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-- And that was President Obama -- press conference.
-- -- the meeting he was having with the leaders of the world's twenty largest economies.
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And the first order of business before we get anything else.
I wish we -- very happy West Virginia -- the 140 ninth anniversary of the creation.
Of the greatest date the 35 states and all the West Virginians -- -- -- West Virginia day but there's more that has people excited here in town today.
Other than just the 35 star on the flag and that is President Obama just this morning.
-- these invoked executive privilege to shield some of the documents that house Republicans have been seeking.
As it relates to -- gun running stating that the agency called fast and furious.
Ended up in the death of the US Border Patrol agent and president says that executive privilege can be invoked because.
He needs to be able to be frankly advised about people who serve him.
And that if these conversations were come out it would compromise the ability for people talk frankly to the president.
We're going to talk about that and fortunately we have people who can do that.
And we have Charles hurt that he is a columnist for The Washington Times.
He is in east Virginia not West Virginians so that's okay we'll give you half.
And of a full Starr for more yeah.
-- she is a -- she is a Democrat she's a woman of the left and she is our friend we welcome you back thank you.
Personal about West Virginia no I'm kidding all right about Eric Holder today we are gonna talk about what the president had to say about the economy but this is to date you wanna talk about this let's just talk about this.
For the president.
To do this is definitely significant.
Let's talk first.
Do you think voters will be listening do you think voters actually care about this stuff -- does this end up -- -- procedural Washington kind of thing let's start with -- market.
Well as a pollster I see a lot of focus group sweet frequently -- an opening question let's the most important issue facing -- country right now and I never once heard a single.
So this hubris dissidents -- -- -- -- anywhere in the country say this is the number one -- -- iron and it is skinny on any statement I still think that.
If you look and what people say about congress -- -- do nothing congress partisan bickering lots of fighting.
And -- -- what's going on today is really gonna feed into that rather then make this sounds fast and furious.
Investigation -- top of my certainly the executive privilege peace and -- -- top of mountains.
-- -- What -- and I think it.
People are not really tuned in to -- partly because a lot of the networks and and newspapers it's sort of ignored scandal won't.
But they're going to be for -- get into what this point one network we should point out I don't imagine this one time.
Until this week it wanted to mention in passing so today they're going to have to be doing guys who make -- -- -- I was hitting news alerts -- it from CBS and CNN stating that that that executive privilege had been invoke.
So I was like well maybe maybe we're gonna see some -- -- -- but anyway but I bit.
I totally agree -- I've -- it it's not.
Even at once everyone gets in the game it's not going to be this this you know -- the most pressing issue out there.
It is important you know -- the issues here are our very important and it you know that the scandal itself is fairly shocking at every turn it's been.
But one thing I think is interesting them is that he -- you know -- -- Two things happening here with the White House -- the White House is trying to sort of conceal some embarrassing information about what -- what what happened in the aftermath of the that this scandal.
Or they're just very eager to talk about.
Anything other -- the economy.
And and and it including this.
I don't know it's so.
The question mark is is -- your point.
That certainly people are more interested in talking about the economy talking about that -- -- -- X.
And here I sat there and what they're there Eliza does want to talk about little bit.
If we click back -- to 30000 feet isn't there -- that you live in -- copy Ohio.
You live and are bad at Colorado you have not been following this very closely but as -- walk past the bank of monitors this morning and saw.
Across every one.
Obama invokes executive privilege across across the board that doesn't add you know what the -- that does not detract from what has already been a rather unhappy June for the president right.
Well and you think if he -- to plant that the first is and I learned is watching this network it is that President Reagan in votes privileged point four times he dug it and yeah I think it's important it notes that this isn't in every president has invoked more than one time minutes is on medically -- -- -- sinister going on and I think.
-- that -- risk overplaying their hand today and of trying to make that case.
And also -- earlier point about what people want to see congress working on.
And you know I would argue that the president's populist talk about the economy and what backup what congress can do.
After the kind of able now yes weather and me in ten days you're gonna have chance you -- -- -- -- Or even weeks more -- the invitation pending an expired it could cost a million jobs if that ends up expiring in at eleven days you're gonna have.
