Report: Donations bring more access to the White House
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:21
- Date Apr 16, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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-- New York Times investigation claims access to the Obama White House is directly correlated to the amount of money people donate to the Democrats.
Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy who donated over 35000.
Dollars to the president's reelection campaign is even quoted describing -- system is quote.
Quid pro quo you know something for some.
Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior joins us -- and bring them quid pro cash could protest means.
This for that.
Hit for tat you rub my back I'll -- viewers and I'm gonna give you this you gonna give me something in return.
And it's a rare look into presidential politics in 2012.
And really an astonishing look at when you look at the not the numbers the times have compiled them if you gave 30000 dollars in the 20%.
Of going to the White House 30000 to the president's campaign -- -- -- -- but.
If you -- a 100000 dollars that you've got a 75%.
Chance of being invited.
To the White House and with the times discovered is a correlation between giving money and giving large amounts of money.
To the White House campaigns.
And then being invited to the White House to meet with the president meet without -- policy leaders and American and so there seems to be a disconnect based upon the times story.
This notion of fairness.
Break this notion of the 99%.
This notion of equality.
But it appears that there is a pay to play system at least for visits the White House notice it is ending illegal right about this.
At -- but it does -- but it opens up the curtain big does and that's not fair it's not fair if you've got to what looks like pay a lot of money for access and and it's incredible when former congressman Patrick Kennedy said of Rhode Island Senator Ted Kennedy.
And he said that.
There is quid pro quo but -- -- out what what he says.
I know -- they look at the reports.
He said referring to records of campaign donations they're my friends anyway.
But it won't hurt want to ask them for a favor.
If they don't see me.
As a slouch -- the end of the day I wanna make sure I do my part so what he's saying and he -- -- congressional a donation committee the Democrats.
Is that the personnel in the White House look at the reports.
To see okay pat you gave 35.
Let's talk to you.
All or you mr.
Kremlin medics you gave 27000.
Dollars will let you represent the Los Angeles and DA and then you can come in.
And have direct access.
To the White House and and work for.
And DA to projects in in in Los Angeles.
And so it really does open the curtain open this veil of secrecy that we didn't know about we know about the Clinton.
Lincoln bedrooms we know about what Richard Nixon said about perhaps buying ambassadorships.
In this -- of equity and fairness to say -- give backs and you've got a 75% chance of coming to the White House.
You you know you summed it up perfectly it's not fair and now and then that -- a Kennedy.
And he's got to worry about if I've given an ultra mobile legality yeah but when you start pulling back further -- I'm probably not going to be surprised what you say and it's from the New York Times did all right Peter Johnson do you think -- -- H.