used it routinely and, in fact, they are going to block off one section of that soccer field and use it now gardening classes. the five 9/11 suspects are in a separate camp known as camp 7. and they were back in the court today for a series of pre-trial hearings for the 9/11 case. there is still no schedule for that trial. even though the men were arraigned here two years ago. and it may surprise many people that even the 9/11 suspects know about the swap with the taliban five. not quite in realtime but surprisingly so, greta, they are very plugged in to what is happening with current events. >> catherine, thank you. and when she was the 9. her father was the first american killed in the war in afghanistan.
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one of the newly released taliban leaders may have been responsible for his death. his daughter goes "on the record" next. also, a growing crisis at our border. thousands of children streaming into the united states all alone and nowhere to go. well, now vice president biden is heading to the border. a live report in just minutes. replace your laptop? start with the best writing experience. make it incredibly thin. add an adjustable kickstand, a keyboard, a usb port, and the freedom of touch. and, of course, make it run microsoft office, with the power and speed to do real work. introducing surface pro 3. the tablet that can replace your laptop.
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comcast business. built for business. alisyn's grand father was the first american killed in afghanistan shot during a prison riot when she was only 9 years old. the man blamed for the uprising was just released from guantanamo in exchange for sergeant bowe bergdahl. 12 years ago we spoke with alisyn's stepmother right here "on the record." >> and how old are the children? >> alisyn is about to turn 10. and emily is 4. jake is 10 months. >> and how are they doing? >> they're doing well. as well as could be expected, i guess. >> alisyn c-span -- spann joins us now. good evening, alisyn. >> good evening, greta. >> i never know what to say in these circumstances. i feel terrible for you having lost your father.
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we covered it. i imagine the swap is a swap that it certainly has caught your attention. >> definitely. it was quite shocking when i first heard the news. >> how did you learn the just and what do you think? >> i first heard the news. i had heard about the bergdahl swap and i immediately called my grandfather and consulted him about current affairs like i usually do, and he said to me i think that two of the prisoners who were just swapped were present when your father was killed. and at first i was completely shocked and i called my stepmother and she surfed around and found that was true. we had discussions about it and we were all extremely shocked and saddened that our government would do something like this. >> what do you think would have been the better idea? >> you know, it's hard to say because it is a tough situation. but i believe that the obama
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administration could have come up with a better solution. i don't think that american negotiating with terrorists should ever happen you know, it's being debated right now whether or not obama consulted with congress but to me it should never be a question is if the president consulted with congress before making a decision such as this. >> you know, you were old enough, 9 or 10 years old when this happened and you got to grow up without aer fall. i mean, i'm curious to know how it's been for you knowing that your father was the first one who was lost in afghanistan. >> it's always hard growing up without a father. you think will smile stones in your life. i wish he had been there. i recently graduated from college i thought about him and my mother all day. there is also a great sense of pride. i'm very proud to be the daughter of jonathan michael
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spann not because of the way he died but how he lived. i'm grateful i was his daughter. >> as you have seen things unfold your thoughts about war and our foreign policy is what? >> we are in a crisis situation. i think americans have become complacent. i think we need to start becoming aware and updated on current affairs. i think that the american people it need to expect more from their leadership than what we are getting right now. the only way to do that is to stay stay updated on what's happening and put pressure on the government and the decisions being made. >> alison, thank you very much for joining us. i'm terribly sorry about your father and you having to grow up without your father but your father was a hero. thank you. >> thank you, greta. and a growing crisis,
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word has gotten out that we are not serious about immigration enforcement in this country. >> the majority of these are very innocent kids who we have got to take care of. >> once these folks get here we as a humanitarian nation certainly aren't going to turn them away. >> you come here. you get welcomed, you get in. and they never send you back. >> crisis at our border getting worse. what's the white house doing about it alan goms joins us. good evening, alan. >> good evening. >> i guess step one is vice president joe biden is headed to latin america.
