This transcript is automatically generated
Now Kirsten Powers she's a columnist for the Daily Beast in a Fox News contributor -- so glad we have you because.
On a pick up where the senator and I left off and played the sound bite from the president.
Talking about Susan Rice and the White House's role what she said.
If Senator McCain.
And senator Graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me.
And I'm happy to have that discussion with.
But for them to go after.
The UN ambassador.
Who had nothing to do it -- Gaza.
And with simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received.
And -- to -- besmirch her reputation.
-- and my apologies we cut that a little.
At end around plays because right before that he began by saying and I got that -- transcript in front of me as I've said before she made an appearance at the request of the White House.
In which she gave her best understanding of the Intel that had been provided to her and then he went on to say -- Senator McCain is senator Graham your thoughts.
-- while I mean you you picked up in your previous interview I'm probably one of the most important parts of what he said which is.
Admitting that the White House is the one who told her what to say and that this did come from the White House which had mostly been speculated upon.
Also I have to ask if she doesn't know anything about -- got CY wishing the -- that was put out by the administration and put on five shows to speak.
-- -- -- You know that doesn't really make sense.
I do think that it's true that it's this is not Susan rice's fault I think there is a lot of focus on Susan Rice and it I think it is.
I mean he basically just told us what happened right.
They sent Susan Rice someone who has.
Nothing to do what -- how to speak -- -- and she she did what she was asked to do which you know look I've worked in an administration -- -- -- her level but you know you do ask what you do -- -- to ask you to do something you do do it and I think it's unfair to say that she intentionally misled people because.
I don't think there is evidence that she did that I don't know that she had that information.
But but that -- that the reason that there's so much focus on rumors because the president shows us under out there.
He he -- he sounded very much like he wanted to be her champion.
Yeah -- the same time the reason she's been taking such incoming fire is because now according to President Obama.
He told her to he he's the one who put her in the line of fire.
Exactly and this idea you know EB.
-- that they're going after her because she's a quote easy target I don't even know what he's talking about she is the UN ambassador who was sent out.
To speak to that the American people about this issue.
That's why they're focused on her and it's interesting you pointed out awesome Megan in the last interview he sort of for traded as like these two men beating up on a woman.
Left out senator I got that she's part of this.
-- -- and sort of made it seem like he was coming to her defense is very paternalistic I thought you know that you know how dare they go after her.
She's UN ambassador she's she's -- capable of channeling this.
The question is whether or not it's fair to -- and -- -- her and I think that's a different discussion.
But it but it certainly makes sensitive you're gonna nominate this woman.
We're not seeing me he -- but if he nominated her as secretary of state of course she's going to be asked.
And throughout this about -- and wanna note he raises an interesting question by his comments -- what what is.
What was Susan Rice doing on -- Sunday talk shows in the first place is a question we've discussed before because he asked so ridiculous said.
Where was the Director of National Intelligence where was David betray us you know where -- our top Intel officials.
On that Sunday round of talk shows why did you send -- UN endorsed secretary say no Clinton.
What I did face and Susan.
-- out yeah.
Well I mean and that that is that is the the million dollar question and that was the question ever when I was asking on -- Sunday.
You know when Susan Rice was -- -- it was where is Hillary Clinton why.
You know why is why -- not here and I asked her her her press -- -- brains about this and you said oh you know she just.
She doesn't do the Sunday shows a lot -- -- of these strange excuses which didn't sound quite right.
But now they really don't sound right after the president just sad.
She had nothing to do with and.
-- -- And now we know that the president told her the White House told her to go out there at the same time Jay Carney has told us before.
That you know in the first week or so he was telling us that they had no evidence that this is a pre planned attack that's that he claimed that we had no evidence in the -- -- pre planned attacks of that as the White House line.
But it is clearly at conflict.
With the information we received from several different.
Matters now that they did know that there was very good reason to believe this is a terrorist attack that -- are all Syria.
Had made threats the ambassador was afraid of them that they believe they in the hospital surrounded in which the ambassadors body one actually.
And -- -- same time they knew all that that they were giving marching orders to Susan Rice.
Yes yeah I mean what -- you know -- the hospital you can eat it you know they couldn't go get ambassadors body because the hospital was surrounded.
-- people -- -- Al Sharia then you know that.
There this was not.
An attack over video I mean that there there just really basic information I think that they had.
And I now I think what the president's statement the other thing -- -- say it's you know -- -- -- such a strong man you know they're going after Susan Rice well don't go after Susan Rice come after me it's like.
You about you know everyone's gonna try asking questions -- you keep saying you can't talk about it because there's an investigation going on -- and my pretending that you were going after Susan Rice because.
They think she's an easy target when people would be happy to talk to.
The president and while it's clear the White House -- Susan Rice out there initially there there is a question about whether you know why we haven't heard from her since you know I mean.
It if -- no other reason than to say look -- I said what I what I was told to say but you have to take it up -- my boss from this point forward -- -- -- sort of been in the wind for awhile now nine weeks nine weeks after the fact -- and.