President Obama's Watergate?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:07
- Date Oct 25, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Email obtained by Fox News show did Obama administration pentagon and State Department -- specific details about the -- -- the attack as it played out in real time.
But their response did not come fast enough to save four lives.
Why didn't they tell the American people what they knew could the scandal cost the president politically.
Peter Johnson junior here to -- -- that Peter.
Yeah let's look at the evidence is Steve -- these new emails demonstrate a real awareness in the White House situation room as to what was going on.
On the ground and that our people were -- we know now and the evidence is in.
That we were not prepared for this attack.
And that we did not -- this attack.
We -- folks from Italy from Spain.
We didn't send the -- the question becomes why didn't we send the men -- with their political calculation that was made to sacrifice Americans on the ground.
So we didn't the kill innocents in front of the consulate.
Question number one question number two and why we're different stories told.
After the event took her choice I would submit there's two issues.
Eight is the al-Qaeda -- al-Qaeda is on its heels we're winning the battle Osama bin Laden is dead sure case over number two.
And guilt let's talk about that -- Shane white guilt.
If I'm the president the secretary of defense and the vice president who meet within an hour of this attack when there's an awareness of the White House right.
And then I climb onto that plane to Las Vegas the next morning they would be an overwhelming sense.
Of despair and grief and hopelessness.
What happened why didn't we respond why didn't we save these good men in Ben -- The president is a good man.
-- There was incompetence there was failure and there was a lack of of of response.
So what do we say.
-- with spontaneous.
Event right this is -- right if this is a demonstration this is about a tape.
And so we've got these varying stories.
One -- and an act of terror next moment a spontaneous.
This needs an investigation right this is beyond the presidential.
Election and -- we mention Watergate earlier Watergate happened in 1972 during the presidential election it did.
Two years later Richard Nixon after being reelected was forced out of offshore.
We don't know that high crimes and misdemeanors but we do know that mistakes were made.
Absolutely and Peter we know the people behind here and would bet you know it it's a political season and so the White House may have and there are a lot of people who say you know let's start with -- hoax about yeah it was about the that tape.
But then that ginned up the people in the Middle East because these -- -- about the tape and then they rose up -- and they made it even more.
And people say it started with that hoax the lie but then there was a cover up and now Stonewall is yeah.
Still continuing -- after the Lindsey Graham says it is a Stonewall it is a cover up we need to watch this every day there's so it doesn't happen.
Again that's another duty honor and country that's -- about all right Peter Johnson junior that is.