Student loan rates interest rates double that affects seven million people so.
-- these are issues that people last.
Not that congress should be working on and when they see them fighting and doing this sort of you know procedural old fishing.
Then you know I think it's going to be a problem that it the last thing I would say -- I would separate out fast and furious and discussion that was by the way it started under President Bush.
And did invoking.
-- -- an executive privilege which I think as a separate pieces fit as opposed the full investigation -- The attorney -- -- comply with these guys that congress eleven times they'd -- he has no accident.
And actually giving me information that this hasn't really sometimes it -- -- -- -- sometimes not seek out candidates.
You know when it's the Warner or ten documents that they're not they're handing over -- -- is important.
Reporters know there's a -- best trick in the business and we've talked about this and when Charles was in the legitimate press as I was once the legitimate.
Press and you would ask you do -- to the school border to whomever you wanted to talk to they would -- -- we've got documents it's going to Saturday's -- and up to your newspaper and jump out 30000 dollars worth of for your response to you.
Maybe the thing you want -- -- there maybe it is and we don't know what we're going to be we're gonna hear -- and stuff so that's and that's that's something child asked about this.
The Republicans look at this and -- heard about this in the power play which you can have just for the cost of the Twitter follow through the Internet you just follow me on Twitter and given away from would you get would you if you -- better.
But there is I hope here for the president was -- hope at least maybe until this happened that.
The friction inside the house caucus Republican caucus.
Over this issue.
And friction over now what to do about.
Temporary conditional amnesty.
That the president has offered for illegal immigrants who came under age thirty and under who came to this country as children.
For these things the president clearly is hoping to.
-- some splits that have occurred within the Republican Party right.
Yeah I'm so that.
But it but it as mentioned -- submitted to go in and you looked at me as if you smelt something I understand I just -- science.
I but I do think it is an important point.
In any goes from it goes to the heart of that your question which is.
Do and as you mentioned you wouldn't have to be careful about overplaying their hand on this while I think it did that.
Basically it makes most voters just -- all of Washington.
Actually heard it we.
Actually I think is actually bad for the incumbent.
But but all of them -- but yeah I think every last one of them but -- but I do think.
Then it is it is entirely possible that that you know this is is sort of the briar patch that President Obama is saying OK yet OK let's let's talk about this let's talk about this.
And you know you walk out into that you make a big deal out of it and it but in and it becomes -- it comes turns out that it's actually not all that interesting or or whatever.
You know it.
This you could wind up looking ridiculous -- Republicans could wind up looking ridiculous right and and I think that is I think that that is a very real danger that that is certainly speaker Boehner is aware of and you know and other Republicans you don't.
Wanna miss when you go out after something like -- you don't want to -- and we get back you know -- -- we were talking earlier about the comparisons with.
The firing of some.
US attorneys around the country the Democrats had worked for rank political reasons and to punish.
People who are not telling the Republican line as it came to prosecuting cases.
-- this related to erstwhile Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers who was over at Justice Department and when Karl Rove.
And this went on and on and on.
And in the end nothing came of it.
And it was at the end of the Bush Administration was there what this is starting to look a little bit more like.
Is something maybe like Iran Contra.
-- goes on and on and there is an admission there's an acknowledgment here that something is not good.
In this case that admission came early it was a -- we blew it we're very sorry that this happened but it goes on and on and you can't quite get rid of it.
Well and and I don't think that there were there yeah I mean for one thing as -- I think it's important to note that this started this policy started under former President Bush it wasn't until this administration that there was this investigation it -- of reflection on how much the policy was I think that's important.
You know I also think that of all these cases and impeach him is another example where you have Republicans were impeachment manager is that'll that'll Bill Clinton that's hitting -- it doesn't work out well for those great.
That's managers did end up and coming down that political superstars -- -- the voters really really.
Isn't he can start.
Yeah that guy's doing great now OK we have to -- the voters actually he's doing actually he is doing right now Ken -- actually I think he's still happy now I don't know.
Yeah on the column there you go we we have to.
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