Pat: I just wanted to see how things were going.
David: I can't tell you because telling you would be a violation of the Patriot Act and I might end up in the basement of the Pentagon being beaten and then waterboarded to within an inch of my life. Not that that ever happens.

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Olivia: Do you understand that we live in a democracy? With laws and rules and civil discourse? This is not Nicaragua. You can't just--
Cyrus: What, steal the White House? Yes, we can. It's been done before. Will be done again.

I'm a US Attorney, gentlemen. I represent the United States of America. The United States of America is in this room. So you need to watch how you treat the prisoner on American soil.