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And the hits keep coming and fast former New Hampshire governor Johnson -- ratchets -- up he has biting criticism he says -- Obama is.
Actually lazy and detached from his job governor Sununu joins us -- -- governor.
Good to be here right how are you pretty well governor it was a very tough words and can you defend them because said that's very biting -- words.
One of the key responsibilities of a president is to keep up with the intelligence.
Data that's coming in and what's going on around the world this president.
Has skit about 60% of his personal contact present presidential daily briefings the PDB.
That document that he skins on his iPad is a summary the key to this briefing is sitting down and interacting.
With the brief -- that come over the experts that come over to follow up in detail what's going on.
This president thinks he's so Smart he doesn't have to go through that he thinks he doesn't need to put the extra work and for going through that process that's why say he's lazy and detached and unfortunately.
Ambassador Stevens it.
Stephens suffered the consequences of us not providing adequate security there.
I -- saying okay -- you say that he he died as result of us not putting an adequate security there out of me I agree on that -- you -- That he -- that President Obama is in any way it.
Responsible for his death.
Look at administration as a whole is responsible for what happens on its watch unless he wants to tell us that the buck doesn't stop there.
Has in my opinion.
Failed to maintain respect for the United States in that part of the world.
And respect is one of the great asset you have in trying to protect you diplomats around the world.
Can you think of any reason why the administration -- Pushing that YouTube video theory and was not straight with us from the reverend I -- I mean people are suspicious it's not eleven.
It's Americans getting killed is that part of the world it's our property is -- because it's a consulate.
Is there any other is there any explanation that you can give him as to why we weren't told that it was terrorism what they -- it.
Well you you gave some choices -- incompetence and lying or cover up I think it's all three.
I think it's incompetence I think it is.
-- fact that that they have policies there that don't work.
I think it's lying he goes to the UNN says video video video video.
After his own people before you went to the UN had begun to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attacks.
That that to me is just disingenuous.
And frankly what is puzzling.
Is what they could possibly have thought they would gain by going through this I think that just reinforces the incompetent component.
Here it's they have been trying to think you know what you know what could possibly be the explanation because it mean it is this -- that the American people weren't told whenever it was sort of suspicious it and we would be good because of when it happened although -- -- the facts may Berra something different but naturally.
You know it certainly looked like it right from the get -- I'm I'm wondering if there's some sort of political -- if he thinks it's him better if we think that the al-Qaeda is pretty much you know.
Finished and and I have al-Qaeda reared its ugly head even sort of as a relationship to this group if that's politically unattractive -- is that a possibility.
Greta I have no idea what this president does or doesn't -- why this president does or doesn't do what he does.
And I think most people who understand foreign policy are also scratching their -- we have gone into a complicated part of the world.
And and it really -- that specific effort.
To try and undermine our own credibility our own perception of strength our own perception of willing to be tough.
We have failed for example to put real hard pressure on the Russians who keeps sending arms -- -- Even though we said fourteen months ago -- side has to go I cannot understand the logic.
Behind the -- logical foreign policy of this administration.
Okay you've worked in the White House two administrations I'm curious how these daily briefings how the how they routinely work with.
That it says you did the same time every day to take me through what these are.
I can tell you how they were -- they have George Herbert Walker Bush.
I doubt they've strayed very much at least in in the way they would like them to happen but it but obviously he's president does it his own way.
Every day at about the same time I think it was around 8:15 in the morning.
The between eight -- 8:15 in the morning the briefer would come and the president would be given half a dozen maybe a dozen pages.
He would spend five or ten minutes going through it and then we would engage the -- and whatever experts they brought.
To answer specific questions.
About the issues that were outlined and the word is outlined in that document there.
And the president would go through and ask questions and and then the bush White House it was the president.
The chief of staff myself Brent Scowcroft the national security advisor in the vice president.
And that's the process that we had and that's the most important half hour of the day for the president to find out what's going on.
Around the world beyond the headlines that one might read in the newspaper.
And and it is in fact that intelligence briefing that I think.
Is the most important single source of information for the president to get a sense for what his daily responsibilities.
To preserve the national security that country instability around the world.
Hypothetically is it ever okay for the president into another circumstance when a president should lie to the American people are -- a lot of American -- -- been good to a lot of American people.
Well that the right answer to that is I should lie to you and say no.
Okay how much time in the chit -- with us.
Yeah once just.
Yeah well I -- -- and of course I think I didn't USC and the U2.
Video -- sure.
If US the president a direct question.
In which -- gives you an absolutely honest answer it jeopardizes the national security of the United States I think he ought to.
Give you an evasive answer.
At any thought -- -- -- and it was so unusual that he yet UN ambassador rescission rights that sent out candidate must look like they they sent her out like that I'm erupted -- -- -- they sent her up to the five Sunday shows to what the most foolish.
And then the president goes -- himself to the UN this.
A video video video video video we -- themselves out of the drive that's what's so at this is after.
Press Secretary said that in the event it is obvious that it was an act of terrorism.
I had you there's no rationality.
To this White House.
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