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>> yeah. he is actually in brazil right now watching the u.s. take on ghana. and this was a previously planned trips he is going to make other planned trips in latin america. a few days ago they added a trip to guatemala. one of the countries these kids are coming from. while is he in guatemala, he going to meet with the president of two of those countries and high ranking official to the other to talk about a lot of these issues and talk about this surge we are seeing now. >> why is this surge leaving the country parents are just saying go? >> that's the really staggering thing about this three countries facing the most difficult economic hardships. three of the six highest murder rates in the world right now. you combine that together and a lot of these parents are just at the point of desperation that they're happening their kids off to these smugglers and sending
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them on this incredibly dangerous trip all the way through mexico and trying to cross that u.s. border. as to why it's happening? a lot of people point to that, the economic hardships, the violence that's there. as we heard in the clip earlier, some people think it's because the obama administration has sort of rolled out the welcome matt matt -- mat for them. to be clear, all these kids that come in right now do not qualify for any of the programs that protect young undocumented immigrants from depoor -- deportation. it takes a while while they they get processed. while they get cared for. while they get fed while they are here. placed in protective custody for quite a while. eventually most of them are ending up getting sent back. >> alan, thank you. joining us, our political panel, "the weekly standard" john's mccormick, washington examiner susan ferrechio. jim gatory. whatwhat a bunch of lousy leadership in these countries families kids shipping these kids off
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alone. >> high levels of violence in guatemala, el salvador and honduras. they are ending up here. there are other countries that are safer. for some reason they are ♪ stopping in mexico. they are coming here to the united states of america. i find this frustrating because tensions don't make for good policy. we cannot be the destination for 9/11 central america who wants to get out of a horrific situation because, you know, we have, one, we don't have the capacity to handle these children, to give them the appropriate care that they need. and what are would he say supposed to do. >> i don't know. i guess the vice president joe biden is going to tell the governments to stop sending these kids or stop having violence or get your people working or what? >> do you think that's going to stop people? interview done like 250 folks who came over the border and they asked them why they were coming and the reason is they thought the president had put an order in place that would allow them to stay if they got here by the end of june
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so-called dream act that prevents the detore pation of people who come here as children. they felt this is the time to go and allow them to stay. they come in and be given an order to come court and basically be allowed to stay. a lot of them will never show up in court. young people. yes, we will send some back, the idea we are going to send all these folks back, i think a lot of them are going to end up staying here and costing the country. >> these are kids. think in the idea that this situation has gotten so desperate. of course, you know, we have a problem receiving all these. i mean i realize that. but these are children where parents are just saying go. >> it's a true humanitarian crisis to show just how bad it's gotten, go back to 2011. the number of accompanied children came across the border detained by u.s., 6,000, a little over. that's expected to go to 9 0,000 this year. that is a 15 fold increase. you know why did this happen? you have got to point to 2012 the president rolling
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out this new policy. i have to say myself i'm a squish on this issue. i have conflicted feelings on immigration reform. but there has been a real moment where people who support comprehensive immigration reform have to realize that you have to have border security first. you can't have this policy of. >> there is also a little bit of our foreign policy that these are our neighbors. these are our neighbors tyranny and obviously we have not shown much leadership to them. >> the irony the guatemala government is complaining about the terms of confinement for the children here. >> they have a lot of nerve do that. >> the conditions are terrible and it is a humanitarian crisis. we are not taking a strong approach with these governments. biden is going to go there and try to discourage people. how effective is that going to be. >> why i do strongly suspect the administration by having set up this circumstance by having this loosely worded order be able to stay under this new set of laws that the moment someone says we have got to send these kids
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back you are going to get cast anti-child? how can you be so cruel. on the other hand seeing the consequences of what is effectively an open borders policy. >> that's the signal. they are only coming over here because they are fleeing gang violence. they are sticking to that. >> only fleeing gang violence because these are lousy countries where there absolutely no leadership. and obviously our foreign policy has been feckless sending them in the right direction. >> they blame the drug culture here for fueling the drug war there. >> they are coming because they don't know the law. i think they are coming because they know the policy perfectly well. they have reports in the news that he they are being fed. >> the parents are send ising them. >> these are kids under 10. >> no, no, i know that. >> getting here on these trains and buses and walking across deserts. it's really incredible. it's just awful. >> the whole thing is rotten from top to bottom. panel, thank you. you won't believe what the irs is saying tonight. well, maybe you will. it's all about lois lerner's emails. the latest on that irs scandal coming up. u.s. marine sergeant held in mexico fires its new lawyer.
