Will the White House cooperate with leak investigation?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:14
- Date Jun 18, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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In 2004 president George W.
Bush was interrogated about the Valerie Plame scandal after he appointed a special counsel to investigate the -- many people think he should have done that.
But will present Obama be willing to take the same steps -- response to the recent weeks.
The question is this investigation.
Should be treated seriously.
This is gonna wanna say yes if he's asked -- I'm not I'm not running the investigation okay.
We've got career.
Law enforcement professionals and prosecutors.
We're -- aggressively looking at this the president -- administration want this investigation is thorough if possible but will the president cooperate.
Including it and I'm not gonna answer and his -- involvement right now Chris okay.
Peter -- junior.
And apparently the president's not -- operate -- -- -- got to cooperate I mean.
Senior advisor to present -- United States.
Basically saying listen don't button of these questions which he you know I gonna do that President Bush did President Bush said the White House that -- -- cooperate again.
With regard to the Valerie Plame scandal.
Is the president gonna sit down with the prosecutor one of whom gave him but campaign contributions.
Is the president to -- that person in the White House for seven minutes and we President Bush that I can't tell you but what do you don't.
See we're talking about the present President Obama when he was Senator Obama he said this about this about reclaiming her identity was -- -- by Robert Novak.
In a column they put out and they want to find out who did that quote.
February 2 2006 Senator Obama said this a special counsel -- the public's confidence in the investigation.
And prosecution and help to restore its faith in our government.
Shouldn't we know it shouldn't we be restoring our faith in our governor and -- You know it's it's an election year and and what it appears to be this is going to be pushed beyond.
The election the president will not be interrogated before the election and questioned interrogated -- the proper -- question.
But the issue it's a matter of confidence it's not about a 2012 election year it's about serious leaks the leaks came out of this administration.
-- in the White House administration.
Should be down on their knees begging for forgiveness.
Of the American people -- listen somebody screwed up.
We're gonna get to the bottom or overheated with anger but because Clinton and aggressive in terms -- questioning of the media.
To say how dare you -- this kind of question.
I'm not running the investigation.
-- the truth is.
They -- in the interest if.
The White House appointee is appointed to people.
To run the investigation so these claims that they're not running investigation.
Turned out to be hollow but absolutely.
So that what the American people looking for.
They're looking for the truth and they're looking for it quickly and they wonder why the folks in the White House we're not polygraph already what investigation went on.
As soon as the president was aware this happened.
What happened and where people brought into offices and said did you do -- did you do it did you do it take a polygraph.
Well Seattle -- because a lot of more on the record with things and that isn't necessarily also security committee also designate the classification also confirmed they'll be angry -- people ask my question.
We deserve answers Peter just junior thanks.