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do you buy this even a ity bitty. the irs claims two years critical two years. emails lost. computer crash information gone for good is that possible or plain bologna. computer expert joins us. okay, david, can i tell you that it's awfully convenient that these emails are missing. so, is it possible? >> i mean, is it possible? yes. when it comes to today's computer and technology, it's very unlikely. we have backups for the backups and hard drives to take sure these types of data losses don't occur to. say it's possible? yes. but in today's society, especially in such a large organization as the irs it's extremely unlikely for those data losses to occur. >> for all those losses to occur, would it not be that the emails were served on her computer, not on some
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server backed up some place for starter, right? >> right. >> and the second thing is that any email she ever sent got bounced back and never went to recipient. >> that's right. i mean, when you look at he email, it's a wide connection of communications. so, when you are sending email to individuals, especially within the irs, you should definitely be able to pull those emails and grab those to the recipient. when you look at where emails are stored at you have these things called servers that actually house and have backups performed on regular basis. you have her computer specifically house those emails as well. you would have to have a catastrophic effect on both of those areas in order for something like that to happen. which is pretty unlikely for something like this occurred. >> the commissioner of the irs will be testifying next week. one of the things i would like to know is whether or not she made any complaint at the time that her computer went down that it went down. none of us can breathe in this city without an ipad or iphone or computer or something. you don't let your computer go down and not fix it right
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away. >> that's right. this is something that we have to pay attention to because when you are actually going through a computer loss, when data is actually being lost there should be an incident trail that actually who shows what actually occurred and the steps taken to actually see if they could actually recover that data. if that didn't occur, then there is some major problems that we have here. you are talking about a major period from 2009 to 2011 where all of this was supposedly happening. that's a really big deal if they don't have any documentation on how they actually tried to recover the information there. >> all right. so let's say on january 1st, 2009, on my computer i noticed that i would have to notice there was a problem, right? >> that's right. >> on my computer? so i notice there is a problem. so you figure i would call the it department on january 1, 20099 and saying there is a problem, right? >> that's right. >> okay. they would then come in and fix it, right? >> that's right. >> this couldn't be just a phantom mistake that all of a sudden two years later when someone, you know, all of a sudden they discover and that no one knew about anything. >> that's right. >> in order to buy this irs
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excuse, i would have to believe that either she didn't know she had a catastrophic failure or, two, that she was -- that for whatever reason she didn't mind. >> well, even during that period of time, there should be email correlation saying hey, there is a major issue with the machine and that we need to go and actually fix it you can definitely get communications between the it folks that were trying to repair it. there needs to be evidence around this specific period of time that these type of things have occurred. if you look at the irs specifically, i mean, it should have a full-fledged functioning it department that handles these type of crises every day and recovering that type of data is a very common practice. i would be very surprised if they weren't able to actually go back and get those kind of emails. that's very weird. >> this will be very interesting to say the least. thank you. >> thanks, greta. >> another set back for our u.s. marine held in mexico
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right now we have more information about the u.s. marine held in mexico after he mistakenly crossed the border into mexico. hundreds of bikers in border states are hitting the road demanding the soldier's release. >> these men are on a mission. >> if i have to ride there alone and stand with a sign that says turn around for tahmooressi all by myself, then that's what i will do. >> hundreds of bikers on the way to the border right now. >> before i go to bed, i pray that i will wake up to the news that this young man has been released. >> their goal? to help free our marine held in a mexican prison. his restraints were so tight that it drew blood on his wrists and ankles. it's ridiculous. >> this is a chance for americans to take action? it's outrageous and on seen that nothing is being done for this proud marine. >> the marine going on the record with this personal plea. >> get me out of here.
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>> all of this after taking a wrong turn and accidently bringing guns into mexico. >> your intuition is you take your first left. the problem is you take your first left and the first left is into mexico. >> his freedom may be farther away from ever. he fired his second attorney just weeks after firing first attorney. no doubt delay his release to freedom. >> it's time for somebody to step in and do something. >> sergeant be a drew bartholomew served with sergeant tahmooressi in afghanistan. he joins us now. good evening, sir. >> thank you, greta. thank you for having me back. >> i understand you have new information about the fact that this second lawyer has now been fired? >> >> greta. i do. i actually got off the phone with mrs. tahmooressi earlier today. she informed me that, yes, they did fire the second lawyer. they did so because there is apparently a disagreement in strategy with his new legal team. his new lawyer was very
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uneducated about ptsd and didn't want to lean on that in andrew's defense and that's something that the family didn't agree with and also, it's important to note that ms. tahmooressi has been in close consultation with the american consulate in tijuana. she actually just met recently with the consulate general erickson and they are all working together to put together a new legal team for andrew. she has been interviewing new attorneys since wednesday. >> well, you my want to stick around what i have a comment off the record. i think two months plus has been absolutely ridiculous because i have actually driven the route and i see how he can make the mistake going into mexico. >> the whole situation is unfortunate. >>? what kind of marine was he or is he? >> well, i said last time i was on your show that, you know, i really respected andrew. i would like to echo that i have so much respect for him. he had a very unique leadership style for a junior enlisted leader in the marine corps. he was very personable.
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he was very fair. he was approachable. he was obviously respectable. and as i said last time, i think that if i had stayed in the marine corps, i would have tried to emulate his leadership style. >> what do you think is he going through? >> well, just his mom today told me that unfortunately is he becoming fairly despondent about the issue. but nevertheless, it's inherent in his character. he is he holding it together. and he is obviously hopeful for a favorable outcome. so, i mean he knows that on the american side we are doing all we can just to raise awareness for him to and to raise public support. >> let me ask you one quick question. do you think the obama administration is doing enough for him? >> greta, i do think it's important -- i think it's important from us to refrain from being overly critical of both the american government and the mexican government at this time. i mean, out of respect for
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mexico as a sovereign nation and as a close friend and neighbor it's important that we refrain from being critical and instead focus on employing a sort of citizen diplomacy, if you will. by that i mean a bottom up approaching approaching are requesting they grant leniency in light of the fact number one he didn't mean to cross the border to begin with and, number two, that is he being denied ptsd treatment that he badly needs. >> you are far more patient than i am because i went down there and it's been two and a half months. you are a much better person than i am if there thank you for having me. >> let's go off-the-record. i think this stinks. sergeant andrew tahmooressi is still languishing in a mexican prison what makes it stink is the latest. a mistake. mistakenly entered mexico. the four mexican police were arrested by the united
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states. just like sergeant tahmooressi, arrested. but by mexico and like sergeant tam reissy, the mexicans mistakenly came into our country with weapons. legal in their own country just like sergeant tahmooressi has weapons legal in the united states. what happened next is the big difference. and what really stinks. the u.s.a.d out the four arrested mexican problem lickety split. for their mistake in u.s. custody only two days and sent back home to mexico. how about sergeant tahmooressi? two days? not even close. two months plus. don't tell me it's because the -- mexican police. that doesn't make a difference. i don't trust them as far as i can can throw them. a terrible history of corruption many on the payroll of drug cartels. if we can fast track four americans through our system. mexico can fast track our one marine through their system. by the way it, should not just be an american cable
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